(Secaucus, NJ––June 3, 2020) Seven High Tech High School junior dance majors were inducted to the National Honor Society for Dance Arts (NHSDA) through a digital ceremony hosted by veteran dance instructor Mrs. Trista DeFilippis, announced Dr. Joseph A. Giammarella, Principal at High Tech High School.
During the ceremony, the 2020 NHSDA inductees––Isabel Dadulla, Jennifer Fuehrer, Emily Kelly, Isabella Pliskin, Lucy Rieder, Martha Silva and Nicolette Zika––were awarded with a certificate and a pin from the NHSDA. The event also included a tribute to the four outgoing senior members of the NHSDA, Krystal Andrade, Lola Buczkowski, Sophia Gallagher and Jasmine Grullon, who were awarded special graduation cords to be worn with their caps and gowns. The seniors also delivered speeches highlighting their four years as dance majors and described how dance has influenced their lives.
Dance teacher, Mrs. Trista DeFilippis, congratulated her students and added, “Their commitment to dance and to this major is admirable. I am extremely proud of these young ladies who are leading, serving and inspiring others all while enhancing and contributing to the dance world in their community."
The National Honor Society for Dance Arts is a program of the National Dance Education Organization created to recognize outstanding artistic merit, leadership, and academic achievement in students studying dance as well as to foster an appreciation for dance as a true art form, worthy of recognition and prestige.