Four Middle Country Students Recognized in LI Scholar Artist Program

Robert Montano Named Scholar Artist and Priscilla Russo, Christina Martinez, and Logan Mazer Receive Awards of Merit

Centereach, New York — The Middle Country Central School District recently announced that three Centereach High School students, Robert Montano, Priscilla Russo and Christian Martinez, as well as one Newfield High School student, Logan Mazer, were recognized in the 2020-21 Long Island Scholar Artists program. Robert was among 20 seniors on Long Island selected to receive the program’s highest honor as a Scholar Artists of the 2020-21 School Year in Music. Middle Country’s students selected to receive awards of merit were Priscilla, theatre; Christian, dance; and Logan, music.

Each year, the Long Island Scholar Artist program recognizes students who excel academically and are proficient in the areas of music, visual arts, dance, theater and media art. The program, a collaboration between Long Island Arts Alliance and Newsday, was created to identify and celebrate Long Island’s distinguished student artists by having school district officials nominate them. Christian, Logan, Priscilla and Robert will be recognized with a trophy and ceremony in June at the Tilles Center for the Arts at Long Island University. Robert will have his biography published in Newsday in April and will be presented with a $250 scholarship at the ceremony in June.