An Important Notice
Eileen Connolly, Assistant Principal at John F. Kennedy High
Re: Hall of Fame Recognition Dinner
I truly hope that you and your family are safe. My thoughts and prayers
are with those suffering from the effects of Super Storm Sandy. As you can
imagine, the coastal communities of Bellmore and Merrick suffered great damage
during the storm and upon our return to school on Wednesday, November 7th,
we learned that many students were either displaced from their homes altogether
or lost clothing and school supplies. It will take quite some time before their
families can re-build.
As you know, we are scheduled to hold our “Hall of Fame/Cougar
Nation Wall of Honor” Dinner and Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, December 1st at
the Coral House in Baldwin. Nine outstanding alumni (Susan Katz Holland ’69,
Steve Hunte ’73, Artie Kempner ’77, Joan Littman Landry ’84, Steve Levy ’83,
Gary Morganstern ’73, Adam Schefter ’85, Larry Scott ’82 and Ron Steiger ’72)
and four retired faculty members (Fred Cohen, Alan Berkowsky, Alan Fleischman
and Bob Wigand) will be honored. Instead of raising funds for
scholarships, any proceeds from that evening will be used to provide essential
provisions (food and clothing) and school supplies for those students most
affected from Kennedy High School. I anticipate that we will purchase
supermarket gift cards and retail clothing cards to be distributed in time for
the holiday season.
More than ever before, your help is needed. Please, please
consider doing one of the following to support students and families from your
Ø Attend the Hall of Fame Dinner/Recognition Dinner on December 1st.
Information to purchase a ticket is on the alumni association website
Make a donation (any amount appreciated) and
mail to me at the address below. Checks can be made payable to “John F. Kennedy
High School”. Please mark “Relief Efforts” on the bottom of the check.
Ø Take a business or personal ad in our commemorative journal
(deadline Nov. 16th). Information is available through the “Hall of
Fame” link on the alumni webpage listed above.
Again, all funds raised will assist those students within our
community. Please come out and support your classmates and celebrate all the
good that is part of the Kennedy High School tradition. We aim to help in the
healing process and with everyone’s efforts, together we can provide support to
our families in need. Thank you, in advance, for your support of those in need
who are part of our wonderful COUGAR NATION!
John F. Kennedy High School
3000 Bellmore Avenue
Bellmore, New York 11710