Musical Accolades Recognized at Board of Education Meeting

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During the first Board of Education meeting of the new year, two high school students were recognized for excelling in music.

Elizabeth Choi, a junior at Elwood-John H. Glenn High School and a dedicated violinist, was recognized for being selected for the All-State Symphony Orchestra. Elizabeth is the concert master of the John Glenn Orchestra and Chamber Strings, attends Manhattan School of Music’s pre-college program, and is an active member of her school community.

“Elizabeth is a fine representative of the Elwood Union Free School District and an impressive student who serves as a role model for all of our students,” said high school Principal Carisa Burzynski.

John Glenn senior Alexandra Vallejos was recognized for being selected for the National Association for Music Education All-National Choir. Alexandra was selected for this honor based on her previous participation in last school year’s All-State Women’s choir, and her outstanding audition for the program. Alexandra is a section leader in the school’s concert choir, the president of the Tri-M music society, and has been a participant in the NYSSMA solo festival, using her voice and the piano, all of her years at Elwood-John H. Glenn High School.

“We are extremely proud of all Alexandra has achieved, and will continue to achieve,” said Principal Burzynski.