High Tech’s Halaena Merrill Receives Scholarship Award from Golden Door International Film Festival

(Jersey City, NJ—April 3, 2017) Weehawken resident Halaena Merrill, a senior TV Production major at High Tech High School, received the Scholarship Award at the Golden Door International Film Festival, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech.
Organizers and judges at the award ceremony, held at The Beacon Complex, bestowed a scholarship, worth $500, on Merrill.  Merrill’s award-winning short, Reverie Train, a beautiful, cinematic story of a falling out between first loves.

“I’m proud of [Merrill’s] achievement,” says Freeholder Anthony Romano (D-District 5, Hudson), “as it was the first time a student from the Hudson County Schools of Technology had received this award.”
After graduating from High Tech, Merrill plans to continue to study Video Production at State University of New York (SUNY) at Purchase.

(From left to right) Chris DePierro, Amanda Vanegas, Halaena Merrill (award winner), Hank Green, Gregg Ascolese

Leave a Reply

Scroll to top