Newsday’s Scholar Artist Melanie Olinsky

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.
The Olinsky family joins Melanie and Ms. Turner at the Newsday Scholar Artist Awards dinner this past weekend.
The Olinsky family joins Melanie and Ms. Turner at the Newsday Scholar Artist Awards dinner this past weekend.

Assistant Superintendent Dr. Joseph Centamore was pleased to congratulate one of our extremely talented students at the annual Newsday Scholar Artist Awards dinner this past weekend. “We were thrilled to have Walt Whitman’s own Melanie Olinsky selected as one of the prestigious Long Island Scholar Artist winners,” said Centamore.  Melanie was selected for this distinguished 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 earlier in the year.

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