DENVILLE, NJ – Three students in the Academy for Performing Arts Dance of the Morris County Vocational School District in Denville garnered honors from two benefactors for their dance and leadership abilities, the school district announced in a press release on April 15.

Fiona Quirk of Morristown and Cailey Scholts of Randolph received the Artistic Merit, Leadership and Academic Achievement Award on the state level from the National Honor Society for Dance Arts. The National Honor Society for Dance Arts is a program of the National Dance Education Organization that helps to advance the field of dance education centered in the arts.

Kylie Blake of Jefferson and Quirk received the Student Award for Artistic Excellence and Leadership in Dance as part of the New Jersey Governor’s Awards in Arts Education. Since 1980, the Governor’s Awards in Arts Education has been given the award to approximately 80 students. The Student Award for Artistic Excellence and Leadership in Dance will be presented to Quirk and Blake during a virtual awards ceremony on Sat May 22.

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Both the National Honor Society for Dance Arts and the New Jersey Governor’s Awards in Arts Education made their selections based on the awardees’ solo performances, résumés, essay responses, academic scores/grades, leadership qualities, and letters of recommendation.

 

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