Floral Park Memorial High School students received awards at the New York State Federation of Women’s Clubs Cultural Arts Day.
The first-place winners will advance to the state level, where they will be judged along with other first-place winners from New York State. Awards will be presented at the 122nd GFWC-NY Annual Convention this April in Albany.
Claudia Fuchs (grade 11)—second place
Elizabeth Talero (grade 11)—third place
Amanda Apurado (grade 10)—first place, poem, “Unfair and Lovely”
Alexis Kelly (grade 7)—first place, poem, “The Victim”
Italia Gorski (grade 10)—second place, poem, “To Face the Dying Light Alone”
Tania Oravachalil (grade 10)—third place, poem, “My Answer”
Miranda Cesped (grade 10)—honorable mention, poem, “Demons”
Nasiba Khandaker (grade 9)—first place, short story, “Memories”
Brandon Madden (grade 7)—first place, short story, “Paddle Boarding”
Olivia Greco (grade 10)—second place, short story, “Beautiful”
Ciara O’Hagan (grade 7)—second place, short story, “World Peace”
Kristine Auyeung (grade 9)—third place, short story, “Who You Are”
— Submitted by the Sewanhaka Central High School District