HTHS Dancer’s Film “MMXX” Earns Spot at Acadia Dance Festival

(Secaucus, NJ––July 27, 2021) The previously decorated student dance film, “MMXX,” has recently been selected for screening at the Acadia Dance Festival’s 2021 Dance Film Screening this July, announced Ms. Kathy Young, Principal of High Tech High School. Already recognized by the Hudson County Alliance of Teen Arts, the film “MMXX” is a musical, visual and kinesthetic...

Lauralie Lets Loose: HTHS Songstress Releases First Single

(Secaucus, NJ––July 27, 2021) Lauralie Mufute––who goes by the stage name Lauralie––released her first musical single, “Bully,” earlier this month, announced Ms. Kathy Young, Principal of High Tech High School. A musical theater major in the Performing Arts Academy, Lauralie began singing at 8-years old but did not start writing and producing her own work...

HTHS Poet Sets Stage for America’s Got Talent Star

(Secaucus, NJ––July 12, 2021) High Tech performance poet Kiana Roman––who goes by the stage name Kiana Maria––was the opening act for America’s Got Talent star Brandon Leake at a recent performance in Red Bank, NJ, announced Ms. Kathy Young, Principal of High Tech High School. As part of her opener, Kiana performed two pieces: “Barbie Doll,” which discusses women’s...

Rising Senior Awarded Dance Fellowship at Prestigious Ailey School in NYC

(Secaucus, NJ––June 16, 2021) Jovy Rose Mariano, a rising senior at High Tech High School, has been awarded a Van Lier Fund Fellowship at The Ailey School, a world-class dance training program, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School. Van Lier Fund Fellows are chosen based on criteria such as artistic merit,...

HTHS Freshman Interviews Stars of In the Heights at Film’s Premier

(Secaucus, NJ––June 16, 2021) Avery Ramsey, a freshman in High Tech’s Musical Theater program, scored opening-night interviews with the cast and director of hit Broadway musical and newly released film, In the Heights, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School. Avery, who is a member of the Tribeca Kids Access Press Team,...

Eco-Schools Club Members Attend Columbia Youth Climate Summit

(Secaucus, NJ––June 15, 2021) Seven members of High Tech’s Eco-Schools Club attended the Columbia Youth Climate Summit last March, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School. The summit, which was sponsored by Columbia University EcoReps, Consilience–The Journal of Sustainable Development and Columbia University, hosted over 150 participants and consisted of speakers––including NASA...

HTHS Environmental Science & Sustainability Students Take Home 1st Place at FFA 2021 Convention

(Secaucus, NJ––June 15, 2021) High Tech juniors Roxlana Hreb, Reilley Peck, and Alessandra Blount took home first place honors for their work at the Virtual State FFA Convention Leadership & Career Development Events, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School. The FFA is a national organization that focuses on supporting agriculture and...

HTHS Artists Collaborate Across Counties in NJPAC’s City Verses

(Secaucus, NJ––June 15, 2021) Three High Tech High School students set the musical score for their artistic peers in Essex County through the CityVerses project at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School. The CityVerses project began in 2019, with the aim of fostering creative...

Wood Tech Students at HTHS Team Up for End-of-Year Project

(Secaucus, NJ––June 14, 2021) With end-of-year cookouts planned for HTHS students, the juniors and seniors in Mr. Zach Bolich’s Wood Technology class knew that the celebrations wouldn’t be complete without a cookout staple: cornhole. So, according to Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of HTHS, the students designed and built custom cornhole boards for their peers to...

HTHS Sophomores Study Their State and Win in ArcGIS Online Competition

(Secaucus, NJ––June 14, 2021) High Tech sophomores Saranya Ganesan, Emma Dezenso, Catherine Gladbach, and Myra Poddar––all students in the Academy of Environmental Science and Sustainability––won prizes for their work at the 2021 ArcGIS mapping competition, announced Dr. Joseph A. Giammarella, Principal at High Tech High School. The contest, which was sponsored by ESRI (maker of...

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