Grace Petersen, senior at Chatham High School, is honored to be awarded the Governor’s Award for Arts in Education! Grace is a proud member of the Chatham High School Select Choir and Honors Music Program. She is currently the Club President of CHS Treble A-Cappella group “No Strings Attached” and Treasurer of the Chatham Performing Arts Club. Grace is also a member of the National Honors Society, Key Club International, and World Language Honors Society. She was a member of the 2019 NJMEA All-State Mixed Choir. Grace was most recently seen as Esmeralda in Chatham High School’s “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” and is looking forward to playing Marcy Park in this year’s production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”. Outside of school, Grace has performed as a Finale Ensemble Member in CHICAGO on Broadway for John Kander’s 90th Birthday at the Ambassador Theatre. Additionally, she has performed in World Premiere and Pilot Productions for Stephen Schwartz through Pixie Dust Players. Grace was a Senior Company Member and Soloist within Paper Mill Playhouse’s 2019 Summer Conservatory and a member of the 2019 Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir. Grace would like to thank Chatham High School Choir Director Ken Bryson for his support and mentorship throughout her high school career. She would also like to thank the School District of the Chathams and the Chatham Performing Arts Boosters for their monumental support of Grace’s education in the arts. Finally, she would like to thank the New Jersey Music Educators Association and All-State Choral Procedures Committee for their commitment to Arts Education within New Jersey schools.