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Brianna Levy (c) accepts her award.
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Hello readers and welcome to another edition of Around Town!

Chancellor’s Award

For Excellence

Brianna Levy of Country Club won the State University of New York’s Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.

The award is the highest honor that can be bestowed on a student in the S.U.N.Y. system.

Brianna is a Mathematics major at S.U.N.Y. Old Westbury.

She recently had the opportunity to study at the Big Data Summer Institute at the prestigious University of Michigan.

In addition to her excellence in academics, she is a member of the college’s Honor College, and layout editor for ‘Synthesia’ the literary magazine for the honors college.

She was presented the award by Chancellor Kristina Johnson and Patrick O’Sullivan at a ceremony on Tuesday, April 10.

Bronx Child Shines In Tada! Youth Theater

A local borough youth, 14-year-old Jaden Gonzalez, will appear as Leon in the play ‘Geniuses’ at the TADA! Youth Theater at 15 W. 28th Street in Manhattan from Saturday, April 28 to Sunday, May 20, along with additional borough children who are part of the cast in the show’s ensemble.

The theater that will host the performances is an award-winning nonprofit youth theater producing original musicals for children, teens and families.

The play is about two kids from a school for children who learn differently.

They sneak into an elite private school and shake things up for the better.

Tickets may be purchased at TADA! offers free, year-round pre-professional theater training and youth development as part of its Resident Youth Ensemble, for children who are between the ages of 8-years-old and 18-years-old who are gifted in dramatic arts.

Reach Reporter Patrick Rocchio at (718) 260-4597. E-mail him at Follow him on Twitter @patrickfrocchio.

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