St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Carle Place is pleased to announce Lien Oriana Barboza, a senior at W.T. Clarke High School EMSD who will be graduating this June 2014 with a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation is one of two church scholarship winners.
Ms. Barboza’s family has been part of the Saint Mary’s Episcopal Church of Carle community for many years, and she has “risen through the ranks” from attending Sunday school, to monthly acolyting, to serving as a Junior Vestry member these past two years. In 2013 she initiated a popular youth concert celebrating Love, which helped to raise awareness of the church. This year she performed as an invited vocalist at Church of the Advent’s youth presentation on Good Friday.
At Clarke she has held memberships in the Art Honor Society, Business Honor Society, National English Honor Society, LOTE (French Honor Society), Tri-M Music, Honor Society, and the National Honor Society.
A wonderful performer, her extracurricular activities in and out of school have included: Starring roles in Main stage productions of “Annie,” “Grease,” “Sweet Charity;” founding member and current musical director of Pitch Slapped (Clarke’s a cappella group); a featured vocalist in Jazz Choir and Jazz Band and tenor drummer with the Gordon Highlanders Pipe Band of Locust Valley.
Beyond her many musical accomplishments Ms. Barboza has distinguished herself in other activities: the DECA Business Club (Competing in Atlanta, Georgia, at DECA’s International Career Development Conference in May.); first place winner in NY State competition of Travel and Tourism/Team Decision Making; the Farm Animal Docent at Old Bethpage Restoration Village Long Island Fair; the Owner/Artist of Wind Wolf Designs Face Painting.
This fall, she will be attending Arcadia University’s FYSAE (Freshman Year Study Abroad Experience) program in London, England. She is hoping to expand her knowledge of business as her classes are shared at City University London’s campus. Ms. Barboza says, “Living in Great Britain will allow me to explore the cultural heritage of my maternal grandparents’ youth as well as the vibrant theater world of the West End.”
Saint Mary’s Episcopal Church, a historic traditional church on Rushmore Avenue between Roslyn Avenue and Glen Cove Avenue in Carle Place, New York. offers scholarships to deserving parishioners to further their education. The awards will be presented at the church’s “Awards Sunday “ service at 10:00 AM April 27th, and a reception will follow for the family and friends of the achievers.