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Mepham Wrestles to Top at Sprig Gardner Tournament

Mepham Wrestles to Top at Sprig Gardner Tournament photo
Members of the Mepham High School wrestling team were named this year’s Sprig Gardner Tournament Champions after the Dec. 9 meet.

Sixteen Pirate wrestlers placed in the top six to lead Mepham to a major upset over heavily favored Bellmore-Merrick CHSD’s Kennedy and King's Park high schools. 

“Kyle Althenn and Albert Cepeda both won their weight classes, with Althenn taking home the Rich Anderson Most Outstanding Mepham Wrestler Award,” said wrestling coach Sean Arresto. “Sophomores Griffin Karp and Matt Hegi also made the finals, both finishing in second place.”

Also, playing for the Pirates were Tyler Ward and Tyler Levitan at 99 pounds, Dillon Pekoff and Luke Benzing at 113 pounds, James Fazio at 120 pounds, Jack Molloy at 126 pounds, Adelson Molina and Josh Game at 138 pounds, John Koenig at 17 pounds, Ryan Hegi at 182 pounds, Mike Laupheimer at 195 pounds and Colin Liese at 285 pounds.  




Mepham Classes Battle for Charity

Mepham Classes Battle for Charity photo

On Nov. 8, the students and faculty of Mepham High School in the Bellmore-Merrick Central School District came together for the 8th Battle of the Classes: Battle for a Cause to raise money for the Senior Service Learning Project's partnership with Boots on the Ground NY. 

More than 700 students participated in the event held in the gym at the Brookside School. Leading up to the event, students participated in a series of fundraising efforts including, a Penny Wars competition, generating over $1,100, American Pride Day and Class Color Day. 

“The night of the event, the students competed against each other and the faculty team in a variety of relay races, the famous ‘Pirate Relay’ and a dance competition,” said social studies teacher and organizer Kerry Dennis. 

The night's emcee was special education teacher, Anthony Augugliaro and the festivities were covered live by the Bellmore-Merrick Broadcasting Program.  
The Class of 2018 dominated the pre-events and the night's relays, earning the title of champions. 

“The spirit and enthusiasm in the gym that night represent the incredible school spirit possessed by the Mepham community as well as the continued desire to give back to charitable organizations like Boots on the Ground NY,” said social studies teacher and organizer Chris Patten.

Combined with their efforts for the Flag Field of Honor, currently on display at Mepham, the students in Participation in Government, under the direction of Patten and Dennis, have raised more than $10,000 for Boots on the Ground NY.



Science Research Students Attend Retreat

Science Research Students Attend Retreat photo

On Nov. 19, sophomores in the district’s Advanced Science Research program traveled to LIU Post, to attend a retreat that was designed exclusively for them.

“Throughout the day, students were hosted by professors of biology, biomedical science, chemistry, heath science, psychology and forensic science who engaged them with hands-on laboratory activities and discussions about science research,” said Robert Soel, science chairperson.

The students also met with LIU students who spoke about their projects and research experiences in the LIU honors college. 

“An exciting part of the day was the opportunity to work collectively with ASR sophomores from each of the schools,” said Patrick Mannion, a science chairperson. “It was a very inspiring experience and a great chance to learn directly from local research scientists.”






High School Leadership Students Collaborate on Community Service

High School Leadership Students Collaborate on Community Service photo
On Nov. 14, students from all four high schools in the district came together at Mepham High School for a Breakout EDU activity where they worked together to “breakout of their rooms.”  

The School and Community Leadership students from Brian Joyce’s class at Calhoun, Kara McManus’ class at Kennedy, Zachary Gosse’s class at the Meadowbrook Alternative Program and Jacqueline Geller’s class at Mepham participated in the Breakout EDU platform which fosters critical thinking, collaboration, creative and communication.

All four groups of students joined together again on Nov. 21 at the Veterans Stand Down at the Freeport Armory, where they helped disabled veterans get goods and services they need.