40 Students Inducted into Fine Arts Honor Societies


Among board of education members, administrators, family and friends, 40 artistic and musically talented Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School students were respectively inducted into the National Art Honor Society and the Tri-M Music Honor Society.

During the ceremony, honor society advisers shared examples of the high level of talent and community service contributions of their society members. Each society’s executive board members explained the criteria a student must exhibit to be inducted into the society. As their name was read aloud, new inductees received a certificate and pin. In unison, they were led in reciting the pledge of the Tri-M Music and National Art honor societies.

The event also featured artwork by graduating Copiague seniors who plan to major in art or music at the college level in the fall.

“These students are dedicated to their school community,” said Coordinator of Fine Arts Jennifer Pierre-Louis. “They are role models for the younger students and next year’s incoming freshmen.”

The district congratulates the following new Tri-M Music Honor Society inductees: Michelle Abraham, Burak Enes Bilbay, Jackson Bright, Mondy Close, Jennifer Dabrowski, Kayla Dixon, Aaron Eng, Jessica Escobar, Adonai Forrester, Isabella Gilbert, Jeanine Guelee, Emily Korba, Kayla Madden, Lacy McIntyre, Kriyal Patel, Abigail Romero, Owen Rosenberg, Samantha Sattler, Neena Shah, Taylor Sharpe-Adams, Justin Taveras, Kevin Umana and Taylor Vetter.

Congratulations to the newest National Art Honor Society inductees: Shannon Corr, Katherine Del Valle, Medely Duran, Georgia Formes, Dawn Gioia, Jessica Gomez, Karen Kammer, Frederick Ketcham, Jennifer Lopez Hernandez, Emily Martinez, Nicole Mikolajczck, Claudia Motley, Karla Paragna, Abigail Romero, Jiana Santos, Sweta Singh and Adrian Taverez.