Five Members of the Class of 2020 Receive Honors from the National Merit Scholarship Program

Congratulations to Paul Bartolemea ’20, National Merit Scholarship Program semi-finalist, and to Caitlyn Barnwell ’20, Victor Louie ’20, Thomas McCartney ’20, and Aidan York ’20 on their commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Program. Paul is one of about 16,000 semifinalists in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program and has the opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring. About 90%

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Aidan York ’20 Garcia Summer Research Program at Stony Brook U

After years of participation in Science Olympiad and STEM-based activities at Kellenberg Memorial, senior Aidan York took his dedication and passion for science to new heights through his participation in the Garcia Summer Research Program from July to August 2019. The Garcia Center for Polymers at Engineered Interfaces is Stony Brook University’s research center for materials science, with the program focusing heavily on chemical and mechanical engineering of polymers. Hundreds of young high school scientists

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Students Discover the Past at History Camp

Article by Sofia Abuin ’20 and Kaitlyn Duggan ’20: During the week of June 24-28, Kellenberg’s History Camp provided an interactive opportunity to learn more about our country. The week-long experience allowed students entering their Junior and Senior years to expand on the knowledge that had previously been introduced in the classroom, while simultaneously being presented with new topics. The week began with the trek up to United States Military Academy at West Point, where

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Joe Ferriso Memorial Scholarship Awarded to Three Members of the Class of 2019

In June of 2019, three seniors were awarded the Joe Ferriso Memorial Scholarship, given to graduating seniors of Kellenberg Memorial High School. Shannon Shea, Rachel Nemeth, and Stephen McAllister each received their award, presented by the family of Joe Ferriso ’13 who passed away after an auto accident in 2015. A scholarship in his name was established to award graduates of Kellenberg Memorial High School, his alma mater, and of Copiague High School, his hometown.

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Sophomore Independent Reading Project Tallies over 200 Titles

For the third year in a row, sophomores in Mrs. von Schoenermarck’s American literature classes were part of an independent reading experiment, one that encouraged them to complete books which extended beyond the school curriculum. From September to June, students immersed themselves into a vast assortment of literary worlds, including such genres as biography, science fiction, mystery, romance, fantasy, and historical fiction. Using Peggy Kittle’s model from Book Love, all participants embarked on a reading

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