Becoming an Arts Ed Now Ambassador! By Tuchau Ly

I Am Tuchau Ly.

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Performing Arts is my Passion.

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I am currently a junior at Bayonne High School and I am the Arts Ed Now Ambassador for my high school! I participate a lot in my school’s productions. From dance concerts to musicals and plays. Name it and I’m most likely a part of it!

What is an Arts ed Now ambassador?

An Arts Ed Now Ambassador is a representative or promoter of arts education and the Arts Ed Now campaign (

. The ambassador will attend meetings, events, workshops, professional development, conferences, Arts Festivals, etc. 

The ambassador will promote the importance of a well rounded eduction that includes the arts. In addition, the ambassador will identify conflicts and issues with access in their community.

Additionally, the ambassador will develop relations and gain sponsors for new ideas and projects.

Ambassador Within BHS

  • Share my knowledge of the importance of arts education
  • Share information about Arts Ed Now
  • Share my arts education story and encourage others to share theirs ( 
  • Find opportunities to engage my peers and teachers with the campaign and share on social media our accomplishments using #ArtsEdNow 
  • Send out surveys/polls for new ideas and projects for Arts Ed
  • Attend meetings within the schools that focus on Arts in Education

Upcoming Events!

My school is only days away from the opening night of our very first production of the year, “Lizzie Borden Took an Axe.” I’m more of a musical kind of gal, but that doesn’t stop me from helping out! 

It’s my first time, but I am the Stage Manager! 

Come and support the BHS Drama Society on November 22nd and 23rd at 7 PM and November 24 at 2 PM.


December 2019 UPDATE

Ambassador Tuchau back for a little update!

This past weekend, the 2019 Thespian Festival: The Revival, took place! An exciting event that surpassed what I imagined it to be! Not only did I meet so many talented people, but I was given the opportunity to reconnect with some Alumni Thespians from my school. Bayonne High School took home 3rd Place for the Chapter Select category, and 2nd Place for both Best Male Lead (Antony Erian) and Best Supporting Character (Jack Engdall)! Congratulations to everyone who won and for representing your Troupe excellently!

Just recently, on December 12, 2019, Bayonne High School presented their Winter Concert: Holiday Pops! With the holidays right around the corner, what better way to get into the spirit than listening to holiday music?

Even better, music performed by the talented musicians and singers of BHS!

The concert went off successfully without a hitch with half of the house full! The audience went home filled with holiday cheer!

Be sure to FOLLOW us on Instagram! 

Coming up, BHS is preparing for two musical productions:

  • Cinderella Jr. – February 21, 2020 
  • Matilda – April 3, 2020.

Mark your calendars and come support the BHS Drama Society!

Remember to Check the Arts Ed Now Calendar to See Upcoming Events! 

January 2020 UPDATE

Just last Saturyday was STANJ, the Speech and Theatre Association of New Jersey!

This is Bayonne High School’s first time attending and we were so thrilled to be surrounded by so much talent! Congratulations to everyone who placed and for representing your school!

Exciting news!

The cast list for “Matilda” just came out a few hours ago!

Come see the Bayonne High School Drama Society production of “Matilda” in the Spring on April 3rd, 4th, and 5th!

February 2020 UPDATE

This entire month, the BHS Drama Jr. Society has had rehearsals for the upcoming musical, Cinderella Jr.! Come support our  little talented stars and watch them bring a fairy-tale to life!

Shows are:

February 21 @ 7 PM

February 22 @ 2 PM & 7 PM

Just last month, the BHS Dance Department had their concert, ‘Generation Z’ at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater! The dancers were given the opportunity to work with guest choreographers like Carlos Neto and experienced performing on a New York stage!

Also last month, the BHS A Capella group, the Bees’ Knees, participated in the NE Voices Master Workshop in Massachusetts! They were given feedback on their performance and had an experience of a life-time! Look forward to more of their performances in the future!

Follow their Instagram for more updates!

Arts Ed Now is ecstatic to introduce the TikTok Challenge! Submit a TikTok pertaining to “What Arts Education means to you” using #ARTSEDNOW

Videos will be showcased on our social media until March 30 and the top 3 videos will receive prizes for their school!

Arts Ed Now encourages everyone to participate in the #IHeartArtsEd Photo-a-day Challenge!

Follow the Arts Ed Instagram to follow along as I complete the challenge!

Check back and follow along as I will be reporting back on a monthly basis through the e-newsletter. 

#ArtsEdNow #ArtsEdNowAmbassador on social media. 


I hope to reach my peers by announcing this on the morning announcements in my school and its school newspaper regarding events and important information.

May 2020 UPDATE

Hey hey hey! It’s Intern Tuchau back for another update! Apologies for not updating in March and April. Virtual Learning, as you all may know (from experience for from others ranting) that it has been pretty tough. On this blog, we’ll take a look at virtual learning for the rest of the school year and my thoughts on it.

Thoughts on Virtual Learning

I agree with the decision to continue virutual learning for the rest of the year because it is the best way to ensure everyone’s safety. Although everyone is forced to become homebodies, it allows the virus to pass by faster and quickly bring life back to normal.

As a high school student myself, I understand the complaints and pains that students face. Sure, virtual learning is an excellent way to continue schools while staying safe, but I found that it takes a major toll mentally and physically. 

My eyes are strained from staring at the computer screen for so long and my brain feels all mushy trying to comprehend difficult topics by myself. There is the option to email teachers questions, but there is only so much they can explain through an email. 

It’s frustrating but, it helps build our character and endurance (positivity is key during this crucial time!).

Experience & Value

Art class requires students to have hands-on experience and face-to-face interactions. However, due to the virus, art classes must take place in our own homes with teachers giving lessons to the best of their abilities.

As a student who takes art classes, it is quite difficult to get the experience that is ideal. Although students are given assignments and feedback on their performance, it is very difficult to teach essential skills and lessons.

Despite the lack of experience, I feel that schools are trying their best to value the arts. 

Thoughts on Next Year

Next year will be a better year. The virus will no longer be a threat and everyone is able to continue their lives before. Students and teachers will come together to begin the cyle of learning — the way we all know it to be: School!

Take Me Home -- By the Bee's Knees

Check back and follow along as I will be reporting back on a monthly basis through the e-newsletter. 

#ArtsEdNow #ArtsEdNowAmbassador on social media. 


I hope to reach my peers by announcing this on the morning announcements in my school and its school newspaper regarding events and important information.

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