PORT CHESTER, N.Y. - The Westchester County School Music Association will honor Port Chester High School student musician Emmalie Tello and Schools Superintendent Edward Kliszus on Monday evening at the group's annual dinner celebration in White Plains.
Tello was selected by the WCSMA to receive the $500 Milton A. Williams scholarship for summer music study while Kliszus was named WCSMA Administrator of the Year. Both were nominated by the district's music department and will receive the honors at Sam's Gedney Way restaurant in White Plains.
In the case of both the Administrator of the Year and the Milton A. Williams Scholarship, we had a record number of applicants this year, said William Eckfeld, outgoing WCSMA president, Port Chester should be very proud.
Earlier in his career in education, Kliszus had served as a marching band director and music teacher in Union, N.J. Kliszus continues to compose and perform music and has even contributed songs to the district's high school , middle school, and elementary school music concerts.
Tello, who is finishing her freshman year, is an accomplished vocalist and flutist. She plans to use the scholarship money to offset costs of the prestigious Usdan Summer Music program, for this, her second year.
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