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NAHS Hosts Holiday Artist Market

Students gathered for the Holiday Market

On December 15, the National Art Honor Society (NAHS) hosted the Hempfield Holiday Artist Market. The market benefitted NAHS and was an opportunity for any Hempfield Artist to showcase their talent and hard work. It also allowed clubs to sell holiday gifts.

The event was a great success. The commitment from students, teachers, and clubs made it a big hit. NAHS vice president, Alex Martorella, said “the best thing is that I’ve been planning this for months with NAHS and seeing it all come together is magical.”

The numerous clubs that were involved took their time to make items for students who wanted to purchase. The gym was filled with handmade items including crafts, various artwork, jewelry, holiday cards, sculptures, books, paintings, stickers, and all sorts of baked goods. One of Senior Laney Springer’s favorite parts was the gingerbread houses made by Pastry Arts students.  

To add to the atmosphere, live music was played by a variety of students including individual performers, a select ensemble, and a band performance. Mrs. Daignault was thrilled with the event, even looking forward to shopping herself and listening to music. After all the time put into it, she said she was “overwhelmed and excited by how many sponsors and students participated in this event.”

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Gianna Fannerella
Gianna Fannerella, Contributor
Senior, Gianna Fannerella born and raised in Greensburg PA, is a proud Hempfield Spartan. She has been a contributor to The Royal for the past 2 years and is thrilled to continue it for her senior year. After previous journalism field trips to Point Park University and getting an inside look at how the news and radio aspects take place, she has found an interest in writing news articles. Gianna believes that our school's newspaper is a way for Hempfield Area students to acknowledge what goes on in the area and in school. While much of her time is spent with family, Gianna's hobbies are dancing and spending time with her boyfriend. She found a love for dance at a young age. After joining her  competitive dance team 2 years ago, she enjoys dancing on the stage as well as traveling to different places. Discovering new places is always a plus for Gianna.
Maddie Black
Maddie Black, Contributor
Born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, Maddie Black lives with her mom, dad, and brother. She attends Hempfield Area Senior High School as a sophomore. She enjoys running and is a part of the cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track team. Along with sports, Maddie is a member of United Spartans and Spanish Club, allowing her to connect with her community and meet new people as much as she can. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her friends and taking any chance she gets to do something new and fun. Most summers, she and her family go to Ocean Isle Beach as a family tradition. Although it is extremely selective, Maddie dreams of going to Brown University to pursue sports medicine where she will solely on her education.