Posted by New Brunswick Public Schools on 2/20/2024

A person holding a sculpture A toy animal with a mouth and tongue

Gizelle Fernandez Vasquez with her ceramic creation

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BIG TIME CERAMICS – When it comes to ceramic art, New Brunswick High School senior Gizelle Fernandez Vasquez is something of a star. One of her works was recently accepted into the National K12 Ceramic Exhibition. This prestigious event – which will be attended by thousands of visitors from across the country and around the world – will be held in Richmond, VA, from March 20-24, during the 58th annual conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts.


A total of 1169 pieces of ceramic art were submitted for inclusion in the exhibition. Fernandez Vasquez’s work was among only 150 that were selected.


About New Brunswick Public Schools

The New Brunswick, NJ public school district consists of two high schools (New Brunswick High School and Health Sciences Technology High School), two middle schools (New Brunswick Middle School and Pathways Middle School) and nine elementary schools (A.C. Redshaw Elementary School, Blanquita B. Valenti Community School, Lincoln Elementary School, Livingston Elementary School, Lord Stirling Elementary School, McKinley Community School, Paul Robeson Community School for the Arts, Roosevelt Elementary School, and Woodrow Wilson Elementary School). A comprehensive educational program for students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade serves a student population of nearly 10,000. New Brunswick Public Schools participates in the P-TECH (Pathways in Technology Early College High School) public-private partnership, which provides select students an opportunity to simultaneously earn both a high school diploma and an associate degree in Engineering or an Engineering-related field. And, for high school graduates and adult learners, New Brunswick Adult Learning Center is ideal for building academic skills. 


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