Mount Morris student wins first-place in the Digies

Gadge Savastano

A music composition by a Mount Morris Central School student has won a first-place award in the 2023 Digies.

The Digies is an annual digital media conference and festival run by the School Library Service, a program of Genesee Valley BOCES. The mission of the Digies is to strengthen the digital media continuum between Pre-K through 12 schools, higher education, and professional institutions.

Gadge Savastano of Mount Morris received a first place award for his music composition “Feilde!”. This is Gadge’s third consecutive year winning this award.

“There were many more competitors this year. Gadge exemplifies the talent within Mount Morris and the Genesee Valley,” said Carl Irwin, a music teacher and band director at Mount Morris.

Entries can come from schools, public libraries, and arts councils in Western New York. The competition is divided into four genres; audio, graphic arts, interactive, and video. In each genre, submissions are judged in age categories that include Pre-kindergarten to third grade, and grades 4-6, 7-9 and, 10-12.

The final award announcement will be available at .

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