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Princeton High School had a great day at the STANJ Governor's Awards Competition. PHS won First Place for Best Actor, Musical Ensemble, and Improvisation Pairs! Students did fantastic performances in all competition categories.

PHS had several students place into finals and win top honors at the awards ceremony. Students also attended workshops taught by the MSU faculty in Stage Combat, Musical Theatre, Devising, Movement, and Shakespeare.

Overall, it was a very successful, fun, and joyful day, said PHS Drama Teacher Julianna Krawiecki.

Congratulations to all of the students that competed and assisted with stage crew, and to all of our award winners: 

  • Emma Tully, Finalist,  Contrasting Monologues
  • Sylven Waldman, Finalist, Dramatic Monologue.
  • Jamin Nuland, Finalist,  Dramatic Monologue
  • Gianna Grippo, Finalist, Comedic Monologue
  • Jamin Nuland and Zoe Nuland, Finalists, Dramatic Pairs
  • Bianca Orostizaga and Graham Beers, 6th Place, Dramatic Pairs
  • Matty Baglio and Isabelle Carter, 3rd Place, Dramatic Pairs
  • Sebastian Bongiovi and Andrew Ferrante, Finalists,  Comedic Pairs
  • In the Scene Category, PHS won 6th Place for a scene from The Play That Goes Wrong. The scene featured Gilly Bannett, Elliot Becker Peeler, Graham Beers, Nick Berde,  Bianca Orostizaga, William Ponder, and Noa Zacks. 


In the Musical Ensemble category, the PHS Musical Theatre class won First Place for the performance of “Welcome to the Rock” from Come From Away. The performance featured: Nick Berde, Syra Bhatt, Sebastian Bongiovi, Daylen Cepin-Bailey, Andrew Ferrante, Dani Franke, Max Greenberg, B Ireland, Val Jacobson, Sarah Kaputa, Zoe Nuland, Samara Raju, Alexandra Sandt, Sylven Waldman, and Noa Zacks.

In the Improvisational Pairs Category, Matty Baglio and Graham Beers won First Place. Matty and Graham will also be awarded the 2023 Improvisation NJ Governor's Award for their accomplishment in this category! The Governor’s Awards Ceremony will be held in May at the War Memorial in Trenton. 

First Place in Best Actor went to Elliot Becker Peeler for his performance of Chris Bean the The Play That Goes Wrong scene! Elliot will also be awarded the 2023 Best Actor NJ Governor's Award for his accomplishment in this category! The Governor’s Awards Ceremony will be held in May at the War Memorial in Trenton. 

Congratulations to all of PHS drama students on their accomplishments!

photo of PHS Drama Students
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