IMG_20200130_114218Anaïs St. Amant

Art Educators of New Jersey – High School Scholarship Award

My name is Anaïs St. Amant and I am a student of class 2020 at Nutley High School. I am a proud member of the National Art Honor Society and have taken art classes throughout my four years. As an art student, I believe that it is my role to bring art into the community and help create a welcoming environment. I work on school murals, posters, designs, and help behind the scenes for school musicals with the Set Design Club. Aside from art, I enjoy studying math and science, as well as reading novels and short stories. I strive for High Honor Roll each marking period and challenge myself by taking rigorous classes. I am so grateful for the support of my family, friends, and teachers. Recognition from the governor further encourages me to follow my passion for art into my career. My goal is to create art that can put a smile to the viewer’s face, or introduce a new perspective to a given topic. Next year I will be continuing my journey at Montclair State University and pursuing a BFA. I aspire to be a professional illustrator and raise my own family of Indian Runner ducks.

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.