In 2006 Abington Senior High School, began their chapter of the National Art Honor Society, which is also part of the National Art Education Association (NAEA). Abington’s chapter of NAHS is a program specifically for high school students, for the purpose of inspiring and recognizing those students who have shown an outstanding ability in art. NAHS strives to aid members in working toward the attainment of the highest standards in art areas, and to bring art education to the attention of the school and community.
EMPTY BOWL BENEFIT
Arcadia University’s Empty Bowl Benefit is a yearly event where each person chooses one of the donated handcrafted bowls in which they will consume soup donated from the many businesses, schools, and individuals from Arcadia University and the surrounding community. The bowl is then taken home to serve as a reminder of the many people who eat from an empty bowl everyday. The purpose Arcadia University’s Empty Bowl Dinner is to provide awareness of the hunger and homelessness that exists in our area and abroad. Each year the proceeds go to two organizations assisting the hungry and the homeless: one national and one international. The National Art Honor Society at Abington Senior High School has donated ceramic bowls to this benefit for the past eight years. Many members of the NAHS also attend the event with their family and friends.
MUGS to BENEFIT BUILD ON
NAHS members have created mugs for the BUILD ON club to sell. The profits raised go to help build schools in some of the poorest countries in the world.
OUT AND ABOUT CREATING MURALS:
Every year students create murals for the Abington Free Library and Roslyn Library Summer reading programs. In the past students have also completed murals throughout the community.