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The artwork of 36 of the district’s finest student-artists was selected to hang at the Art Supervisors Association’s 15th annual Nassau All-County Art Exhibit, held at Farmingdale State College’s Roosevelt Hall on March 10. In addition, Wantagh High School senior John Leahy was named a senior scholarship winner.

This exhibition honors the county’s top student-artists in grades K-12 who have demonstrated excellence in a variety of two-dimensional visual artwork including drawing, painting, printmaking, computer graphics and photography. Student entries are selected by teachers and are limited to a maximum of three pieces of artwork from each teacher.    

The district congratulates the following students on this outstanding achievement:

Wantagh High School: Catherine Desiderio, Michael Kearney, John Leahy, Julie Mecchela, Julianna Montanile, Casey O’Connor, Gianna Paier, Caitlyn Parisi, Constantine Patmanidis, Claire Riis, Kassidy Samaroo and Angelina Torre


Wantagh Middle School: Arielle Combs, Abigail Conway, Kelly Hinz, Catherine Ibrahim, Emily Korotki, Madeline Lehrer, Margaret McLoughlin and Alexa Morris


Forest Lake Elementary School: Joseph Messina and Lexi Negreira


Mandalay Elementary School: Liliana Amato and Kayla Mondelli


Wantagh Elementary School: Julianna Boyce, Daniel Goncalves and Raliegh Wilson


Participating Teachers: Sharon Bogolubov, Natalie Douglas, Jacqueline Gallo, Jaclyn Gentilesco, Krista Hagan, Keith Hunter, Athanasia Karaiskos, Danielle Macumber and Peter Parlagreco