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Sanford H. Calhoun High School

1786 State St
Merrick, NY 11566
Ms. Nicole Hollings

  Assistant Principals:
  Mr. Anthony DeMartinis
  Mr. Michael Gavalas
  Mr. Mark Melkonian

 Attendance: 992-1312, 1353, 1354
 Guidance: 992-1319
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Calhoun Marks 60th Commencement Ceremony

Calhoun Marks 60th Commencement Ceremony photo

The June 30 commencement ceremony for Calhoun High School’s Class of 2019, which was held at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury, celebrated a theme of perseverance and personal achievement.

“Use failure to propel you forward,” Principal Nicole Hollings told graduates before belting out an a cappella version of “This is Me.” “There will be times when you will feel powerless, but you will always have the control to be just, honest and loving.”

Board member Edward Corona, a 34-year high school math teacher, reflected on the importance of seemingly difficult lessons and their relevance later in life.

“I challenge you to seek deeper meanings,” he said about the students’ overall educational experience. “Expect to be confused, but be confident that you will also be well equipped from the various resources obtained throughout your time in Bellmore-Merrick schools.”

Co-senior class adviser Nikole DeLuca pressed that life will always be a series of firsts and lasts, but to also focus on the “many indelible moments in between.” Her Co-senior class adviser Ricky Posner told students to “carve a path that is right for you.”

“Trust yourself and live your life with happiness, health and family in mind,” he added.

Class President Tara Cavanagh reflected on the four-year journey to finally become class night champions. 

“We learned from our mistakes and spent four years trying to make things better,” she said. “Our class has proved themselves a lot these past four years.”  

Salutatorian Jessica Lin colorfully told her story of growing up with immigrant parents who operated a Chinese kitchen. 

“Through working at the restaurant, I’ve learned compassion and sacrifice, and I was able to translate these values into my time at Calhoun,” she added. “It also helped me learn how to bring people together through culture.”

Valedictorian Senya Huda spoke about moving on.

“Our time at Calhoun has not only told us what to learn, but how to learn,” she said. “It is now our job to use our education to help change the world and give back to our communities.”

Sara Tappeto Named Academic All-American Lacrosse Player

Sara Tappeto Named Academic All-American Lacrosse Player
Calhoun High School senior Sarah Tappeto was recently honored at the Nassau County Girls Lacrosse Association’s annual dinner as a U.S. Lacrosse Academic All-American. 

In order to be considered for such an award, the athlete must maintain a 3.7. GPA during their high school career and have left their mark beyond the lacrosse field and classroom by making service contributions to the community. 

Tappeto was one of nine athletes in the county who received this honor. Aside from her work in the classroom, Tappeto led the team in goals this season and has amassed more than 100 points in her varsity career. In addition to her honor as a U.S. Lacrosse Academic All-American, she was an All-County honorable mention recipient and Calhoun’s Scholar Athlete for this season. 

She will attend Molloy College on a soccer scholarship this fall.

Molly Flaherty Receives Student of the Year Scholarship Award

Molly Flaherty Receives Student of the Year Scholarship Award photo
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Molly Flaherty, student at Calhoun High School was recently presented with the Student of the Year Scholarship Award. 

She was nominated by her teachers based upon her accomplishments during her time at Calhoun. She accepted this award at the LIASEA (Long Island Association of Special Education Administrators on Friday, June 7 at the Crest Hollow Country Club. 

In attendance were Molly’s parents, sister, Maggie, special education teacher Lisa Loonie and Assistant Director of Special Education, Emily Paluseo. 

From Rams to Colts — A Welcoming Committee

From Rams to Colts — A Welcoming Committee
Guidance & Wellness Counselors Ricky Posner and Brian Resnick, along with several current students, welcomed some future Colts to Calhoun High School on May 29.

They fielded questions, offered campus tours and showed off the Colt culture to incoming ninth graders who are currently attending Merrick Avenue Middle School.

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