Student Achievements Applauded at Herricks Board of Ed. Meeting
The Herricks Public Schools recognized students for their academic and musical successes on Feb. 2, during a Board of Education Meeting held in the Herricks Community Center. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Fino Celano, along with members of the Board, presented congratulatory certificates to a total of eight high school students in acknowledgment of their outstanding accomplishments.
Alan Chen, Bongseok Jung, Nora Koe, Setu Mehta and Natalie Tan were honored for their distinction as scholars in the 2017 Regeneron Science Talent Search, formerly known as the Intel Science Talent Search. Approximately 300 students out of approximately 1,750 entrants from throughout the country earned this title.
Mikayla Chan, Adam Cordero and Joanna Lau received accolades for their selection to the 2017 Honor Orchestra of America – one of three ensembles that comprise the Music for All National Festival. They will perform on the violin, clarinet and flute, respectively, in Indianapolis, Indiana from March 9-11. According to Music for All, the honor ensembles provide a national stage and world-class learning and performance opportunities with distinguished conductors, artists and master teachers.
Joanna was also commended as a featured performer in the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra’s Nassau Symphony Orchestra and Nassau Principal Orchestra, and winner in the Manhattan School of Music Concerto Competition.