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Samuelson Zamy is a 17-year-old junior in the class of 2022 at STEM Innovations Academy of the Oranges in Orange New Jersey. Following the all honors engineering courses within his school while also taking NJIT college courses for college credits. Samuelson came to America in 2010 from Haiti, after surviving the catastrophic earthquake. Samuelson was also a member of the Orange High School JV men’s volleyball team during his freshman year and rose to be Captain of the Varsity men’s volleyball team during his junior year. He is also one of the founding members of the Mature Teens Movement which is an organization built on helping teens better themselves and to take charge and lead so that they might in turn put what they’ve learned into their community so that they can better their surroundings. Samuelson also likes math as his favorite subject but enjoys and finds release within the writing. This 2020/2021 is his third year in act-so, last year he won bronze in poetry written and gold in short-story. Two years ago 2018/2019 he participated as well in the medicine and health and poetry written categories. Samuelson is an adventurous teenager who enjoys looking out into the world to find the best of stories within everything

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.