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Bellmore, NY 11710
Mr. Gerard Owenburg

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Mr. Jon LaRochester
Ms. Marie A. Netto
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The Cougar Nation Roars at Homecoming

The Cougar Nation Roars at Homecoming photo

The Cougar Nation at Kennedy High had quite the cause for celebration at their Oct. 13 homecoming game, as their football squad shut out opponents, Sewanhaka High School, 32-0.

The Friday night lights game followed an afternoon festival that included various club booths, face painting, inflatables, live music and more.

“I was so proud to see such a tremendous amount of school spirit and pride,” said Principal Gerard Owenburg. “Spirit week was a fun filled week for our students, who created some lifelong memories. 

The traditional bonfire was held on the baseball field just before the game. Kennedy cheerleaders invited youth from the Braves cheer squad on the sidelines for a performance. Both the cheerleaders and kickline entertained the audience during halftime.

Charlize Deluca and Dean Tsolkas were crowned homecoming queen and king, respectively. 

The band, led by Walter Avellandeda, pumped up the crowd throughout the evening. Once again a raffle was held each quarter, giving students the opportunity to sit on a couch for four along the sidelines — complete with seat-side service from the C.H.A.M.P. (Culinary and Hospitality Applied Management Program) chefs.

Kennedy’s Leadership Students Have ‘Hearts of Gold’

Kennedy’s Leadership Students Have ‘Hearts of Gold’ photo
Kennedy’s Leadership Students Have ‘Hearts of Gold’ photo 2
Kennedy High School’s Leadership class and social studies teacher Kara McManus organized a schoolwide participation in the Whip Pediatric Cancer – Heart of Gold program. 

This program raises awareness and funds for pediatric cancer. 

“Last spring, student Carli Surkis first introduced the program to our Leadership Class and promoting it in September made sense since it is Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month,” explained McManus. “With great energy and enthusiasm Carli was able to motivate Leadership students to sell and decorate the Hearts of Gold currently on display in our school. All of the Leadership students did an amazing job with this fundraiser.”

Kennedy students and staff wore gold for Pediatric Cancer Awareness month and each individual that donated displayed a gold heart on the courtyard windows. They raised more than $800 for the program.

Four Bellmore-Merrick Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

Four Bellmore-Merrick Students Named National Merit Semifinalists photo
Four students in the Central School District have been named National Merit Semifinalists in the 2019 competition.

John Berry and Kyle Ednie from Mepham and James Hayes and Sidra Naheed from Kennedy high schools were all included on the list.

“We are once again proud to highlight the accomplishments of our dedicated students,” said Superintendent John DeTommaso. 

The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships. The nationwide pool of semifinalists represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors and includes the highest scoring entrants in each state.  

Finalists will be notified in February.

Kennedy Debuts Turf Tennis Courts

Kennedy Debuts Turf Tennis Courts photo
Construction on the United States Tennis Association-approved Turf Tennis Courts wrapped the first week of school. 

Kennedy High School will be to be the first high school in New York State to have installed the turf surface for play. 

“Coaches Brian Degaetano and Rusell Lella are excited to get their teams out on the courts,” said Principal Gerard Owenburg.