Kennedy Library Dedication

Kennedy Dedicates Library to Michael Dubin photo
Kennedy High School in the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District recently held the official dedication of their new library to former teacher Michael Dubin. 

Dubin, a 30-year social studies teacher, posthumously bequeathed a donation to cover the cost of the library renovations.

“When I hear people talk about Mr. Dubin’s passion for history and teaching I can’t help but think of how well he would fit in with our current social studies department,” said Principal Gerard Owenburg. “Clearly, Kennedy High School meant a great deal to Mr. Dubin and his generous gift will impact a generation of students that were born after his retirement.” 

Kristen Mogavero, the library media specialist at Kennedy High School, boasted about the latest offerings, including charging stations, a large smartboard that broadcasts school announcements and a library classroom with shared monitor desks and a smartboard. 

“We also now have flexible seating options to promote collaborative group work, including rolling chairs and a high-top counter seating,” Mogavero added.

The library also includes a new humanities research center that has been dedicated in his name. 

“We, as a staff, can take great pride in how this donation symbolizes how much it means to each and every one of us to be a Kennedy teacher,” added Owenburg.