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Smithsburg Middle School students recognized for art accomplishments

June 10, 2013
  • Smithsburg Middle School Junior Art Honor Society inductees include, row one, from left, Ashley Lyons, Charlene Starr, Mason Scholl, Cole Nussear and Morgan Mills. Row two, Genya Stellingwerf, Sydny Boney, Quinn Wandalowski, Madison Haller and Katheryn Gillespie. Row three, Caleb Boswell, Taylor McCarty, Jane Sagoe and Jasika Singh. Row four, Max Gamerman, Arturo Bonilla and Kaycie Sherbert.
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Students from Smithsburg Middle School were inducted into the inaugural Junior Art Honor Society in March.
 
The honor society provides students in grades six through nine with recognition for outstanding ability and interest in art. The program engages students’ artistic expression in middle and high school, and encourages their application to and participation in the National Art Honor Society. 

The National Art Education Association launched the National Junior Art Honor Society and National Art Honor Society in 1989.

Smithsburg Middle School students who were inducted into the art honor society were working on their individual projects and social service projects.

Individual projects included papier-mâche masks, such as Charlene Starr’s “Elephant,” photography by Madison Haller, drawings by Genya Stellingwerf and Kaitlyn Gertz, and pastel projects by Jane Sagoe, president, and Sydny Boney.

Social-service projects comprised murals to decorate Smithsburg Middle School.

Projects include Max Gamerman’s mural with assistance from Caleb Boswell, Katheryn Gillespie and Madison Haller titled “Art Matters.” 

Other projects included the painting series known as “Smithsburg Landmarks,” including “Smithsburg Library” by Ashley Lyons and “Market and Railway” by Gertz.

Sagoe, Boney, Taylor McCarty and Quinn Wandalowski worked on a group painting project titled “Rain Forest Animals” for display in the school’s science classrooms.

Sponsor and Smithsburg Middle art teacher Stacy Maginnis nominated students to the art honor society. They will join the 46,000 students nationwide who benefit from leadership opportunities and camaraderie that enhance future college and career development.

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