2020 FHS Scholarship Awardees
Congratulations to the winners of 5 Women's Club of Farmingdale Awards...especially Makenna Parisi and Taylor Stanton, winners of the Abigail E. Leonard Award and the Women's Club of Farmingdale Award, respectively!! Our 22018-2020 co-presidents granddaughters!! Because of the Covid-19 Pandemic all awards were given virtually. Makenna and Taylor came to an outdoor July meeting (done to wrap up the year, which was abruptly put on hold in March). fMakenna will be attending Towson University and and Taylor will be attending Pace University. We wish all of our scholarship winners good luck!
LOCAL FHS GRADUATE SECURES GFWC-NYS MUSIC AWARD
The Women’s Club of Farmingdale (WCF) was very proud to present a $1,000 music award to Jonathan Doty, a Farmingdale High School 2020 graduate. The Olive B. O’Connor Music Award is presented every year, to a qualifying candidate, by the club’s parent organization, The General Federation of Women’s Clubs – New York State. The winner must be a resident of NYS, be graduating from an approved NYS Education Dept. High School, Private School or Academy and have had preparatory instruction, either in voice or instrument, at the high school level. The award must be used for continued musical education and be approved by the NYS Music Award Chairman.
Women’s clubs throughout NYS submitted the names of qualifying students before the March 1 deadline. Jonathan’s application was submitted by Bea Ferrari, a WCF sponsoring club member and retired FHS teacher. Jonathan has been singing since he was in 6th grade and studying voice since 8thgrade. He has been performing high school musicals since his Freshman year where he has had the male lead every year. These include “Horton” in Seussical, “The Baker” in Into the Woods, “Nick Piazza” in Fame and most recently “Link Larkin” in Hairspray. Also included in his resume are many performances in “outside” theatre shows. At FHS, Jonathan was part of the Mixed Chorus for 4 years, Vocal Jazz for 3 years, and the select Barbershop Quartet for 3 years. He was Bass Section Leader and has gone to All County Mixed Chorus for a consecutive 2 years. In addition to singing, Jonathan plays the French Horn and has been one of the Drum Majors for the FHS Marching Band.
Jonathan will be studying Musical Theatre in college and has already been accepted into two schools for the BFA Musical Theatre Program. Congratulations and much continued success!
Pictured on the left: Vicky Impollonia, Taylor Stanton, Makenna Parisi and Tina Diamond; on the right, Jonathan is pictured with his mom, and members of the Women's Club.