High Tech High School students appear in new music video

The visuals are for music by student Lauralie Mufute of Jersey City

A screenshot of Lauralie's music video for her song "No Fool."
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A screenshot of Lauralie's music video for her song "No Fool."

Students from High Tech High School in Secaucus have appeared in a music video released last month.

Lauralie Mufute’s music video, “No Fool”, was released on Friday, November 12. Mufute, a Jersey City resident who goes by the stage name Lauralie, is currently a Musical Theatre major at High Tech High School where she is a senior. She previously released the single “Bully.”

Lauralie and her peers star in the new music video that has now been out for about a month. The 3:74-minute long video shows off not only her smooth skills but also her and her fellow students’ dancing talent.

The other High Tech High School students that Lauralie worked with on “No Fool” as dancers and collaborators in the production of the video include: junior Ayele Hyde, a Dance major from Jersey City; senior Jovy Rose Mariano, a Dance major from Bayonne; senior Brogan Donston, a Dance major from Hoboken; freshman Sibel Gitonga, a Dance major from Jersey City; and junior Darius Rush, a Tech and Visual Major from Jersey City.

The superintendent of the Hudson County Schools of Technology (HCST) school district, Amy Lin-Rodriguez, applauded the students’ work.

“We are so proud to see our HCST students doing such wonderful creative work,” said Lin-Rodriguez. “At High Tech High School, and across all of HCST’s campuses, we strive to foster an environment in which students are able to pursue their creative passions, and develop the skills to excel. It is wonderful to see Lauralie, Jovy, Darius, Brogan, Ayele, and Sibel doing just that in this remarkable new video.”

According to Lin-Rodriguez, their success in this project is reflective of the talent and dedication fostered in the HCST community.

Watch the music video for “No Fool” on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkIyOKokuNo.

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