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Bellmore-Merrick Begins New School Year

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The CHSD opened yet another successful first school year on Sept. 5.

Administrators and teachers at both Grand Avenue and Merrick Avenue middle schools welcomed eager seventh-graders; they guided the fresh faces through the halls, assisted with locker routines and helped read class schedules.

Prior to the first day, Grand Avenue Principal Carlo Conte said teachers were in the building for meetings and classroom preparation.

“Between the thought of a new year and all of the building updates – including a new library, there is a feeling of electricity that seems to be permeating the air,” he added.

At John F. Kennedy, Sanford H. Calhoun and Wellington C. Mepham high schools, teachers and staff welcomed back upperclassmen, as well as ensured a smooth transition for freshmen students.

“We had our ninth-grade orientation last week and it was great to see our Class of 2021,” said Calhoun Principal Nicole Hollings. Students rotated among five stations around the building, acclimating themselves to the building protocols.”

At Mepham, new Principal Eric Gomez said incoming freshmen “learned more about Mepham, our expectations and toured the building.”

Civil Air Patrol Cadet Receives Amelia Earhart Award

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John F. Kennedy High School incoming senior, Ricardo Gomez-Nieto of the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District was awarded the prestigious Amelia Earhart Award Tuesday night as a cadet in the Civil Air Patrol, United States Air Force Auxiliary.

In attendance were multiple local and state politicians as Gomez-Nieto received his award in front of a room full of fellow cadets. This high honor is the third milestone in the cadet program and marks the completion of phase three, the command phase. Gomez-Nieto endured a series of rigorous promotional eligibility requirements, completing many challenging courses and meeting high leadership expectations to obtain this award.

Gomez-Nieto joins the only five percent of cadets that will receive this elite achievement. The Amelia Earhart Award grants Gomez-Nieto eligibility to participate in the International Air Cadet Exchange program and also upon entering into the Civil Air Patrol’s Senior member program, is eligible for immediate promotion to CAP First Lieutenant at age 21 and credited with the technician rating in the Cadet Programs Officer Specialty Track.