Three Village Students Place at Piano Competition. Several students from Three Village enjoyed success at the annual Suffolk Piano Teachers Foundation competition. First place winners will play at two "Honors Recitals" at the Staller Center in June. Among the winners were:
- Julia D’Alto, a third-grader at Arrowhead Elementary, tied for first place in the Elementary division performing "Rondo in Classic Style" by W. Gillock.
- Albert Choi, a third-grader at Minnesauke Elementary, won second place in the Elementary division performing "5 Variations on a Russian Folksong Op. 51 No. 1" by D. Kabalevsky.
- Alicia Heintzelman, a fourth-grader at Nassakeag Elementary, won third place in the Elementary division performing "Wild Ride" by J. Wells.
- Charles Sun, a sixth-grader at Nassakeag Elementary, tied for first place in the Late Intermediate division performing "Waltz in A-flat, Op. 39 No.15" by J. Brahms.
- Gabriel Downs, a ninth-grader at Gelinas Junior High, won second place in the Late Advanced division performing "Prelude in C# minor, Op. 3 No. 2" by S. Rachmaninoff.
For more information on the Suffolk Piano Teachers Foundation or for full results, send an email SuffolkPianoTeachers@gmail.com.
Ward Melville Students Winners in Essay Competition. Eren “Duke” William Atalay, a sophomore at Ward Melville, won third place in the annual essay competition sponsored by the Japan Center at Stony Brook University and Canon USA with an essay titled "A Sacrifice That Should Not Be Forgotten." Atalay won a $500 prize along with a Canon camera. Fellow WMHS student Kelsey Weymouth-Little took home an honorable mention. According to the Japan Center, "The goal of the essay competition is to promote awareness and understanding of Japan in the United States and to help young Americans broaden their international horizons."
All-County and Scholar-Athlete Wrestlers Lauded. Nick Piccininni and Pierce Curran received All County awards at the Suffolk County Wrestling Coaches Association Awards Banquet. Piccininni took home the SCWCA State Champion Recognition Award after in February. Curran and teammate DJ Celebucki were among 22 athletes honored for their academic achievements as well, each taking home a piece of $22,000 in scholarships given out at the banquet.