Schools: Quartets to Perform; Environmental Singalong

The Huntington High School string quartet and bass quartet will perform Friday at the Heckscher Museum of Art.

The performance is part of the museum’s First Friday program which includes extended viewing hours from 5 – 8:30 pm., with performances at 7 p. m.

Members of the String and Bass Quartets have participated in the NYSSMA Solo & Ensemble Festival. These tenth through 12th graders participate in Huntington High School’s Chamber Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra, other Huntington High School Honors Ensembles, and have all participated in the SCMEA All-County Music Festival and the Long Island String Festival.

String Quartet: Brad Nisipeanu, violin; Enzo Pupillo, violin; Brooke Parks, viola; Ian Rotunno, cello; Bass Quartet: Tyler Wheeler, violin; Deandre Simmons, violin; Amalia Heinz, viola; Ada Cruz-Gutierrez, bass; Orchestra Director: Mr. James DiMeglio.

Northport Mathematicians

The following Northport students presented their research projects at the Long Island Math Fair at Hofstra University last week.
  • Gold Medalists: Sierra Beamer/Grace Rozell (team) and Sofia Zaffer
  • Silver Medalists: Ben Abbass, Kailey Ciszek, Lily Eagen, Emily Wickard
  • Bronze Medalists: Ian Gallo, Molly Gonzalez, Jacob Raimo
  • Honorable Mention to: Dora Fields, Jack Maisch, Daniel Miller, George Racz
Fox Scholarship
An Elwood student has been awarded the Dr. Charles Krauthammer Memorial Scholarship awarded by Fox News Media.
Benjamin Fuchs was one of two awarded the scholarship. The other student was Kate Parker of Walter Panas High School in Cortlandt Manor.
Fuchs is the vice president of the Chamber Strings Orchestra. He is also the high school representative and lead volunteer at the Commack Community Pantry and a youth Jiu-jitsu instructor. He intends to major in electrical and electronics engineering this fall at Penn State University.

Established by Fox News Media in 2018, the Dr. Charles Krauthammer Memorial Scholarship awards eligible children of network employees a monetary stipend per college year for a maximum of four years. All aspects of the program, including the selection of winners and the administration of their awards, are conducted through the National Merit Scholarship Program by the independent, not-for-profit National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

Krauthammer served as a contributor to Fox News Media from 2002 up until his death in 2018. A Pulitzer prize-winning syndicated journalist and physician, Dr. Krauthammer joined The Washington Post in 1984, where he continued to write a weekly syndicated column until his death and served as a contributing editor to The Weekly Standard. He began his journalism career at The New Republic and previously served as a speechwriter to Vice President Walter Mondale in 1980 and as chief resident in psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

Northport’s Top Two

Northport High School seniors John Dwyer and Dessa Kavrakis have been named, respectively,
valedictorian and salutatorian.

Dwyer will be attending Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he will continue playing baseball and plans to major in engineering. In addition to being a member of the Northport varsity baseball team, he is also a member of the Academy of Finance, played for the volleyball team and was named a National Merit
Finalist this year.

 Kavrakis is headed to Harvard University next year and will be enrolled in a five-year dual degree program allowing her to major in both neuroscience and music. The prestigious program allows her to receive a master’s degree at the Berklee College of Music while receiving her bachelor’s degree from Harvard. Currently, Dessa is  a member of Northport High School’s Powdered Wigs and secretary of the senior class of 2023 and secretary in the National Honor Society.

Harborfields district photo

Environmental Singalong

Washington Drive Primary School held its annual Earth Day Sing-Along on April 25. Students prepare by learning environmental-themed songs during music classes, decorating Earth Day headbands and participating in a schoolwide craft. They also learned ways that they can help the planet and listened to Earth Day messages over the morning announcements.


The Harborfields Central School District’s thriving art and music programs were highlighted at the April 19 Board of Education meeting.
First up was a live performance of an excerpt of Harborfields High School musical “Newsies,” featuring a showcase number from the entire theater company and pit orchestra. This was followed by an appearance by the Harborfields High School Marching Band, walking through the audience and auditorium to put on a bravura performance. Several student-musicians addressed the audience, describing their positive experiences in the marching band.

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