Ornaments created during a club meeting by the members of Homestead's National Art Honors Society.

National Art Honor Society brightens up Homestead

January 10, 2017

Creating masterpiece after masterpiece, the talented Homestead art students can now showcase their pieces at a national level. This year, the National Art Honor Society has officially been embedded in Homestead.

“We are honored to be a part of a group that showcases the amazing skills of our talented art students,” Mrs. Katrin Hustedde, official advisor and art teacher, said.

The National Art Honor Society was established in 1978 and it targets high school students in tenth to twelfth grade. Through this organization, gifted artists throughout America have the opportunity to gain art scholarships, character and skills.

According to the National Art Honor Society website, the organization has “the purpose of inspiring and recognizing those students who have shown an outstanding ability in art.”

The best artists in the group also have the opportunity of obtaining different awards from the NAEA (National Art Education Association). In addition, members can discover new resources and materials at National Conventions.

In order to be part of this group of currently 23 members, it is required that a candidate has received an “A” in three art classes and has the minimum of a 3.0 GPA. Also, a candidate must submit an essay to the advisors of the group.

“It is such an honor to be part of NAHS, it means the world and beyond to me. I am so proud to be a part of such a great organization that culminates real passions for the visual arts,” Caitlin Geurts, junior, said.

The members of the club are excited to create new art projects throughout Homestead. In addition, the advisors are planning to visit different art museums in the area, and also make an art display case showcasing the art pieces created, .

“I am very excited about everything that is coming up in NAHS. I was in art club my freshman and sophomore year and it was basically a bunch of art geeks hanging together and creating things; NAHS has brought more people and stable projects,” Olivia Herzog, junior, said.

The small, yet powerful group shows a level of compassion and joy in their work which helps shine a new light in Homestead’s art program.

“The atmosphere of everyone’s excitement in NAHS is contagious and overwhelming. It’s fantastic,” Herzog said.


Members of Homestead’s Art Honors Society gather for a picture during their first meeting.

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