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John F. Kennedy High School

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

Assistant Principals:
Mr. Daniel Jantzen
Ms. Marie A. Netto
Mr. Vincent Pisano

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Kennedy, Calhoun Come Together for Cross-Curricular Lesson

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Teachers from Kennedy and Calhoun high schools in the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District developed an interdisciplinary lesson on the Founding of Israel after the Holocaust and the Israeli culinary tradition on Jan. 6.

Mike DiGiovanni, a culinary arts and hospitality instructor at Kennedy, and Dr. David Goldberg, a social studies teacher at Calhoun, joined forces to present this cross-curricular lesson and discussion.

“My Voices of the Past students presented on the nation’s founding after World War II then these students worked collaboratively with the Kennedy kids to do some of the final prep for the meal,” explained Goldberg.

“While the CHAMP (Culinary and Hospitality Applied Management Program) students at Kennedy prepped some of the meal ahead of time, students were able to work together and learn even more,” explained DiGiovanni.

Daniel Goldstein, a Calhoun Class of 2015 graduate and former Voices of the Past student, joined the lesson as well. He is a sergeant in the Israeli Defense Forces who spoke to students along with a current Kennedy student who is Israeli. 

“[Goldstein] shared a lot of insight about his experiences and also the Middle East generally,” explained Goldberg. 

 “The most substantial outcome for students was to be able to see how cultures develop over time and how critical turning points in history can lead to substantial changes in the global landscape,” Goldberg added. “In addition, it provided students with an important chance to see cross-curricular connections and engage in conversation with an individual who saw firsthand the complexity of today's global politics.”

Kennedy Boasts Three Regeneron Scholars

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Three students from Kennedy High School were named Regeneron Science Talent Search Scholars on Jan. 8.

Recognition as a Regeneron STS Scholars places Andrew Brinton, Kenar Gelman and Katherine St George among the top 300 brightest young scientists in the nation.

“This exceptional accomplishment has been earned in recognition of their scientific talent and development of outstanding independent scientific research projects,” explained Robert Soel, district science chairperson and STEM Education. “They have invested hundreds of hours over three years planning, conducting and analyzing their own scientific investigations while being mentored by cooperating scientists in fields of their own choosing.”

Brinton’s project is “Marsh Restoration: Ribbed Mussels (Geukensia demissa) as a Revival Mechanism to Rebuild the Coastal Salt Marshes of Long Island, New York;” Gelman’s project is “Chondrocyte Adenosine A2A receptor signaling leads to cellular homeostasis through activation of Protein Kinase A (PKA)” and St George’s is “The Ketogenic Diet Ameliorates The Effects of Caffeine in Seizure Susceptible Drosophila melanogaster.”

They are all seniors in Barbi Frank’s Advanced Science Research class, a three-year program, at Kennedy High School. Research teachers Barbara Franklin and Orquidea Afonso, as well as Soel, also assisted students with support throughout the program.

The Regeneron STS is the nation's most prestigious pre-college science competition. Each scholar, selected from 1,900 entrants, receives a $2,000 award with an additional $2,000 going to his or her respective school. The 40 finalists chosen to compete in Washington, D.C. in March will be announced in late January.

Kennedy’s CyberPatriot Team Places First Again

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The Kennedy Senior CyberPatriot team, “Devs 2.0” placed first in New York State in the Platinum tier for the second year in a row and are now defending state champions.

The senior team achieved 150th out of over 3,000 high school teams across the nation. The senior CyberPatriots will now compete in the national semifinals in January. 

Additionally, junior and freshman teams scores earned them a competition spot in the national high school gold tier. Advisers Robert Soel and David Prince oversee the CyberPatriot teams. 

CyberPatriots include Brandon Lin, Panayiotis Milonas, Isabella Guimaraes, Param Negpal, Shion Renaud, Richie Ippoliti, David Greenberg, Michael Lamaze, Dylan Hovell, Tyler Bissoondial, Jack Racer, Jonathan Ivers, Chris Prainito, Tyler Kealy, Aidan Walden and Jared Weinstein.

Kennedy Sudents Assist With Community Clean Up

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On Nov. 10 several members of the H.O.P.E. (Helping Our Planet Earth) Club and other students from Kennedy High School joined forces with the South Merrick Community Civic Association, Inc. to clean up litter and refurbish the garden plantings at Cammanns Pond.  

Legis. Steve Rhoads, as well as other members of the community and a local Girl Scout troop attended and volunteered raking and pruning, planting and generally cleaning up this community space.  

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