Names: Jennifer and Patrick McManus - Age 17
School: - 2012 Graduate
Accomplishments: While a student at Miller Place, Jennifer was on the honor roll or high honor roll for every quarter. She took four Advanced Placement (AP) courses, was the recipient of the award for General Academic Excellence and as a senior received the Desktop Publishing Award.
Jennifer played the viola in the school district's orchestra since the 7th grade, was a member of the Future Business Leaders of America and mentored younger students through the Big Buddy Little Buddy Program. She was also in the ensemble for the high school's drama production of Rent.
Jennifer played Varsity tennis throughout her high school years, finishing up her senior year in the number one singles position and helping to lead her team to the league championships. She received the award for All-League. She was the recent recipient of the Arlette Conklin Memorial Scholarship for tennis and was on the track team in 9th and 10th grades, specializing in race walking.
An avid reader and writer of fiction, Jennifer is currently working on a novel with a fellow student. She has worked as an instructor for the high school's summer tennis camp, as well as working as waitstaff at Lombardis on the Sound and the Miller Place Inn.
Her twin brother, Patrick, took three AP courses during his high school years while excelling at music. He was a leading trumpet player in the jazz ensemble and the symphonic concert bands. During his senior year, he played in the first trumpet position and participated in the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) competitions as a soloist and as a member of a quartet. Patrick performed in the pit band for the high school drama productions of Curtains and Fiddler on the Roof. He was the recent recipient of the New York State Council of Administrators of Music Education (NYSCAME) Scholarship for his leadership qualities and high musical standards.
Patrick was a member of the Varsity tennis team and the Varsity track team, running the 300 meter event and the 4 x 400 meter relay races. He was also a member of the Big Buddy Little Buddy Program. He has also been employed as waitstaff at Lombardis on the Sound and the Miller Place Inn.
Both Jennifer and Patrick are headed to SUNY Stony Brook in the fall. Jennifer is undecided as to a major while Patrick plans to double major in Music Performance and Video Game Design (Computer Sciences) and will be a member of the Stony Brook Marching Band.