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Abraham Lincoln High School is very proud of their Theater, Music and the Arts program. This year they were able to create a Concert Band class and a Chorus class in addition to a Theater Production class geared towards learning all aspects of the stage and behind the scenes. Their dedicated Theater teacher and director, Ms. Fabbricatore, has really gone above and beyond to make sure their students are well prepared and unafraid to take the stage at any moment! Mr. Pearce, their dedicated Music teacher and Musical director, has been diligent in creating their Band and Chorus from scratch.
Lincoln held its first Winter Arts Festival on December 15, 2016. The Drama Department put on a one-act comedy called Shakespeare Unbound in which a modern day teenage girl comes face to face with some of William Shakespeare’s most famous characters. The Music Department had the ALHS Band and Chorus perform a Winter Medley for the very first time!
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Students from Edward R. Murrow HS in Midwood earned their record 20th city chess championship on January 5th.
No other city team has won even 10 championships. Murrow has also won the state title 19 times and the national championship eight times since its founding in 1981.
The victory was sealed when team captain Brian Arthur, 17, beat Stuyvesant high school star Daniel Yassky in the finals. The team had been down two points going into the last round, but victories by Samantha Dong and Wang Chen put Arthur in position for the come-from-behind victory.
The two-day tournament, at the Brooklyn Marriott, featured more than 1,000 players from hundreds of public and private high schools.