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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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Kennedy’s David Frank is Sole Author of Research Article

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David Frank, a senior at Kennedy High School, was listed as the sole author of a research project recently published in the “International Journal of Hospitality Management.”  

Frank is the first student at Kennedy to have received the honor of a sole publication. 

His project, “To Gift or Not to Gift: How Providing a Memento Affects a Restaurant Magician’s Tips,” examines the psychology behind tipping behavior and the generalizability of a published tip enhancing technique that is based on the “norm of reciprocity” — the idea that we feel a social obligation to repay what other people have given us. As a professional magician, Frank collected data for his study by performing magic at a local restaurant.

Tipping “is an important source of income for many service workers, who would benefit from a better understanding of things they can do to increase their customers’ ‘tips,’” according to his abstract.

His findings indicate that a magician receives more frequent and larger tips when he provides customers with a souvenir playing card. Specifically, it provides evidence that the aforementioned effects of giving gifts on tipping are reliable and that they generalize to a wide array of service contexts.

In addition, this past July, Frank was invited by the Science of Magic Association to present his research at their international science convention. He is currently completing another project related to his recent publication.

Kennedy Students Learn How to ‘Arrive Alive’

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Students at Kennedy High School learned valuable, hands-on lessons about the dangers and consequences of impaired driving as the Arrive Alive Tour visited the campus on Oct. 4.

The UNITE Arrive Alive Tour program uses a high-tech simulator, impact video and a number of other resources to educate the public about the dangers of intoxicated driving.

After wearing vision impairment goggles to navigate a police sobriety test of walking a straight line, sophomore Desiree Rigaud said the seemingly simple task was “quite difficult.”

“I felt like I was going to fall to one side with every step I took,” she added. “I didn’t expect that.”

The simulator allows participants to experience the potential consequences of impaired driving in a controlled environment.

Health teacher Katie Speiss said the program, sponsored by the Community Parent Center, ties in a lesson about positive versus negative risk taking and “how the choices students make now can affect them for the rest of their lives.”

The program was brought to Calhoun High School on Sept. 13 and will also be visiting Mepham High School. A version of the program will also be presented to the middle schools.

Focusing on health and safety issues, the Community Parent Center provides a full complement of school assembly programs, parent/community workshops and school administrator/staff development seminars addressing a wide range of topics: pre-prom and graduation safety, teen driver safety, mental health and youth depression, bullying, cybersafety and more. 
 

Kennedy Artist Selected for Juried Exhibition

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Lillian Stone, a senior at Kennedy High School, will have two drawings featured in a juried exhibition held at The Atelier at Flowerfield.

Stone, a student in in Vanessa Albaneze's AP Studio in Art class, utilized color pencils and watercolors for her selected pieces.

The Long Island Young Artists Exhibition is a juried show for Long Island’s next generation of fine artists. The show will represent the full scope of young artists on Long Island, encompassing work of young artists, displaying the work of middle school, high school and college-age artists. 

The opening reception will be Thursday, Oct. 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at Atelier Hall in St. James. The show will be on view from Oct. 17 to Nov. 21.


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.

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