All-State, All-County Musicians Shine

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Two Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School students have been selected for the New York State School Music Association’s All-State Conference. Additionally, three students have also been chosen for All-County Honors.

Lesly Decastro and Kishaar Hodge were chosen to perform with the mixed chorus in the NYSSMA All-State Conference from Dec. 1-4 in Rochester, New York.

Joining Decastro and Hodge in the Suffolk County Music Educators Association’s All-County Festival are student-musicians Nicholas Favichia, Sarah St. Jean and Ashley Weekes in mixed chorus.

These students were chosen among thousands of student-musicians who auditioned at solo and ensemble festivals throughout Suffolk County and New York State.