HTHS Poet Sets Stage for America’s Got Talent Star

(Secaucus, NJ––July 12, 2021) High Tech performance poet Kiana Roman––who goes by the stage name Kiana Maria––was the opening act for America’s Got Talent star Brandon Leake at a recent performance in Red Bank, NJ, announced Ms. Kathy Young, Principal of High Tech High School.

As part of her opener, Kiana performed two pieces: “Barbie Doll,” which discusses women’s beauty standards, and “If Disney Were to Make a Hispanic Disney Princess,” where she describes the idea of Disney creating an accurate Latinx princess. The performance, which took place at The Vogel/Count Basie Center for the Arts, was only the most recent accolade for this young artist. A practicing poet for the last decade, Kiana was previously recognized at the Hudson County Improvement Authority’s Earth Day Poetry Contest.

Kiana will be a senior in High Tech’s Academy for Design and Fabrication, where she studies Industrial Design and Animation.





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