At the Feb. 15 meeting of the Lindenhurst Union Free School District Board of Education, the Board recognized several students for their incredible success in the fine and performing arts this school year.
Beginning the recognitions, Director of Fine and Performing Arts Jon Trapani introduced several special guests who joined the meeting to honor the Lindenhurst Marching Band for its outstanding season, winning a New York State championship among other notable accomplishments. Town of Babylon Supervisor Rich Schaffer, Deputy Supervisor/Councilman Tony Martinez and Councilman Terence McSweeney were in attendance to honor the students, and a note and certificates were sent in by Presiding Officer, Legislator 14th District, Kevin J. McCaffrey.
Continuing the recognitions, Lindenhurst High School senior Aurelia Cacace was honored for being named a National Association for Music Education All-Eastern Honors Symphonic Band selectee.
To conclude the recognitions several student-artists were honored for receiving various awards as part of their participation in different contests and exhibits. Yan Lin was awarded Best in Painting at the Suffolk County Art Leaders Association and Babylon Citizens Council on the Arts All-County and Scholarship Show; Olivia Rossi received the Babylon Citizens Council on the Arts Choice Award at the Suffolk County Art Leaders Association and Babylon Citizens Council on the Arts All-County and Scholarship Show; Katelyn Samuels received second place at the 2022 Suffolk High School Art Exhibition at the Sagtikos Art Gallery at Suffolk County Community College; Tabitha DeRiggi-Dreher was chosen as a published artist for the School of Visual Arts national open call for its publication, We the People 2022, and was the chosen artist to exhibit at the Long Island’s Best: Young Artists exhibition at The Heckscher Museum of Art; and Arianna Agnoli won best black and white photography for the Long Island Media Arts Festival, hosted by Five Towns College.
Date Added: 2/17/2023