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Columbia High Students Recognized at NJ State Teen Arts Festival

Sophie Alvarez, Steevenson Belmar, Cameron Lipp, Isobel Weir, Eloise Wendt, James A Manno (Fine Arts Supervisor), Madeline Hollenbeck, Victoria Carmon, Tara Brown, Jah’Makea Shaw, Najee Strother, Amelia Lunde, Sophia Rothstein, Jessica Stuppi, Trevon Valentine, Max Edwards, Sabine Wancique, Nick Salcedo, Norman Ayala, Gabe Bergman, Chaz Gordon, Sally Carnevale, Eve Charles, Billie Todd, Bella Reyes, Bisa Yamba-Butler (Visual Art Teacher), Tracy McNamara (English/Creative Writing Teacher), Paul Marigliano (Film/Animation Teacher). Photo taken by Jon Fisher (Photography Teacher).

This year Columbia High School participated in the NJ State Teen Arts Festival on May 30th, 2018 at Ocean County College. It was the second consecutive year CHS participated and the second year that SOMSD was the only district from Essex County present at the state arts festival.

CHS was 1 of 2 schools chosen by Classroom CloseUp to be documented at the festival. View the photo album here:

Special honors went to 3 CHS art and photography students who had their pieces chosen to be part of the 2018-2019 NJ Tour Exhibit. These students are Jessica Stuppi, Naomi McMetchen and Lillian Petruziello.

In addition, Sophia Goodman-Merel won the festival’s Gold Award for Filmmaking for her original Animation entitled “Super Convention.” See it here:

Special thanks to all student and teacher participants!

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