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Wellington C. Mepham High School

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2401 Camp Avenue
Bellmore, NY 11710
Mr. Anthony DeMartinis

Assistant Principals:
Dr. Jennifer B. Carne, Ed.D
Mr. Andrew DelRosario
Mr. Christopher Safina
Attendance: 992-1515
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    VIDEO: Mepham St. Baldrick’s Event Raises Nearly $68K

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    The entire Bellmore-Merrick school community came together March 22 for the districtwide annual Chop Your Locks for charity event benefiting the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, hosted by Mepham High School.

    This year’s event has already raised nearly $68,000 for the foundation, which supports pediatric cancer research and outreach.

    “We couldn’t be prouder of the efforts of our seniors in Participation in Government to coordinate this event and to inspire their classmates and community members to come together for such an incredible cause,” said event co-organizer and social studies teacher Kerry Dennis.

    Together with teacher Chris Patten, and social studies chairperson Robyn Einbinder, members of the department oversaw various details of the evening’s success. Patten also played the bagpipes with the Amity Harbor Pipes Band, of which he is a member.

    Students in Jackie Geller’s Leadership classes also volunteered.

    This year’s honorees included Geller’s daughter, Giuliana, and another local youth, Gabrielle Brancaccio. In district students Robert LaSpina, Carsyn Volpe of Grand Avenue Middle School and sisters Kate O’Halloran and Kristen O’Halloran of Kennedy High School were also honored.

    Mepham senior Thor Bjornsson was the evening’s top fundraiser, earning $4,300 for the foundation.

    Cast members from Skull and Bones’ upcoming drama production, “Grease” performed a dance number. The Bellmore-Merrick Broadcasting team, under the direction of Stu Stein, Matthew Russell and Lisa Kalish, provided live-streaming of the event. Members of the Star Wars-themed cosplay group, the 501st Legion, were also on hand.

    When it came time for the head shaving, students from the district’s cosmetology program, led by instructor Jaime Pendl, operated the hair buzzers. The program is housed at Calhoun High School.

    Click here to view the slideshow.


    Date Added: 3/28/2023

    Bellmore-Merrick Broadcasting competes in STN Convention

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    At nearly 4 p.m. PST on March 18, Wellington C. Mepham High School seniors Lily Yepez and Hannah Broxmeyer emerged from the edit room at the 2023 Student Television Network’s National Convention to the cheers and applause of on their Bellmore-Merrick Broadcasting teammates and smashed the “uploaded” button on the team’s final contest submission of the weekend.

    It was a journey of over 2,800 miles and four years in the making. Student Television Network is a nationwide organization of more than 600 schools that exists tosupport and encourage scholastic broadcasting.There were over 140 schools and more than 2,500 students in attendance at the four-day convention held in Long Beach, California.

    “It was back in March of 2020 that BMB’s first trip to the STN convention in Washington, D.C. was the first event canceled because of the then just breaking pandemic,” explained program director Stu Stein.“Since then BMB students have participated in the event virtually but this was their first time actually making it to a convention in person.”

    BMB’s students competed in seven onsite competitions including Crazy 8’s where the entire group working as a team had eight hours to produce an eight-minute “Morning Show.”

    Teams of BMB students immediately set to work dissecting the prompt and searching for stories to report.

    The “hub team” headed off to the iconic Long Beach Lighthouse to stakeout and set up a backdrop for the BMB anchors, sports report and weather.The “What is That?” team got an education on the financial system at a local Long Beach bank to prepare a report on the recent Silicon Valley Bank collapse and the live reporting team set off on foot from the Convention Center for Cambodia Town on foot for a three-mile walk for a story on the upcoming Cambodia Town restaurant week that celebrates the contributions the largest population of Cambodians outside Cambodia in the world.

    “We have been researching Long Beach online for the last several weeks,” said senior Sean McQuillan, the program’s news director. “We wanted to be ready so we knew a bit about the area so we could generate our own story ideas once the prompt dropped.With 2,500 kids in Long Beach doing the same things we were, we knew we needed to be quicker than everyone else and different than everyone else.”

    The students encountered and overcame technical issues and Wi-Fi connectivity problems to complete the project eight minutes before the contest period ended.

    “The sense of relief was evident from the entire team as the tension melted from their faces, replaced with pure joy as they celebrated the week’s first successful upload,” Stein added.

    March 17 saw four teams of BMB students each group functioned independently to craft their stories in the categories of Arts and Culture Feature, News Story, Short Film and Nat Package, a story that includes interviews, but no reporter voice over.

    The groups moved expeditiously under faculty supervision throughout Long Beach visiting flood damage on the beach, a farmers’ market, a transit hub and more as they shot b-roll, interviewed Long Beach residents and crisscrossed the town looking for stories.

    According to McQuillan the teamknew they “had to make decisions quickly.”

    “Sometimes stories had to pivot and above all egos needed to be set aside for the team to succeed,”he added.

    After three hours of editing, eight BMB students emerged from behind the curtain, not in the pairs that they went into the room in, but as one group.

    “They each waited for the others to be done to come out together as one team,” offered Stein.

    Lisa Kalish, a BMB teacher and one of the trip leaders, discussed the educational value of the experiential learning that took place on the STN trip.

    “The challenges these kids are surmounting the memories that they are making and the lessons they are learning out here will stay with these students for their entire lives,” she said. “The skills they're building will be the skills that carry them to success in high school, in college and beyond because these are not lessons to be learned, these are experiences that were made.”

    She continued that “for three straight days these kids willingly reported stories, wrote and rewrote scripts and built dozens of graphics and they didn’t receive a grade for any of it.”

    On March 18, BMB’s final two teams competed in the categories of Human Interest story and Sports Commentary.The Human Interest team had six hours to complete their story, the first three to be used for reporting and the final three to be used for editing.

    After two hours of searching for a story they had been rejected from reporting at six different establishments.They entered a 7th, a local Long Beach skate shop where they learned that a team from a different school had just been turned away by the owner.

    However, in true Southern California skate shop style, the owner said yes to BMB cause he “liked their vibe.”

    The team crafted BMB’s final story in less than an hour and made it into the edit room with just minutes to spare.

    Three hours later Broxmeyer and Yepez came out from the edit room together to the cheers of their teammates.

    “STN has been the most amazing experience of my broadcasting life so far,” Broxmeyer, a senior student producer, explained. “The pressure, the intensity, if this is what real world TV production is like, I'm ready for it right now.”

    Yepez, a three-sport athlete committed to playing softball at Hofstra University next year, compared “the emotional rollercoaster of STN” to “playing for a state championship.”

    All of BMB's contest submission will be available to view on the next two episodes of BMB's weekly news magazine, Midweek Update, which can be found on theBMB YouTube.

    The episodes will post on March 22 and Wednesday, March 29.While at the convention BMB learned that their two weekly broadcasts, the BMB Morning Announcements and its news magazine, Midweek Update, both earned bronze medals in the competition for STN’s prestigious Broadcast Excellence Award.

    The next big event on BMB’s calendar is the annual Broadcast Awards for Senior High moving to Hofstra this year on May 15. Sponsored by Hofstra’s Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, WABC 7 and Newsday, BASH celebrates the accomplishments of the growing Long Island High School Broadcast community.BMB will be co-hosting this year’s event along with the Manhasset Broadcasting Company from Manhasset High School.

    Date Added: 3/22/2023

    Mepham Physics Team Nabs First at LI Olympics

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    The Wellington C. Mepham High School Physics team took overall firstplace at the Long Island Physics Olympics held at Farmingdale State College on March 16.

    Team members, Matthew Keegan, Alex Luft, Matthew O’Brien, Mitch Savalli and Matt Yang, under the coaching and guidance of physics teacher, Adam Greaves, finished firstplace in the Physics Bowl competition, secondplace in Projectiles and thirdplace in Paper Airplanes.

    Date Added: 3/17/2023

    Mepham’s International Fair Celebrates Culture

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    A World of Difference, Model UN and the World Language department at Mepham High School teamed up March 7 to host the school’s first International Fair.

    Held in conjunction with World Language Week, the after-school event was attended by hundreds.

    “More than 60 students representing 17 countries crafted informative and colorful poster boards, brought in items relating to their country, cooked a variety of foods,” explained Josephine Parlagreco, who serves as co-advisor for the A World of Difference club.

    Students who signed up for the fair were given a plate and passport that allowed them to each sample foods from five booths.

    Attendees were also treated to lively dance and song performances tied to a country’s culture. Chris Patten, a Social Studies teacher, played the bagpipes and a student recited a Pakistani poem.

    The event captured a spirit of expansive culture in one room and offered an opportunity for students to learn from each other.

    Click here to view the slideshow.

    Date Added: 3/10/2023

    Mepham’s Riley Fried Advances to State Level of Poetry Out Loud

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    Mepham High School senior Riley Fried took second place in the Regional Poetry Out Loud Competition on Feb. 3.

    Fried’s exceptional talent in interpreting and analyzing poetry, combined with her natural public speaking ability, helped her secure this impressive win. Fried will now move on to the New York State competition on March 11 in New York City, where she will compete against other regional winners from across the state.

    “Riley has a natural ability to captivate an audience with her poise and confidence. Her strength in public speaking is often seen on screen through her work with Bellmore-Merrick Broadcasting but watching Riley recite poetry for a live audience was a real treat,” said Nicole Maresca, English teacher and lead teacher for Poetry Out Loud.

    In addition to Fried’s achievement, senior Sidney Florio also made it to the third round of the competition, making her one of only five competitors to advance.

    "Sydney has performed in several drama productions on the Mepham stage and is adept at conveying emotion through her voice and actions,” Maresca added.

    Calhoun High School freshmen Ryan Karis and Calhoun’s Kara Dobbs, also a freshman, competed as well, with Karis scoring in the top five and qualifying for the final round.

    “They gave stellar performances, with Ryan Karis scoring in the top five, qualifying for the final round,” explained English teacher Irene Ritaccio. “Ryan is a multi-sport athlete, and Kara is a member of the On Tour Company.”

    March 20 Update:

    Mepham senior Riley Fried was one of five students who advanced to the final round of the Poetry Out Loud State Competition at the Center for Fiction in Brooklyn on March 18. Riley was one of 20 students who place first or second in the regional competitions throughout the state. Her teacher is Nicole Maresca.

    Date Added: 2/7/2023

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