SOA has an active high school chapter of National Honors Society for Dance Arts (NHSDA). Dancers are awarded membership in recognition of their collaborative teamwork, motivation and leadership in dance choreography, performance, mentoring and production. Membership requires a GPA of at least 3.0 and 30 points of documented dance activities like classes, performances, rehearsals, research and workshops. Ms. T serves as the chapter’s faculty sponsor, and is available to answer dancers’ questions about joining NHSDA. Be sure to check the Dance Dept Handbook for additional information or go to the website http://www.nhsda-ndeo.org/.

The chapter has elected this year’s officers, pictured right: Sarah Catherine Gillard president, Abby Haynes Vice President, and Courtney Morrow secretary.