Allison Cordero

Art Achievement Award

Hi, my name is Allison Cordero and I am a junior at Randolph High School. Prior to this, I had won first place in Drawing at the Mount Olive high school 34th Annual invitational competition and was also awarded a Rising Star scholarship from The Savannah College of Art and Design. I won an honorable mention at the Mayo Performing Arts Center for their annual Art Cover Contest. Even though my interests center around humanities, I am also focused on the STEM curriculum having taking classes such, AP Statistics and Honors Biology. My senior classes will be AP 2D and 3D studio art as well as AP Psychology. As of right now I am not sure what my university of choice is, but I intend to pursue Fine Arts. My after-school activities consist of both high school and club fencing. For high school fencing, I placed 3rd in Individuals and my team placed 1st at the 2019 Morris County Girls Epee Fencing Championships and qualified for States individuals in 2020. In regard to club fencing I placed second in the Junior Olympics qualifying Cadet Women’s epee event and qualified for 2020’s July North American Cup.


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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.