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Chloe Yang is currently a sophomore at Ridge High school in Basking Ridge and a part of the class of 2023. She recently became the New Jersey state champion at the NJSDL State Championship tournament in varsity domestic extemporaneous speaking. Since 2019, she has been a member of the Ridge High Speech and Debate team, where she has competed in a variety of events, from extemporaneous, impromptu, and informative speaking, to congressional and parliamentary debate. In school, she enjoys learning about history, economics, and current events. In addition to speech and debate, Chloe is also a writer in her school’s newspaper, a varsity fencer, and a member of her school’s student government. Outside of school, she likes to cook and watch movies, with a few of her favorite movies being Interstellar, The Father, and Fantastic Mr. Fox.

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.