Field Value
Is your nominee a leader or a student? Student
Organization Name Art Educators of New Jersey
Representative Name Aleksandra Drobik
Representative Email
Award Title Art Education - Student Scholarship
Representative Email
Award Title Art Education - Student Scholarship
Artistic Discipline Fine Arts
Year 2021
Name of Award Recipient * Samantha Cunniff
Phonetic spelling Last name pronunciation: (Kuh-niff)
Email Address
Home Address 35 Hillcrest Rd, , Cedar Grove, NJ, 07009, US
Parent’s Name Linda Cunniff
Parent’s Email
Recipients School Cedar Grove High School
School Address 90 Rugby Rd, , Cedar Grove, NJ, 07009, US
Teacher First Name and Last Name Jenna Bentley
Teacher Email
Teacher Address 90 Rugby Rd, , Cedar Grove, NJ, 07009, US
Principal First and Last Name Dustin Bayer
Principal Email Address
Principal Address 90 Rugby Rd, , Cedar Grove, NJ, 07009, US
Superintenden First and Last Name Anthony Grosso
Superintendent E-mail
President of BOE
BOE First and Last Name Christine Dye
BOE Email Address
Date Added 04/04/20212021
Headshot IMG_5680-8d750a1d
Bio Cunniff AENJ Governor's Award Bio-1f935372
Media Release form Samantha Cunniff

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.