Poetry Contest Winner


newPoetryWheatley eighth grader and Roslyn resident Cecilia Jozef, was awarded third place in this year’s Italian Poetry Contest held recently at SUNY Old Westbury. Jozef was recognized for her recitation of “Lo Sconosciuto” by Aldo Palazzeschi. This annual event is sponsored by the Long Island Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Italian. Wheatley’s Italian teacher Susan Vasselman stated, “I am very proud of the students who participated in this event,” said Wheatley’s Italian teacher Susan Vasselman. “It is a wonderful experience. Our students meet students from all over Long Island who study Italian and compete in poem recitations.”



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