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Northwood Arts Education Foundation founder receives honor

Posted Wednesday, October 20, 2010

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Pittsboro, NC - The president and founder of the Northwood High School Arts Education Foundation (NHSAEF), Gina Harrison, will be awarded The Friends of the Arts Award at the North Carolina Art Education Association Conference in New Bern on October 22.

"The arts education department at Northwood is very excited that Gina Harrison, a parent volunteer, has been recognized formally. We already know how much work she does, but we are so pleased that she will receive public recognition. She has contributed countless gifts of talent and time to improve the quality of arts education in our community, " said Leslie Burwell, the visual arts teacher at Northwood who nominated Harrison.

Recipients demonstrate dedication to visual arts in advocacy, leadership or mentoring.
The award is given by both the state and national Art Education Association and was developed to honor principals, community leaders, art programs, and volunteers in local school communities as a way to recognize the impact they have visual art.

Harrison founded the Northwood High School Arts Education Foundation and served as president. She has painted theatrical sets, supplied materials, played the piano in multiple school musicals, created props for the marching band and worked for the NHSAEF annual fashion show fundraiser. She is also member of the Chatham Arts board.

The theme for this year's Art Education conference is Bridge to the Future to train teachers for arts in the 21st century.

 
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