School Notes: Spooky STEM Night, Huntington Hosting Music Festival

Students dressed in costumes roamed the halls of Northport High School on Oct. 15
as they participated in more than 25 Halloween-themed STEM activities.

The third annual STEM Family night brought parents and students out to witness activities and get a close-up look at science and technology.

Kindergartners through fifth graders participated in activities including Sphero and VEX
Robots, Turn and Learn Magnetic Gears, 3D spiderwebs and hexbugs, and a variety of math,
games, puzzles and engineering challenges.

Students also tried growth mindset activities that challenged them to create structures using uncooked spaghetti and mini marshmallows, or build a tower of plastic cups while only using a rubber band and string. A growth mindset is a concept that a person’s abilities can be developed through practice hard work, dedication and motivation. 

“The annual Elementary STEM Family Night was a spooky, spectacular success,”
Science, Technology and Engineering Education Chairperson David Storch said.

Huntington Hosting Music Festival

Huntington High School will host this year’s All-County music festival of the New York State Council of Administrators of Music Education.

Twenty Huntington High School musicians has been selected to perform at the festival, which will be held Nov.15 at 7:30 p.m.

“These talented students were chosen based upon their New York State School Music Association solo evaluation scores and teacher recommendations,” said Eric Reynolds, Huntington’s district director of fine and performing arts.  “In order to be eligible, students must perform an instrumental or vocal solo of the highest level of musicality at the annual NYSSMA solo festival and be a junior or senior enrolled in a school music ensemble.”

The Huntington students who have been selected to perform include:


Nathan Musso: Trumpet/Clarinet

Nicholas Danseglio: Flute

Nathan Soric: Clarinet

Emerson Forbes: Snare Drum

Mixed Chorus

Joshua Avidor: Tenor

Sarah Biernacki: Alto

Brenden Garcia: Bass

Ryan Gibson-Dunne: Tenor

Robert Jean-Gilles: Bass

Keenan Lyons: Tenor

Julia Segal: Soprano

Abigail Semelsberger: Soprano

Treble Chorus

Chloe Buffone: Soprano

Kyra DeSalvo: Alto

Katherine Eichenberger, Alto


Kyle Perea: Double Bass

Eliana Ng: Flute

Michael Reed: Trumpet

Ella Siepel: Viola

Grace Wildermuth: Double Bass

About 500 student musicians from across Suffolk County annually come together to rehearse for over 14 hours over three days culminating in a concert performance. 

Harborfields Musicians to All County

Nine Harborfields High School students have been selected to perform in one of four ensembles at the NYSCAME All-County Music Festival.

All-County Orchestra:

Evangelea Andreadis, Viola

Everett Borman, Violin 1

Hope Lusby, Violin 1

All-County Band:

Victoria Bell, Trumpet/Cornet

Jared Buchholtz, Trumpet/Cornet


Mixed Chorus:

Julia Perz, Soprano 1

Treble Chorus:

Olivia Freiberger, Soprano 1

Angeline Miraglia, Alto 2

Jennifer Mittelman, Alto 2


Students, Schools Recognized for Athletic Participation


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