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Hoover artists once again capture top County and State-wide art awards and honors

Youth Art Month (YAM) is celebrated in the month of March across the United States, spotlighting the benefits and importance of visual arts education in our schools. Administered by the Council for the Arts at the national level and the Art Educators of New Jersey in the Garden State, it is a once in a lifetime opportunity for a small number of New Jersey’s most talented young artists to represent their county in an art show held the State Capitol in Trenton.
In celebration of Youth Art Month, each of the Garden State’s 21 counties is allowed to select only six student artworks, from grades K-12, to represent that county on the State YAM level.
Incredibly, three of Bergen County’s six winners all hail from Hoover Elementary School, which means that half of Bergen County’s top artists were inspired and nurtured by the Bergenfield Public School’s Art Department.
Art Specialist, Ms. Charlene Anolik, will join her three young Hoover artists, and their families, in an elaborate award ceremony at the NJ Statehouse in March, where third grader, Kariezzi, and fifth graders Edin and Jerremey will be bestowed with awards and the honor of representing Bergen County in the State YAM Art Exhibition.
And, if the foregoing was not impressive enough, fifth grader, Nathaniel captured a place in the very competitive Late Winter Art Exhibition at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark, NJ, an event co-sponsored by the Art Educators of New Jersey, in which Ms. Anolik is an active member.