Herricks High School senior Carolyn Lau was recently honored as one of 20 Long Island Scholar Artists at the Tilles Center for Performing Arts. Her profile was featured in an issue of Newsday, which highlighted her musical and academic successes.
The Scholar-Artist Awards program sponsored by the Long Island Arts Alliance (LIAA) and presented by the New York Community Bank Foundation and Newsday, recognizes students as “the best of the best” on Long Island in both academics and in the arts.
Carolyn began playing the flute in third grade and currently studies flute at the Juilliard PreCollege with Carol Wincenc. She has performed as a soloist with several orchestras as winner of their concerto competitions. Carolyn is a two-time National Young Arts Classical Music award winner and one of four flutists selected nationwide to serve as co-principal flute for Carnegie Hall’s National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA) European Concert Tour.
In addition, Carolyn has taken rigorous coursework and AP classes achieving a GPA of 4.226. She will be attending Harvard University in the fall.
The district is very proud of Carolyn and wishes her continued success in all her endeavors.