By Carly Guise
Once upon a time, in a landnot so far away, little painted lions starting popping up all around the little town of Red Lion.
These lions, painted and staged in famous fairytale scenes by Red Lion students, appeared in local businesses and landmarks throughout the district for three consecutive years. And then, around 10 years ago, the projects stopped.
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For the third year, Mrs. Granger’s freshman English class is writing and sending letters to the Juliet Club in Verona, Italy.
Thousands of letters from around the globe are mailed in every year, addressed to the fictitious Juliet Capulet from Shakespeare’s renowned play “Romeo and Juliet.” The volunteers who run the club, known as “Juliet’s Secretaries,” take care to answer each one. The secretaries can read and write in several languages so anyone is able to write in.
“They get handwritten letters back on official Letterhead,” English teacher Ashley Granger said. “Most kids start getting them within a couple of months, the rest will get them back next school year.”
By Carly Guise
For junior and National Art Honor Society president Keely Bluett, art is something that runs in her blood.
“My family has always been kind of artistic,” she said. “I get it mostly from my dad, that type of mindset.”
Despite growing up in a family where art has been prevalent, Bluett didn’t come into her own artistic ability until she reached junior high. In seventh grade, she joined the art club, and in eighth grade, she collaborated on a mural for the school with a team of students.
As she came up to the high school, Bluett started off in an entry-level art class. As the years have progressed, she’s continued her art education with at least one art class every year, and has gone through the ranks of Red Lion’s NAHS chapter to become its president this year.
By Ali Kochik
“I was in --around kindergarten-- pretty much as soon as I could hold my pencil the right way, then I could draw,” Rhiannon Harbold said, eyes dancing, as she talked about the roots of her passion for art.
Harbold is a junior at Red Lion High School and has been a part of the National Art Honor Society since last school year. She has taken primarily two dimensional art classes in her high school career, such as Fundamentals, and Drawing and Painting. Next year she will be in Advanced Drawing and Painting, and will be in her first three dimensional art class, Ceramics.
Expression. Coming up with just the right words to say something can be hard. Mr. Dave Hopkins wants to help students express themselves not with words, but instead with the tools of visual art.
Hopkins is an art teacher at Red Lion Area Senior High School and every day he works hard to teach kids to become a better artist.
“A lot of people have ideas in their head but they are too inexperienced to bring the idea out and then they get frustrated,” Hopkins said.
By Carly Guise
It all started with an email that Ms. Kelly McBrien, NAHS advisor, received nine years ago.
The email, from an organization called the Memory Project, asked a simple question: Would the small group of Red Lion NAHS students be interested in drawing some portraits?
The subjects of the portraits were orphans from all over the world. The drawings quickly became known as ‘Porphans.’
Over the years, photographs of orphans have come to Red Lion from several third-world countries, such as Bolivia, Madagascar, Haiti or Cambodia. This semester, NAHS members are drawing children from Colombia.
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