High Tech Drama Students to Participate in Tiny Shakes(peare)’s Romeo & Juliet

(Secaucus, NJ––March 15, 2021) Three High Tech students––juniors Kimani Culbreath and Maya Ramdayal, along with freshman Saorla Rafferty––were selected to participate in the 2021 production of Tiny Shakes: Romeo & Juliet at the Two River Theater in Red Bank, NJ, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School. Kimani Culbreath and Maya Ramdayal...Continue reading

HCST Students’ Impressive Theater Arts Award is a Community Effort

(Secaucus, NJ––February 1, 2021) How do two theater students from two different schools in two different grades collaborate for an award-winning musical performance during a pandemic? With a lot of support, patience, and determination, two students from the Hudson County Schools of Technology were able to do just that. Mia Oliver and Lola Castellano earned...Continue reading

HTHS Conducts Virtual National Honor Society for Dance Arts Ceremony

(Secaucus, NJ––June 3, 2020) Seven High Tech High School junior dance majors were inducted to the National Honor Society for Dance Arts (NHSDA) through a digital ceremony hosted by veteran dance instructor Mrs. Trista DeFilippis, announced Dr. Joseph A. Giammarella, Principal at High Tech High School. During the ceremony, the 2020 NHSDA inductees––Isabel Dadulla, Jennifer...Continue reading


High Tech High School Students Join 686 Talented Emerging Artists from 40 States and will be provided with Unparalleled Creative and Professional Development Opportunities MIAMI, FL (DECEMBER 6, 2019) – HIGH TECH HIGH SCHOOL of SECAUCUS, NEW JERSEY congratulates students TAMOE CARR AND ASIA GUZMAN on becoming 2020 National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) winners. HIGH TECH...

High Tech Music & Audio Tech Majors Perform Motown Hits at APME Conference

(New York, NY–June 14, 2019) Eighteen students from High Tech High School’s Music & Audio Tech Major performed a set of songs honoring the Motown era at New York University’s Frederick Loewe Theater, part of this year’s Association for Popular Music Education (APME) Conference, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech. APME encourages and...Continue reading

High Tech’s Music and Audio Technology Department Featured in This Month’s Sound & Communications Magazine

(Port Washington, NY–May 23, 2019) High Tech’s Music and Audio Technology department has been featured in this month’s Sound & Communications Magazine, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School. “It is really a terrific piece that highlights the music program,” notes Trista DeFilippis, Supervisor of the Academy of Media, Visual and Performing...Continue reading

High Tech High School Musical Theatre’s Evita Receives Two Rising Star Award Nominations

(Millburn, NJ--May 6, 2019) High Tech Musical Theatre’s production of Evita received two Rising Star Award nominations from Paper Mill Playhouse, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School. Junior Sara Bartoszek, a resident of Hoboken, received a nomination for Best Featured Actress for her portrayal of the “Mistress”, and Trista DeFilippis, head...Continue reading

National YoungArts Foundation Recognizes High Tech’s Carlos Hernandez and Tomoe Carr This Year

(Miami, FL–April 22-26, 2019) National YoungArts Foundation announced High Tech Graphic Arts major Carlos Hernandez, a resident of Jersey City, a finalist for Photography, while Dance major and North Bergen resident Tomoe Carr earned an honorable mention for Hip Hop this year, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School. Both Hernandez, named among...Continue reading

Students Get Sneak Peak at High Tech Dance Department’s “Novum”

(April 10, 2019–Jersey City, NJ) As the High Tech dance majors and their instructor, Trista DeFilippis, prepared for the spring show, Novum, they invited Explore students to sneak a peak during their final dress rehearsal. The students were thrilled to see a number of the pieces from Novum, that were all student choreographed; one of...Continue reading


High Tech Dance Department continues its 2018-2019 season with their annual Spring Dance Showcase, Novum: A new beginning. Directed by Trista DeFilippis, Novum stars dance majors who will present their own choreography which is the culmination of year long projects. These dancers create their own works, choose their own music scores, light and costume their own...Continue reading

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