NAHS Memory Project

The Memory Portrait Project
Posted on 01/17/2019
NAHS students pose with Memory Portraits Student Pictured left to right: Top Row - Marie Bogdanoff, Hailey DeVita, Elyssa Stabile, Mark DeGangi.  Bottom Row - Jen Szuba, Olivia Vallee

This year, the National Art Honor Society created portraits for 80 Rohingyan refugee children on behalf of The Memory Project. The Rohingya ethnic minority has been called the "most unwanted" group of people on Earth.  Nearly a million fled genocide in Myanmar last year and are currently sheltering in a huge refugee settlement in Bangladesh.  Most of these families have little more than a few cooking pans and a handful of clothes. For these children, who have rarely seen photos of themselves, the portraits will be gifts they could never have previously imagined.
NAHS Students hold the portraits they created for refugee children
Oivia Vallee,Jen Szuba,Marie Bogdanoff,Hailey DeVita, Elyssa Stabile, Mark DiGangi