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The families walked around and viewed the artwork that was located in the welcoming room of the Hall of Records. At noon, an awards presentation began with the many very important speakers. Each school was recognized and official photos were taken by the Essex County Press Office.
A special thanks to Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and the following supporters for making this YAM Exhibit wonderful:
Chief of Staff Philip B. Alagia, Deputy Chief of Staff and NJ State Senator M. Teresa Ruiz, Deputy Chief of Staff William D. Payne, Constituent Services Director Joyce L. Goldman, Scheduler Ana Santos, County Administrator Joyce Wilson Harley, Esq., Assistant County Administrator Sheila Y. Oliver, Essex County Sheriff & Coordinator of Emergency Management Armando B. Fontoura, Senator Nia H. Gill, Assemblyman Thomas P. Giblin, and Assemblywoman Sheila Y. Oliver.
Student artists and parents wondered around looking at their artwork and were able to take advantage of four other galleries filled with art work by David Ahlsted, and an exhibit titled National Association of Women Artists: Celebrating 120 Years.
The Atlantic and Cape May Counties' YAM has their own gallery and art work literally goes from floor to ceiling and back again. This show was interesting because there was a sound presence of art work created by high school students. Nice to see!
Linda Devlin, AENJ President, stated "I believe this is the last YAM show that I know of. I really have enjoyed my YAM journey across the state of NJ. Next year I promise to try and get to more exhibits. I am impressed by the great work done by our students and the amazing job of the YAM Chairs! Carrie I thank you on behalf of AENJ for the wonderful leadership you provided for these chairs. Your dedication to Advocacy is astounding."