Carmen Matarazzo is a Junior at Pinelands Regional High School. He would like to thank Mr. Miller and Mr. DiFrancia for their guidance and support through his experience and Jon Levy for being an outstanding partner and his consistent encouragement and advice which helped him greatly through their process. At his school, Carmen is in Jazz band, performs occasionally with pit orchestra and is a proud thespian. Some of his favorite past credits include: Chad (Almost Maine), Benny Southstreet (Guys and Dolls), Eddie (13 the musical), Charlie Malloy (On the Waterfront), Walter Hobbs (Elf), and Robertson Ay (Marry Poppins) He also played drums in a band with three of his friends and two siblings at famous venues which include: The Stone Pony (Asbury, NJ), The Troubadour (Los Angelos, CA) Gas Monkey Live (Dallas, TX), The Shelter (Detroit, MI), and is still practicing every day. This is Carmen’s first year competing at STANJ and he couldn’t be more thrilled to achieve his governors after his brother and sister who have also truly helped him through his process.