Sarah Losner of Merrick walked away with first place in Ward Melville Heritage Organization’s Long Island’s Got Talent competition this year, receiving a $1,000 cash prize courtesy of Competition Automotive Group and a $6,000 scholarship courtesy of Five Towns College.
Second place went to Dan Wood of Sound Beach, who received a $5,000 scholarship from Five Towns College.
A total of $25,000 in scholarships was awarded from Five Towns College and other recipients included third place winner Lydia Librizzi of Bellmore, who tap danced and played the violin ($4,000); fourth Place Winner Mac Ayres of Sea Cliff, and fifth place winner, Madeline Seitles of East Moriches ($3,000).
Created by WMHO’s Youth Corps, students aged 10-17 years from all over Long Island participated in various rounds over seven months displaying theirvocal or musical instrument talents. Judging this year’s competition were Jeffrey Lipton, Music and Theatre Arts Division Chair, Five Towns College, William C. Riedel, GM, Mercedes Benz of Smithtown and Richard Rocchio, Co-Chair of WMHO’s Youth Corps.
“It has been a rewarding journey to see the development of the contestants from their first audition to the finals,” WMHO President, Gloria Rocchio said. “We congratulate all of these talented youngsters.”
For more information on all WMHO events, call 631-751-2244 or visit www.stonybrookvillage.com
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