Wakefield Student Receives of National High School Heart of the Arts Award Wakefield High School senior Marisa DeFranco has been selected the 2016 Section 2 recipient of the “National High School Heart of the Arts Award” by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). The National High School Heart of the Arts Award was created by the NFHS to recognize those individuals who exemplify the ideals of the positive heart of the arts that represent the core mission of education-based activities. This is the third year that the National High School Heart of the Arts Award has been offered. The NFHS divides the nation into eight geographical sections. The states in Section 2 are Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Nominations for this award were generated through NFHS member state associations and reviewed by the NFHS Heart of the Arts Award Selection Committee composed of state association staff members. While the national winner will be recognized June 29 at the NFHS Summer Meeting in Reno, Nevada, the section winners will be recognized within their respective states and will receive awards before the end of the current school year.