Long Beach Board of Ed. Celebrates the Arts

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The Long Beach Public Schools’ April Board of Education Meetings spotlighted the district’s art and music achievers. On April 6, All-County musicians representing the middle school and high school were commended, as were four students who performed at the Long Island Strings Festival Association concert. The April 20 gathering featured recognitions of students at all grade levels who have excelled in photography, visual arts and photojournalism.

At both meetings, parents, community members and the Board of Education watched proudly as Julia Lang-Shapiro, Director of Media, Visual & Performing Arts, presented select students with certificates.  The Long Beach schools consistently provide many opportunities for students to explore the arts and cultivate their talents. See below for the full list of honorees.

The April 6 meeting included a review of the proposed 2016-17 budget, which the community will vote upon on May 16. At the April 20 meeting, Director of Elementary Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Sean Murray gave a detailed and informative presentation on Elementary Social Studies and Science Curriculum. He explained that the district has excelled in all phases of the integration of state standards and has created an environment of inquiry based learning and exciting experiences for all students.

Certificate Recipients:

Long Island String Festival Association: Sophia Elenson, Joshua Kapilian, Claire Ezratty, Jorge Romero

All County High School: Alec Chasin, Luc Esformes, Sam Miller, Joshua Kapilian, David Newman, Amanda Roman, Samantha Snow, Olivia DiResta, Mikayla Faria, Sophia Elenson, Jorge Romero, Michael Corsale, Harrison Phillips, Thomas Walsh, Logan Friedman

All County Middle School: Delphine Esformes, Chandler Rosenzweig, Justin Small, Jasmine Soriano, Liam White, Maryn Ascher, Aaron Conte, Louise Dattolico, Ava Lithgow, Jacob LoCascio, Isabella McCavera, Matthew O’Connor, Noah Robinson, Ryan Stout, Matthias Roth, Jonathan Wachs, Jordan Collinson, Natalie Lessard, Ashley Friedman

Art League of LI Go APE Exhibit Award of Excellence: Natalie Manzanilla

“My Perspective” Art Guild Juried Photo Exhibit: Phillip Persky

National Art Education Association Conference Presenters: Kristen Miciotta, Savannah Kile, Natalie Quintero, Bianca Hayes

Long Island’s Best Young Artists at the Heckscher Museum: Kristen Miciotta (Third-place overall winner), Daniella Bruzzone (Promising Young Artist Award winner), Maiya Abramson, Lea Jaffe, Lindsey Kranitz, Madison Murray

PFLI Annual HS Photography Contest: Jovanna Vicente (first place), Charles Mandell (third place)

Nassau Community College Honors Program 19th Annual Arts & Science Fair: Meilin Garfinkel (Best in Show for Art), Margaret O’Malley-Rebovich (Honorable Mention for Art) and James O-‘Connor (third-place)

Art Supervisor’s Association All County Art Show Elementary: Simaiyah Wardana, Zachary Scouten, Jacqueline Ching, Myla Sanchez, Allison Blanco Cruz, Christopher Mitchell, Alana Roscoe, Rihanna Bishun, Aidan Tarsia

Art Supervisor’s Association All County Art Show Middle School: Livia Casalaina, Ashley Friedman, Andrew Geller, Caroline Roser Dialma, Natalie Lessard, Arielle Nason, Cecile Lessard, Lucia Tomicick, Jhana Prue

Art Supervisor’s Association All County Art Show High School: Janeris Gonzalez, Nina Capofarri, Anna Xiao, Jaci Zitman, Julianne Jacobson, Shannon Gioia, Gabrielle Gravina, Rianna MacKay, Carmen Sabedra, Phoebe Keane, Grace Rosenberg, Ava Tassiello, Emily Tejeda-Postigo, Gabrielle Cerullo, Katherine Farrell, Angela Maure, Morgan Rubel, Kristen Miciotta