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Sanford H. Calhoun High School

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1786 State St
Merrick, NY 11566
Ms. Nicole Hollings

  Assistant Principals:
  Ms. Danielle Amato
  Mr. Michael Hughes
  Mr. Mark Melkonian

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Clubs Across the District Raise for $3,800 for Hope for Haiti

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The Calhoun High School Racial Equity Club initiated a district-wide fundraiser called The Hope Project (their contribution to the non-profit Hope for Haiti).

The idea was initially a passing thought from Calhoun student, Nickolas Mascary, but that thought became a large endeavor making waves outside Calhoun and outside the district.

Kennedy High School’s Diversity Equity Inclusion Club, Mepham High School’s Equity Alliance, Grand Avenue Middle School’s International Culture Club, Merrick Avenue Middle School International Buddy Club, all joined along and helped fundraise money.

“Out of 28+ events, one event stood out the most; a district-wide, Hope Day,” explained Mascary. “Students and faculty members were encouraged across the district to wear blue and participate in a bake sale on GivingTuesday.”

A bake sale was held in every school in the district, raising over $900 that Nov. 29.

Many engaging events included a meeting with Skyler Badenoch, CEO of Hope for Haiti, an interview with Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream co-founder, Jerry Greenfield, a Krispy Kreme Fundraiser, a Trivia Night, etc.

The large endeavor ran for 111 days, starting at Calhoun’s ColtFest on Sept. 17 and ended on Jan. 3.

Date Added: 1/23/2023

Calhoun Girls Track & field Wins 5th Consecutive Conference Title

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Calhoun High School girls track & field team clinched their fifth consecutive conference title on Jan. 17.

“The girls knew this year was going to be tougher than average coming into their conference championship,” said coach Joseph Migliano. “All the pressure and eyes around Nassau were on the girls as they looked to extend their current Long Island record for consecutive conference titles to five. The team graduated some serious points last year and were down multiple girls coming into this meet; but like the true champions they are, they battled and fought each step of the way to claim their fifthconsecutive title.”

The meet was off to a slow start for the girls, as they didn’t score a single point in the first two events.

“I always prep the girls for this meet to never listen to the point totals during the night,” Migliano said. “I know most of our points come later in the meet and I just want them focused on their events.”

This changed in the 1,000-meter race. Sofia Zampella lead Kaitlyn Stibritz and Annie Fitzpatrick into the race, and she didn’t disappoint.

“I have never been more nervous competing in my life; this was my first time ever having to triple in a meet,” said Zampella. “Once I got passed the initial fear, I knew that my coaches and team mates always had my back. I trusted my coaches and training to run a 5 second personal record and score 13 points for the team.”

Zampella ran a personal best of 3:15 and Kaitlyn 3:18, taking secondand thirdplace scoring 14 points for the team.

Next up was the 55m hurdles and this is where Calhoun would begin to extend their lead. Sara Manson and Brooke Cancellarich took firstand thirdplace, respectively earning the team 16 points. Sara would set a season personal best running 8.87 and qualifying for the national championships; Sara has won this event for the last four years in a row.

“Preparing for this meet was different than any other year,” Baguiao said. “I had to do three events in a night for the first time in my career. I was scared going into the triple, but I knew my team needed me and I would never let my family down. I went out, trusted my coaches and ran a PR in the 600 and 300-meter race. This year, we knew would be tough, but I’m proud of the way we all competed and fought for the win. Counties isn’t ready for a team with our heart and motivation.”

Baguiao is a two-year captain and leads the mid-distance team. While all other girls had good competition in their events, she ran against the best girl in New York State and top five nationally. She not only took secondin the 300m race, but re-broke her own school record running 43.96.

The team scored 60 points in fielding events. Sara Manson claimed her second conference title of the night in the long jump and Yolina Bastien took thirdplace for the team.

Sophia Hines became the conference champion in the high jump; on her first try of the season. She jumped 4’8,” followed by Aleyna Ozay and Yolina Bastien earning 20 points in total for the team.

Omana Phillips led younger athletes Taylor Halvorsen and Jamie Menninger-Low in the Racewalk, earning 16 points for the team.

The girls put the meet away with the triple jump. Led again by Sara Manson’s thirdwin of the night. Yolina Bastien and Sophia Hines swept the event taking first, secondand thirdplace; scoring 24 points and taking all south sides hope of a comeback away.

“This meet wasn’t like the four conference championships,” Manson said. “We lost major point scorers to other sports and graduation. I am proud to see how far this team has come in the last five years. I would be remiss if I said this wasn’t the biggest win yet. I scored the max of 30 points for the team, and every single girl had to come out and put on a show for us to win.”

Manson is currently the best triple jumper in all of Nassau County and one of the top girls in New York State.

“The team wanted to make a statement and they certainly did,” said Migliano. “They heard all the talk about how all good things come to an end, and how they graduated too much, but that talk just fueled them more and more. They went out and earned another conference title, solidifying them as one of the best teams on Long Island and a true dynasty.”

Date Added: 1/20/2023

Calhoun, Merrick Avenue Students Advance in American History Essay Contest

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Calhoun High School studentsin Don Campbell and Ryan Clark's social studies classes submitted essays to the American History Essay Contest sponsored by the Amityville Colonel Gilbert Potter Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

“The students were tasked with selecting a figure from the era of the American Revolution and discussing how he/sheinfluenced the course of the American Revolution and contributed to the founding of a new nation,” explained Christina Cone, a social studies chairperson.

Junior Fiona Wong won first place and her essay was enteredinto a statewide competition. Students Devin Levinter,Ifra Ali andAshleigh Coyne had essays that received commendation.

At Merrick Avenue Middle School, studentsinJoe Amador's social studies classes also submitted essays.

“The students were tasked with imagining they were a delegate at the Second Continental Congress and communicating what they hoped to accomplish for their colony,” added Cone.

Bryan Gormanwon first place and his essay was enteredinto a statewide competition. Chloe BelvedereandDanielle Gray had essays that received commendation.

All students were honored with a certificate and Wong and Gorman also received cash prizes.

Date Added: 1/9/2023

Calhoun Students Serve at COORE FEE Store

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The COORE FEE store began in 2019 at Calhoun High School as a student run coffee shop that offered opportunities for students in the special education program to experience an in-house vocational setting.

During the pandemic, however, business was put on hold due to health and safety concerns. They reopened this fall and revamped their mobile COORE-FEE Store by creating a pop-up shop outside in the building’s B-wing hallway.

The reopening has been a great success. Students are busy creating seasonal treats, working at the hot chocolate bar and of course, serving coffee.

“COORE FEE also provides opportunities for socialization for our COORE students and, more importantly, work-based learning opportunity in-house for them,” explained Melissa Rohr, a special education chairperson. “I will say, this small business has become very popular around the building and the teachers and students are really grateful for everyone's support.”

The store is open Tuesdays and Thursdays first and second period. Items start at just $1.

Date Added: 12/20/2022

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