NAHS Students to Complete Entryway Mural

Sarah Wargo

Kate Hogan, Sarah Wargo

If you walked in the front door of Stamford High over the last few years, you might have noticed a large unfinished mural greeting you. But thanks to members of the National Art Honors Society, that’s all going to change very soon. On February 25, members of the NAHS resumed work on the almost-completed mural, which they expect to finish by graduation.

NAHS member Nada Moudamane, said the project represented the resolution of a 4-year endeavor. “It’s a four year project; it was started in 2015” said Moudamane.

Art teacher Ali Alter has advised the club for the last three years. She explained, “This mural is actually a student made artwork, from about three years, we took it and turned it into a scantron, and enlarged it, and we actually put it up here, and everyone is putting pieces together to make it their own.”

The NAHS was established in 1978 in the United States by the National Art Education Association for high school students grades 9-12. The organization recognizes high school students who demonstrate an outstanding ability and interest in art. It also promotes the highest standards in art scholarship, character, and service by bringing art education to the attention of the school and community.

Alter went on to explain the club’s main purpose. “We do a lot of fundraising, to raise money for our club, so all of the little crafted and handmade things that we sell, the money goes towards different things and different fundraisers such as raising money for students who are going to college for art, so at the end of the year two students get a scholarship, which is really awesome!”

Another NAHS member, Ebony Martinez, jokingly characterized the way she feels about the club’s activities. “It’s fun – and it’s stressful at the same time,” Martinez said.