Schools: Music Scholarships, Northport Quilting Project

The Long Island Music Hall of Fame is accepting applications for their 2022 Student Scholarship and “Educator of Note” programs.

The organization will award four $500 scholarships to graduating students. These scholarships will provide funding for eligible graduating high school students from Nassau, Suffolk, Brooklyn, Queens, or Kings (Brooklyn) Counties who have shown an interest in pursuing a career in music. To apply and to read the eligibility requirements, please download the scholarship application. Applications are due May 13.

The  “Educator of Note” program recognizes music teachers and professors in public or private schools, as well as colleges or studios who have demonstrated a commitment to music education. The winner is honored with a grant to be used within the school or district where they teach (or taught). To nominate an individual for the “Educator of Note Award,” please download the “Educator of Note” application. Applications are due Sept. 30.


Quilt project in Northport

Students enrolled in Northport High School’s PORT Academy (Program of Resilient Teens) worked together to create a story quilt. Each student designed a 12 inch by 12 inch square to represent their culture or their personal identity, which was then compiled into one large 5-by-5 foot quilt.  Materials included fabric swatches, paint and beads, with student designs ranging from their cultural flags to their personal logos or favorite animals. Art teacher Brian Hart led students through the activity and sewed each of the pieces together to produce the full piece.

Elwood National Merit Finalist

John H. Glenn High School senior Anson Kwan was recently named a National Merit Finalist in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program, based on his scores on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Kwan is now eligible to be considered for one of 7,500 National Merit Scholarships.

Harborfields National Merit Finalists

Harborfields High School seniors Alison Ryan and Jacob Siegel were recently announced as Finalists in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program, making them eligible for National Merit Scholarship consideration.

Cold Spring Harbor Ukraine Project

Cold Spring Harbor elementary schools united to support the Save the Children Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund, spearheaded by West Side Elementary School sixth grade student Sadie Flynn, who reached out to Goosehill Primary School, and Lloyd Harbor Elementary School to invite them to join her mission. All three elementary schools embraced the drive. Donations collected from all three
schools totaled $5,550. In addition, Sadie’s father’s employer generously offered to match
the funds raised.

Scholastic Writing Award 

Cold Spring Harbor High School senior Jessica Wang has won the Scholastic Silver Medal with Distinction for her senior writing portfolio.

The award is  given to 15 writers selected from among a pool of 300,000+ submissions to Scholastic each year. Jessica was awarded a monetary scholarship and will attend the June 2022 award ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City. This invitation includes writing workshops, panelists specifically for national medalists and her portfolio will be published in the online Scholastic Art and Writing gallery.

Out of the six submissions entered in her senior portfolio, Jessica also received a
National Gold Medal, selected out of the top 1% of 300,000, a Regional Gold Key, two Silver
Keys and one Honorable Mention.

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