Melanie Olinsky is Newsday’s Scholar Artist

Whitman’s Dance Program Director Ms. Susan Radin congratulates her Long Island Scholar Artist, Melanie Olinsky.
Whitman’s Dance Program Director Ms. Susan Radin congratulates her Long Island Scholar Artist, Melanie Olinsky.

In the December 16th issue of the Superintendents Newsletter, Assistant Superintendent Dr. Joseph Centamore was pleased to highlight another one of our extremely talented students. “We were thrilled this week to see Walt Whitman’s own Melanie Olinsky featured in a Newsday story about the prestigious Long Island Scholar Artist winners,” said Centamore.  Melanie was selected for this incredibly rare award because of her exemplary talent and commitment to dance and performance.  “We congratulate Melanie, as well as her proud parents and dedicated teachers who have contributed to this success.”

Each year the Long Island Scholar Artist program recognizes students who excel academically and in the areas of music, visual arts, dance, theater, or media arts. “The Long Island Arts Alliance and the members of the Educators’ Committee congratulate you, your family, and your school arts professionals,” said John J. Gallagher, Ed.D., and Chairperson for the Scholar Artist Committee in his letter to Melanie.

We welcome you to log onto www.newsday.com/scholarartists and see the full profile of South Huntington’s shining dance star.