Nia Hipps is a graduating senior from Moorestown Friends School as a part of the Class of 2022. She has received multiple honorable recognition in her high school career including year-long honor roll, the Spanish Honors Society, capstone honorable mentions, and choir competition honorable mentions. She has also received lots of recognition from her school through her efforts in improving Diversity and Inclusion as the Diversity Committee clerk for two years and member for four years. Nia takes three AP classes and is involved in many extracurricular activities. She is the President of Martin Luther King Jr. Club, Student Ambassador, member of Service Committee, member of the Agenda Committee, competition choir member, leader of the Black Student Union, and Varsity Girl’s Tennis player. Nia expresses a specific interest in Diversity and business. She one day would love to pursue a career in Marketing for the entertainment industry as a future CEO. In college, Nia hopes to major in Economics or Business and minor in African American or Africana studies.


Congratulatory Messages For Nia Hipps

Nia, we are so very proud of all your accomplishments thus far. Congratulations on your monimation. Good luck in college. Ms. Carol & your ACT-SO family.
Words cannot express how proud I am of you. With God's help you will continue to excel in all you do. Keep reaching for the sky and you will flow amongst the stars! Love Ms. Cheryl and ACtSO
Nia…you are such a bright light. Your drive and dedication to excellence is unparalleled. We are so proud of you and can not wait to see all the things you accomplish at Spelman College and beyond. Continued success and blessings. Remember the sky is not the limit, it’s merely your view. Love always, Mom, Dad, Moses, Harlem and Basi. 💜

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.