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Mr. Gerard Owenburg

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Four Bellmore-Merrick Students Named National Merit Finalists

Four students in the Central School District have been named finalists in the National Merit Scholarship 2019 competition.

Mepham High School’s John Berry and Kyle Ednie as well as Kennedy High School’s James Hayes and Sidra Naheed 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 that began in 1955. High school students enter the program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

Approximately 15,000 students, or approximately one-third of the 50,000 high scorers, qualified as finalists.

The seniors are now competing for National Merit Scholarships that will be announced in March. The program awards three types of scholarships: National Merit $2,500 Scholarships, Corporate-Sponsored Merit Scholarships and College-Sponsored Merit Scholarships

Kennedy’s Science Olympiad Team Advances to States

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The Kennedy High School Science Olympiad Team A team achieved fourth place out of 41 teams in the Nassau East Regional Science Olympiad competition, on Feb. 3, securing a spot at the New York State Competition in Syracuse in March.

Both Kennedy Science Olympiad Teams A and B competed in more than 20 different scientific events and racked up a grand total of 43 medals. The Kennedy B team earned 17th place.

“Achieving so many medals in such a wide variety of subjects is a testament to how hard the students have worked for the last five months studying, preparing, building and practicing for their events,“ said Science Chair Robert Soel.

Science Olympiad coaches Russell Lella, Helmut Schleith, Dan Jantzen and Alexis Vandergoot were integral to the team’s success.
“Being a part of the John F. Kennedy Science Olympiad is a thrilling experience,” said team member Joshua Abramovich. “The feeling that you get from preparing for your events and then using all of the effort from preparing on the day of the exciting competition is the reason I do it every year.”

Katherine St. George said the team even brought on new friendships.

“Plus, it’s a really fun way to celebrate scientific enthusiasm,” she added.

They will advance to New York State competition on March 15 at Le Moyne College in Syracuse.

Medal winners:
Marielena Delgado and Jonathan Ivers: Astronomy, 10th Place
Jenn Field and Andrew Brinton: Chem Lab, 6th Place
Jack Racer and Hugh Cheung: Chem Lab, 2nd Place
Jack Kelly and Dan Wadler: Circuit Lab, 5th Place
Kevin Ivers, Jack Racer, Jonathan Ivers: Codebusters, 4th Place
Whitney Sussman and Sam Marchuck: Designer Genes, 6th Place
Katherine St. George and Mikaela Milch: Disease Detectives, 2nd Place
Mikaela Milch and Summer Hasseck: Dynamic Planet, 3rd Place
Kevin Ivers and Sam Marchuck: Fermi Questions, 8th Place
Andrew Brinton and Jenn Field: Forensics, 9th Place
Jack Kelly and Jack Racer: Forensics, 7th Place
Jimmy Hayes and Katherine St. George: Fossils 2nd Place
Katherine St. George and Summer Hasseck: Herpteology, 1st Place
Jack Kelly and Dan Wadler: Mission Possible, 3rd Place
Brandon Lin: Mousetrap Vehicle, 2nd Place
Mikaela Milch, Katherine St. George, Sam Marchuck: Protein Modeling, 3rd Place
Seth Gorelik, Analisa Coppa, Jason Lehrfeld: Protein Modeling, 1st Place
Jack Kelly and Dan Wadler: Sound of Music, 9th Place
Jimmy Hayes and Hugh Cheung: Thermodynamics, 4th Place
Jimmy Hayes and Marielena Delgado: Water Quality, 2nd Place

Five Students Named JSHS Semifinalists

Senya Huda and Lauren Jones from Calhoun High School and Jake Levine, Jonathan Mashal and Hunter Moran from Kennedy High Schools were named semifinalists in the recent JSHS (Junior Science Humanities Symposium) Competition. 

JSHS is designed to challenge and engage high school students in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. Individual students compete for scholarships and recognition by presenting the results of their original research efforts before a panel of judges and an audience of their peers.
Huda is a senior who conducted her research this past summer at Mount Sinai with a pediatric hepatologist.  Her research project was entitled The Role of Mannose Phosphate Isomerase (MPI) in Regulating Response to DNA Damage. 

Jones is a senior who conducted her research this past summer at LIU Post in the biology department.  She completed a research project entitled Epibiosis of Bryozoans B. stolonifera and B. neritina on Species Indigenous to the Long Island Sound.  

Levine is a senior who conducted his research at LIU Post. His research topic title was “Fasciclin 2 Expression is Positively Correlated with Gut Function Under Nutrient-Poor Conditions in Drosophila melanogaster.”

Mashal, a senior, completed his research at LIU Post. His research topic title was, “Bay Scallop and Eastern Oyster Survival Within Crepidula fornicata Shell Beds in the Peconic Bays, New York.”

Moran is a senior whose topic was entitled, “An Analysis of How Individualized Treatment of Infliximab Can Prolong Remission Time for Patients with IBD.”

All five students were chosen to present their work at York College on Sunday, Feb. 3, where Calhoun’s Lauren Jones earned second place in Environmental Science and Kennedy’s Moran Hunter earned third place.

Kennedy Volleyball Team Trains Middle Schoolers

The newly selected boys seventh- and eighth-grade volleyball teams at Merrick Avenue Middle School started their first season practice with a training clinic with the New York State boys champions volleyball team from Kennedy High School.

Led by coach Dennis Ringel, 16 members of the team came down to help get the first practice going with some great demonstrations and one-on-one coaching for the seventh- and eighth-graders. 

“The high schoolers were able to show off some of their skills, while working the middle schoolers to get their season off to a great start,” said Daniel Stiglitz, a technology teacher and co-volleyball coach at Merrick Avenue. The boys are also coached by Mark Gross.

English Students Participate in World Read Aloud Day

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World Read Aloud Day takes place on Feb. 1 of each year. Founded by the New York-based non-profit LitWorld, World Read Aloud Day brings together students, teachers, and libraries to celebrate the power of literacy. 

This year, librarians from around the world collaborated to virtually connect with other schools to take place in the event. 

Calhoun High School English teachers Jennifer Sapir, Christy Rochford, Vivian Digennaro and librarian Kristen Mogavero organized skype sessions with six schools from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Georgia. 

Kennedy High School students read to children varying in age from 5-11 years old. Books that were read included Alfie the Apostrophe, Dragons Love Tacos, The Name of This Book Is Secret, The Day the Crayons Quit, Monster’s New Undies, The Book with No Pictures and Dinosaurs Before Dark. 

“The students also spent time discussing their favorite books and sharing their school experience,” added English Chairperson Adeline Atkins.