June 19, 2014 | 2347 views
Central honors valedictorians, salutatorians
The Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District recently introduced its class of 2014 valedictorians and salutatorians at Calhoun, Kennedy and Mepham high schools.
Valedictorian: Benjamin Rabinowitz
As Kennedy’s valedictorian, Benjamin Rabinowitz is committed not only to his high-achieving academics, but also to his extracurricular activities and volunteer work. A member of the school’s Advanced Science Research program, he’s completed research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center on bioluminescence imaging in an immunology laboratory. He’s volunteered at North Shore-LIJ Feinstein Institute, assisting in research of autism spectrum disorders; at Hadassah, fundraising for stem cell awareness by participating in walks; and with JCC Maccabi USA, participating in a variety of fundraising and community-service activities.
Rabinowitz also dedicates his time to volunteering for the Forever 9 Foundation, for which he has helped organize the annual 5K run in memory of his close friend Robbie Levine. Additionally, Rabinowitz spent the summer of 2013 in Florence, Italy, taking courses in Italian and marketing at Instituto Lorenzo de’Medici.
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