Field Value
Is your nominee a leader or a student? Student
Representative Name Carol Dove
Representative Email
Award Title Short Story
Representative Email
Award Title Short Story
Artistic Discipline Humanities
Year 2020
Name of Award Recipient * Nadira Benjamin
Phonetic spelling Nah-deer-ah Ben-jah-men
Email Address
Home Address 3 Ellis Court, , Monmouth Junction, NJ, 08852, US
Parent’s Name Veda Williams
Parent’s Email
Recipients School South Brunswick High School
School Address 750 Ridge Road, , Monmouth Junction, NJ, 08852, US
Teacher First Name and Last Name Liane Stone Ingalls
Teacher Email
Teacher Address 42 Girard Avenue, , Somerset, NJ, 08873, US
Principal First and Last Name Peter Varela
Principal Email Address
Principal Address 750 Ridge Road, , Monmouth Junction, NJ, 08852, US
Superintenden First and Last Name Scott Feder
Superintendent E-mail
President of BOE
BOE First and Last Name Barry Nathanson
BOE Email Address
Date Added 03/13/20212021
Headshot 1C7C3A0D-1A9C-4BAD-B558-E6A1273D54F7-eaea119d
Bio Nadira Benjamin ACT-SO Bio.docx-a2cd3406
Media Release form Nadira Benjamin

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.