Field Value
Is your nominee a leader or a student? Student
Organization Name NJ NAACP ACT-SO
Representative Name Deborah Smith Gregory
Representative Email
Award Title Visual Arts - Drawing
Representative Email
Award Title Visual Arts - Drawing
Artistic Discipline Visual Arts
Year 2020
Name of Award Recipient * Brenden Peraza
Phonetic spelling Bren-den. Pe-ra-za
Email Address
Home Address 6010 Boulevard East, , West New York, NJ, 07093, US
Parent’s Name Karen Trinidad
Parent’s Email
Recipients School Memorial High School
School Address 5501 Park Ave, , West New York, NJ, 07093, US
Teacher First Name and Last Name Deborah Smith Gregory
Teacher Email
Teacher Address 800 South 11th St., , Newark, NJ, 07108, US
Principal First and Last Name Oscar Guerrero
Principal Email Address
Principal Address 5501 Park Ave., , West New York, NJ, 07093, US
Superintenden First and Last Name Clara Brito Herrera
Superintendent E-mail
President of BOE
BOE First and Last Name Adam Parkinson
BOE Email Address
Date Added 04/16/20202020
Headshot Screen Shot 2020-04-21 at 9.47.33 AM
Bio My biography with my headshot
Media Release form Screen Shot 2020-04-21 at 2.21.25 PM
Artwork Brenden Peraza Drawing Brenden Peraza Submission Form

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.