Newfield High School (NHS) senior Austin Pelissier was recently selected for a Suffolk New York State Council of Administrators and Music Education (NYSCAME) Senior Scholarship. Austin was one of only nine seniors selected for this award in Suffolk County.
The New York State Council of Administrators and Music Education is an organization committed to the administration of music programs in schools throughout New York State. In addition to providing scholarships for graduating seniors involved in the organization, NYSCAME Suffolk holds annual festivals for Suffolk County musicians of all ages.
“We are all extremely proud of Austin and his musical accomplishments,” said Dr. Diana Cook, Director of Music, Fine Arts, and Community Media Relations in the Middle Country School District. “His scholarship is certainly well deserved and we cannot wait to see where his musical journey leads him in the future.”
Austin was awarded the Jon-Michael Lasher NYSCAME Scholarship for outstanding achievement in music. Austin received the $500 scholarship at a scholarship luncheon at the Irish Coffee Pub in East Islip, NY. Austin was also joined by his teacher, Dr. Harold Goldstein.