Showcasing Talents at String Festival

Six middle school students showcased their musical talents during the Long Island String Festival Association’s Suffolk Elementary Festival, held on Jan. 17 at Smithtown High School West. Natalie Acker, Mika Misawa, Ella Panasci, Margaret Panasci, Brook Roff and Abigail Wing were each chosen to perform based on their New York State School Music Association scores and teacher recommendations.

“These young ladies were chosen from a field of thousands of nominated middle school students in Suffolk County,” said music teacher Linda Jutting. “I am so proud of their diligence and work ethic.”