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05/04/18 – Students from across New Jersey united Friday night to deliver a stirring collection of musical substance use prevention messages at the 14th Annual New Jersey Shout Down Drugs Prevention Concert held at Daytop New Jersey by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ).

Seventeen musical acts, composed of 31 students from 13 different counties, performed songs in the competition that challenges high school students to create original music with lyrics that contain powerful peer-to-peer drug prevention messages.

The group Top Five, featuring students Samuel Anozil, Princess Akinwunmi, Ivan Fradkin, Edward Hardy and Cincere Saxon from Arts High School in Newark, earned a tie for third place for their song, “Worth It.” The group received a $2,000 music contract to perform the song at events throughout the state over the next year.

04/10/18 – Arts High had the pleasure of hosting the 2nd Annual All-City Music Festival. Featuring performances in Band, Strings, Guitar, and Choir. With over 200 middle school performers, this was the largest all-city performance Newark has seen yet. The concert featured conductors from over 8 middle schools from the district.

04/10/18 – Arts High Tri-M chapter with their fearless leader, Mr. Itkor. Students performed in a ceremonial induction ceremony to welcome their newest members.

04/06/18 – Thelonius Monk’s Institute Peer-to-Peer Septet from A Jazz Informance with Wayne Escoffery at the US Department of Education in Washington, DC on Friday, April 6th. The photo includes Arts High School students Sam Anozil and Jalin Shiver, and Arts High School Band Director, Mr. Lawrence Liggins, along with Band Director and students from the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Washington D.C.

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