Thursday, June 7, 2018

FEATURE: How Do You Create an Art Show?

By: Sofia Zaldivar and Sarah Whitmire

We asked two of the art teachers, Ms. Stager and Mrs. Miller, some questions about the high school Art Show. Here are their answers:

How would you explain our Art Show to a new student?
The Art Show is a comprehensive show of artwork from all of the artists in our school. We feature painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, sculpture, fashion design, graphic design, and various other artistic media.

How long has Nazareth been doing the Art Show?
It’s been going on for much longer than any of the art teachers have been here! I bet it’s been at least 30 years.

About how many students participate, and how many people attend the Art Show each year?
We try to collect attendance, but not everyone who comes signs in. As far as the number of people who actually sign in are concerned, we had approximately 300 visitors.

What do students have to do to participate?
All students who have art classes during the year are expected to have work in the art show. Depending on the level of the class, a student might have responsibilities to prepare their art for the show and/or create the display for their artwork.

About how long does a student spend on their board(s)?
The art department starts preparing for the art show months ahead of time. Some classes may have preparation assignments, such as sketching out their board designs, a month prior to the show. Actual construction of the displays varies based on the class and the design. The 3-D Arts class has the least available time to set up their artwork, as they must wait for the display space to be put together, while our 2-D classes can work in advance on their board designs.

What do you enjoy most about having the Art Show?
I enjoy getting to see the artwork all the students have created each year. It is exciting to see a whole body of work from one artist and the pride students take in exhibiting their work.

What are your goals for the Art Show next year?
We try to make it just a little bit better and more exciting each year. My biggest goal is to increase the interactivity of the show for the viewers.

FEATURE: CIT Awards Show 2018

By: Joe Burke

Last Wednesday night, May 23, the 52nd Senior class of the Career Institute of Technology, also known as CIT, had its end-of-the-year award ceremony. The auditorium at Nazareth High housed the parents and friends of graduating members of the CIT program from Pen Argyl, Easton, Bangor, Wilson, as well as our own graduating students. The stage was full of dressed-up students prepared to enter the workforce and make livings for themselves.

The beginning of the proceedings saw Mrs. Adrianne Jones, the Administrative Director at the school, give a short address to the students congratulating them on their achievements and their perseverance in the programs in which they have devoted so much of their time and effort to. Afterward, the Vice Principal of the institute Mr. Matt Edwards came to the podium to present the seniors with their awards.

Each member of the graduating class was recognized with at least one award. Some received one of the various Program Completion Certificates, which came to students who enrolled in a class for six months; others received a Performance Level Certificate for achievement on the NOCTI/NIMS exams. Among some of the classes recognized were the Culinary Arts, Welding Technology, CAD and Engineering Graphics, and the Automotive Collision and Detailing programs.

Once each graduate received recognition, awards for exemplary performance in class were presented. Students received scholarships as well as money towards their education as a result of showing genuine dedication to their craft.

Some of these awards, provided by their corresponding organization or in remembrance of certain people, were CIT Foundation, Inc. Scholarship and Tool Awards, Donald H. Marsh Memorial Award, and the Educational Support Personnel Association “We Believe in You” Award.

Then, for the last recognition of the evening, the “most prestigious,” award as Mr. Edwards put it, was given out. The William A. Foltz Memorial Award is in remembrance of a founder of the school who devoted much of his life to see the school become what it is today. The recipient of the prize would receive a cash prize of 2,000 dollars.

The nominees for this recognition were James A. Barker of Welding Technology, Katie A. Emann, Robin A. Lurch, and Gina M Mesiano of Cosmetology, and James A. Tazzetto of Culinary Arts. After a brief speech by Mr. Eric Kahler, the award was eventually given to James Barker for his incredible commitment to his class. Finally, closing remarks were given and the ceremony reached its conclusion.

Congratulations to all graduating members of the CIT 52nd Senior Class.