Creative Work of High Schoolers Acted/Shown at MCCC
The special event, with parents and teachers in attendance, marked the publication of Aspirations, an annual literary and art journal published through a partnership between Mercer County Community College and area high schools.
Now in its 21st year, Aspirations is designed to encourage creativity in literature and the arts. This year’s joint editorial board was composed of representatives from Mercer County Community College and the Ewing, Hamilton, Hightstown, Hopewell Valley, McCorristin, Sci Core Academy and West Windsor-Plainsboro high schools. The editors for the competitive journal read hundreds of submissions and chose the very best stories, poems, essays and drawings.
Aspirations is now available at high school libraries throughout the county. Students from almost all of Mercer County’s public and parochial high schools were represented in the publication – a total of 141.
MCCC faculty members who lent their talent to the project were Robin Schore (English), who served as lead editor; James Kelly (Music), who directed the student musicians, and Nick Anselmo (Theatre), who directed the student actors and dancers. Susan Zambrio, administrator of the college’s Liberal Arts Division, served as project director.
is funded in part through the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission
through the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey
State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the
National Endowment of the Arts.