Two honors bestowed on SWR High School senior

Two honors bestowed on SWR High School senior photo
Shoreham-Wading River High School senior Alexandra Meli has been honored with both a local and a national achievement award.

Alexandra was honored at the East End Arts Teeny Awards, a local event that recognizes the best in local high school theater. She tied for first place for lead female performer in a musical for her role of Katharine in Shoreham-Wading River’s fall musical production of “Kiss Me Kate.”

She was also recognized on the national level as an outstanding soloist at Downbeat Magazine’s 41st annual Student Music Awards. The magazine, which is self-described as devoted to “jazz, blues and beyond,” lists in its Hall of Fame such legendary female jazz performers as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Bessie Smith and Sarah Vaughan.