Blair Brown

NJ STATE CONFERENCE OF THE NAACP ACT-SO PROGRAM — Visual Arts – Drawing

My name is Blair Brown and I am currently a Junior Eastern Regional High School in Voorhees, New Jersey class of 2021. I have had the pleasure of taking a college course at Rutgers University for credits introduction to music as well as Camden County Community College in Engineering and Design. I am currently on target to receive credits from Camden County Community College in Spanish this year bringing me to a total of nine college credits. I have received Academic Achievement Awards from Eastern Regional High School in U.S. History and Graphic Arts and Photography. In my spare time I have volunteered at Virtua Health System, Chosen 300, Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Awareness, American Heart Association and I am currently volunteering at Voorhees Pediatric Facility. Additionally, I have had the opportunity to study piano for over seven years. I have had the opportunity to participate in the Young Diplomats Leadership program a Hampton University. I continue to increase my love of art by participating in programs at Moore College of Arts, University of Arts and Fleisher Art Memorial all located in Philadelphia, PA. Finally, I am a proud member of the Gloucester County ACT-SO program. ACT-SO has also allowed me to grow as an artist and express myself through my art.

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.