Gold Key Award

County Prep Artist Achieves Top Awards in NJ Regional Scholastic Art and Writing Contest

Shannon Carratini-Hatcher, a senior at County Prep High School, has won a Gold Key Award for both her individual pieces and her art portfolio in the NJ Regional Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. She is among only 41 student awardees in the state, and of those only 12 were awarded a Gold Key for their...

County Prep Students Take SLE Excursion to Grounds for Sculpture

Mr. Gerard Patten, Ms. Jillian Mulrain, and Mr. Robert Meyer led a field trip (SLE) to Grounds For Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ on October 17th. Juniors and Seniors from Photography, Audio Visual Production and the Art programs were able to photograph and videotape some of the most beautiful sculptures in the state of NJ. Grounds...Continue reading

County Prep’s Photography and Audio Visual Production Classes Visit PhotoPlus Expo

On October 25th, 2019, students from County Prep’s Photography and Audio Visual Production classes visited the PhotoPlus Expo 2019 at the Jacob Javits Center in NYC. Juniors and seniors gained hands-on-experience with the latest and greatest in photography and video equipment. Canon, Fuji, Nikon, Panasonic and Olympus all were well represented. Students were also able...Continue reading

Photography Field Trip to Princeton University Inspires County Prep Students

Photography Field Trip to Princeton University Inspires County Prep Students

On October 2nd, Mr. Patten led a group of students on a Structured Learning Experience at Princeton University. His Junior and Senior Photography classes were joined by Ms. Martinez's Audio/Visual Junior class and some students from Ms. Mulrain's Senior Art class. The students took advantage of the university's beautiful campus to learn about portraits, landscapes,...Continue reading

County Prep Theatre Arts Wins Two Judges Awards at the Teen Arts Competition

On Saturday May 11th, Theatre Arts and Musical Theatre students from our school participated in the Alliance of Teen Artists Festival which took place at Harrison HS. The students performed two songs for the Small Musical division, and two larger numbers for the Large Group Musical Theatre and the Large Group Drama Division. Each performance...Continue reading

NJ Skills USA Silver and Bronze Medals Awarded to County Prep Photography Students

Last week, two of County Preps’ Juniors went to the NJ Skills USA competition to compete in the Commercial Photography category. Out of 25 participants, Alyssa Hong (left) and Ashley Quintana (right) both came away with medals! Alyssa won a 3rd place bronze and Ashley won a 2nd place Silver medal. According to Mr. Patten,...Continue reading


STUDENTS FROM COUNTY PREP PRESENT AT YOUTH SCIENCE CONFERENCE County Prep students from the Aquaculture and Hydroponics class presented via video at the 7th Annual Youth Conference “Discovering Sustainability Science” sponsored by the NY Sunworks and streamed live over the internet from Symphony Space in New York City. Students Harleigh Johnson and Alyanna Lopez also...Continue reading

County Prep’s Qu’Raun Scott McKoy to Premiere Film at Golden Door Film Festival

The film, A Very Bad Day, created by County Prep senior, Qu’Raun Scott-McKoy, will have its premiere on Friday, October 6 at the Golden Door Film Festival in Jersey City. Qu’Raun’s film was one of only a handful of movies selected in the Young Filmmakers category for this prestigious festival. Qu’Raun is an Audio Visual Production...Continue reading

CP’s Tyanna Baez and Qu’Raun Scott-McKoy Accepted into Tisch’s Summer Filmmakers Workshop

Ms. Pica proudly congratulates Audio Visual Production students Tyanna Baez and Qu’Raun Scott-McKoy on their acceptance into Tisch’s Summer High School Filmmakers Workshop! Tyanna and Qu’Raun will spend a month this summer on NYU’s campus developing their directing, shooting, and editing skills to produce a music video and short film. The curriculum for the Filmmakers...Continue reading

Three County Prep Students Accepted into Teen Video Workshop

Congratulations to County Prep’s Audio Visual Production students Tyanna Baez, Shayna Martins-Krasner, and Qu’Raun Scott-McKoy for their acceptance into The Jewish Museum’s High School Video Workshop!   Audio Visual Production teacher, Ms. Pica, is very proud of them for their hard-work and excited to see the great films they’ll create throughout the workshop. The students,...Continue reading

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