County Prep Dance Student Receives Recognition for Dance and Academic Achievements

Stephany Santiago, a Senior at County Prep High School, has been selected by the National Honor Society for Dance Arts (NHSDA) adjudication committee as an Honorable Mention for the 2020 NDEO Artistic Merit, Leadership, and Academic Achievement Award. According to the NHSDA, “this is one of the highest honors a young person can achieve at the national level in the dance arts field.”  Ms. Barbara Mendolla, principal of County Prep, offered congratulations to both Stephany and her dance instructor, Ms.Heather Warfel, whose teaching success has also been recognized by the NHSDA.  Ms. Warfel praised Stephany’s achievements, which include recently winning the NJ Governor’s Award for Artistic Excellence in Dance.  That award will be bestowed in a virtual ceremony in June: 

The Governor’s Awards in Arts Education

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