Page 6 Thursday, July 2, 1998 The Westfield Leader and THE TIMES of Scotch Plains – Fanwood A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION
Miss Wendy Kennedy To Marry Craig Curty
Mike and Brenda Kennedy of Trin- ity, North Carolina have announced the engagement of their daughter, Miss Wendy Kennedy, to Craig Curty of High Point, North Carolina. He is the son of Alfred and Joan Curty, formerly of Westfield.
An alumna of Trinity High School in Trinity, the future bride graduated from the University of North Caro-
Craig Curty and Miss Wendy Kennedy MR. AND MRS. GUSTAVO PENA-LE RIVEREND
(She is the former Miss Kerry Ann Weiss)
lina at Charlotte. She is pursuing her master's degree in education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and is employed as a teacher of English at West Davidson High School in Lexington, North Carolina.
Her fiancé graduated from West- field High School in 1989 and from High Point University in North Caro- lina in 1993. He is presently study- ing for his master's degree at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and is employed as As- sistant Director of the Learning Cen- ter at High Point University.
The couple plan to be married later this month in North Carolina.
Eric Shea Earns Honors At Lynchburg College
Eric Shea, son of Eric and Denise Shea of Scotch Plains, received Dean's List honors for the spring 1998 semester at Lynchhurg College in Virginia.
Eric is a 1995 graduate of St. Joseph's High School in Metuchen. He is a senior majoring in political science.
Andrea Duchek, Jessica Schneider
Andrea Elizabeth Duchek, of West- field, and Jessica Ilyse Schneider, of Mountainside, were among 620 stu- dents who received degrees from Union College, Schenectady, New York, during recent commencement exercises.
Jessica, a 1994 graduate of Jonathan Dayton High School in Springfield, received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology, cum laude.
Andrea, a 1994 graduate of West- field High School, earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology.
Miss Kerry A. Weiss Weds Gustavo Pena- Le Riverend
Miss Kerry Ann Weiss, the daugh- ter of Elizabeth and David Weiss of Westfield, was married on Saturday, June 6, to Gustavo Eduardo Pena-Le Riverend, the son of Rosa Amelia and Gustavo Antonio Pena of Coral Gables, Florida.
The double-ring ceremony was performed by the Reverend Joseph Indano at the Four Seasons restau- rant in New York City, followed by a dinner reception. The bride was given in marriage by her parents.
Ms. Maureen Cara Weiss-Driscoll of New York City, the sister of the bride, served as the matron of honor. Eamon Manley, also of New York City, was the best man.
The bride, a 1989 graduate of West- field High School, graduated cum laude from Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, and will begin her Master in Business Administration program at the Owen School of Man-
agement at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee this fall.
She is employed as an editor at Standard & Poor's, a financial data service in Boston.
Her father is the founder of Weiss Associates, a marketing research company in Westfield. Her mother retired as an art specialist in the South Orange-Maplewood school system.
The bridegroom graduated from Florida International University and attended the University of Oklahoma. He is the Director of Marketing Com- munications for the Brookstone Com- pany in Nashua, New Hampshire.
His father is a producer for CBS TeleNoticias, a Spanish language tele- vision station in Miami. His mother is the Program Director for Renacer Mental Health Services in Miami.
Following a wedding trip to Puerto Rico, the couple reside in Boston.
Ms. Ardis DeCamp To Wed Dr. Andrew Perry
Dr. Andrew Bruce Perry of West- field and Ms. Ardis Kennedy DeCamp of Palo Alto, California have announced their engagement.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack M. DeCamp of Los Angeles. She is a 1973 graduate
of Tappan Zee High School in Orangeburg, New York.
Ms. DeCamp earned her Bach- elor of Arts Degree in Journalism from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado in 1977. She was awarded her Bachelor of Sci- ence Degree in Nursing from Co- lumbia University in New York in 1986.
She received her master's degree in nursing from the University of California in San Francisco in 1996, and is employed by Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford as a pediatric nurse.
The future bridegroom is the son of Joseph Perry and Mrs. Gertrude K. Perry, both of Brooklyn. He is a 1971 graduate of Sheepshead Bay High School in Brooklyn.
Dr. Perry attended the State Uni- versity of New York at Binghamton, and graduated with a bachelor's de- gree in education in 1976 and a master's degree in education in 1979 from State University College at Buffalo, New York.
He earned his doctorate in educa- tion from Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York in 1993. Dr. Perry is the Principal of Wilson El- ementary School in Westfield.
A summer wedding is planned.
Daughter, Mackenzie, Born to Pinkins
Steven and Krista Pinkin of West- field have announced the birth of their daughter, Mackenzie Elizabeth Pinkin, at 4:03 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19, at Morristown Memorial Hospital in Morristown.
Mackenzie weighed 8 pounds and 4 ounces and measured 20¼ inches in length at birth.
Her maternal grandparents are John Mahoney of Parsippany and Mary Regan of Glendale, New York.
The paternal grandparents are James and Lois Pinkin of Westfield.
Mackenzie's maternal great- grandmother is Mary Regan of Woodside, New York.
Her paternal great-grandmothers are Alice Pinkin of Bricktown and Lillian Pushman of Bradenton, Florida.
Local Students Earn Honors at Academy
Several area residents studying at Newark Academy in Livingston earned honors for their academic achievements during the spring term.
Arti Mattu, grade 7, and Emilie Cobert, grade 9, both of Westfield, and Jacob Mentlik, grade 12, of Mountainside, achieved High Hon- ors for earning all grades of "A minus" or above in each of their courses.
Douglas McNamara, grade 11, of Mountainside; Avni Shah, grade 7, of Scotch Plains; and John Acquadro, grade 8, Sharad Mattu, grade 9, Nicole Panzam, grade 10, Mindi Rock, grade 9, and Maria Villafranca, grade 10, all of Westfield, achieved Honors for earning all grades of "B minus" or above in each of their classes.
Volunteers and Donations Sought for Music Program
The New Jersey Workshop for the Arts (NJWA), a non-profit organiza- tion based in Westfield, is seeking volunteers and financial support for "String Magic," a program of stringed instrument instruction, offered at the Washington School in Plainfield.
Conceived by Dr. Theodore K. Schlosberg, NJWA founder and Di- rector, the program was originally offered to second graders in January
and was expanded in March to incor- porate third through sixth graders.
Dr. Schlosberg revealed that al- though "String Magic" has been well received by the Plainfield school dis- trict, the city currently does not have the funds to support the program, which thus far has survived on volunteerism and philanthropy.
A total of $200 is required to pro- vide one child with a violin, bow, case, rosin, music, and stand. Through donations of money and instruments, each child in the pro- gram was supplied with his or her own violin to use.
Dr. Schlosberg is presently the only volunteer instructor for the program. Support from grants and corporate finding will be crucial to making the program a continuing success, ac- cording to the NJWA Director.
"String Magic" is scheduled to continue next year at Washington Elementary School. Enrollment in the program will be based on the number of available instruments.
Prospects for expanding the cur- riculum to include other instruments and additional school districts de- pend on additional funding, accord- ing to Dr. Schlosberg.
Anyone interested in volunteering time or donating money or instru- ments for the program may call the NJWA at (908) 789-9696.
FINE ARTS FINEST…Frank A. MacPherson, President of the Westfield Foundation, congratulates the Westfield High School (WHS) seniors who received Bristol Scholarships this year. They include, pictured left to right, Melissa Miller (vocal), Colleen Donovan (drama - behind the scenes), Duane Lacey (poetry), Ben Siegel (instrumental music), and Ji-Yoon Lim (art). More than 40 awards were presented during the Fine Arts Senior Recognition program, held at WHS on June 8.
WHS Holds First Awards Ceremony for Fine Arts
The Westfield High School's Fine Arts Department held its first annual Fine Arts Senior Recognition on June 8 at which time the following schol- arships and awards were presented:
Westfield Coalition Scholarships: Music — Ben Siegel and Ben Schwartz; Art — Ji-Yoon Lim and Abigail Bercovicz; Drama — Mel- issa Miller and Sabrina Hyman, and All-Around — Alice Kelman and Colleen Donovan.
The Bristol Scholarships were awarded as follows: Instrumental Music — Ben Siegel; Vocal Music — Melissa Miller; Drama (behind the scenes) — Colleen Donovan; Art — Ji-Yoon Lim, and Poetry — Duane Lacey.
Westfield High School Marching Band Scholarships and Plaques were awarded to Alice Kelman, Ben Schwartz, Brian Scaperrotta, Tom Coraggio, Lisa Feldman, Debbie Ehrlich and Kelly Boulos. Alice Kelman and Ben Schwartz both re- ceived the John Boulos Sousa Awards.
Receiving the Keith Hertell Schol- arship was Melissa Miller. The
Director's Award for Orchestra went to Mariana Yu. Teacher Grants were awarded to Karen Yula, vocal music teacher, and Robin Naylor, strings music teacher. Both elementary school teachers.
The Charles Addams Art Award went to Craig Long with the West- field Women's Club Award given to Patty Chumpitaz. Receiving the Con- cert Choir Award was Jennifer O'Brien. Drama Recognition was given to Charlie Irwin and the Marian Glass Award was given to David Citrin.
The Parent-Teacher Organization's (PTO) Fine Arts Award was given to Helen Mastrangelo and the Vocal Award, also sponsored by the PTO, was awarded to Regina Shopiro.
The WHS Purchase Awards were given to seniors Ji-Yoon Lim, Dan Brown, Sarah Nesenjuh, Craig Long, Alice Kelman, Dave McCabe, and Bridget Benish, as well as junior Daisy Um and sophomore Emily Allen. The Westfield Education Award (WEA) Purchase Award was awarded to Ji-Yoon Lim.
Saxophone Soloist Rich Casey On Tap for July 9 Band Concert
The Westfield Community Band, un- der the direction of Elias J. Zareva, will continue their 86th season of Sum- mer Concert performances in Mindowaskin Park, located on East Broad Street in Westfield, on Thurs- day, July 9, at 8 p.m.
The evening's musical feature will be a saxophone solo by Richard Casey, a resident of Edison, on "Beautiful Colorado" by Joseph De Luca.
Mr. Casey, a former member of the Fort Hamilton Army Band, has per- formed on various instruments for the past 35 years. In addition to a variety of saxophones, Mr. Casey performs on the clarinet, bass guitar, keyboard and flute. A three-year member of the band, he is also a member of the King's Road and Summit Swing Bands.
Continuing the band's celebration of the legacy and the 100th anniver- sary of George Gershwin's birth, the
Westfield Community Band will per- form The Symphonic Gershwin. The Symphonic Gershwin spotlights three of Gershwin's most sophisticated mu- sical creations – "An American in Paris," "Cuban Overture," and the in- ternationally known "Rhapsody in Blue."
An additional feature for the evening will be the "William Tell Overture," which features one of the three most recognized melodies by Rossini.
In the event of inclement weather, the rain site is the Westfield Commu- nity Room at the Municipal Building next to Mindowaskin Park in West- field. All events are free to the public and it is suggested that the audience bring lawn chairs or blankets.
The Westfield Community Band will finish their Summer Concert series on Thursday, July 16, in Mindowaskin Park featuring Master Sergeant Ruth Schlenker, clarinetist from the President's Own United States Marine Band, and Chief Petty Officer Michael Allan McDonald, principal clarinetist from the United States Navy Band.
For more information on the band, please call (908) 789-4080.