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One-Act Festival at South High--May 4, 5, 11 & 12

One Act

South High School will present its annual One-Act Festival of senior-directed plays on four evenings: Thursday and Friday, May 4 and 5, and Thursday and Friday, May 11 and 12. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m., and are appropriate for grades 7 and up. Student directors, will be: Gavin Carillo, Jack Doremus, Lucia Geng, Noah Harouche, Isabella Malfi, Alexis Pramberger, Joshua Prisamt, and Benjamin Weber. For tickets and/or more information, please contact Thomas Marr, drama teacher/Theatre South director, at, or at (516) 441-4873.

Guide Post Takes Top Journalism Awards


North High School's student newspaper, Guide Post, received four top awards, including a First Place, at the Adelphi University Quill Awards for Outstanding Journalism.

First Place - Editors-in-Chief Samantha Kramer and Jennifer Otruba received First Place for Best Editorial, "SE17IORS: Is this Really How You Want to Leave Your Mark?"

Honorable Mentions - Guide Post received Honorable Mention for Most Outstanding Newspaper. Managing Editor Judy Zhang received Honorable Mention for Best Illustration or Cartoon. Columnist Hong Tam received Honorable Mention for Best Sports Story or Column.

Guide Post Staff - Editors-in-Chief: Samantha Kramer and Jennifer Otruba; Managing Editor: Judy Zhang; Copy Editor: David Liu; News Editors: Kevin Li and Alec Rich; Opinion Editors: Sasha Hakimian and Cori Shalit; Features Editor: Kimber Simchayof; Sports Editors: Joshua Nouriyelian and Jonathan Sasson; News Associates: Courtney Hakimian and Joshua Wigler; Opinion Associates: Alan Chau, Eric Rosenbaum, and Daniela Schwartz; Features Associates: Charlize Dilmanian, Koorosh Nabatian, and Magny Nabavian; Sports Associates: Michael Amrami, Nilesh Ganguli, and Isabella Mirro; Photographers: Daniel Mayeri and Sage Sherry; Staff Writers: Davina Khakshour, Ariella Lerner, Deborah Malekan, Sabrina Messite, Bob Qian, Omeed Tartak, and Lucien Wostenholme; Columnists: Nicole Heravi, David Liu, Carly Menker, and Hong Tam. Guide Post faculty advisor is Edward Baluyut, English/journalism teacher.


All-County Musicians Honored

Eight student musicians in the Great Neck Public Schools excelled at this year's All-County Music Festival held at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, in Brookville. Students earned positions of recognition after being tested for proficiency at rehearsals just prior to their concerts. At All County, students were grouped in divisions by grade: Division V--grades 11 and 12; Division IV--grades 9 and 10; Division III--grades 7 and 8; Division II--grade 6; and Division I--grade 5. Positions of recognition, by school, follow.

North High Honorees - Division IV--Omeed Tartak, principal euphonium player, band; and Scott Rothbaum, principal second clarinet, orchestra. These students are taught by Joseph Rutkowski, instrumental director.

South High Honoree - Division IV--Ashley Yu was featured as a soloist in "Let's Sing a Song of Brotherhood," mixed choir. Her vocal teacher is Dr. Pamela Levy.

South Middle Honorees - Division III--Diana Chu, selected as the only piccolo player, band; Eli Goldberger, principal clarinet, orchestra; and Jason Li, principal French horn, band. Division II--Drew Kim, concert master, violin, orchestra. These instrumental students are taught by Alan Schwartz, music department head.

Lakeville Honoree - Division I--Shira Lichter, concert mistress, first violin, orchestra. Her teacher at Lakeville is Juan Garcia.


Board Commends North Middle Students


Eighty-one North Middle School students were recently recognized by the Great Neck Public Schools Board of Education for contributing to the quality of life at their school. Student honorees, in alphabetical order, are: Alexandra Ahdoot, Liron Alishahian, Jared Astrof, Lauren Benjamin, Jackson Benjamin, Samuel Berchansky, Matthew Bloom, Christian Burgos, Preston Chan, Nathaniel Charasz, Daniel Choi, Chloe Chu, Kelly Chu, Francesca Cilluffo, Daniella Cohen, Gabrielle Damaghi, Alexandra Delafraz, Chloe Ebrahimzadeh, Sara Elyassian, Liel Ezroni, Carly Fan. Noa Feder, Aliza Fine, Rajesh Ganguli, Lucien Gau, Alyssa Ghassabian, Emily Greiff, Sabrina Haghighat, Nathaniel Hakim, Ariela Hakimi, Jonathan Hakimi, Lea-Rita Hakimian, Danielle Hassid, David Hassid, Margaret Haykin, Zhenran He, Jonathan Ho, Rebecca Israel, Albert Jan, Charlotte Kamali, Barrett Kanfer, Lea Khani, Zakary Kimiabakhsh, Michael Kron, Kirsten Law, Jenna Lee, Jordana Lerner, Abigail Levy, Scott Levy, Mikaela Lipp, Alice Liu, Dana Livian, Sophia Mahfar, Joy Moalemi, Lauren Murphy, Kate Needham, Jacob Nissim, Arabella Notar-Francesco, Avery Park, Nina Phillips, Alexandra Pour, Jasmine Roshan, Shannon Salehani, Adam Sanders, Halle Schatz, Ashley Schlusselberg, Alexandra Sedgh, Katherine Smolens, Dylan Stern, Lauren Tehrani, Gracie Tropp-Levy, Lynna Tsai, Lauren Victory, Kyle Wo, Samantha Wo, Benjamin Yazdanpanah, Sophie Yellis, Brenner Yellis, Lauren Yu, Julia Zalta, and Michelle Zeng. Joining them were Board of Education members (President Barbara Berkowitz, Vice President Lawrence Gross, and Trustees Donald Ashkenase, Susan Healy, and Donna Peirez), and school and district administrators.