Showcase Spotlight Honors
2-D Visual Arts
Gold Spotlight | Kylie McLaughlin Somerville HS Somerset County
Silver Spotlight | Gabriella Pedrick Kingsway HS Gloucester County
Bronze Spotlight | Abe Frankel Highstown HS Mercer County
3-D Visual Arts
Gold Spotlight | Christie Pyanoe Wall HS Monmouth County
Silver Spotlight | Jenielle Westlock David Bradley HS Union County
Bronze Spotlight | Samantha Wheaton Millville HS Cumberland County
Creative Writing & Poetry
Gold Spotlight | Emma Sylvia Ocean Township HS Monmouth County
Silver Spotlight | Julia King Cedar Creek HS Atlantic County
Bronze Spotlight | Sophia Romano Cedar Creek HS Atlantic County
Gold Spotlight | Syera Pilt Sparta HS Sussex County
Silver Spotlight | Brianna Polland A.P. Schalick HS Salem County
Bronze Spotlight | Deja Veys Trenton Central HS Mercer County
Gold Spotlight | Parth Marathe Bridgewater HS Somerset County
Silver Spotlight | Ryan McNally Central Regional HS Ocean County
Bronze Spotlight | Allocco Pennsville Memorial HS Salem County
Gold Spotlight | Jacob Callas Mater Dei Prep Monmouth County
Silver Spotlight | Daniella Reuteria North Bergen HS Hudson County
Bronze Spotlight | Alex Destatano Holy Spirit HS Atlantic County
Gold Spotlight | Nadia Vito Pinelands Regional HS Ocean County
Silver Spotlight | Mia Montero Governor L. HS Union County
Bronze Spotlight | Mia Cavanar Ocean Twp HS Monmouth County
Gold Spotlight | Erin Quinn Bio Tech Monmouth County
Silver Spotlight | Marc Soden Hamilton West HS Mercer County
Bronze Spotlight | Eliah Hall Hightstown HS Mercer County
Gold Spotlight | Natalie Torres Trenton Central HS Mercer County
Silver Spotlight | Virgina Uychara Pitman PS Gloucester County
Bronze Spotlight | Bryce Isom Hamilton West HS Mercer County
Gold Spotlight | Dominique Demko Long Branch HS Monmouth County
Silver Spotlight | Jenna Migliorino Pitman PS Gloucester County
Bronze Spotlight | Zach Jaeger Woodstown HS Salem County
2019 Top 10 Awards
The Top 10 showcasing students (ages 17 and under) in each eligible category will be awarded with full scholarships (a $3,500 value) to attend the overnight Appel Farm Arts Camp!
Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
The 2019 New Jersey State Teen Arts Festival's State Showcase Scholarships have been made possible by the generous support of the Geraldine R. Dodge. The State Showcase Scholarships are made up of nine (9) individual awards each in the amount of $1,000. The intended purposes of the scholarships are to assist in furthering the arts education of the recipients. The recipients of the 2017 State Showcase Scholarships were selected from the individual students in 11th and 12th grade who showcased for adjudication at the 2017 New Jersey State Teen Arts Festival. Each of the 2017 Showcase Scholarship Recipients were selected by the specific Adjudication Artists who critiqued the students' creative works at the New Jersey State Teen Arts Festival.
State Showcase Scholarship Recipients
PHOTOGRAPHY - Carolyn Galgano, Sparta High School, Sussex County
THEATRE - Isaiah Petit Compere, Ewing High School, Mercer County
CREATIVE WRITING - Rebecca Oldham, Cedar Creek High School, Atlantic County
VISUAL ARTS - 2D Sarah Vargas, Bergen County Academies, Bergen County
VISUAL ARTS – 3D Maria Lu, Bridgewater Raritan High School, Somerset County
VOCAL MUSIC Olivia Youngman, Point Pleasant Borough High School, Ocean County
FILMMAKING - Kaite Nguyen, Ocean Township High School, Monmouth County
INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC - Tyler Sacko, Toms River High School East Ocean County
DANCE - Jose Lapaz-Rodriguez Trenton Central High School Mercer County
State Showcase Scholarship Recipients
Dance –Tamir Rios, Hudson County, County Prep High School
Visual Arts – Joanna Hoang, Atlantic County, Egg Harbor Township H.S.
Photography- Emily Smith Burlington County, Cherokee H.S.
Filmmaking- Justin Boswich, Burlington County, Shawnee H.S.
Vocal Music- Olivia Youngman, Ocean County, Point Pleasant Borough H.S.
Instrumental Music- Ryan Hernandez, Union County, Governor Livingston H.S.
Theatre –Maria Jesus Valdos, Hudson County, Union City H.S.
Creative Writing Moira Sweeder, Atlantic County, Mainland Regional H.S.