Caelen Mahoney is a Senior at Saddle Brook High School. She is the Student Director of Choirs at SBHS in addition to the Drum Major of the Marching Band. Mahoney has a passion for vocal performance and will be furthering her musical education in the fall. She will be attending the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Los Angeles, California to work towards earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Musical Theatre. Mahoney had been working on her high school’s production of Hello Dolly! starring in the title role and after a successful show weekend, she is looking forward to her next project! Mahoney can not wait to graduate and continue to nurture her passion for vocal performance!

Congratulatory Messages For Caelen Mahoney

SO VERY PROUD of you, not only for all of your accomplishments, but also for for the dedication, hard work & passion you’ve put into your craft. I have NO doubt you will achieve your future goals! God Bless & I Love You- Grandpa Tommy

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.