PSJHS establishes National Art Honor Society chapter

PSJHS National Art Honor Society

The following students were invited to join the Port St. Joe chapter of the National Art Honor Society. Bottom, from left: Abby Loden, Allie Stripling, Ana Paul, Brandon Hall. 2nd row: Emaly Hanson, Caitlin Godwin, Brooke Curcie. 3rd row: Kristen Dunham, Maddie Flanagan, Caroline Rish, Christina LaPlante, Kylie Skoda, Laura Sinor. Back row: Alayna Godwin, Jessie Eberhart, Morgan Butts, Janel Kerigan, Ilianna Maestri.

Wes Locher
Published: Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 10:11 AM.

Artistic minds celebrated another success at Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School last week.

Teacher Julie Hodges officially opened the school’s chapter of the National Art Honor Society (NAHS), an organization that will allow creative students an alternative way to graduate with honors based on artistic proficiency and merit.

Membership in the organization signifies that through effort, positive attitude and sense of dedication in the study of art, these students have made valuable contributions to the school, community and society.

By opening a chapter, Hodges will be informed of area art shows and will give the students a larger platform to showcase their work.

“I’m trying to bring things in that bigger schools offer,” said Hodges, who will act as the faculty sponsor. “Port St. Joe may be a small school, but we have a big talent pool.”

Hodges said that her own high school had an NAHS chapter and she believes that it gave her an outlet to strive toward excelling in art. Hodges handpicked the students who would have the first opportunity to join based on their passion and talent.

“This is another way that students who are interested in pursuing art-related careers can build their applications for colleges,” said Hodges.

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