Mepham Holds Outdoor Movie Night

It was all “Grease” but thankfully no lightning earlier this month when Mepham held its first-ever “Movie Night Under the Stars” event, for which hundreds gathered on the new turf football field to watch a film outdoors.

After an intense fundraising contest among the classes, the seniors emerged victorious with the right to select the film to be shown. The students chose “Grease.” Movie Night Under the Stars was sponsored by Mepham’s SADD chapter, and the event gathered proceeds for the nonprofit organization Most Valuable Kids of Greater NY.

The event raised more than $2,000 in donations and concessions for Most Valuable Kids, which helps bring underserved children to live cultural, sporting and music events through an excess ticket donation service.

Smooth Sailing for Mepham Homecoming


It was full steam ahead for the Pirates and their fans as the Mepham community gathered on Oct. 18 to celebrate homecoming and watch the varsity football team defeat Westbury, 52-18.

The party was kicked off by a parade led by grand marshal and former NFL player Amos Zereoue, followed by the school marching band, the cheerleaders and the Pirettes kickline. The homecoming court and the Pirate mascot rode in on the traditional pirate ship, the S.S. Mepham. Colorful floats brought up the rear, including a spooky Halloween-themed entry from the sophomore class. However, it was the seniors’ lavish undersea world theme that won the day’s contest.

The football team gave the assembled crowd something to smile about, notching 21 unanswered points in the first quarter alone against the Green Dragons. At halftime, after a stirring performance of “God Bless America” by Grand Avenue Middle School seventh-grader Lauren Nilson, the cheerleading and kickline squads displayed impressively athletic routines and recognized their graduating seniors. Kevin Burns literally jumped for joy when his selection as homecoming king was announced, followed by the naming of homecoming queen Lisa Condolucci. The court also included Jessica Bortolussi, Kelly Cates, Jake Friedenberg and Alex Goodstein. King and queen then boarded their pirate ship for one last triumphant tour around the track.

Browse the photo gallery for a look at all the day’s action!

Mepham Students Walk the Talk for Autism Speaks

For their fall service learning project, the seniors in Kerry Dennis’s and Christopher Patten’s Participation in Government classes at Mepham are raising money and awareness about autism.  

Last weekend, the seniors participated in the Walk Now for Autism Speaks at Jones Beach, raising more than $2,300 through the event. They also worked with Shelley Hendrix and Alison Dyer from the grassroots advocacy group Autism Votes to get petitions signed in an effort to pass legislation that will benefit those with autism.  

Hendrix and Dyer presented to the Participation in Government classes the day before the walk in order to explain how grassroots lobbying works.

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