“High School Nation,” a touring company dedicated to introducing youth to opportunities in music, arts and media, paid a visit to High Tech High School in Secaucus, where they also hosted a carnival and music festival.
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As part of the program, students sat in on a presentation about the negative effects of vaping and participated in a question and answer session about performing, broadcasting and producing music. The carnival took place afterwards.
â€œHCST fosters collaborative learning experiences for our community. We are fortunate to welcome â€˜High School Nationâ€™ who partnered with â€˜Truthâ€™ to provide our students with this unique educational opportunity â€“ addressing the harmful effects of vaping while highlighting The Arts to actively interact with their peers,â€ Superintendent Amy Lin-Rodriguez said in a statement.
High Tech Supervisor of the Arts Academy Steven Ricciardi was essential in bringing the program to the Secaucus-based school.
â€œArts play a critical role in the healthy development of adolescents, and Hudson County School of Technologyâ€™s wide array of programs help each student find his or her niche, and provide a healthy foundation of appreciation the arts,â€ he added.
The Instagram video posted on the High School Nation page (embedded above) is proving to be quite popular, amassing over 10,000 views in less than a day.