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APA Senior Claire Shubeck
Claire was chosen for the NJ Governor Arts Award in Dance for 2019.  In addition Claire was awarded an Honorable Mention for the 2019 NDEO Artistic Merit, Leadership, and Academic Achievement Award.

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The National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) is pleased to announce that Claire Shubeck has been selected by the National Honor Society for Dance Arts (NHSDA) adjudication committee as an Honorable Mention for the 2019 NDEO Artistic Merit, Leadership, and Academic Achievement Award.

This is one of the highest honors a young person can achieve at the national level in the dance arts field. This award is evidence that Claire has excelled in three categories:

·         Artistic Merit: The candidate demonstrates technical and artistic excellence in dance as evidenced by performing original choreography and submitting an essay describing the intent, inspiration, and challenges of their choreography.

·         Leadership: The candidate demonstrates outstanding leadership in and outside the field of dance at the school, community, state, and/or national level as evidenced by a strong resume, recommendation letter, and impact of dance essay

·         Academic Achievement: The candidate demonstrates academic excellence with a high cumulative grade point average and superior writing skills found in both submitted essays.

In addition, NDEO recognizes APA's NHSDA Chapter Sponsor, Kathleen Gavin, for outstanding teaching, leadership, and guidance shown to Claire and fellow students.