DENVILLE — Two of Morris County School of Technology’s Performing Arts Dance students were recently honored with prestigious dance awards.
Kierstyn Edore, a student in the Academy for Performing Arts-Dance received the New Jersey Governor’s Award in Arts Education for Artistic Excellence and Leadership in Dance. This award is given to a high school dance student who expressed superlative academic excellence and creativity in essay, skill in performance and originality in choreography.
Edore was also selected by the National Honor Society for Dance Arts (NHSDA) as National Honorable Mention Recipient for the 2018 NDEO Artistic Merit, Leadership, and Academic Achievement Award. She received a certificate of achievement for excelling in three categories: Artistic Merit, Leadership and Academic Achievement.
Leah Suskind, also a student in the Academy for Performing Arts, was selected by the NHSDA as a National Finalist of the 2018 NDEO Artistic Merit, Leadership, and Academic Achievement Award. Leah also received a certificate of achievement for excelling in the categories and a $250 scholarship from NHSDA Preferred Vendor, The Studio Director.
The Student Award for Artistic Excellence and Leadership in Dance is one of the annual Governor’s Awards in Arts Education, and is sponsored by Dance New Jersey, the official state affiliate of the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO).
The Morris County Vocational School District provides vocational and enrichment programs that inspire and prepare students to succeed in today’s world and pursue tomorrow’s opportunities. The Academy for Performing Arts is a four-year full-time public arts high school program offering career preparation in dance. Click here to learn about programs, including high school Career Academies, Share Time Programs, and Adult Education programs.