Congratulations to AP Art students, Courtney and Mary, who were honored at the 2016 Governor’s Awards in Arts Education Awards Ceremony for their excellence in the visual arts on May 26, 2016. Both students applied for and were awarded the Art Educators of New Jersey High School Scholarship and were then nominated for the Governor’s Award. It was a great night filled with talented performances by students from all around New Jersey. Their artwork by projected on the theater screen and included a variety of pieces from their visual arts portfolio.
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.
"The arts celebrate multiple perspectives. One of their large lessons is that there are many ways to see and interpret the world."
Mrs. Dorothy Amme
Visual Arts Teacher
Piscataway High School