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Arts achievers will join Del Val High School Hall of Fame

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Do you know of a Delaware Valley High School alum who has been doing great things in the arts? Nominations are now being sought for the second induction to the Del Val Hall of Fame for the Arts in Hunterdon County N.J.

“At Del Val we celebrate the arts every day, but thanks to our awesome teachers and directors, it’s never routine,” said Principal Adrienne Olcott. “This Hall of Fame is kind of the after-party of those celebrations, as we show pride in what our grads have been doing out in the world.”

Del Val wants to honor alumni who have gone on to make their mark in fields such as the fine arts, woodworking, writing, broadcasting and the performing arts. Also eligible for nomination are current and former Del Val teachers in the arts, whole performance ensembles, or particular theatrical productions.

“The rules have been adjusted based on last year’s experience,” said Rick Epstein, who co-chairs the committee with Josh Paul. “The most important change is a shift in emphasis from students’ achievements in high school to alumni’s achievements after high school. This change dovetails with Del Val’s mission, which is, in part, to produce students who are ‘ready to embrace their future.’” Except for faculty, all nominees must have been out of Del Val for at least four years.

“Nominations can be made by anyone,” said Paul. “It will be the nominator’s job to make the case for the nominee, explaining what the nominee has done that merits induction, along with pictures or recordings.” The deadline for submissions is Jan. 20.

Nominators should include their names, phone numbers and email addresses, and send the material to DVRHS, attn: Rick Epstein, 19 Senator Stout Road, Frenchtown 08825 or to rickepstein@dvrhs.k12.nj.us.


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