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Monday, September 22, 2014
Audrey Zhang is Honored by Arts Alive LI
The Long Island Arts Alliance
(LIAA) is a collaborative network of the region's not-for-profit arts and arts
education organizations. The goal of LIAA is to promote the awareness of and
participation in Long Island's world-class arts and cultural institutions. LIAA
offers various resources to member organizations, is an advocate for arts
education in the schools, and works together on methods strategies for community
involvement in the arts. Arts Alive LI has taken the lead in advancing the
LIAA's vision of showcasing the region's best and brightest artists. In
cooperation with Bethpage Federal Credit Union, Arts Alive LI recently sponsored
a poster-contest to kick-off an upcoming event in collaboration with the Long
Island Children's Museum and the Cradle of Aviation.
The first place prize winner of
this contest was Audrey Zhang, a sixth grader at Island Trees Memorial Middle
School. On Wednesday, September 17, 2014, Audrey was honored at the Cradle of
Aviation Museum for her outstanding work. For winning first prize, Audrey was
presented with a $500 check and an iPad mini. Many dignitaries were on hand,
including New York State Education Department Regent Roger Tilles, commented
about Audrey's phenomenal work and the importance of arts in education.
On Friday, September 19, 2014,
Regent Roger Tilles returned to the Island Trees School District and was the
feature speaker at an assembly honoring Audrey's achievements. Regent Tilles
spoke to the fifth and sixth grade students about getting involved in the arts,
making art and music a passion, and the necessity of focusing on the arts in the
21st century. Audrey's work and those of other artists on Long Island will be
featured at the First Annual Free Family Arts Festival at Museum Row in Garden
City on September 27th, from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Congratulations to Audrey Zhang
on this tremendous accomplishment. These two great events truly showcased the
work that the students and staff of the Island Trees School District are doing
in the arts. Excellent job!
- Dr. Roger
Bloom, Principal, Island Trees Memorial Middle School