St. Mary’s Dominican High School students inducted into NAHS, front row, from left: Camryn Wisniewski, Emma Wehlen, Natalie Rodriguez-Ema, Madison Lewis, Chloé Lemoine, Logan Jackson, Catherine Elvir, Celia Candies, Marian Boyd and Elizabeth Bourg. Second row: Maygan Miguez, Brooke Loupe, Claire Karcher, Addison Hall, Samantha Ferry, Riley Daul, Victoria Cheung, Cecelia Chaney, Catherine Cabes, René Bourdais and Mayne Becnel. Third row: Elizabeth Thomson, Casside Parfait, Yarina Novick, Hannah Nguyen, Lindsay Moreau, Emma Miller, Jeanne Lassere, Julia Giacona, Melanie Caillouet and club moderator Jennifer Frosch. Not pictured: Maggie Duplantier and Dana Heck.
St. Mary’s Dominican High School National Art Honor Society (NAHS) inducted 32 new members during ceremonies where club moderator Jennifer Frosch spoke of acommission by an alumna to paint or artistically represent St. Philomena, and fine arts teacher Rosalie Abadie addressed the connection between art and faith.
NAHS members and student preachers Maggie Duplantier and Chloe Dusang shared their reflections on Pope St. John Paul II’s “Letter to Artists.” The school’s fine arts faculty, as part of their STREAM™ seminar, covered the letter. Dominican president Dr. Cynthia Thomas called the evening, “a wonderful representation of what Dominican is trying to accomplish with the STREAM™ initiative – a real integration of our faith into all aspects of our students’ lives and learning.”
NAHS, designed for students in grades 9-12, was established in 1978 by the National Art Education Association to inspire and recognize students who have shown an outstanding ability and interest in art. NAHS strives to aid members in attaining the highest standards in art scholarship, character and service, and to bring art education to the attention of the school and community.