(pictured above from left to right: Katie Rahl, Judge Matt Whitaker, Jugde Kate Zimmers; Claire Lindsey; Judge Jared Feldman; Madison Borchers)

This past Friday night seven Long Island students anxiously awaited their names to be called so they could begin their performances in front of family, friends and fellow music lovers. In the end, only three would be recognized as first, second and third place. After an hour and a half of these talented contestants performing their hearts out, the moment they had been waiting for came. In first place, Madison Borchers of Port Jefferson; in second place, Katie Rahl of Patchogue Village; and in third place, Claire Lindsey of Centerport.

The Ward Melville Heritage Organization would like to thank all of the 2019 contestants, from preliminaries and summer concerts to the finale.