Lynbrook Seniors Honored as Scholar Artists

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Two talented Lynbrook High School seniors were recognized by the Long Island Arts Alliance Scholar Artist program as two of only 20 Long Island Scholar Artists for 2019-2020. Julianne Lampert was honored as a Scholar Artist in the area of visual arts and Arpie Bakhshian was honored as a Scholar Artist in the area of music (violinist) during the Scholar Artist Induction Ceremony at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts on Sept. 11.

The Long Island Scholar Artist program recognizes “the best of the best” students each year who excel academically and in music, visual arts, dance, theater, or media arts. The only superintendent in attendance, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Melissa Burak, along with Director of Fine and Performing Arts Joseph Pallotta, teachers Alyssa White and Jennifer Turner, and family members showed their support for Arpie and Julianne during the induction ceremony. Each student was one out of only four students in their category to receive the prestigious Scholar Artist title.
 
Mrs. Turner nominated Julianne for the Scholar Artist distinction last year and says her star student is absolutely deserving of the honor.
 
“When I first met her, I knew she was wise beyond her years,” she said. “Julie has a sense of maturity not just in her mannerisms, but in the way she dedicates herself to her craft. Her approach is always planned, researched, and practiced. She recognizes and responds well to criticism, and it drives her to achieve.”
 
Equally deserving is Arpie who was praised by her teacher Mrs. White.
 
“Arpie’s natural sense of determination has her constantly seeking out new challenges,” she said. “This recognition is a reflection of years of hard work and committing herself wholeheartedly to her instrument. She is always looking for ways to further hone her skills, while staying humble and supportive of her peers.”

Congratulations to both students on this tremendous achievement!