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1786 State St
Merrick, NY 11566
Ms. Nicole Hollings

Assistant Principals:
Dr. Neil Testa, Ed.D.
Mr. Michael Gavalas

Mr. Mark Melkonian

 Attendance: 992-1312, 1353, 1354
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College Planning Night - Assistant Principal’s Letter

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Congratulations to our Students of the Month for January:

Grade 9: Nicholas Barone

Grade 10: Jillian Segermeister

Grade 11: Brenden Rosario

Grade 12: Amelia Seabold


Congratulations to our Students of the Month for December:

Grade 9: Emma Bhansingh

Grade 10: Lindsay Brown

Grade 11: Clarence Vogel

Grade 12: Kevin Sandler


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2018 AP Exam Student Bulletin

Senior Awards 2018 Application

American Legion – Girls’ State Leadership Program

Kaplan Practice PSAT Test - April 21, 2018

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Current News

Calhoun Cheer Squad Named Nassau Champs

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The Calhoun varsity cheerleaders have been successful this season. The team landed on top as winners at the Nassau County Section 8 Championship for the second year in a row. Undefeated in the Division 1 Co-Ed category they took eighth place in the New York State Championship on March 3 in Syracuse.

“We are so proud of this team and how hard they worked together to accomplish something great this season,” said coach Chrissy Meiselas. “They are an amazing team and a special group of athletes who always think about the team first.”

Calhoun’s Cluboard Aims to Assist Community Cupboard

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As the district’s food pantry, the Community Cupboard expands in both size and service; volunteerism remains a key factor in its continued success.

That’s where Calhoun High School’s newly formed group, the Cluboard comes in.

Sophomore Dahlia Frier, a longtime member of the student ambassador program, said she saw a decline in donations which motivated her to create this club. 

“This was a way for us to get involved in our community and come together,” she added.

The group has hosted a food drive, volunteered and promoted the pantry’s existence and available opportunities. Other fundraising opportunities are in the works such as the upcoming March 19 dine out at Burgrito’s on Merrick Avenue in Merrick.

“Fifty percent of purchases between 4-9 p.m. will be donated to the Community Cupboard,” added sophomore club member Sarah Multer.

“This is an ideal way for our students to support the community and promote civic action for these young leaders,” said club adviser and Assistant Principal Mark Melkonian. “We really wanted this to be a way for students to be able to have a direct impact on their community.”

Serving more than 40 families on a bi-weekly basis, Frier said she is grateful people have an approachable place where they can feel comfortable getting necessary items for their families.
Anyone interested in donating pantry, hygiene, baby or pet items, organizing the pantry or making deliveries to drop off sites can call 516-992-1073.

Science Olympiad Teams Place in Regional Competition

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The John F. Kennedy and Sanford H. Calhoun science departments each fielded Science Olympiad teams that earned high rankings at the Nassau East Regional Science Olympiad held on Feb. 3 at Wantagh High School.

The Kennedy Science Olympiad Team A placed 12th out of 43 teams and Team B placed 17th. At the regional competition, Cougar Science Olympians earned medals in 12 events: Chemistry Lab, eighth place, Matt Molzon and James Hayes; Disease Detectives, ninth place, Katherine St. George and Mikaela Milch; Duct Tape Challenge, third place, Marielena Delgado and Cecelia Hayes; Fermi Questions, 10th place, Aidan Benjamin and Andrew Kessler; Game On, seventh place, Jack Racer and Jack Kelly; Herpetology, eighth place, Allie Zalewski and Summer Hasseck; Hovercraft, fifth place, Aidan Short, Gary Benjamin and Jack Kelly; Microbe Mission, first place, James Hayes and Mikaela Milch; Mousetrap Vehicle, third place, Gary Benjamin and Matt Molzon; Optics, third place, Gary Benjamin and Matt Molzon; Remote Sensing, eighth place, James Hayes and Kevin Ivers; Towers, eighth place, Analisa Coppa; and Write it Do It, third place, Faith Fernandez and Whitney Sussman.

Coaches were Russell Lella, Dan Jantzen and Helmut Schleith.

This year, Calhoun brought 60 students to the Science Olympiads competition. The students medaled in five events and together as a team were given the spirit award. Medalists include: Lauren Jones, Ailish Curran, Julia Oladipo, Clare Hunter, Zach Neiger, Joe Hoefenkrieg, Frankie Martin, Jack Latham, Katherine Ryan and Juliana Welk. Coaches were Daytona Melo and Richard Ludwig.

Science Research Students Advance to LISEF Round 2

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After a long and arduous day of presenting their research to professional judges from all over Long Island, five students in the district received notice that their projects would be advancing to Long Island Science & Engineering Fair Round 2. 

Sanford H. Calhoun High School senior Kyle Pilotti and sophomore Sonia Sarju, John F. Kennedy seniors Cameron Levy and Lucas Rosen, and Wellington C. Mepham senior Yusuf Hasan will battle on March 7 to win a spot to attend the International Science Engineering Fair competition, which will be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in May.

Hasan’s project is titled "The Effects of Homocysteine and Amyloid Beta on the SH-SY5Y Cell Line."

Levy’s research, “An Analysis of the Interactions Among the Histone Deacetylase Sir2, TOR Signaling, and the Heat Shock Response Instigator Heat Shock Factor 1,” was completed at Long Island University, CW POST.

Pilotti's project, "Predicted and Observed Wind Profiles Over Southampton, NY," was conducted over the summer at Stony Brook Simon's Summer Research Program.

Rosen will move forward in the mathematics category. His project is titled “PEACE and WAR: Eliminating Luck to Project True Offensive Value of Major League Baseball Batters.”

Sarju hit the ground running as the only sophomore in the ASR program. She worked as part of a team with students from St. Anthony’s and Syosset high schools on the project, "ZnO NP Regulation: Identification of the IRT1 Ortholog in Lemma minor," at the iResearch Institute this past summer.

Calhoun Duo Awarded Science Research Grants

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Two students in Calhoun High School’s Advanced Science Research program were recipients of a $200 research grant each for their recent research proposals.

Courtney Lange, 18, and Amelia Seabold, 17, both of Merrick, were awarded $200 NYIT Mini Research Grants.

“The Life Sciences faculty review committee has determined your submission to have scientific merit and potential impact, and we are confident your studies will contribute to the field of science and technology,” stated the grant award letters.

Lange’s research, The Poweroff Study, delves into how a common natural dietary supplement affects sleep quality. Her study is being conducted at NYU Langone.

“Sleep quality is something that affects everyone,” Lange said of her research. “I wanted to learn more through the study, which is currently in the recruitment phase.” 

Her thesis is that the dietary supplement will have a positive effect on sleep quality.
“I was impressed with her drive and passion for the field of psychology,” said said Jennifer Pefanis, director of the school’s Advanced Science Research program. “Courtney has had the opportunity to get her feet wet with several different studies over the summer and school year, gaining much experience.”

Seabold, the Class of 2018 salutatorian, researched patients with the autoimmune disease ANCA vasculitis and their overproduction of a certain protein. 

“I used a gene editing technology to lower the production of this protein by mutating the gene that causes its transcription,” Seabold explained. “It’s so amazing to be able to change someone’s genetic make up. That can be used for so many therapeutic benefits.”

“Amelia is one of the most driven students that I have ever worked with. She has displayed true grit through her passion and perseverance for her research project,” added Pefanis.

For the past two summers, Seabold has traveled to North Carolina to conduct necessary research at UNC Chapel Hill.

“Amelia takes on a lot of challenges, but never accepts a challenge without seeing it through to the end,” added Pefanis.

ASR students have already begun the arduous task of transforming their research papers into a PowerPoint, creating a poster board, and presenting on their topic at both local and regional research competitions.

“This grant has allowed the Advanced Science Research Program at Calhoun High School to help fund the printing and presenting of our research projects at our local and regional science research competitions,” added Pefanis.