Year Nominations Type Name of Awardee Award Title Discipline Title Nominating Organization School City County Art Teacher Address
2020 Student Bryce Clemenson Humanities POETRY WRITTEN NJ State Conference of the NAACP ACT-SO Program n/a Williamstown Williamston High School cherylchavis516@gmail.com 1022 PUTNAM PLACE, , TURNERSVILLE, NJ, 08012, US
2020 Student Julia Longo Student Award for Artistic Excellence and Leadership in Dance Dance Dance New Jersey Pequannock Township High School Pompton Plains Morris Elliot Honig 85 Sunset Road, , Pompton Plains, NJ, 07444, US
2020 Student Tajae Chevannes Monologue Theatre STANJ Rosa L. Parks School of Fine and Performing Arts Paterson Passaic Tiffany Wilson Rosa L. Parks School of Fine and Performing Arts, 413 12th Ave, Paterson, NJ, 07215, US
2020 Student Garrett Vanni All-State Chorus Music New Jersey Music Educators Association Kittatinny Regional High School Newton Sussex Patrice Kane 77 Halsey Road, , Newton, NJ, 04860, US
2020 Student Max Wisnefski Best Scene Theatre STANJ Cranford High School Cranford Union Cranford High School, 201 West End Pl, Cranford, NJ, 07016, US
2020 Leader Asbury Park Dance Festival Team  Arts Advocate Award  Dance Art Pride and Arts Ed NJ n/a Ocean Grove Monmouth N/A
2020 Student Jeanne Turpault Makeup Design Theatre NJ Thespians n/a Pennington Hopewell Valley Central High School katherinerochon@hvrsd.org 259 Pennington-Titusville Road, , Pennington, NJ, 08534, US
2020 Leader Paralee Knight on behalf of Wells Fargo Corporate Philanthropy Award Leader Young Audiences Arts for Learning NJ & Eastern PA n/a Pine Hill Camden N/A
2020 Student Caitlin Brannigan 1st Place Story Creative Writing New Jersey Council of Teachers of English Academy of the Holy Angels Hillsdale Bergen Nancy Schneberger  Academy of the Holy Angels, Demarest, NJ, , , , , US
2020 Student Justin Hong All-State Chorus Music New Jersey Music Educators Association n/a Leonia Leonia High School dunn@leoniaschools.org 100 Christie Heights St, , Leonia, NJ, 07605, US
2020 Student Trevor Lavine Musical Group Theatre NJ Thespians Cicely Tyson School of Performing Arts  East Orange Essex terri.gorgone@eastorange.k12.nj.us 35 Winans Street, , East Orange, NJ, 07017, US
2020 Student Gaten Matarazzo Dramatic Pairs Theatre STANJ Pinelands Regional High School Little Egg Harbor Ocean Bart Difrancia N/A
2020 Student Mikayla Griffin Performing Arts Poetry Performance NJ State Conference of the NAACP ACT-SO Program Cicely Tyson School of Performing and Fine Arts  East Orange Essex Erica Rogers 344 Prospect Street, , East Orange, New Jersey, 07017, US
2020 Student Ashley Tait  Musical Group Theatre NJ Thespians Cicely Tyson School of Performing Arts  East Orange Essex terri.gorgone@eastorange.k12.nj.us 35 Winans Street, , East Orange, NJ, 07017, US
2020 Student Jeremy Shinder Dramatic Monologue Theatre STANJ Northern Valley Demarest  Closter Bergen Charles R. Miller Jr.  111 Division St, , West Creek, New Jersey, 08092, US
2020 Leader Patty Nehrbauer Anthony Guadadiello Service Award Art Educator Art Educators of New Jersey Maurice River Elementary School Pitman Cumberland N/A
2020 Student Catherine Park 1st Place Poetry Creative Writing New Jersey Council of Teachers of English Bergen County Academies Ridgewood Bergen ricwee@bergen.org Bergen County Acadmies, 200 Hackensack Ave, Hackensack, NJ, 07601, US
2020 Leader Karen Mannino Claire Flanagan Award Art Educator Art Educators of New Jersey George Washington Elementary Scotch Plains Union N/A
2020 Leader Zachary Laks Distinguished Service Theatre STANJ n/a Astoria Oregon N/A
2020 Leader Harry Bower 2019 AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT Arts Education Art Educators of New Jersey n/a Island Heights Ocean N/A
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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.

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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 Speech and Debate League; New Jersey Music Educators Association; New Jersey Performing Arts Center; Writer's Theatre of New Jersey; Speech and Theatre Association of New Jersey; New Jersey Thespians 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.