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Congratulations to our PHS drama students who participated in the STANJ Governor's Awards Competition for Theatre Arts. The STANJ Competition is an annual, state-wide theatre arts competition in 22 categories.  Even during the pandemic, STANJ had a record number of schools and students participate this year.  The PHS drama department participated in this year's virtual competition in December and attended the virtual awards ceremony this past Friday evening. The following students were awarded top honors:

  • In the Dramatic Pairs Category, Adithi Chellappan '23 and Jamin Nuland '23 placed as Finalists.  
  • In the Improvisational Pairs Category, Matty Baglio '23 and Elias Gitterman '21 won 5th Place. 
  • In the Dramatic Monologue Category, Liz Derby '21 won 4th Place. 
  • In the Comedic Monologue Category, Liz Derby '21 won 3rd Place
  • In the Best Scene Category, PHS won 2nd Place for a scene from Antigone Now featuring Drama II’s Clemence Beauduin '23, Adithi Chellappan '23, Lydia Garcia '22, Julia Hill '22, Emma McMahon '21, and Jamin Nuland '23. 
  • Princeton High School won First Place for BEST PLAY for 12 Incompetent Jurors.  Our Fall Play streamed via in November 2020 and featured students from all grade levels at PHS in the cast and crew. 
  • First Place for BEST ACTOR went to Jamin Nuland '23 for his performance in the Antigone Now scene. Jamin will also be awarded the 2021 Best Actor NJ Governor's Award for his accomplishment in this category. 
  • First Place for BEST ACTRESS went to Lydia Garcia '22 for her performance in the Antigone Now scene. Lydia will also be awarded the 2021 Best Actress NJ Governor's Award for her accomplishment in this category. 

Congratulations to all of the students and to director Julianna Krawiecki!

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