District honors its artists, musicians and humanitarians


The East Meadow School District honored 289 of its own during an evening of accolades and celebration on May 8. Students were recognized for their achievements in the field of music, art and humanitarianism.

“We are extremely proud of the significant accomplishments of our students who are being honored tonight, and we are grateful to you, their families, their building leaders and their teachers, for the role you have played in their success,” said Superintendant Kenneth Card.

Following his welcoming remarks, four students from each of the district’s nine schools were recognized with humanitarian awards for leading by example, promoting sensitivity and respect for diversity in school, and fostering tolerance through service to the school community.

Music highlights included the district’s eight-time recognition by the NAMM Foundation as one of the Best Communities for Music Education, as well being the only New York State school to receive the prestigious New York State School Music Association Presidential recognition twice.

In the area of art, 66 students were recognized as All-County artists. Twelve participated in the Long Island Art Teachers Association Art in HeART Exhibit, while 12 students’ artwork was selected for the 2018-2019 budget book. Additionally, 32 students exhibited their work at the Tilles Center/LIU Post Patrons’ Lounge.

As each student accepted their award, family members, central administrators, faculty and members of the board of education applauded their creativity, diligence and compassion.

–Brian Stieglitz