Jordyn Cash, a talented and committed student in The School of Performing Arts Dance Program, has recently been recognized for her exceptional artistry and leadership in dance. As a junior, she has been honored as a recipient of the New Jersey Governor’s Awards in Arts Education (NJGAAE) for her outstanding contributions to the field of dance.
Established in 1980, the NJGAAE aims to promote awareness and appreciation of the arts and to recognize individuals who demonstrate exceptional creativity, talent, and leadership in various artistic disciplines, including creative writing, speech, dance, music, theatre, and visual arts. Every year, the NJGAAE presents awards to educators and students who have demonstrated excellence in their respective fields.
In addition to the NJGAAE award, Jordyn also received the NHSDA Artistic Merit, Leadership, and Academic Achievement Award at the state level. Jordyn's achievement is even more impressive considering the level of competition for this award, as only a few students are chosen each year for this recognition. Her submission will now be forwarded to the national competition, where she will compete against other talented dancers from across the country. Dance students who have been inducted into the National Honor Society for Dance Arts (NHSDA) Secondary Program and are current juniors and seniors in High School are eligible for the NHSDA Artistic Merit, Leadership and Academic Achievement Award and Scholarship, the highest student dance award in the nation.
Jordyn's recognition for her exceptional artistry and leadership in dance is a clear indication of her hard work, dedication, and talent in this field. Her recognition for two significant awards is particularly noteworthy given the high standards required to be considered for these prestigious awards. Her achievements serve as an inspiration to other young dancers and highlight the importance of arts education in fostering creativity, talent, and leadership in future generations.