St. Dominic High School Freshman, Jordan Kalberer of Glen Cove, NY, has been selected to attend the Presidential Inauguration Leadership Summit and the Inauguration of the 45th President of the United States to be held at the National Mall on Friday, January 20th. The summit provides scholars an opportunity to hear from subject matter experts and work in small breakout delegations to develop solutions to 21st-century challenges and issues that the next president and other leaders will face.
Jordan will spend five days in Washington D.C. as an attendee and contributor to the summit which was formed 30 years ago and has hosted about 800,000 students. The mission of the program is to provide high-aspiring students in elementary school through college the unique opportunity to turn their career and life aspirations into reality. The students will have the chance to discover their passion, explore a career, make a difference, all while realizing their dreams. The experience will also provide a deeper understanding of the electoral process and many traditions surrounding the Presidential Inauguration.
Kalberer’s favorite subject is Math as he enjoys working with numbers. His favorite teacher is his Spanish teacher Ms. Thornton. “She really cares about her students and is committed to helping us learn.” Jordan enjoys how much the teachers care and strive to get the most out of their students.
Jordan enjoys success outside of the classroom as well. He is a member of the Varsity Football team and Freshman Basketball team.
On Saturday, December 17th, Long Island woke to a few inches of snow on the ground, slippery road conditions and canceled sporting events. That wasn’t enough to deter some very dedicated members of our high school student body, along with faculty and staff from spreading some Christmas Joy to some special guests. Saturday was the 3rd Annual A St. Dominic Christmas where residents of the St. Christopher Ottilie Group Home in Sea Cliff come to the Monsignor Collins Sports Complex and get in the Christmas Spirit with members of the Bayhawk Family.
About 70 of the home residents enjoyed a DJ, arts and crafts, a photo booth and games. We even had a visit from Santa!
The gym was turned into a winter wonderland for the day and provided for our guests to share in laughter, fun and games to get all into the Christmas Spirit!
Science Olympiad Invitational Tournaments allow Science Olympiad teams to participate in tournaments that do not impact regional or state advancement and rankings. Often these competitions are used as tryouts for team members and as preparation for teams that compete in regional, state or national tournaments. Across the country, many middle and high schools host these events to give teams a chance to perfect their devices, get a feel for the difficulty level of tests and labs, and see a real tournament in action. Sometimes, just being there to observe gives a coach the inside track to better coach a Science Olympiad team.
On Saturday, December 10th, the St. Dominic Science Olympiad team competed in the Invitational Science Olympiad Competition held at Islip High School. Approximately 60 teams competed in this competition. St. Doms had entries in 11 events and placed within the top half in five of these events. Nadiya Sivin-Kachala and Isabella Martino placed 11th for Diesease Detectives!