First Inductees of the National Art Honor Society
Welcome to the newest organization on the Harvey campus, The Harvey School chapter of the National Art Honor Society (NAHS). Sponsored by Upper School art teacher Alison Nokes, the first 18 members of the new chapter were inducted in a ceremony held May 18 with new members reciting a pledge of their membership and as per society tradition, lighting three candles, each a different primary color. Society members were welcomed with a certificate and a red carnation, the society's signature flower. Guest speaker and Harvey alum Abby Hassett '13 spoke to the students about photography and art.
"When I found out Harvey did not have a National Art Honor Society chapter yet, it was important to me that I bring this opportunity to dedicated art students here at Harvey," said Ms. Nokes. Students must meet the eligibility criteria of having taken a minimum of two Upper School Fine Arts courses, with a weighted cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and a grade of 3.3 (B+) or higher in all art classes. Additionally, students must commit to completing at least five service hours in art, participate in a group project, and attend chapter meetings throughout the year.
New officers are President Kayla Lichtenstein '24, Vice President Gabby Montero '25, Co-Secretaries/Treasurers Riannah Wallach '24 and Christina Phipps '25, Historian Addy Shalov '25, Chair for Public Relations Grace Alpern '24, and Chair for Awards, Ceremonies, and Activities Angela Lu '24.
The other new NAHS members are Ryan Byrne '25, Jason Dempsey '25, Riley D'Onofrio '24, Spencer Hindle '24, Emma Lederer '25, Vincent Miller '25, Eliza Morris '24, Ava Pfluger '25, Phoebe Schwarz '24, Isabella Wang '25, and Carina Weksel '24.
Some of the community service projects planned for the new chapter members include helping to clean up the art center, performing art room tasks for the art teachers, volunteering at local museums, creating a mural for a local temple, and working as security at the Armonk Art Show.
A former NAHS member when she was in high school, Ms. Nokes hopes to provide the same meaningful experience to her Harvey students. "I hope that through a mutual appreciation for art, the new Harvey School chapter will bring all 18 of its new members as much joy and enthusiasm as it brought me," said Ms. Nokes.