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Ms. Nicole Hollings

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Congratulations to our Students of the Month for December:

Grade 9: Brianna Geraci

Grade 10: Mackenzie O'Connor

Grade 11: Adam Gokcan

Grade 12: Giacomo LaCorte


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Calhoun Duo Named Coca-Cola semifinalists

Calhoun Duo Named Coca-Cola semifinalists photo
Heather Berberich and Jessica Lin, students at Calhoun High School, are among 45 Long Island high school seniors named semifinalists in the 2019 Coca-Cola Scholars Program.

Additionally, they are among the top 2 percent of students chosen nationwide.

“They are looking for well-rounded individuals and I think our involvement in athletics, clubs and extra curriculars fits into that criteria,” said Berberich.

Lin mentioned her involvement in community based organizations as incentive to apply for the scholarship. 

This is an achievement-based scholarship in which more than 95,000 students applied to be among 150 recipients of $20,000 scholarships. Berberich and Lin are awaiting notification for the next round.

Calhoun’s VE Team Nabs First Place at Adelphi Challenge

Calhoun’s VE Team Nabs First Place at Adelphi Challenge photo
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On Nov. 16, by working with expert business faculty and marketing professionals, students from the Calhoun High School business program put their knowledge of essential and relevant marketing components to work. Their efforts earned them first place and the coveted title of Adelphi Apprentice at the Adelphi Apprentice Challenge.

“They tested their skills and worked collaboratively in teams to develop a marketing plan based on a case assignment that was presented to a panel of esteemed corporate judges,” said teacher and adviser Peter Palazzo.

Students Julia Babbo and Troy Pastor were an integral part of a team that created the most successful marketing plan. 

The team, DefenseLine, also won first place in the Elevator Pitch Contest at the 2018 Business and Entrepreneurship Leadership Conference sponsored by LIU Post and Virtual Enterprise International. The team was among 1,500 students from more than 60 high schools on Long Island to compete and earned a $1,000 prize.

Calhoun Connects Head, Heart & Health at Fair

Calhoun Connects Head, Heart & Health at Fair photo

Students at Calhoun High School made a connection between mind, body and soul at the annual health fair on Nov. 30.

From stationary bicycling and Zumba to fencing and meditative practices, students were given the opportunity to see, touch and perform a variety of health-related activities.

The fair was organized by Keri Cinelli, a health teacher at Calhoun.

“The goal of our health fair is to show students a wide variety of ways to stay active and have fun doing so,” she explained. “Better choices leads to better living.”

To further demonstrate this, there was an “eat this, not that” buffet that offered students healthier eating options.

“It was a comprehensive event that showcased local vendors and activities aimed at promoting a health-conscious state of mind for students,” added Principal Nicole Hollings.

Calhoun, Kennedy ASR Named Finalists in Samsung Competition

Calhoun ASR Named Finalist in Samsung Competition photo
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The Calhoun and Kennedy High School Advanced Science Research programs were chosen as two of five state finalists for the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow competition.  

Calhoun Advanced Science Research teacher Christine Boyce was the sponsor for the winning team. In the months ahead, Boyce and her students will work on a project to address community issues by working with professionals in the STEM fields such as mathematics, physics and computer science.

“We submitted a proposal to solve a complicated issue that affects our community and will now work on an action plan,” explained Boyce. “We are incorporating a multitude of STEM sciences among other resources to show how our concept will be most beneficial to our community, in hopes of capturing the state finalist honor.”

In the months ahead, Kennedy Advanced Science Research teacher Barbara Franklin and her students, led by junior Josh Abramovich, will work on a project to address the need of disinfecting handrails in public spaces to limit the spread of infectious disease.

“The idea for this project came from Josh and my junior research students are working with him to develop the project further,” Franklin added.

As state finalists, the programs qualify to move onto the second phase of the contest where they will compete for the state winner title. Each program also won a Samsung Tablet for their classrooms.

The Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Competition challenges students in grades 6-12 to apply STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills to find creative solutions to real-world issues impacting their local communities.