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Farmingdale High School musicians wasted no time earning accolades this school year. Seniors Zachary Carle, Rebecca Kenjesky, and Molly Keena have been selected by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) to perform in the Mixed Choir at the 2022 All-National Music Honors Ensemble. Zachary, Rebecca, and Molly will gather with the nation’s top high school musicians this November in National Harbor, Maryland, to showcase their expert musicianship and perform a gala concert celebrating music education and the arts.

“The competition is very rigorous because students from every state throughout the country compete for All-National, and students from every county across New York compete against each other for All-State,” commented Mr. Greg Warnokowski, Director of Fine Arts. “Only the most talented and accomplished performers are chosen, which is why Farmingdale schools music department is so proud of these high achieving Dalers!”

Additionally, the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) has selected five Farmingdale High School musicians. Robert Baldwin, Gil Bitsimis, Makai Jones, Grace Lazicky, and Ryan Sweeney will have the opportunity to: Connect, Belong and Create at the 86th Annual NYSSMA Winter Conference in Rochester, New York, this December.

Rounding up the accolades, five Dalers, Fiona Andrew, Kiley Cacace, Mariah Cepeda, James Hammelman, and Santino Talavera, have been chosen as All-State Alternates. Congratulations to the talented musicians and Farmingdale High Schools’ exceptional music department, led by Director Greg Warnokowski, who work day in and day out with these student musicians. Teachers include Orchestra Director, Ms. Thérèse Mannino, Chorus Director, Ms. Jessica Mischke, Wind Ensemble Director, Ms. Gina Pellettiere, Mr. Ed Kozlowski, Mr. Matthew DeMasi, Mr. Joseph Franzino, and Mr. David Abrams.

All-National Honors

  • Zachary Carle, Tenor 2
  • Rebecca Jenjesky, Alto 1
  • Molly Keena, Alto 2


All-State Honors

  • Robert Baldwin, Violin
  • Gil Bitsimis, Chorus
  • Makai Jones, Bass 1
  • Grace Lazicky, Alto
  • Ryan Sweeney, Tenor 2

All-State Alternate Honors

  • Fiona Andrew, French Horn
  • Kiley Cacace, Alto 2
  • Mariah Cepeda, Clarinet
  • James Hammelman, Percussion
  • Santino Talavera, Trumpet


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