Brockport resident joins Tompkins Insurance Agencies

Sam Leonardi, of Brockport, recently joined Tompkins Insurance Agencies’ as an account executive in the risk solutions division based out of the Pittsford Office on Sully’s Trail.

He will be responsible for building client relationships and identifying methods to develop custom strategies to protect assets and income.

Before joining Tompkins, Leonardi worked for New York and National Long-term Care Brokers as regional marketing director. He has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry and holds his state life and health insurance license.

Greece gymnast qualifies for national championships

Justin Ciccone, 13, of Greece, recently competed at the USA Gymnastics Regional Championships in Tinton Falls, New Jersey, as a member of Bright Raven Gymnastics.

Ciccone placed first on floor exercise, second on vault and all-around and third on rings and parallel bars in the Level 9 competition.

His scores qualified him to compete in the USAG Junior Olympic Men’s National Championships, which will be held May 10-14 in Kissimmee, Florida.

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra honors Brockport teacher

Douglas Steves, of Oliver Middle School in Brockport, recently received the Choral Director Award (K-12) from Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.

Steves has worked with Brockport Central School District since 1984. He teaches general music for grades six through eight, chorus for grades seven through eight and PopVocals. He serves as music director for Oliver Middle School musicals and coordinates a choral commission project with Houghton College.

He graduated from Hartwick College with a Bachelor of Science in music education with certification in Orff-Schulwerk. He earned his Master of Music in music education from Ithaca College and studied with Thurston J. Dox, Julia Clay, Don Slagel and Jack Covert.

Administrator, educator, parent and student nominations were reviewed by a committee comprised of community educators and RPO musicians. Steves was one of five local music educators to be selected.