WARREN, NJ – Parents, families, administration officials and teachers gathered in the lobby outside the Performing Arts Center (PAC), at Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS), on Wednesday, May 29 to congratulate 54 students who were inducted into the National Art Honor Society (NAHS).

The list includes 20 new members, and 34 returning members.

The event was immediately followed by the Artists Reception for WHRHS Visual Arts students, their parents, and teachers. They were attending the annual Spring Arts Festival, sponsored by the WHRHS Arts Department.

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Also that night was the staging of “Identity Crisis: A Showcase of Great American Scenes,” by the student actors, directors and production crews of the International Thespian Honors Society; and the showing of student-produced videos. On other dates, the Student Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble Band presented their Instrumental Music Concert on Friday, May 31; the Choral Music Program presented the Vocal Music Concert on Thursday, June 6.

Earlier in the Spring, there was also: The staging of the Broadway Musical, “Fiddler on the Roof,” on Thursday through Saturday, March 21-23; the Jazz Band Concert on Friday April 5; and the Dance Ensemble Performance on Friday and Saturday, May 10-11.

At the Artists Reception that followed the induction, the exhibit of student art featured hundreds of pieces of art in a broad array of media generated by WHRHS Visual Arts students. The pieces of art in photography, fine art, painting, mixed art, crafts, weaving, jewelry, sculpting, fine woodworking, mask decorating, computer generated poster art, ceramics, and music tech lab-computer mixed sound and music were displayed throughout the school’s front atrium, PAC Lobby area, and up and down the corridors surrounding the PAC.

NAHS Student members

WHRHS Arts Teachers Vincent Colabella and Emily Jordan welcomed parents, guests, teachers and students to open the NAHS Induction Ceremony.

The student NAHS Executive Board Officers this year are (Seniors are designated by Asterisks): Arianna Rahmi, president; Molly Davis, vice president; Fiona Mulvey and Sarah Young, public relations; Elisabeth Morris, secretary; and Elizabeth Killeen, Rachel Miller and Rebecca Sendon, Gallery Coordinators.

The newly inducted NAHS members are: Hamayoon Akram, Zuha Anjum, Julia Celeste*, Michelle Chavanne, Katie DiOrio*, Caroline Geib, Victoria Hangyasi*, Samantha Hoffmann, Julia Kopell*, Kaitlyn Linton, Jordyn Lippitt, Lucas Mammone, Julianna Miller, Fiona Mulvey*, Amelia Randolph, Kathleen O’Mullan*, Annabell Pu, Marianna Renda, Alexa Richmond, Nancy Rodriguez*, and Eizabeth Wilcenski.

The Returning Members are: Anna Baitel*, Christina Baratta, Sara Barrientos*, Ruchi Biswas*, Elizabeth Bruno*, Katherine Chang*, Hailey Crawford*, Molly Davis*, John Farley, Alysabeth Gaito, Emily Imiolek*, Portia Jones*, Anna Kaplan*, Elizabeth Killeen, Sofia Kwon*, Rachel Miller*, Francesca Minervini*, Elisabeth Morris*, Arianna Rahimi*, Catherine Ray*, Aanika Sadana*, Shefali Sahay*, Cristina Sarrico, Annika Schmidt*, Rebecca Sendon*, Pramity Shah, Spencer Shao, Heather Sherry, Juhee Shukla*, Jaemi Spaven*, Brianna Titus*, Megan Vetter*, Jack White, and Sarah Young.


WHRHS CAPTIONS 2019 National Art Honor Society Induction

WHRHS PHOTOS NAHS Executive Board WHRHS PHOTOS Art Honor Society Members

54 students were inducted into National Art Honor Society (NAHS) at Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS), on Wednesday, May 29. There were 20 new members, and 34 returning members. The event was immediately followed by the annual Artists Reception and Exhibition for WHRHS Visual Arts students.



The student Executive Board of the WHRHS Chapter of the National Art Honor Society for this year is: From left, Fiona Mulvey, Arianna Rahimi, Rebecca Sendon, Rachel Miller, Elizabeth Killeen, Elisabeth Morris, Sarah Young, and Molly Davis.


WHRHS PHOTOS Emily Jordan and Vincent Colabella Welcome All

WHRHS Art Teachers Emily Jordan, left, and Vincent Colabella, welcome parents, families, administration officials and teachers to the NAHS Induction Ceremony. They gathered in the lobby outside the Performing Arts Center (PAC), adjacent to the school’s Hall of Fame wall, left. Behind the seated audience are the student artists to be inducted into the NAHS, including some new NAHS members, others returning NAHS members.

WHRHS PHOTOS Arianna Rahimi

This year’s student Executive Board President is Arianna Rahmi.



Among the many students whose artwork was displayed at the Artists’ Reception for visual arts students of the 2019 Spring Arts Festival, are, from left: Seniors Juhee Shukla, Rebecca Sendon, Rachel Miller, Frencesca Minervini and Anna Baitel.



Among the hundreds of pieces of student generated art at the Visual Arts Exhibition were works by: From left, Elijah Davis, Brian Scopel, Grace Salzarulo, and Tessa Philips.



Music Tech Lab student Jake Dario stands beside the computer-generated projection that includes sound fashioned into music, using an original melody he composed in the school’s new Music Tech Lab. The senior plans to study next year at Rowan University, Glassboro, and aspires to work in the music industry.


WHRHS PHOTOS Mount Rushmore

Among the hundreds of student-generated art at the WHRHS Art Exhibition was this use of masks to depict the National Monument, Mount Rushmore, in Keystone, South Dakota.



Among the media-generated movie posters on display at the student art exhibit were movie posters, including those generated by: From left, “Spiderman,” Michael Kosakowski; “Toy Story,” by Bacil Elsheikh; and “The Theory of Everything by Erica Munoz.



Senior Molly Davis stands in from of a display of her art pieces at the student art exhibit. She plans to attend the FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology), Manhattan, part of the State University Of New York (SUNY).


WHRHS PHOTOS Flag Woodwork Display

Among the many pieces of student-generated woodwork pieces at the student art exhibit is this array that includes one sporting an American Flag design.


WHRHS PHOTOS Woven Collection

This display table showcases student achievement in weaving pieces of art using a variety of materials, including yarn, foreground on the table, and paper background on the table. Behind that, on the windowsill are student-generated sculpture.



Among the pieces of wood furniture generated by students was this stool.



This collection of student-generated sculpture at the art exhibit demonstrated the young adult artist’s ability to depict a windy day, among other aesthetics.



Multiple display tables showed student mastery of ceramics, among other arts and crafts.



Display case serves as host for a variety of art media, including: Colorful masks, in the case; self-published children’s storybooks, featuring student-generated photography and other media, on top of the case; and hanging on the wall behind the case, framed photographs and artwork featuring other media including painting and drawings.






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