East Meadow students Take Top Honors in West Islip ASL Idol

East Meadow students Take Top Honors in West Islip ASL Idol Photo
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Students in the district earned top honors in West Islip High School’s seventh annual American Sign Language Idol.

Months of preparation and practice paid off for W.T. Clarke High School senior Alyssa Pancho, who won first place and a $100 cash prize for signing the comedic song “I’m So Humble” by Lonely Island. Taking home third were Woodland Middle School eighth-graders Isabella Conti, Saliha Deir, Valerie German and Daniel Scheir, who signed Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Satisfied.”

Woodland Middle School ASL teacher Barbara Woo was very impressed by her students’ performance.

“I am very proud of them, especially since they competed against high school students and earned third place,” she said.
 More than 450 people were in attendance to watch 20 performances from students representing 10 different school districts on Long Island.