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Dance student from Commack
chosen as Scholar-Artist
Teacher Kimberly Cisek, Emma Sadowski, IB Coordinator Theresa Napp, and Assistant Principal Carol BertolottiEmma Sadowski has been named one of two Long Island Scholar-Artists for the month of June, 2010. This choice was based on the dedication she has shown to her craft, her artistic presentation of dance, her grade point average, and her outstanding references. According to John J. Gallagher, chairperson of the Scholar Artist Committee, "The Scholar-Artist program was established last year by school and community arts teachers and administrators and is sponsored by the Long Island Arts Alliance, with support from the Roslyn Savings Foundation. These organizations determined that selected Long Island students in music, visual arts, dance, theater, and media arts should be recognized for their accomplishments by featuring their stories in Newsday and on Newsday.com, and by presenting them to the public in an annual recognition event at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts." This past summer, a committee of arts educators worked diligently to analyze each application for academic and artistic achievement, and had the difficult job of choosing students worthy of the Scholar Artist honor. Emma is an International Baccalaureate (IB) at Commack High School who studies the history of dance. Her submission included an essay and her performance of a soft-shoe Irish step dance. Brenda Lentsch handles public relations for the Commack public schools