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Dante Kanterezhi-Gatto 

July 25, 2022-- This coming school year, all students in grades 6-12 are encouraged to participate in the New Jersey Technical Students Association. Funded by the NJDOE Middle Grades Career Awareness grant, Bridge to the Future, and Perkins funding at the high school level, students learn about some of the highest-paying careers in the state, and have fun competing in events locally and-- if they’re lucky-- at the national level.

All students in the Engineering, Computer Science, Architecture and Digital Arts programs of study are automatically signed up and participate as part of their learning experience. All are welcome and encouraged to participate. NJTSA competitive areas include everything from Fashion Design Technology to Structural Design and Engineering.

This year, STEAM Engineering Academy student Dante Kanterezhi-Gatto, under the guidance of High School East Engineering Academy Educator and NJTSA Advisor Greg Perlman, placed as a top three finalist for the extemporaneous speech topic in NJ and was asked to attend the national convention in Dallas, Texas, where he competed against finalists from across the country and attended a conference with over 6,000 participants. Dante practiced extensively and made exemplary choices leading up to the national TSA competition this year. He looks forward to the years to come.

If you are up to the challenge, join a team in the fall!