Four Students Earn All-County Music Honors

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Babylon high school students Samantha Gerdes, Kathryn Oman, Matthew Taggart and Colleen McKeown were chosen to participate in the 2012 New York State Council of Administrators of Music Education/Suffolk County Music Educators Association’s High School All-County Music Festival, which will be held on Nov. 16 at Northport High School. Oman was also selected as an All-State alternate.
    
These four talented students were selected to participate in the All-County festival from a pool of hundreds of high school juniors and seniors throughout Suffolk County, and their selection was based on a variety of factors. To earn one of the highly-coveted spots in the festival, students needed the highest level of recommendation from their high school music instructor as well as high scores at the New York State School Music Association festival.
    
“On behalf of the music department, I would like to congratulate these hardworking and dedicated students that have been selected to participate in the 2012 NYSCAME/SCMEA All-County Festival,” said Babylon Director of Fine Arts Angela Turk. “This is a great honor and one that recognizes these students as among the best musicians in the county. The district is extremely proud of their accomplishments.”
    
Babylon’s fine arts department is also pleased to announce that Babylon High School students Genny Gravina, Carolanne Murphy and Miranda Richards were selected to have their artwork displayed at the New York State School Boards Association conference, which will be held later this year in Rochester, N.Y.