High School Students Participate in Italian Contest

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Students from Calhoun, Kennedy and Mepham participated in the year’s American Association of Teachers of Italian annual contest that took place at SUNY Old Westbury. 

The events included poetry recitation, singing and cooking. There were 25 Long Island districts that participated with over 300 student contestants.

Mepham participants Amanda Gundel, Donatella Acquaviva both took part in the poetry recitation contest. JFK was represented by Jake Arlia, Izabella Donelson, Cristoforo Luisi, Melissa Mjeshtri and Jared Weinstein. 

Congratulations to Calhoun’s Georgia Koutsouras, the third place winner of the contemporary song performance category. Calhoun students also excelled in the poetry recitation competition with Skylar Sena earning second place in the level III category and Julia Manson earning third place in the level IV category.