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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 Hughes
  Mr. Mark Melkonian

 Attendance: 992-1312, 1353, 1354
 Guidance: 992-1319
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Current News

Seniors Named All-State Musicians

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Seniors from the Central High School District have been selected to participate in the New York State School Music Association All-State Music Festival.
· Tara Fusillo (*two-time participant), String Ensemble – Viola (Kennedy High School, teacher – Robert Salzer)
· Jordan Novak, Vocal Jazz Ensemble – Alto (Calhoun High School, teacher – Sanford Sardo)
· Jack Parr, Mixed Chorus – Tenor 2 (Calhoun High School, teacher – Sanford Sardo)
· Jessica Sarubbi – Vocal Alternate (Kennedy High School, teacher – Jeanette Pincus)

The All State Performance Ensembles are honors groups comprised of the top students from school music departments across the state. To be considered, students must receive a certain high score on their NYSSMA solo performance as well as receive a nomination by their teacher.

“This year, the COVID-related cancellation of the 2019 NYSSMA adjudications made the process a little more complex,” said Cheryl Fontana, director of the fine & performing arts. “Since no festivals took place this past spring, students were evaluated based on their tenth-grade scores. The high level of playing these students achieved at such an early point in their high school career is truly remarkable.”

While the usual in-person concert and winter conference will not be taking place, students will be participating in a professionally produced virtual performance.

Calhoun Senior named Distinguished Young Woman of Merrick

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Calhoun senior Jamie Cabán has been named a Distinguished Young Woman of Merrick after participating in the Distinguished Young Women of New York At-Large program, a statewide scholarship program for high school girls.

She will now compete in October against other New York seniors for the opportunity to represent the state as the Distinguished Young Woman of New York for 2021.

Throughout the year, Cabán will represent the community at various public events and serve as a role model to young people by spreading the program’s national outreach message of “Be Your Best Self.” The outreach program is designed to encourage self-esteem and excellence in all young people through its five principles: Be Healthy, Be Involved, Be Studious, Be Ambitious and Be Responsible.

Founded in 1958, Distinguished Young Women is a free program that encourages participants to reach their full individual potential. The organization’s mission is to empower young women by providing more than $1 billion in scholarship opportunities, developing their self-confidence and participating in the district’s Life Skills Workshops that prepare them for success after high school.

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