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District Holds Unifying 5K Walk/Run


Bellmore-Merrick CHSD held its One Voice, One Message 5K Walk/Run from Grand Avenue Middle School to Merrick Avenue Middle School on March 21.

More than 400 people registered for the inaugural run, while dozens more turned out to show their support for the participants despite the cold and slushy weather. Students from all six buildings pitched in, either by registering, or volunteering their time to help launch the monumental event.

The One Voice, One Message 5K began in the parking lot of Grand Avenue, continued on to Merrick Avenue and then circled back to the rear parking lot at Grand Avenue.

The winner in the male category was Chris Perillo at 16:56. The female winner was Doreen Steen, who crossed the line at 17:57.

The event was a symbolic gesture of solidarity among the six schools that comprise the district. Proceeds from the 5K were donated to support pediatric cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital. The event raised a net total of $10,860 for the hospital.

“In spite of the surprise spring snowstorm, the event was a tremendous success,” said Dr. Joseph Netto, one of the event’s organizers. “From the overwhelming community support to the strong showing from the district's six schools, the 5K indeed demonstrated the principle of ‘One Voice, One Message,’ while highlighting Bellmore-Merrick's giving nature.”

State and local politicians also turned out to lend their support and congratulate the organizers, including Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray and New York State Sen. Michael Venditto.

Browse the photo gallery to catch the race from start to finish.

JFK to Present ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’

The John F. Kennedy High School Drama Club is set to perform its spring musical, “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” at the high school auditorium this week.

The Broadway hit will come to life at JFK for three showtimes, beginning March 20 at 7:30 p.m. A matinee performance will take place on March 21 at 2 p.m., followed by an evening performance at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door.

JFK Variety Choir Sings About Love

Members of Jeanette Pincus’s variety choir at John. F. Kennedy performed “The Many Faces of Love” at the Merkin Concert Hall in New York City around Valentine’s Day.

The performance earned rave reviews as the program broke down the three phases of love in separate sets, from courtship to heartbreak. The variety choir sang alongside the famous New York Virtuoso Singers under the direction of conductor Harold Rosenbaum.

JFK’s variety choir is comprised of vocal students in grades 9-12, and has performed all over the country, as well as national spots on television.

Of the school’s performance, TheaterScene.net critic Jean Ballard Tarepka wrote, “The last set of the first half of the program was particularly delightful. The variety choir sang two songs – a ballad by John Farmer and a sweet love song by Claudin de Sermisy – with verve and panache.”

February Students of the Month

Administrators and staff at Kennedy recently designated one student from each academic department as Student of the Month for February. This recognition highlights the student’s achievements and efforts throughout the respective month.

The February Students of the Month are:

Marielle Bach, Health
Rachel Choset, Social Studies
Alex Dobosh, Business
Emily Feigelman, Art
Brianna Gomez, Math
Elizabeth Izzo, Physical Education
Claire Kelly, Science
Amanda Opperman, Family & Consumer Science
Matthew Rose, English
Ethan Rubin, World Languages
Nicole Sand, Vocal Music
Arielle Solomon, Instrumental Music

Congratulations to all these outstanding students!

Athletes of the Month - January 2015

Daniel Arkow - Wrestling
Alexis Tillman - Track & Field