A Creative and Musical Teen Arts Festival for 2023


Emely Batista

Teen Arts took place on May 18th at Raritan Valley Community College. This event is a showcase in which students can present their artwork and musical talents to the surrounding students who participated in the event. Teens Arts started off with a bang as the Manville High School Jazz band performed at the beginning of the event. They played pieces such as: 

  • Jammin with Charlie
  • My Dinner with Ronald
  • Autumn Leaves
  • Last Dance

While being judged, they did not seem to disappoint. Students were then given the ability to explore the campus as a variety of workshops were hosted in a series of places.

A variety of students from Manville High School and Alexander Batcho Intermediate School had submitted some of their own artwork in hopes to get awarded and critiqued on their work. Here are the students that have gotten awarded: 

Alexander Batcho Intermediate School

  • Riley Breen, “The Phone Jacket”
  • Luciana Gallo, “The Pretty Button Bag”

Manville High School

  • Mia Hidalgo, “Tree House Adventures”
  • Emely Batista, “4 Years of Serenity”
  • Juliana Bucciero, “Patches”

These students will have their artworks displayed for the Somerset County’s Cultural and Heritage Gallery from June 16th to July 31st at the Somerset County Administration Building at 20 Grove Street, Somerville, New Jersey. Here are some special shoutouts to the seniors who also participated in the Teen Arts Festival. 

Music Department

  • Amy Fields
  • Yavier Alvarez
  • Matthew Grzywacz

Art Department

  • Nachely Salmeron 
  • Cristopher Gutierrez
  • Emely Batista

This Teen Arts was one that can be memorable as many of Manville’s students went off to dance at prom that very same night! Congratulations to all participants and winners!