William Floyd High School student-musicians

William Floyd High School student-musicians selected for LISFA reserved for the best student-musicians on Long Island. Karlee Ingegno, Isabella Harkin, Jenna Lecuit, Anthony Barone, Jordan Cassella, Joseph Mejia, Aubren Villasenor, Storm de Leon-Lamont, Ciji Gawlowski and Sharlize Sylvince. Not pictured: Daniel Potemkin.

William Paca student musicians with their teacher

William Paca student-musicians Madison Sicignano and Ethan Moran with their teacher Donna Visone-O'Brien.

Sixteen William Floyd students were selected to perform in the Long Island String Festival Association (LISFA) this month, a festival for the top middle school and high school string instrumentalists on Long Island. Recommended by their music teachers, the students – 11 from William Floyd High School, three from William Floyd Middle School and two from William Paca Middle School – were selected by a panel of Suffolk County music educators based on their superior scores at the annual New York State School Music Association solo adjudications. This honor places them among the most accomplished middle school and high school orchestra students on Long Island.

Congratulations to the following students:
William Floyd High School: Anthony Barone, double bass; Sharlize Sylvince, cello; Aubren Villasenor, violin; Ciji Gawlowski, violin; Karlee Ingegno, violin; Jordan Cassella, double bass; Jenna Lecuit, violin; Joseph Mejia, double bass; Storm de Leon-Lamont, viola’ Isabella Harkin, violin; and Daniel Potemkin, double bass.
William Paca Middle School: Ethan Moran, viola; and Madison Sicignano, viola.
William Floyd Middle School: Maggie Hua, violin; Brayden Le, viola; and Evan Schoefer, violin.

William Floyd Middle School musicians with their teacher

William Floyd Middle School student-musicians Evan Schoefer, Brayden Le and Maggie Hua with their teacher Rich Harris.

Congratulations also go out to their teachers: Dr. Amy Mason Sckipp and Christopher Shaughnessy, William Floyd High School; Rich Harris, William Floyd Middle School; and Donna Visone-O’Brien, William Paca Middle School.

The district is tremendously proud of these incredibly talented students for their dedication and musical accomplishments. 

Established in 1956, LISFA’s mission is to educate young string musicians by providing them the opportunity to work with renowned conductors and musicians from across the country. 

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