Senator Owen H. Johnson welcomed talented musicians from several high schools across Suffolk County at the Empire State Plaza in Albany on March 6, 2012. The students performed with the Suffolk County Music Educators’ Association’s (SCMEA) All-County Instrumental and Vocal Ensembles. The two groups performed as part of “Music in Our Schools Month” sponsored by the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA).
Directors of the Jazz Choir were Rich Harris, Jr. and Jeff Hoffman. Directors of the Instrumental Jazz Ensemble were Ron Fox and Frank Hansen.
Senator Owen H. Johnson congratulated Suffolk County High School students who performed with the All-State Instrumental and Vocal Jazz Ensembles in Albany on March 5, 2012. The talented musicians performed at a New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) reception honoring the late Joseph R. Sugar, a tireless advocate for the advancement of music education in our schools.
Senator Owen H. Johnson joined Assemblyman Phil Boyle in welcoming Helen Bagnato, of North Babylon, to the State Capitol on February 29, 2012. Ms. Bagnato, an NSF S STEM Scholar (National Science Foundation – Scholarships for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) at Suffolk County Community College, participated in the “SUNY Undergraduate Research Symposium: A Showcase of Scholarly Posters at the Capitol.”
At the symposium, Ms. Bagnato presented her research on Atmospheric Stability Classification, a project she worked on as part of a Suffolk County Community College internship at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Her research involved a measure of stability class or how quickly gaseous pollutants spread using mathematical analysis. The purpose of the research was to provide information to be used to evaluate applications for emergency response.
Senator Owen H. Johnson met with three talented young artists from West Islip Elementary Schools at the State Capitol on March 14, 2012. Brianna Compitello from Bayview Elementary School, and Sydney Krawchuk and Tyler Foran, both from Westbrook Elementary School were chosen to display their artwork at the 22nd Annual State-wide New York State Art Teachers Association 2012 Legislative Student Art Exhibit: A Celebration of Young Artists.“It was a pleasure to meet with such talented young artists from West Islip, and I congratulate them for being invited to show their wonderful artwork in this celebratory exhibit,” Senator Johnson said.
Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District) joined with Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) in presenting a New York State Senate Resolution to Jeanette Altruda, Principal of the Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School, for being named “Advanced Placement District of the Year” by the College Board.
Senator Owen H. Johnson congratulated Walter G. O'Connell Copiague High School Valedictorian Jessica Murphy and her family recently at the Copiague Board of Education’s Annual Legislative Breakfast held at the Copiague High School Cafeteria at 1100 Dixon Avenue on March 17, 2012. Members of the Class of 2012 Top Ten Students were in attendance. Photograph from left to right: Peter Murphy; Heather Murphy; Jessica Murphy, Valedictorian; Senator Owen H. Johnson; and Michele Murphy.
Senator Owen H. Johnson joined elected officials, school officials and community members at the North Babylon Council of PTA’s Annual Legislative Breakfast to discuss important educational issues. The Legislative Breakfast was held at the North Babylon High School on March 24, 2012.
State Senators Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District), John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District), and Lee Zeldin (3rd Senate District) joined with East Islip School District officials, PTA representatives, and board members at a Legislative Breakfast hosted by the East Islip School District PTA Council. Discussions focused on the educational programs available to the children of the East Islip School District. The event took place at the East Islip Central Administration Building in Islip Terrace on March 23, 2012.
Senator Owen H. Johnson was honored at the 3rd Annual Fred Breithut Memorial Golf Tournament at the Wind Watch Golf & Country Club in Hauppauge on September 20, 2012. School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc (SBPLI) extended heartfelt gratitude for Senator Johnson’s many years of support of the Long Island For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics Program.At the tournament, Senator Johnson was pleased to join with SBPLI Executive Director Joani Madarash and Chairman Hans Zobel as SBPLI received a $25,000 grant from the Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions, Inc.