Mepham Seniors Mark Graduation

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Mepham High School celebrated its 78th commencement on June 26 at NYCB Theater in Westbury before a proud crowd of administration, family members and students.

“Their selflessness and compassion is extraordinary,” Principal Michael Harrington said of the class’ philanthropic efforts. “You have come to realize the power of your collective wisdom and collaboration. You’ve learned that it’s possible to achieve extraordinary things where there is a shared sense of purpose and importance.”

Senior Class President McKayla Cates spoke about new beginnings.

“For the first time in our entire lives we get a clean slate,” she said. “It is a time to reinvent ourselves; to be the best version of us we can be.”

Valedictorian John Grover echoed this message of the possibility of what the future holds.

“If you’ve been one to stand on the sidelines, don’t hesitate to step onto the field,” he said.

Salutatorian Kristina DiMiceli told her peers that every high school experience carried great significance.
“From the tiny freshmen that walked through the doors on the first day to the decorated seniors that left on the last – we have impacted each other for the better,” she said.

 

MAP and Mepham Students Perform Chemistry Experiments

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The Meadowbrook Alternative Program Chemistry students visited Mepham AP Chemistry students on May 24 where they performed three labs together. Flame tests, turning copper silver and gold, and organic isomers were among the experiments they completed.

At Taste of Little Italy at Mepham

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On May 25, Mepham High School students gathered after school for an elite event during which they learned how to order a meal in Italian.

World Languages teacher Caterina Dand, who organized the event, designed a program in which students learned the Italian language and explored the cultural differences between Italy and the United States.

Italian students volunteered to be "waiters" and took the orders of the participants. The attendees practiced their newly acquired expressions, placed their order from the menu and enjoyed a delicious Italian meal.

“The participants left with knowledge they could take with them on their future travels to Italy,” said Dand.

Mepham’s ELITE Program (Enriching Learners in Tomorrow's Education) is a promise to the future to enrich and inspire students by providing after-school enrichment opportunities designed to educate the whole student. The program encourages students to follow their passion and explore topics of genuine interest while developing the skills to be well rounded citizens and good thinkers for life after Mepham.

Mepham’s Habitat for Humanity Club Assists at Build

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Mepham High School’s Habitat for Humanity Club recently helped to frame a house in Bellport for a family of seven.
The group spent May 20 outdoors, working with various tools to help the organization with their build.

Photo Caption: Members of Mepham High School’s Habitat for Humanity Club are pictured along with one of the advisers, Christopher Patten (center).

Mepham Holds First Ninth-Grade Science Fair

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Mepham High School’s Science Department held its inaugural ninth-grade science fair on May 18.

Students from the Introduction to Research classes of Joseph Francese, Lorrilee Geraci and Jeannette Spargifiore presented the research that they had completed during the spring semester.

“Their poster board presentations filled the Mepham foyer with interesting and informative material dealing with an eclectic array of scientific assignments,” said District Science Chairperson Patrick Mannion.

Several senior Advanced Science Research students also volunteered their time and expertise as judges.