Seven Harborfields High School students honored with NYSSMA All-State designations
Seven Harborfields High School students were recently recognized for earning NYSSMA All-State designation. These students, who took part in NYSSMA All-State adjudications in the 2020-2021 school year, all received A+ ratings and were selected for participation or alternate status in prestigious honor ensembles which will be performing in Rochester in December: Breckyn Beechey (cello alternate), Alexandra Ebanks (cello, Symphony Orchestra), Caitlin Fealy (flute alternate), Emelie Hochwald (violin, Symphony Orchestra), Christopher Hummel (violin, Symphony Orchestra), Mia Mirabile (soprano alternate), Owen Walter (tenor alternate).
“While being recognized with a NYSSMA All-State designation always puts students in very select company, that fact has been magnified this year,” said Dan Bilawsky, the district’s K-12 music department coordinator. “Given both the unique aspects and difficulties of performing video adjudications last spring, coupled with the fact that NYSSMA was required to cut back the number of accepted participants from the norm become of distancing measures, this honor is all the more special. We congratulate these students on this extraordinary achievement.”
Photo: Harborfields High School students Breckyn Beechey, Alexandra Ebanks, Caitlin Fealy, Emelie Hochwald, Christopher Hummel, Mia Mirabile and Owen Walter were recently recognized for earning NYSSMA All-State designation.
Photos courtesy of Harborfields Central School District