Field Value
Is your nominee a leader or a student? Student
Organization Name NJMEA
Representative Name Jeff Santoro
Representative Email
Award Title All-State Orchestra
Representative Email
Award Title All-State Orchestra
Artistic Discipline Music
Year 2021
Name of Award Recipient * Soomin Kim
Phonetic spelling Soo-min Kim
Email Address
Home Address 55 Duke Drive, , Paramus, NJ, 07652, US
Parent’s Name
Parent’s Email
Recipients School Bergen County Academies
School Address 200 Hackensack Ave, , Hackensack, NJ, 07601, US
Teacher First Name and Last Name Michael Lemma
Teacher Email
Teacher Address 200 Hackensack Ave, , Hackensack, NJ, 07601, US
Principal First and Last Name Russell Davis
Principal Email Address
Principal Address 200 Hackensack Ave, , Hackensack, NJ, 07601, US
Superintenden First and Last Name Dr. Howard Lerner
Superintendent E-mail
President of BOE
BOE First and Last Name William Connelly
BOE Email Address
Date Added 04/05/2021
Headshot IMG_4923 - Soomin Kim-278a13d9
Bio bio - Soomin Kim-3ef0a419
Media Release form Soomin Kim

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.