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John F. Kennedy High School

3000 South Bellmore Ave
Bellmore, NY 11710
Mr. Gerard Owenburg

Assistant Principals:
Mr. Jon LaRochester
Ms. Marie A. Netto
Mr. Vincent Pisano

 Attendance: 992-1409
 Guidance: 992-1420
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Kennedy Dedicates Library to Michael Dubin

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.

Kennedy Students Create Art for Underpriviledged Kids

Kennedy Students Create Art for Underpriviledged Kids photo
Seventeen students in Carissa Roche’s Kennedy Art classes participated in a charitable art mission called Memory Project connecting disadvantaged children and high school artists. 

In the spirit of kindness, each student created a child’s portrait to be given back to them as a lasting keepsake and a message of global community. 

Students who participate in the project include; Taylor Abramowitz, Josh Abramovich, Olivia Basile, Sylvia Bergman, Mikaela Cohen, Yianna Foufas, Lily Goch, Lauren Horn, Daniel Iskols, Aidan Kehati, Summer Renck, Jamie Sherrard, Sarah Suss-Pardo, Emma Tiongson, Lexi Weissman, Joanna Vaccaro, and Gianna Venero.

Four Art Students Selected for Museum Show


Four juniors from the Central High School District have been accepted into the Long Island's Best Juried Art Show at the Heckscher Museum of Art.

Kaitlyn Herlihy and Gianna Valente from Kennedy High School and Grace Bayer and Gianna Jaronczyk from Mepham High School were among the 80 students selected for the only juried exhibition on Long Island that offers high schoolers the opportunity to show their art in a museum setting.

Valente, 17, of Bellmore created her pencil drawing under the guidance of art teacher Vanessa Albaneze, while Herlihy, 17, of Merrick edited her digital photography piece in Mark Booth’s class. Bayer, 17, of Merrick used ink to craft her artwork, while Jaronczyk, 17, of Bellmore utilized a marker medium in Talon Bidermann’s class.

An opening reception will be held on Saturday, April 13, at 5:30 p.m., at the Huntington museum and their artwork will remain on display through May 19.

Prizes will be awarded in numerous categories and are presented at the opening reception and awards ceremony. All exhibiting artists and their teachers will receive full-color catalogues featuring all artwork in the exhibition.  

Kennedy’s VE Team Ranks Top 10 Nationally

Kennedy’s VE Team Ranks Top 10 Nationally photo
SkySource, one of the Virtual Enterprise companies at Kennedy High School, placed in the top 10 nationally with a perfect score, according to Virtual Enterprises International. 

The nonprofit works with schools to implement the yearlong VE class to provide students with collaborative and entrepreneurship business experience. The JFK students’ virtual business, SkySource, is an “up and coming technology company that seeks to provide customers with top quality products at the best value,” as stated on the team’s website.

Their top 10 placement was determined by a composite score which measured engagement and achievement of targeted initiatives throughout the year.

“Some of the tasks include but are not limited to submission and presentation of a National Business Plan, evidence of student transactions, payments of expenses, processing payroll and competing in the Online Website Competition, to name a few,” explained faculty adviser Roseann Zocchia.

Kennedy’s Analisa Coppa Earns Gold Key Writing Awards

Kennedy’s Analisa Coppa Earns Gold Key Writing Awards photo
Analisa Coppa of Kennedy High School recently earned Gold Key writing awards from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.

The awards were for her short story "Clarity" as well as her writing portfolio "Case Study of the Soul." 

“Analisa is one of the most thoughtful and intelligent students I have had in my career,” explained English teacher Vivian DiGennaro. “She is creative and curious and well-spoken and interested. Her desire to learn goes past the page of the textbook or novel and her desire to learn is intrinsic. Analisa's writing — both creative and academic is sophisticated and complex and beautiful.”

This recognition puts Coppa, 17, in the running for Scholastic's $10,000 scholarship, which she will be notified in mid-March if selected. 

This competition is open to high school students nationwide and usually brings in tens of thousands of entries.