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  • Scholastic Art & Writing Award 2020


    Each year, the Alliance partners with more than 100 visual arts and literary arts organizations across the country to bring the Scholastic Awards to local communities. Teens in grades 7–12 (ages 13 and up) apply in 29 categories of art and writing. Submissions are juried by luminaries in the visual and literary arts, some of whom are past award recipients. Panelists look for works that best exemplify originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision.

    Congratulations to all of Norwell’s winners!

    Olivia Bello (11) Drawing & Illustration
    Elizabeth Hanna (12) Art Portfolio
    Elizabeth Hanna (12) Drawing & Illustration
    Christian Hudanich (11) Ceramics & Glass
    Katherine Mullahy (9) Mixed Media
    Norah Murphy (10) Sculpture
    Mary Saich (10) Drawing & Illustration
    Olivia Wu (9) Painting

    Molly Frattasio (12) Mixed Media
    Elizabeth Hanna (12) Drawing & Illustration
    Elizabeth Hanna (12) Painting
    Katherine Mullahy (9) Mixed Media
    Olivia Wu (9) Digital Art
    Mary Saich (10) Drawing & Illustration

    Sidrah Fawzi (10) Painting
    Elizabeth Hanna (12) Printmaking
    Kenan Osmanagic (12) Digital Art
    Mary Saich (10) Drawing & Illustration
    Olivia Wu (9) Digital Art

    Oliva Bello (11) Silver Key
    Mary Schwarzer (12) Honorable Mention

  • Poetry Outloud 2020

    Norwell’s Poetry Outloud competition was held January 28th and all of the presenters did an incredible job!
    The finalists were:
    Rose Hansen (1st place)
    Chloe Lawrence (2nd place)
    Olivia Bello
    Christian Hudanich
    Katie Johnson
    Hannah Leff
    Ashley Malone
    Bridget Shaw

  • February Arts Events

    6    NHS Small Ensemble Night I 7 pm
    11   NHS Small Ensemble Night II 7 pm
    13   Cole Variety Show NHS Auditorium
    24   NSAS Community Meeting 7 pm The James Library
    27 – 29    4WPs present The Insanity Of Mary Girard 
    27 & 28   4WPs present Will – directed by student Rose Hansen
    29   METG High School Drama Festival

  • 2020 James Library High School Art Exhibition Winners

    The 2020 James Library High School Juried Art Exhibition, Sponsored by the Church Hillers of Norwell, held it opening reception on January 31st and announced the following winners.  Congrats to all!!

    The Exhibition will remain on display until February 28, 2020

    Mary Grace Saich Serenity of Work 1st Place
    Christian Hudanich Atteindre 2nd Place
    Elizabeth Hanna Elizabeth 3rd Place
    Hope Josti Professor Pineapple  4th Place

    Lindsay Arons Empowered Honorable Mention
    Micayla Aroyan Untitled  Honorable Mention
    Emma Burnham Window by the Sea Honorable Mention
    Emma Campbell Scream in Orange Honorable Mention
    Katie Mullahy Jaqueline Honorable Mention
    Grace Quinn Metro Honorable Mention
    Sophia Vandekamp Faces of Peru Honorable Mention     

  • NHS 4th Wall Players Winter Plays


    This year there will be two winter shows of one-act plays. They will both be presented in the auditorium (one before and one after intermission) on Thursday February 27 and Friday February 28 at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $10 ($5 for students and senior citizens).

    The first show is Will, written by Lila Louise Nawrocki and directed by senior Rose Hansen . This is a lovely little play about Sarah whom we meet at 7 different stages of her life – at 70, 50, 30, 21, 16, 11 and 8. The 7 actors (who all play Sarah) are Anna Howie, Ashley Malone, Sharon Fitzpatrick, Carly Ryan, Chloe Lawrence, Bianca Anderson and Sophia Varekamp.

    The second show is The Insanity Of Mary Girard, written by Lanie Robertson. The play is a story of a woman who was locked away by her husband in a lunatic asylum for the rest of her life after he discovered she was carrying another man’s child. Set in Philadelphia in 1790. Our cast includes Lauren Vanderwater, Hannah Zahr, Tim Borunov, Henri Mossiat, Brett Holland, Diana Cabell and Julia Hoitt.


Explore NSAS Mission Areas



We provide grants to arts students and teachers in Norwell


We sponsor scholarships and awards for arts students at all grade levels.


We advocate for arts programs throughout the Norwell school system


Our members volunteer their time to support arts programs and events


We provide funding and volunteer support to arts events throughout the school year


NSAS publishes the Play●bill, our annual compendium of the arts in Norwell schools

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