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John F. Kennedy High School

3000 South Bellmore Ave
Bellmore, NY 11710
 
   
Principal:
Mr. Gerard Owenburg

Assistant Principals:
Mr. Daniel Jantzen
Ms. Marie A. Netto
Mr. Vincent Pisano

   
 Attendance: 992-1409
 Guidance: 992-1420
 Main Office:
992-1400

 


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Current News

Tyler Bissoondial Named Broadcom MASTERS Finalist

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Tyler Bissoondial, a freshman at Kennedy High School in the Bellmore-Merrick Central School District, is one of the top 30 finalists in the national Broadcom MASTERS competition.

Of the 50,000 students competing in middle school science fairs last spring, about 2,300 received a nomination and submitted their research to compete at the national level. 

From these participants, 300 students were selected as semifinalists earlier this month, which included Kennedy’s Bissoondial and Adhith Jacob and Dillon Moi, current freshmen at Mepham High School. 

He conducted his research project, “Isolation and Characterization of Salt Tolerant Mutants in Raphanus sativa (Radish),” when he was in eighth grade at Grand Avenue Middle School. It focuses on addressing global soil salinization, which is an emerging problem facing crop productions. 

"It was through arduous training and dedication, both over the summer and throughout the school year, Tyler Bissoondial reached success in the prestigious Broadcom MASTERS competition once again this year,” said Tami Cruz, his science teacher at Grand Avenue Middle School, noting that he was also a 2018 national finalist.

As a result of being selected as a finalist, Bissoondial will have the opportunity to share his research project on a national stage and compete with other students for more than $100,000 in top awards. The Broadcom MASTERS Finals will be held in Washington, D.C. from Oct. 25-30. 

Broadcom MASTERS is the nation's premier science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competition for middle school students. The Broadcom MASTERS, a program founded and produced by the Society for Science & the Public, seeks to inspire young scientists, engineers and innovators to solve the grand challenges of the 21st Century.

Kennedy’s Isabella Aletrakis Named LI Scholar Artist

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Isabella Aletrakis, a senior at Kennedy High School was recently selected as a Long Island Scholar Artist for the 2019-20 school year. 

Each year the Long Island Scholar Artist program, sponsored by the Long Island Arts Alliance, recognizes students who excel academically and in the areas of either music, visual arts, dance, theater or media arts. Aletrakis, 17, of Merrick, also earned scholarship money.

“Isabella is diligent, articulated, motivated and personable,” said Elissa Germaine, her guidance counselor throughout high school. “She has taken one of the most demanding course loads available to her at Kennedy while pursuing her passion for dance after school hours.”

In addition to attending a half-day dance program at the Long Island High School for the Arts in Syosset, Aletrakis studies at the Manhattan Youth Ballet for nearly three hours per day, six days a week. 

“I eventually want to become a professional ballet dancer in a company, perhaps in a ballet company that also offers a contemporary setting, so that I won’t have to choose between my two loves,” she explained.

Aletrakis will take part in an induction ceremony next week to be held at the Tilles Center on the campus of LIU-Post.

Three Kennedy Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

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Three students in the Central School District have been named National Merit Semifinalists in the 2020 competition.

David Frank, Madeline Jutsen and Mikaela Milch from Kennedy High School were all included on the list.

“It is always a proud moment when we get to celebrate the successes of our students,” said Superintendent John DeTommaso. 

The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Approximately 16,000 students, or approximately one-third of the 50,000 high scorers, qualified as semifinalists. 

Finalists will be notified in February 2020 and scholarship winners will be announced in April 2020.

Kennedy Alumni Association Donates Waterfall

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The Kennedy High School Alumni Association continues to give back give back to the school community, further enriching student life on campus. 

The group recently gifted the school in the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District a waterfall as part of the school courtyard beautification project. 

“The new waterfall enhances what is becoming the centerpiece of our campus,” explained Principal Gerard Owenburg. 

Last year, the association assisted with a new paved patio and the construction of the Lorraine Poppe Pavilion, in honor of the late former principal. 

“Our students have already begun to enjoy this space as we have seating for approximately 30 students to utilize the courtyard during lunch periods and after school,” he added.


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