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Rewarded for heart in music and art


The East Meadow School District honored the musical and artistic talents of its students at its annual Music and Art Awards at East Meadow High School on May 7.

“A special thank you to our faculty, parents and board of education that help to support the arts programs and creativity of our students,” said Superintendent Kenneth Card Jr., opening the evening’s awards. “We are extremely proud of the accomplishments of our students that help to show the ‘great’ happening here.”

Following Card’s remarks, the district’s nine school principals presented humanitarian awards to four students from each building, honoring those who lead by example, promote sensitivity and respect for diversity in school and foster tolerance through service to the school community.

Another highlight of the evening was the announcement that the district has been named a nine-time National Association of Music Merchants Best Community for Music Education.

“Congratulations to all of our students for their success throughout the year with excellence in music and art,” said Christopher Hale, the district’s director of art and music. “I want to also thank the staff for their dedication and hard work.”

—Brian Stieglitz