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Nyla Frisbey is an eighteen-year-old senior attending Gloucester County Institute of Technology. There, she studies dance as a part of the graduating Class of 2022. Throughout her four years in high school, Nyla remained an honors student taking honors level courses across all subjects. Starting her junior year took advantage of her school’s Collegiate High School Program which is a dual enrollment advantage agreement between Rowan College South Jersey and the Vocational District of the County of Gloucester, all while remaining a GPA of 3.7 or better. During her time in high school, Nyla was inducted into the International Thespian Society, where she is a member of Thespian Troupe 5480, as well as being inducted into the National Honors Society for Dance Arts, where she currently is the president for her chapter. Along with being an active member of different arts programs at her school, during her junior year she was awarded the Outstanding Junior Award by her peers from the Class of 2021. After high school, Nyla will be attending Temple University where she will major in Criminal Justice with a focus on Criminology and has hopes of making it onto the Temple University’s Diamond Gems Dance Team.


Congratulatory Messages For Nyla Frisbey

Nyla, you are a phenomenal dancer. Congratulations on being mominated by ACT-SO and Dance NJ. Keep dancing! we're so proud of you. Ms. Carol & your ACT-SO family.
Nyla, you continue to inspire everyone through dance. God has truly blessed you with a phenomenal gift that your accomplishments. Love Ms. Cheryl and ACTSO.u continue to give. So proud of you and yu

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.