Year Nominations Type Name of Awardee Award Title Discipline Title Nominating Organization School City County Art Teacher Address
2019 Leader Nicole Oliver Distinguished Service Award C0-Founder of Conwell Kidz Drama Program STANJ Jersey City
2019 Student New Jersey Thespians Makeup Design Theatre Sofia Soper New Jersey Thespians Northern Burlington County Regional High School Columbus Burlington
2019 Student New Jersey Speech and Debate League State Champion--Program Oral Interpretation Speech and Debate Annie Milsten New Jersey Speech and Debate League Summit High School Summit Union
2019 Student NJMEA New Jersey All-State Band Music NJMEA Absegami High School Galloway Atlantic
2019 Student STANJ Comedic Pairs Theatre Anthony Scarpone STANJ Pinelands Regional High School Little Egg Harbor Ocean
2019 Student New Jersey Speech and Debate League State Champion--Public Forum Debate Speech and Debate Brian Zhu New Jersey Speech and Debate League Millburn High School Millburn Essex
2019 Leader Lisa Confora Anthony Guadadiello Service Award Art Educators of New Jersey
2019 Student New Jersey Performing Arts Center Excellence in Hip Hop Hip Hop Karrington Wilson New Jersey Performing Arts Center Marist High School Bayonne Hudson County
2019 Student Young Audiences Arts for Learning Arts Education Award N/A Lorenzo DiAndrea Young Audiences Arts for Learning N/A N/A N/A
2019 Student Art Educators of New Jersey High School Scholarship Award Fine Arts Mia Tomasino Art Educators of New Jersey Piscataway High School Piscataway Somerset
2019 Leader Darren Louis Mischel Distinguished Service Award Co-Founder of Conwell Kidz Drama Program STANJ Jersey City
2019 Student Art Educators of New Jersey High School Scholarship Award fine art Emma Broggi Art Educators of New Jersey Piscataway High School Piscataway Middlesex
2019 Student New Jersey Speech and Debate League State Champion--Declamation Speech and Debate Michael Torto New Jersey Speech and Debate League North Star Academy HS Newark Essex
2019 Leader NJ STATE CONFERENCE OF THE NAACP ACT-SO PROGRAM NJ NAACP ACT-SO Program Oratory Calvin Bell, III NJ STATE CONFERENCE OF THE NAACP ACT-SO PROGRAM Moorestown Friends School Moorestown Burlington
2019 Student NJMEA New Jersey All-State Chorus Music NJMEA Matawan Regional High School Aberdeen Monmouth
2019 Student STANJ Dramatic Pairs Theatre Tatiana Dominguez STANJ Academy for Performing Arts Scotch Plains Union
2019 Student New Jersey Speech and Debate League State Champion--Public Forum Debate Speech and Debate Somil Agarwal New Jersey Speech and Debate League Millburn High School Millburn Essex
2019 Leader Mr. Keith Brook The George DeBouno Recognition Award Principal of Clearview Regional H.S. Art Educators of New Jersey Mullica Hill
2019 Student Morris County School of Technology The Student Award for Artistic Excellence and Leadership in Dance Dance Alexandra Butman Morris County School of Technology Morris County School of Technology Academy of Visual and Performing Denville Morris
2019 Student Writers Theatre of New Jersey Jersey Shorts Student Prose-writing Award Creative Writing Vivian DeRosa Writers Theatre of New Jersey Communications High School Wall Monmouth
Year Nominations Type Award Title Discipline Name of Awardee Title Nominating Organization School City County Art Teacher Address
Displaying results 1-20 of 2594

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.

16 Mount Bethel Road Suite 202, Warren, NJ 07059
(908) 542-9396
info@artsednj.org

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.