Sadie Coords

Art Educators of New Jersey – High School Scholarship Award

My name is Sadie Coords, and I am a Senior from Hillsborough High School’s 2020 class. I am truly honored to be the President of my school’s National Art Honors Society, Public Relations Officer of the French Honors Society, and a member of the National Honors Society. I am proud of my 4.0 GPA that I have worked tirelessly to attain, achievements in my artwork and portfolio, as well as my own personal milestones in my love for music, guitar, and leadership. Ever since I was a child, I wanted to be an art teacher, like my Aunt Jaime. Now, I plan to attend Messiah University in the fall to pursue a double major in Art and Education and become an Elementary level art teacher so I can inspire and influence other children in the way that my own teachers have impacted me. Art is a gift that needs to be shared, and I am ecstatic to move into this next chapter to make that a reality for the next generation of artists. Thank you

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.