Over 90 people attended the Award Ceremony on May 1 at the Garden City Library to honor the award winners of the Irish Cultural Society writing contest.  Thirty-five high school students from Nassau County, New York emerged as the winners in a contest which drew 521 entries from 18 schools.  The first, second and third place winners are posted on the web site of the Irish Cultural Society, www.irish-society.org.  The list of winners is below.

IRISH CULTURAL SOCIETY

Prize Winners in the 2013 Contest

 First Prize ($200)

Bridget Creighton                               Manhasset High School                      Ms. Angela Ferguson

 Second Prize ($150)

Nina Tassiello                                      Long Beach High School                    Ms. Tamara Filloramo

Sukanya Raj                                        Sewanhaka High School                     Ms. Lisa Graziosi       

           Third Prize ($125)

Mary Celis                                           H. Frank Carey High School              Ms. Joanne Bergbom 

Danielle Longo                                   Valley Stream South High School      Mrs. Joan Strong        

 Honorable Mention ($40)

 Julie Chu Cheong                                Douglas MacArthur High School       Ms. Gale Morsette

Kerri DeLisi                                        Douglas MacArthur High School       Ms. Gale Morsette

Lauren Burke                                      Douglas MacArthur High School       Mr. Michael O’Shea   

Thomas Epp                                        Douglas MacArthur High School       Mr. Michael O’Shea

Julie Choi                                            Island Trees High School                    Ms. Lori Christensen

Carmela  Nocella                                 Island Trees High School                    Ms. Lori Christensen

Ben Breban                                         Lawrence High School                       Dr. Stephen Sullivan

Michelle Argueta                                Lawrence High School                       Mr. Frank Zangari

Michael Shearer                                  Locust Valley High School                 Mr. Philip Morris

Hope Henry                                        Long Beach High School                    Mrs. Jeanne O’Shea

Sara Garcia                                          Mineola High School                          Mr. Michael Furey

Samantha Gordon                               Sacred Heart Academy                       Ms. Eileen Madigan

Kaitlin Shanahan                                 Sacred Heart Academy                       Mrs. Maura Rossi

Colleen Sorge                                      Sacred Heart Academy                       Mrs. Maura Rossi

Caroline Turansky                               Sacred Heart Academy                       Mrs. Maura Rossi

Willane Saint-Hilaire                           Sewanhaka High School                     Mrs. Michelle Papaccio

Andreas Pavlou                                   Sewanhaka High School                     Mrs. Michelle Papaccio

Tiffany Longarzo                                Valley Stream Memorial J.H.S.          Ms. Susan Girard

Jaymee Candelario                              Valley Stream Memorial J.H.S.          Ms. Susan Girard

Tina Rose Echeverria                          Valley Stream North High School      Ms. Nicole Ryan

Annamaria Esposito                            Valley Stream North High School      Ms. Nicole Ryan

Vera Migunova                                   Valley Stream South High School      Mrs. Deirdre Gordon

Vanesa Salinas                                    Valley  Stream South High School     Mrs. Deirdre Gordon

Maria Fredericks                                 Valley Stream South High School      Mrs. Deirdre Gordon

Nicole Coveny                                    W. C. Mepham High School               Ms. Marie Netto

Lynette Drexel                                    W. C. Mepham High School               Ms. Rosemary Steel

Andrea Kurtz                                     W. C. Mepham High School               Ms. Rosemary Steel

Franscesca Riccio-Ackerman              W. C. Mepham High School               Ms. Rosemary Steel

Christina Johnson                                W.T. Clarke High School                    Mr. Richard Heller

Jorge Navarro                                      W.T. Clarke High School                    Mr. Richard Heller

 

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Comment by Ryan O'Rourke on May 8, 2013 at 9:04am

Cool!  Thanks for sharing this with us, John.

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