Press release from Assemblyman Curran:
Assemblyman Curran Honors Local Malverne Youth Leader
Recently, Assemblyman Brian Curran (Lynbrook-21st AD) honored Benjamin Truncale of Malverne as part of his second annual Youth Leadership Event.
“I am very proud to honor Benjamin,” said Curran. “He is a very talented vocalist and bright young man. Benjamin has shared his talents with our community, singing at various village events and serving as cantor at St. Agnes Cathedral. We look forward to great things from Benjamin and his beautiful gift.”
Benjamin is currently a sophomore at Kellenberg Memorial High School. While he has many interests, a great majority of his time outside his studies has been focused on music. To that end, his high school activities include drama club, chorus, Firebird Swing Jazz Choir and the Gregorian Consortium. Benjamin is often asked to lead his school liturgies in song. He is a Bishop’s Chorister and a member of the St. Agnes Cathedral Choir. Benjamin also volunteers at St. Agnes Cathedral as a cantor for masses.
Benjamin had the honor of being chosen to sing with the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra at Carnegie Hall this spring. Over the years, he has had the privilege to perform at the village of Malverne events including Veterans Day, Flag Day, Memorial Day and the annual tree lighting. While not singing, Benjamin is a member of both Kellenberg’s Model UN club and the Speech and Debate team, with whom he will compete at the state championships this spring. He has also been chosen to be the representative for his sophomore class as a HOBY Leadership Delegate.