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...

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,...

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...

HTHS Represents at Teen Arts Festival 2021

(Secaucus, NJ––May 18, 2020) Three High Tech High School teen artists––Ramier Villarama, Sierra Jenkins, and Emma Fernandes-Santinho––earned Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals, respectively, at the 2021 Hudson County Alliance of Teen Arts Expo, announced Dr. Joseph A. Giammarella, Principal at High Tech High School. Working with veteran Fine Arts instructors Bill Kennon and Erik VanZanten,...

HTHS Artists Recognized By Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office

(Secaucus, NJ––May 26, 2020) Five High Tech High School artists were recognized for their creativity after participating in the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Art Creativity Contest for Black History and Women’s History Months, announced Dr. Joseph A. Giammarella, Principal at High Tech High School. For their creative expressions in celebration of Black History Month, winners...

County Prep Dance Celebrates 20 years with Dance Film: How Does the Journey End?

May 20 & 21, 2021, online County Prep Dance celebrates its 20th annual concert with a student produced dance film, How Does the Journey End?. In response to the events of the past year, students redirected their attention to using movement as a tool for storytelling in film. Students conceived of the show’s theme, and...

Two HTHS Seniors Recognized with Governor’s Award for Excellence

(Secaucus, NJ––April 22, 2021) Brogan Donston and Nicolette Zika have earned the Student Award for Artistic Excellence and Leadership in Dance as part of the New Jersey Governor’s Awards in Arts Education, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School. Brogan and Nicolette were recognized for their outstanding work in the field of...

High Tech Senior Receives US Figure Skating Award

(Secaucus, NJ––April 22, 2021) Chyeka Conner, a senior in the Media and Visual Arts Academy, has been honored with a Gold Level Graduating Seniors Award from U.S. Figure Skating, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School. Chyeka first laced up her skates at age four; by age six she was figure skating...

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