SOMERSET, NJ - Last year when Khailah Johnson was a Franklin High School senior she won the 22nd Annual Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Award for outstanding actress in a leading role as “Deloris van Cartier” in Franklin High School’s production of Sister Act. 

This year she became the first in what could be many outstanding visual art students to grace the Fine Visual and Performing Arts Wall of Honor.

"We hope to be adding other plaques to the Fine Visual and Performing Arts Wall of Honor soon in order to recognize other success in these areas," Superintendent of Schools, Dr. John Ravally said. 

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Ravally, BOE President Nancy LaCorte, BOE Vice President Ardaman Singh, BOE member, Richard Seamon, BOE member, Michelle Shelton, BOE member, and BOE member, Margaret Steele attended Thursday's event. 

According to Mary Clark, district spokesperson the idea for the wall of honor came from Ravally and FHS Musical Director, Tim Walton, who worked with the Fine, Visual, Performing and Practical Arts Supervisor Roberta Mitchell to make it happen. 

Johnson is attending Carnegie Mellon University to pursue her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre.

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