(via press release)
Hoboken Public Schools music teacher, Ms. Kristen Hoyt is going above and beyond to help budding students of the arts reach their full potential.
Ms. Hoyt has established the Peter J. Antonelli Arts Scholarship in honor of her late grandfather to assist students pursue their dreams.
A big part of her life, Mr. Antonelli who taught for 20 years and passed away last year, inspired Ms. Hoyt to become a teacher and follow his footsteps into the field of education.
Devoting countless hours beyond the classroom to mentoring Hoboken Public School students across the district, Ms. Hoyt herself has helped many thrive as artists and individuals over the past seven years.
“5th Graders I taught when I started teaching in Hoboken are now very talented musical seniors – some of whom even sung at my wedding last year,” says Ms. Hoyt.
“I have enjoyed being a part of their journey to date and I have set up the $1,500 Arts Scholarship to help our talented and motivated students bursting with ability pursue their excellence in music even further.”
“My grandfather dedicated his life to empowering students like them achieve their dreams and helped shape the lives of many. He taught me so much and I hope this scholarship will see the impact he had on students while alive continue in his memory,” said Hoyt.
Ms Hoyt together with acclaimed Hoboken Schools Theatre Director, Ms. Danielle Miller have organized a “Disney Concert & Singalong” this Friday, March 23rd at 6pm in the Hoboken High School auditorium. Students from across the district will be performing classic and new Disney favorites.
Doors open at 4:30pm for snacks, raffles, face painting, and balloon animals. All proceeds will go to the Hoboken Drama Club and the Peter J. Antonelli Arts Scholarship.
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People unable to attend and wanting to donate to the Scholarship and/or Hoboken Drama Club, can contact: Danielle Miller at the Hoboken Public School Theatre Department on firstname.lastname@example.org