Jasmine Livingston

NJ STATE CONFERENCE OF THE NAACP ACT-SO PROGRAM – Performing Arts – Poetry Performance

Poetry Performance

Jasmine Livingston is a senior at Northern Burlington High School. Academically, Jasmine has held a 4.0 GPA for 4 years as well as being a part of her school’s National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, and Vice President of the Theater Honor Society. Jasmine is also an ACT-SO national award winning poet and a two time winner at the world renowned New York Apollo Theater. Outside of writing she also participates in writing music, acting, and track and field. This fall she is proud to be attending Howard University as a mass communication, media, film, and journalism major.

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.