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11/21/18 – Arts High School to CREED II NYC Red Carpet Premiere

Thanks to a special invitation from Arts High alum, Michael B. Jordan, 21 Arts High School student athletes had the opportunity of a lifetime. On November 14,2018, members of the girls and boys varsity basketball teams boarded a chartered bus where they were escorted to the Creed II premier and boxing experience sponsored by Nike.

To begin the evening, the students went to the Nike headquarters in New York City.   Upon arrival, the youngsters were gifted with a gym bag of swag, which included Nike sneakers, boxing gloves, a Creed II t-shirt and more. Once changed into their Nike gear, the students participated in an intense workout lead by Michael B. Jordan’s personal trainer, Corey Calliet.

Once refreshed, the students enjoyed a private, catered dinner at Nike headquarters.  The teams then boarded the bus again where they traveled to the AMC Lowes Theater at Lincoln Square.  At this red carpet event, the students were able to rub elbows with Creed II actors such as Tessa Thompson, Dolph Lundgren, Corey Calliet, Brigitte Nielsen and of course, the star of the movie, Michael B. Jordan himself. After the excitement of meeting the stars, the students enjoyed popcorn and refreshments as they watched this amazing sequel.  This was truly a night to remember for these Arts High School student athletes!

11/21/18 – Students from Arts High School’s music department recently attended Berklee’s City Music Summit in Nashville, Tennessee. City Music is a network of music schools around the country that partner with Berklee College of Music to provide students in their community with high quality contemporary music education. Students from the Jazz Band, Latin Band, and the vocal department were invited by City Music to observe and participate in masterclasses with world class musicians, engage in meaningful discussions with professional songwriters and performers in the field, and to connect with other students from City Music through improvised musical jam sessions. Arts High School students were given the opportunity to perform on the final day of the summit as a culminating farewell performance.

11/21/18 – Congrats to Senior TV Major, Fredrayah Heyward, who signed her national letter of intent for Wagner University! She has received a FULL basketball scholarship for Fall 2019!

11/21/18 – Arts High School’s Lady Jaguars Volleyball Team finished with a 17-7 overall record and a 15-1 record in our division. The team won the Freedom Division championship and finished second place in the Newark Public Schools city tournament. We also had three student-athletes (Syasia Bryant, Euda Dongo, and Yasmille Ubiera) receive all-tournament team honors.

At the end of season meeting on November 5th, not only did we receive our team championship plaque (which is being displayed in the main office), we also had eight student-athletes receive all-conference honors. Syasia Bryant, Euda Dongo, Keyleen Ubiera, and Yasmille Ubiera received first team all-conference; Valerie Valle and Jacyah Jones received second team all-conference; and Vylette McKnight and Princess Yeboah received honorable mention.

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