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March Seniors of the Month Named at H. Frank Carey

H. Frank Carey students Carmela D’Arienzo and Ryan Estes were named Seniors of the Month for March.

Carmela is a beautiful, cheerful young lady with a smile that can light up a room. She is an extremely talented student whose amazing vocal abilities earned her positions in the Sewanhaka District Chorus, Nassau County Selective Chorus and as a solo vocalist for NYSSMA. She has been a committed member of her dance company for more than ten years where she has dedicated countless hours to training, competition and dance productions. In school, she has been a Class of 2017 student representative for the past two years and currently holds the position of historian for the student government. Additionally, this vibrant leader is vice president of the Gender Equality club, layout editor of the yearbook and a member of the Family Ties program. Academically, she is an Advanced Placement Scholar who is highly intelligent and earned memberships into the National, Foreign Language and Tri-M honor societies. Outside of school, she has volunteered for our elementary summer recreation program, works several jobs, has traveled to Italy and was selected to participate in the New York State Student Summit in Albany. She is multi-talented, kind, full of life and a truly genuine person.

Ryan is creative, talented and determined. This young man is an extremely gifted student who is driven by his strong passion and interest for music and theater. He is a leader in numerous groups within the school’s music department as president of the Musical Society and co-president of Senior High Drama. He is also part of the All-District Choir and All-County Choir and has been a participant in NYSMMA for many years. Not only has he been an integral part of our music and theater program, he also volunteered to produce, as well as performed in, a number of local shows. Most notably, he recently held the lead role as Charlie Brown in Carey’s spring musical production of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.”  Even with the number of hours that Ryan has dedicated to the stage, he continues to maintain a high academic average, which is evidenced by his induction into the National, Foreign Language and Tri-M honor societies. This conscientious student is also a representative for the PTSA and a participant in the school’s Family Ties program. His focus and ambition combined with his natural talent will ensure success as he pursues a musical theater program in college.