Bellport singers perform at All-Eastern Festival

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Two Bellport High School student-musicians recently performed at the prestigious National Association for Music Education All-Eastern Festival, held at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center with a culminating concert at the Eastman Theatre. MacKenzie Cover, junior, performed with the All-Eastern Mixed Chorus, and Keira Ballan, senior, sang in the All-Eastern Treble Chorus. The talented students were selected based on their impressive NYSSMA scores.

Date Added: 5/26/2023

Bellport musicians attend jazz concert at Lincoln Center

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Members of the Bellport High School Jazz Band and Tri-M Music Honor Society recently attended the Tito Puente and Tito Rodriguez Centennial Celebration of Jazz at Lincoln Center. Three music teachers and 23 students took the LIRR into Grand Central Station, enjoyed dinner at the Playwright Tavern, explored Central Park, attended a pre-concert lecture by Joe Conzo, saw a live pre-concert performance by Karen Joseph and MamboCha, and attended the two-hour concert led by Carlos Henriquez, bassist for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.

Date Added: 5/25/2023

37 inducted into Bellport HS Tri-M

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Bellport High School recently inducted 37 student-musicians in grades 10 through 12 into its Tri-M Music Honor Society chapter.

To earn the honor, the students were required to participate in their school’s concerts, participate in the 2022 and 2023 New York State School Music Association Solo Evaluation Festivals, maintain a 90 GPA in all music classes, have strong music teacher recommendations and volunteer at district music performances.
The South Country School District congratulates the following new Tri-M members:

Luke Allan
Keira Ballan
Hannah Carlson
Sara Cornacchiulo
MacKenzie Cover
Christina Craig
Christopher Craig
Evan Dedis
Samantha DeLillo
Maya Dixit
Skye Dodge
Maya Hassan
Oscar Hernandez
Olivia Horn
Liany Kasten
Melina Kasten
Emma Kuegel
Marissa LaSorsa
Alexandria Lewkowski
Rachel Li
Taylor Macioce
Michael Nesi
Rachel Petri
Rileigh Picken
Natalie Ponter
Brenna Porter
Robert Queen
Emily Robbins
Kaelyn Schmidt
Ryan Schneider
Kaitlyn Schuessler
William Schuessler
Ryan Seubert
Ella Steckle
Jordan Truce
Abigail Welch
Grace Zimlinghaus

Date Added: 5/24/2023

Bellport High School names Class of 2023 top students

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Bellport High School has announced the top 10 students of the Class of 2023. Leading the group are Hannah De Los Santos and Alexandria Lewkowski, who will serve as the Class of 2023 valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, and Sara Cornacchiulo, the class essayist. The three seniors earned the top spots through their outstanding commitment to academics. Rounding out the list of high-achieving seniors are Nikolle Slavnova, Kaitlyn Foley, Amelia Kocay, Skye Dodge, Patricia Lopez, Rachel Li and Eliza Beitel.

De Los Santos is an AP Scholar with Distinction and holds a National Hispanic Recognition Award. She will also be graduating with an AP Capstone designation. She is a member of her school’s National, Science and Math honor societies and Athletes Helping Athletes Club. She is a scholar-athlete and plays both soccer and softball. She intends to study biochemistry on a pre-med track in college.

Lewkowski is an AP Scholar with Distinction and a member of her school’s National, Science, Math and Tri-M Music honor societies, and will be graduating with an AP Capstone designation. She also is a member of her school’s Italian Club and participates in Stony Brook University’s Women in Science and Engineering program. In addition, she plays the viola in her school’s string and chamber orchestras. Outside of school, she works for a local nursing home. In the fall, she plans to study biology with a goal to go into microbiology research for oncology.

Cornacchiulo is an AP Scholar with Distinction and a member of her school’s National, Math, Science and Art honor societies. She is also a member of the Yearbook Club and varsity tennis team and performs the flute in her school’s band and pit orchestra. She plans to study art education at Pratt Institute this fall.

Date Added: 4/12/2023