Otto Kahn Award in Performing Arts Goes to Delaney Mena

“On behalf of the Board of Directors and all of the members of Friends of OHEKA, congratulations Delaney! We’re very proud of you.” - Greg Genovese and Gayle Snyder, event Co-Chairs.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors and all of the members of Friends of OHEKA, congratulations Delaney! We’re very proud of you.” - Greg Genovese and Gayle Snyder, event Co-Chairs.

The 2018 Otto Kahn Awards for the Arts were presented at last weeks ‘Friends of OHEKA’ Garden Party.  Over $150,000 in scholarships were awarded to select graduating seniors from throughout Huntington who will be furthering their education in the arts.  Delaney Mena is a 2018 graduate of Walt Whitman High School and will be attending Marymount Manhattan College in the fall. At WWHS, Delaney participated in the National Honor Society for Dance Arts, the Walt Whitman Dance Program, Varsity Dance Team, Stage the Change, Heckscher Alchemy exhibit and is a Long Island Scholar Artist for 2017- 2018. “Delaney deserves the Otto Kahn Award because she is not only a phenomenal dancer who will pursue dance in college and professionally, but because she is an exceptional young woman, intellect, and artist," said Susan Turner Radin, WWHS Dance & Theatre Program Instructor.  

North Shore Dance (NSD) instructor Stephanie Moller has known Delaney for 13 years and says of her, "She is a true gem! I am so thankful to have watched her mature into such a talented dancer and young lady." Delaney says of herself, "As an individual who has another sibling in college and has been involved in the arts since a young age, I have a passion to serve the community and remain eager to better myself as a dancer.”