Greater Hartford Arts Academy Welcomes Nick Cannon as Principal for a Day

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Lynn Sferrazza
    Nick Cannon visited Hartford Wednesday as principal for a day at CREC's Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts.

    Nick Cannon is principal of the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts.

    On a normal day, that statement would seem like a joke. But on Wednesday, that is nothing but the truth.

    Students at the Capitol Region Education Council (CREC) school won a Hot 93.7 contest to have Cannon be their principal for a day after rallying the most votes.

    “This is a unique experience, where a celebrated artist will meet aspiring young artists,” Jeffrey Ostroff, the academy's actual principal, said in a news release. “We are honored and proud to have him at our school to meet our amazing students.”

    Cannon, host of NBC's "America's Got Talent," is an actor, comedian and musician also well known for his previous role as chairman of TeenNick and star of Nickelodeon's "All That" and "The Nick Cannon Show."

    What did Cannon do as principal? His itinerary included student shoutouts, playing music and taking photos with students. Students all prepared a performance for him. He is scheduled to appear at both the Colt Campus on Huyshope Avenue and the Learning Corridor Campus on Washington Street.

    The event is not open to the public.