These musicians are the best of the best

They were selected for All County and Long Island String Festival Association


Ten student musicians from West Hempstead participated in the Nassau County Music Educators Association’s All-County ensembles — or simply All-County for short. Last month, students were able to showcase their talents at numerous concerts.

Being selected for the prestigious All-County represents one of the highest achievements in music for students. Performers are chosen based on their scores at the New York State School Music Association Solo Evaluation Festival — or NYSSMA — and teacher recommendations.

West Hempstead Secondary School’s All-County students include Sophia Ciminera, Justus Filincieri, Luke Filincieri, Rory Gallo, Victoria Hasan, Stephen Schreck, Valerie Schreck and Dalia Zavala.

George Washington School’s All-County students include Ethan Cook and Berthon Sainteme.

In addition to their All-County accomplishment, four West Hempstead students were also selected to perform in the Long Island String Festival Association’s festivals.

The district’s LISFA students include West Hempstead Secondary School students Luke Filincieri, Victoria Hasan and Stephen Schreck, and George Washington School student Jaclyn Luong.