GCTV Student Accepted into Prestigious Summer Program

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Shalyn Cabaroy, who is entering her senior year at Glen Cove High School this fall, is participating in a rigorous and prestigious four-week program at SUNY Oswego this summer. This intensive New York State Summer School for the Arts program will enable Shalyn to attend courses that will cover film/video production fundamentals, new techniques and processes, and aesthetics, as well as study contemporary work, trends and ideas in a focused environment, culminating in a final screening of all student work. While in Oswego, Shalyn will have the opportunity to work on both individual and group projects.

“The Glen Cove TV studio has had a long tradition of sending students to the New York State Summer School of the Arts,” said media communications teacher Christopher Barry. “It’s not easy to get accepted. They only take the best. I've sent several students up there over the years and they all return raving about the program. It’s an excellent opportunity for a student to live in a college setting for four weeks and meet and interact with like-minded creative kids. At the same time, they're getting intensive daily training in film and video production. Shalyn is going to hone her already incredible skills as a media artist. I can’t wait to see what she produces and hear all that she’s learned. Mr. Iannelli and I are so very proud of her.”

Shalyn interviewed for the program while attending the Long Island Media Art Show in March, where she was awarded best in show for her piece, “The Bodies Still Fell,” which she completed as part of the TV Production 4 independent study class.

The NYSSA School of Media Arts offers high-level training in video, filmmaking, photography and computer graphics to students throughout the state. Approximately 475 students are currently participating in NYSSA throughout various disciplines, including ballet, visual arts, theater, and choral and media arts. Only 40 students were selected to take part in the Media Arts program that Shalyn will be attending.