The Jefferson Arts Committee (JAC) announced its Student Artists of the Month for the month of December 2019. The students who were chosen by their art teachers to be recognized for outstanding work on a class art project were:
- Androniki Mouzakitis and Kayla Nguyen– White Rock School
- Alaina Radjewski – Milton School
- Lorelai Brown – Cozy Lake School
- Liam LaRose – E.T. Briggs School
- Madelyn Luke – Arthur Stanlick School
- Ella DiNardo, Megan Rothstein, and Matthew Ruiz – Jefferson Township Middle School
- Ashley Dooley and C.J. Carline – Jefferson Township High School
The JAC’s Student Artists of the Month program was conceived by former president Jack Kelly more than a decade ago to recognize the township’s talented art students. The school district’s art teachers choose one or two outstanding pieces of artwork from their students on a monthly basis and submit them to the JAC, where the works are displayed for one month at the Jefferson Township Public Library. December’s chosen students, accompanied by their families and friends, were invited to the library for an awards presentation on December 11, and each winner was recognized with a certificate and a medal for outstanding achievement. Members of the JAC’s Student Artists of the Month Committee who attended the presentation were Chairman Jason Nicholas, Arts Committee President Carol Punturieri, and Briggs/Stanlick Schools’ Art Teacher Karen Frelinghuysen.
The participating teachers for the 2019-2020 school year are Jennifer Tamayne-Hettema (White Rock, Cozy Lake, and Milton), Karen Frelinghuysen (Ellen T. Briggs and Arthur Stanlick), Denise Morando (Middle School), and Karen Correia, David DeVries, and Renee Simler (High School).
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