Jocelyn Jeffries Headshot

Jocelyn Jeffries HeadshotJocelyn Jeffries

NJ Thespians – Film

Jocelyn Jeffries is a Junior at Northern Burlington High School, troupe 4762. She has been in theatre for over 7 years, 5 years as a performer then 2 years as a filmmaker and props constructor/manager. Over that time, Jocelyn has been blessed with many wonderful opportunities. Jocelyn is in her school’s chapter of the National Honors Society (NHS). She is a team leader in Odyssey of the Mind (OOTM) and a Captain for Northern Burlington’s New Jersey Drama and Forensics League (NJDFL) team. Jocelyn, of course, is a thespian and she attributes Thespian Society as a main reason she is where she is today. Through the Thespian Society, she has become the secretary of her chapter as well as a State Thespian Officer (STO). She plans on attending the International Thespian Festival this June, where she will be entering her Superior ranked film, “Married Life” . Jocelyn is extremely grateful for this award. She hopes to continue to earn high honors like this is the future

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.