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Sanford H. Calhoun High School

1786 State St
Merrick, NY 11566
Ms. Nicole Hollings

  Assistant Principals:
  Mr. Anthony DeMartinis
  Mr. Michael Hughes
  Mr. Mark Melkonian

 Attendance: 992-1312, 1353, 1354
 Guidance: 992-1319
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Teachers Receive $500 Grants for Science Equipment

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Two teachers in the Central High School District were awarded $500 grants from Jovia Financial Credit Union.

Both Jennifer Pefanis and Scott Azar have earned these grants for the second consecutive school year.

Pefanis, an advanced science research teacher at Calhoun High School, said, “last year we were able to purchase a new high-powered microscope and some attachments for taking pictures.”

“My ASR 10th graders are the ones that will benefit the most from the items that I will purchase with the grant,” she added.

Scott Azar, a split science teacher at Grand Avenue Middle School and the Meadowbrook Alternative Program, said, “I’m going to use this money, along with hopefully some other grants, to build an Augmented Reality Sand Box.”

“We’d be one of a few districts that have one around here and I think the students would really learn a lot from using it,” he added.

Pefanis and Azar participated in the company’s Funding Your Ideas Teacher Grant Program, which required them to submit an application and project proposal.

“We truly appreciate the enthusiasm conveyed in your project proposal and know it will positively impact your students’ learning experiences,” wrote Fran Dougherty in a congratulatory email sent on behalf of The FYI Teacher Grant Committee.

Calhoun Club Focuses on Community Cupboard

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The Community Cupboard is a food pantry that supports more than 130 local Bellmore-Merrick families. The newly formed Community Cluboard is a club organized by a small group of Calhoun students, who are also dedicated to helping the community.

The purpose of the Cluboard is to organize community service events, link and connect with students as well as market these events.

“The Community Cupboard has many wonderful, generous and thoughtful donors,” explained faculty advisor/assistant principal Mark Melkonian. “One of our first partners, Barbara Philoptochos, the philanthropic chapter of St. Demetrios Church, has partnered with the Community Cupboard for the past few years. They have collected a tremendous amount of food, distributed turkey dinners, cases of water and other necessary supplies.”

Burgritos is another local partner that has supported the food pantry. They donated gift cards and holiday meals. The Merrick Community Nursery School, another valued partner, has contributed to the Cupboard through the years as well. They have organized food drives and collections, Melkonian explained.

During the summer, Cluboard co-presidents James Gavnoudias and Liam Hardstone organized an online fund to raise money during the pandemic. With the more than $2,000 was raised, the club purchased 100 Stop & Shop gift cards for the families who utilize the pantry.  

During the Thanksgiving season, the Cluboard sponsored its first “Clash of the Classes” food drive with help of the National Honor Society - Calhoun Chapter. There was a significant amount of contributions during the three-week period.

“The leadership of the Cluboard met with the Calhoun Alumni Association and created a sustainable initiative for the Community Cupboard,” added Hardstone.
“The roots of our Calhoun Alumni run deep in the community.”

“We are determined to give back to this community and thankful for the opportunity to support those families in need,” added Gavnoudias.

VIDEO: Calhoun Music Boosters Hosts Virtual Concert Fundraiser

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Calhoun’s Anthony Toumazatos Awarded Full Scholarship

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Anthony Toumazatos, a senior at Calhoun High School, will be attending Davidson College for free thanks to Questbridge.

He recently completed an extensive application process through the organization and qualified as a Match Scholarship Recipient which is granted early admission to one of Questbridge’s college partners with a full, four-year scholarship worth more than $200,000. Toumazatos was matched with Davidson College and will be attending for free.

“It covers tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and travel expenses to top tier colleges and universities that may be out of reach financially for many top-notch students,” explained Principal Nicole Hollings.

Calhoun Flag Football Game Stocks Community Cupboard

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Although it’s a challenging school year for high school athletics, the football team at Calhoun decided to focus on something bigger than themselves.

The Colts banded together to assist local families struggling with hunger by organizing a flag football game on Nov. 24. The price of admission was food donations to the district’s food pantry, the Community Cupboard.

“Despite missing out on their sports seasons, taking classes in person and virtually, they never forgot that selfless attitude we try to instill in them every day,” said Coach Joseph Migliano. “When I brought up the idea all of our athletes jumped at the opportunity, not just to play a game but to help those who needed it most.”

The varsity squad split themselves into six teams of eight for a double-eliminations tournament.

Teams were guided by varsity leaders like Asher Carmen, Ryan Baci and Timothy Mack. Senior Nicole Devlin, the football team’s kicker, as well as a member of the soccer and track teams, served as managers alongside Sara Manson and Alex Unz.
"It was the best day of the year for me and my team so far,” Devlin added. “Not only did it bring our team closer, but it felt so amazing to see how we could come together to give back to our town. In such a hard time, it was so easy to help, and I know that this was just the beginning of the Calhoun Colts helping Bellmore-Merrick.”

The effort was made possible with support and assistance from Principal Nicole Hollings and Athletic Director Eric Caballero.

The team did more than bring the minimum; the football team with some help from the girls track and tield team collected more than 56 pounds of box and canned goods for the community.

“Our student-athletes from Calhoun know there is a light at the end of the tunnel and that they can still bring a community together without sports for now,” Migliano said. “The food raised will go on to feed countless local families over this holiday season and that’s something the boys and girls took a lot of pride in accomplishing. I feel really lucky to work with these kids, in this district that has overwhelmingly supported myself and the student athletes throughout these troubling times. While we were complaining about not playing football, there were families that didn’t know where their next meal was coming from.”

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