Although budget season is closing in, Wednesday's Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District's board meeting celebrated many of the good things that are coming out of the district.
The board kicked off the meeting by hearing from student representatives about all of the things happening at the high schools. Some of the highlights included Calhoun's St. Baldrick's event making more than $55,000 as well as Kennedy donating more than $1,000 to the Marty Lyons Foundation through sports score sponsorships. (For points scored in games, local merchants donate money.)
Then the board honored student accomplishments. Mepham's Daniel Tracy was honored as a Nassau County wrestling champion, while Austin Kowalsky, also of Mepham, was called out for being a Nassau County champion in swimming. The Mepham High School kickline were also awarded for being National Dance Alliance 2012 champions.
Cynthia Strait Regal, deputy superintendent for the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District, announced that a new principal has been picked for Grand Avenue School in Bellmore. Starting in July, Carlo Conte, current assistant principal at Calhoun High School, will be stepping into the new position.
In other board news:
- The board approved Kennedy for the summer school program for high school students. Middle School students will be attending Merrick Avenue for summer school.
- The board approved a donation of $500 from the Merrick Kiwanis Club to the Calhoun show choir.
- A vending contract with Quick Snacks vending machines were approved. The district will get 47.25% of all sales.