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�e; 201  Sadie Tupper and Mrs. Gray. Inside STUDENT ARTWORK NAHS Chapter Spotlight Merrimack High School, East Merrimack, NH “I have always loved art.” This is a shared sentiment amongst members of our National Art Honor Society. I, myself, have no better explanation when asked by students and friends why I teach art… I simply love it.” “A memory comes to mind when I think about art and life. I visited my father in Florida this past summer. He recently survived cancer and he uses almost any newfound opportunity to share wisdoms with me. I recall a particular insight in which he adamantly and passionately told me how important art is! I listened to him express glee about how he paints every week and the feeling of loss when not creating something. He spoke of how, ‘creativity’ kept him going and that, ‘creativity’ is one of life’s perks. I know what he is talking about. I too, love to solve problems, use my hands and brain, and explore or play. I find that art is my outlet and like my father, I cannot live without it.” — Shanna Gray, Sponsor NAHS NAHS CHAPTER SPOTLIGHT NAHS NEWS NAHS CHAPTER REPORTS NJAHS NJAHS CHAPTER SPOTLIGHT NJAHS CHAPTER REPORTS Dates to Remember! JANUARY 31 Register your chapter for the 2013–14 school year. MARCH 1 Spring NAHS News chapter reports due. SPRING Hold your induction or recognition ceremony. ur chapter of the NAHS at Merrimack High School started about 8 years ago, and with each passing year I gain knowl-edge about how best to use art, the talents of our members, and the highly creative natures that they possess. We meet routinely. By this, I mean most every Wednesday throughout the year! In past years we met maybe every other Wednesday, however, this year, lead by senior President Kelsea Goodrow, Vice President Jessica Silva, Secretary Josh Meier, Treasurer and Historian twins Tristan and Zoe Lanier, and other highly involved members like Erik Ho and Amanda Doherty, our chapter is overly enthusiastic! These students, along with the hoard of underclassmen that have discovered our Society, exude service and character, and above all, a love for art. A favorite volunteer activity this year was hosting a “Puppy Picasso” table at the annual ‘walk-for-whiskers’ event held by the Nashua Humane Society's "Walk-for-Whiskers" event. NAHS hosted the Nashua Humane Society. I shared my love and support of animals “Puppy Picasso” table. with my students and they were more then willing to help. We set up shop behind the dock dog’s tournament and waited for our clientele. We spent all day dipping dog’s paws in paint and watching them dance around the canvases. We accepted donations that went directly to the shelter. It was great. A new member, Leean, bent gracefully to each dog and gave them kisses on their heads before starting to paint. The cutest Doxin dog pressed to reach another member Eric, by going under our paint table to sit in his lap. Besides seeing a lot of smiles, the members enjoyed each other’s company and bonded while using talents in the arts! Uniting members is a valued aspect of the NAHS. This ideal is echoed in the words of a former NAHS member Michelle Anderson, “When I first started NAHS I was a sophomore. I remember being very timid going in but as the years progressed I found that the people who were also a part of NAHS were people I O FUTURE DEADLINES OCTOBER 1 Nominations for NAHS and NJAHS Sponsor Award due. Nominations for Rising Star Secondary Recognition Award due. NOVEMBER 1 Fall NAHS News chapter reports due. DECEMBER 15 Charles M. Robertson Memorial Scholarship Applications due. **Please allow 4 weeks for processing and shipment of all NAHS/NJAHS orders. Continued on page 3 Halloween face painting at MHS. Member Seeda Sam-Sok in gear.