Under the theme “Transcend,” the W. C. Mepham Art Honor Society inducted its 2015 class in a ceremony held at the school’s auditorium on Feb. 5.
A total of 47 students were inducted by current AHS members after hearing opening remarks from Mepham alumna and graphic artist at Harper Collins, Aurora Parlagreco. Parlagreco relayed her college and professional experiences and credited the staff and coursework she received while a student at Mepham.
The inductees also heard from current students Emily Braverman, Dennis Williams, Jacqueline Rofe, Steph Meisser, Danielle Valentino, Alexa Tyner and Samantha Zirin, who introduced the elements of art.
Student Kayla Ruziak led the inductees in the candle-lighting ceremony, and the inductees exchanged gifts of their own artwork with one another. In closing, teacher Christine Stevens relayed a famous story attributed to Pablo Picasso to underscore the lifelong effort of student-artists.
Congratulations to the 47 new members of this prestigious society!