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Merrick, NY 11566
Ms. Nicole Hollings

Assistant Principals:

Mr. Eric Gomez
Mr. Neil Testa
Mr. Ken Zisel


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Graduation Video

Sanford H. Calhoun High School Holds 55th Annual Graduation Commencement

On June 29, Calhoun High School held its 55th annual graduation ceremony for the Class of 2014. Held at the NYCB Theater in Westbury, 350 graduating seniors received their diplomas from Principal David Seinfeld as well as members of the Board of Education and John DeTommaso, superintendent of schools.

The ceremony was emceed by Class of 2014 President Rebecca Peretz, who delivered the welcoming remarks and the class appreciation speech. Parents, friends, faculty members and, of course, the graduating class also heard from valedictorian Katherine Kustas and salutatorian Alexander Boyd. The afternoon was capped off by the senior choir's beautiful rendition of the Calhoun alma mater and a song titled, "For Just a Little While."

Congrats to the Calhoun High School Class of 2014! Browse the photo gallery and relive the pomp and circumstance.



A Snapshot from Prom


Sanford H. Calhoun High School Department of Languages Other Than English Contest Winners 2013-2014

Long Island Language Teachers Foreign Language Day Competition
Original Essay

Italian Level IV
Honorable Mention:   
Joanna Marmo
Jessica Marrapodi

Italian Level V
Honorable Mention:  
Jacob Garber

Italian Level V
Third Place:
Kyra Gassmann

Italian Level V
Second Place:  

Kirsten Back

American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese: National Spanish Exam

Level II
Alaina Anderson

Daniel Goetz
Elizabeth Hwang
Angela Mitsas
Jesse Rogers

Lindsay Abrahams
Christian Concepcion
Ryan Elliott
Rebecca Holtz
Destiny Pineda

Honorable Mention:
Benjamin Adelberg
Devon Bayer
Isaac Bloch
Samantha Foley
Maximos Goodman
Cristin Rodriguez
Michelle Steinberg
Medelene Vergel

Level III
Haley Ryan

Christopher Burke
Jenna Pasternak

Bianca Liriano
Noelle Perrone
Christopher Reyes

Honorable Mention:
Ryan Curran
Louis Lin
Elijah Maduro
Rachel November
Kenneth Petter
Maribel Sabino
Lori Zomback

Level IV
David Braunstein

Christine Collins

Paulina R. Fein

Honorable Mention:
Mark Rayev

Level V
John De Lise

Giovanni Caboto Lodge Scholarship – Charity Foundation
Victoria Ende

American Association of Teachers of Italian Poetry Recitation Contest

Italian Level IV
Honorable Mention:  
Alyssa Garbarino

Italian cooking First Place:
Julianna Casella


Board Recognizes Students, Staff and Community Members

The Board of Education honored dozens of outstanding students, staff, faculty and community members for exceptional achievements or service to the district at its June 4 meeting.

“All of these individuals have demonstrated great promise and performance in their studies, activities or dedication to serve the children of Bellmore-Merrick,” said Superintendent of Schools John DeTommaso. “We are extremely proud of each person honored and are happy they are part of the Bellmore-Merrick family.”

Valedictorians and salutatorians – Katherine Kustas and Alexander Boyd from Calhoun, Benjamin Rabinowitz and Benjamin November from Kennedy, and Brian Keohane and Matthew Waldmann from Mepham, respectively – were recognized for their achievements. Additionally, members of Calhoun’s girls badminton team were acknowledged by the board for winning the Nassau County Championship.

Volunteers from the Family Project – a recreational/education program that helps improve the communication skills of special needs students within the community through various activities – were recognized for their assistance in providing years of service to the project. Honorees included Erin Curley, Sasha Deshuk-Flores, Caitlyn Dorn, Sara Hechtman, Jesse Just, Julia Mirsky, Amanda Opperman, Paige Sangiorgio, Amanda Schmitt, Vincent Sinisgalli, Matthew Spohrer, Taylor Tavella and Nicole Woska.

Trustee Dr. Matthew Kuschner, who is retiring from the board, was thanked for his 10 years of service to the BMCHSD board and 18 years on the North Merrick board. Dr. Kuschner – a 1977 graduate of Kennedy High School – has devoted countless hours and consistently worked to improve the quality of programs for the district’s schools and students. Board president Susan Schwartz was commended for her service and leadership to the district this past year, in addition to honoring the high school student representatives – Calhoun’s Rebecca Peretz, Kennedy’s Rohan Nahpal and Mepham’s Rachel Rain – for their commitment to updating the board on happenings in their respective schools. Outgoing members of the Bellmore-Merrick PTA units were also recognized for their enthusiasm and dedication to the schools.

Social studies chairperson Karen McGuinness was recognized for being the 2014 recipient of the Long Island Council for the Social Studies Harry C. Charles Outstanding Social Studies Supervisor Award. This award is given to a social studies supervisor/chairperson who has demonstrated knowledge in social studies content, as well as knowledge of current social studies issues and inspires social studies leadership.

Prior to the meeting, seven retiring members – Ann Marie Cangelosi, Jill Klasson, Loretta LaCorte, Mary Ann Meyers, Susan Shapiro, Rosemary Steel and Claire Wood – of the Bellmore-Merrick educational community were honored for their years of service and dedication.