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NEW JERSEY STUDENTS AND LEADERS TO BE HONORED AT GOVERNOR’S AWARDS IN ARTS EDUCATION

The Governor’s Awards in Arts Education began in 1980 to promote awareness and appreciation of the arts, recognizing the creativity, talent and leadership of the award winners. Each year, awards are presented to approximately 20 educators and 80 students. National and statewide organizations select the students for their exemplary work in creative writing, speech, dance, music, theatre and visual arts and the leaders for their exceptional commitment and contribution to arts education. The program also recognizes arts educators and arts education advocates, whose leadership has helped nurture the development of students in the arts across the state.

 

The Governor’s Awards event is a partnership of the Arts Ed NJ, the Department of Education, Art Pride New Jersey Foundation, the Department of State and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Additional support is provided by: the Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics; Art Educators of New Jersey; Art Administrators of New Jersey; Dance New Jersey; New Jersey Council of Teachers of English; New Jersey Forensic League; New Jersey Music Educators Association; New Jersey Performing Arts Center; Writer's Theatre of New Jersey; Speech and Theatre Association of New Jersey; and Young Audiences of New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania. The cooperating organizations, award sponsors and individual members of the planning council dedicate their time to make sure that excellence in the arts is rewarded, and work tirelessly throughout the year to plan this special event. The Governor's Awards in Arts Education ceremony are a major collaborative effort of the arts, education and state government.

Nominations

Amos Koffa

Performing Arts - Oratory

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Ani Gonzalez Ward

Exceptional Promise - Dance from New Jersey Performing Arts Center

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Nicole Arakaki

Excellence - Dance from New Jersey Performing Arts Center

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Jalin Shiver

Excellence - Music from New Jersey Performing Arts Center

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Leonieke Scheuble

Exceptional Promise-Music from New Jersey Performing Arts Center

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Carina Carlos

High School Writing Contest Gold Medalist

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Su Min Kim

High School Writing Contest Gold Medalist

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Joseph Jacobs

Leadership in Music Education

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Peter Quinn

NJSDL Paula Mittleman Coach of the Year

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John Rivero

Dance New Jersey Leader in Education Award

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Susan Chenelle

NJCTE Educator of the Year 2017

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Tamir Rios

Student Award for Artistic Excellence and Leadership in Dance

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Jake La Fronz

NJSDL State Championship - Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking

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Carina Carlos

High School Writing Contest Gold Medalist

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Marilyn Keating

Distinguished Service Award From Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania

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Liz Fillo

Distinguished Service Award From Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania

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Michael Villanueva

New Jersey Young Playwrights Contest & Festival

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Jasmine Sharma

New Jersey Young Playwrights Contest & Festival Playwriting

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Faith Layer

Humanities Drawing Painting Poetry

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Matthew Supran

NJSDL State Championship - Public Forum

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Dana Chou

Art Educators of New Jersey High School Scholarship Award

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Karen Kiick

NAEA Secondary Art Educator of the Year Award

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Nora Fraser

Art Educators of New Jersey High School Scholarship Award

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Kathryn Song

All State Orchestra

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Matthew Perez

NJSDL State Championship - Original Oratory

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Ellen Hargrove

High School Teacher

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War Memorial

 

Patriots Theater at the War Memorial
1 Memorial Drive
Trenton, NJ

Information About Parking

There is for-fee parking in the parking garage directly behind the State House, as well as some on-street parking available in the War Memorial's environs.

Evenings and weekends, free parking is available in the state parking lots on Memorial Drive alongside the War Memorial and in the State House parking garage.

There is handicapped parking beside the War Memorial on West Lafayette Street, available on a first-come, first-served basis. Trenton War Memorial is fully ADA compliant.

Directions

 

Sponsors

The New Jersey Department of Education has been a co-sposor of the Governor's Awards since the start of the program. In 2008 when the Arts Ed NJ (previously the New Jersey Arts Education Partnership) took on the day to day management of the program, the NJ State Council on the Arts, the Department of State and ArtPride New Jersey were added as sponsors.

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts,

a founding agency of the New Jersey Arts Education Partnership.

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