Directors Update: Final Week

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Parents and Guardians,

The Final Banquet and the Awards Ceremony are over. The final dance took place shortly afterwards, followed by pizza and movies as students continued to bid each other farewell. Tears of goodbye were shed today, as students said adieu to their new friends from the four corners of the world.


The Thursday night coffeehouse, with its public speakers, journalists, and creative writers; the Friday afternoon class exhibitions of CPR demonstrations, business and sports business pitches in a “Shark Tank” fashion, and Math and Engineering students bridges, and then the fashion class runway and the musical theater/motion picture extravaganza – these were all impressive examples of what these students have accomplished in their four short weeks here in New York City. They are an exceptionally talented group of young men and women, and the faculty and staff have been honored to be able to get to know them.


Here is a gallery with a sample of the art work presented by the Fine Arts classes:

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Click here to view the Musical Theater Performance or Journalism Class’ Website.


Thank you for sharing the summer with us. I hope that each and every student of NYCE 2016 brings the same energy that they felt here to their respective schools at home, as well as further afield. It was refreshing and inspiring for me, as an educator, to spend a month learning alongside them. I am sure that the friendships and connections formed this summer will have a memorable, lasting impact on all the students, as they will have on all of us here.

With warm regards,

Kevin B. Held

NYCE Director