40th New Jersey Governor’s Awards in Arts Education

VIRTUAL CELEBRATION

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Hosted by 2020 Recipients Jocelyn Jeffries & Jasmine Livingston

 

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View at anytime the special virtual awards ceremony to honor all the nominated arts students and leaders, to formally recognize their accomplishment, and to celebrate the many momentous opportunities to come.

 

Award Winners

CLASS OF 2020

CELEBRATING YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Each year, it is our honor to welcome 100 arts students and 20 leaders to celebrate with their loved ones and our arts community during the annual awards ceremony. While the awards  looks quite different this year, our #NJARTSEDPROUD spirit remains the same.

The virtual ceremony includes award winning storyteller Queen Nur as the Master of Ceremonies, remarks from state officials, messages from our alumni, and performances from past and present award recipients.

Congratulations, Class of 2020. 

A MESSSAGE FROM

Governor Phil Murphy

 

The 2020 Awards 

Alumni Master of Ceremonies 

EVENT SPEAKERS & ALUMNI

PERSPECTIVES

PAST & PRESENT RECIPIENT

PERFORMANCES 

 

 

CLASS OF 2020

EVENT PROGRAM

The annual publication of students’ and leaders’ names, listed by nominating organization

 

VISUAL ARTS Award Winners

VIRTUAL ART GALLERY 

Class of 2020 

 

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CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES 

  • Submit your Congrats to the Class of 2020
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  • Ally Cordero, this prestigious award could not have been given to a more humble, dedicated, hard-working and prolific artist. Your documentation of your personal, cultural and intellectual experiences provides a glimpse into your journey as a young woman, student and artist that is beyond your years and profoundly inspiring. I am so proud of you! - Mercedes Ingenito, Visual Arts Teacher Randolph High School
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  • I know this time has been hard, but I just want to say congratulations you made it and what is happening will be over soon. - Ashley Taitt
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  • Anna - We are so proud and love you so much! You have been such a trooper through this and can only wait for your future achievements. Love, Mama
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  • Congratulations Anna So very Proud of you. - Pattie-Jo Siegel
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  • Congratulations on a well earned award. We are extremely proud of you. You thrilled us with your talents throughout high school. Our only regret is that we will never see you on that Montville stage. Continued success at Rutgers. We will always keep you in our prayers. - Luv, Babci & Pop.
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  • Congratulations to GCACT-SO students Blair Brown and Bryce Clemenson Governor's Awards in Arts Education 2020 winners, proud of you both!! - Carol Dove
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  • Congratulations Priscilla, you are an amazing and talented student. Your Payne Tech family is proud of you. Keep up the great work. - Anibal Ponce
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  • Priscilla, You are truly a Star! Payne Tech is so proud of you! From Ms. Emily Bonilla Vice Principal & Arts Supervisor - Priscilla Pagan
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  • Congratulations, Priscilla Pagan - Carmen Colon-Burgos
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  • Priscilla Pagan, I am so, so proud of you! Congratulations! Keep dancing and keep dreaming! - Mrs. Smith
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  • Way to go Anna! So proud of you! - Love, Daddy.
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  • So proud of your accomplishments, Priscilla Pagán! Continued success in your future endeavors! ~Señorita González
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  • Congrats Olivia Miller!! You are an amazing young artist!-Mrs. Stahl
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  • Anna - So proud of you and your dedication to your singing! I’ve got a feeling this is only the beginning of even more great things to come for you! Congratulations on this prestigious award!! Love you! - Christine Stabile
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  • Congratulations to my beautiful and talented niece Priscilla we are so very proud of you and all your accomplishments. GOD BLESS! - LOVE TITI DENISE, TASHA & ARIANNA

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.