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250 Merrick Road, Amityville, NY 11701
Phone Number: 631-565-6100
Grades: 10-12

Acting Principal: Dr. Lois Etzel
Associate Principal: Paul Pontieri
Assistant Principal: Ms. Donna De Freitas
Dean of Students: Mr. John Cardone
Hours: 7:40 a.m. - 2:26 p.m.








Current News

World Language Honor Society Welcomes 35

World Language Honor Society Welcomes 35 Photo

Amityville Memorial High School’s chapter of the National World Language Honor Society welcomed 35 new members at an induction ceremony on March 30. Membership was offered to students achieving an average of 85 or above in their Spanish or French classes.

The program featured congratulatory remarks from Acting Principal Dr. Lois Etzel and Director of ENL and World Languages Mary Stephens, a candlelighting ceremony and an awards presentation. Dr. Etzel said it is important for students to learn other languages in order to create meaningful global connections.

Honor Society President Emily Cisneros and Vice President Esteban Idrovo served as the evening’s hosts and introduced the newest members.

Joining the Honor Society were Spanish language students Annastassia Baines, Jessalynn Brito, Angelica Castillo, Yossleyn Castillo-Turcios, Melvin Castro, Leyla Echevarria, Wuendis Ferrufino, Erika Garcia, Laurie Herard, Katherine Inoa Rodriguez, Ashley Izaguirre-Rivera, Angel Leon Zavala, Eddie Marrero Jr., Alejandra Mercado-Torres, Bianca Molina, Gisselle Monge, Salome Piedrahita Montoya, Ayana Myles, Briana Nunez, Trevony Palmer, John Quinane, Juan Reyes, Natalie Reyes, Jeridania Rodriguez, Gemma Rojas, Johana Sanchez, Irache Teague, Kenny Torres Mata and Ashley Ventura. Their teachers are Reynaldo Bueno, Elisa Castro and Sandra Whitney.

Students in the French language program, taught by Brooke Prestano, who earned induction were Stephany Carbajal, Britney Colas, Courtney Evans, Josefa Hernandez, Raiphy Jerez and Kerianne Victor.

Aspiring Doctors Land Illustrious Internship

Aspiring Doctors Land Illustrious Internship Photo
Three science research students from Amityville Memorial High School have been selected for a prestigious summer internship at Northwell Health’s Feinstein Institute for Medical Research.

Nidia Mendoza, Ernesto Monzon and Harris Martinez Garcia will have the opportunity to work alongside doctors and scientists performing cutting-edge medical research. They had to complete a rigorous application process, which included submitting a resume and answering essay questions, while competing against undergraduate through doctoral-level college students for the internship.

“This is an amazing program and it can get me closer to my goal of working in the medical field,” Ernesto said. “We are very lucky to have been selected.”

The students will be eligible for a grant that can help offset their travel expenses. At the conclusion of their internship, they will present their research and that work can be entered into science competitions.

The district’s science research program is in its second year and led by teachers Deborah Charles and Alexis Charles.

Exemplary Pair Leads Class of 2017

Exemplary Pair Leads Class of 2017 Photo
Amityville Memorial High School has announced the valedictorian and salutatorian of the Class of 2017. Esteban Idrovo Ponce has achieved the top ranking with a weighted grade point average of 112.13, and Lawrence Haave earned the second spot in the class with a GPA of 106.45.

Esteban, who plans to major in physics in college, is parliamentarian of the National Honor Society, vice president of the National World Language Honor Society, president of the Key Club and treasurer of the Drama Club. He has also been an active member of student government, the Debate Club, the Puerto Rican Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute, Mathletes and the track and field team while serving as a tutor and a volunteer with the Amityville Fire Department. 

Lawrence, also planning to pursue a career in physics, is president of the National Honor Society, vice president of the Drama Club, past president of the Key Club and a member of WAC PAC, the National World Language Honor Society and student government. He is a founder of AVTV, a film-creating club at the school, and has also volunteered his time as a tutor.

Both seniors are enrolled in the district’s science research program, and are participating in research internships at Farmingdale State College. Esteban has been working with several complex software programs, while Lawrence is working with computer programming languages and studying data from active satellites to learn about massive galaxy clusters. 

“Esteban and Lawrence have demonstrated exemplary leadership skills at Amityville Memorial High School,” said Acting Principal Dr. Lois Etzel. “We congratulate them on their achievements, both inside and outside of the classroom, and are proud to have them representing the Class of 2017.”

Boys Track Teams Makes its Mark

The Amityville Union Free School District congratulates the boys varsity track team for its accomplishments at the New Balance Nationals on March 12. The 800-meter relay team of Terrance Hinds, Jowell Dixon, Emmanuel Oguntoye and Kerron Gonzales placed sixth in the Emerging Elite.

Emmanuel capped off an amazing season by competing in the championship triple jump and placing fifth in the United States to earn the title of All-American. He is the only track athlete in Suffolk over the past 30 years that held the New York State No. 1 ranking the entire season and capped it off with the state title.

The team, which won the county championship and had several students compete at the state meet, was coached by Reynolds Hawkins. He was recently named the Suffolk County coach of the year.

‘Addams Family’ Coming to AMHS Stage

‘Addams Family’ Coming to AMHS Stage
They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky, and they’ll be appearing the Amityville Memorial High School stage this coming weekend. The Drama Club presents “The Addams Family” the musical from March 17-19.

Seniors Esteban Idrovo and Lawrence Haave will share the role of Gomez Addams. Meghan Jacobsen stars as his wife, Morticia, with Lena Vazquez and Carlos Vazquez playing their children, Wednesday and Pugsley. Other leading roles include Tyler Corbisiero as Uncle Fester, Trinity Tobin as Grandma Addams and Jacob Marrero as Lurch. The play is directed by Melissa Asbell.

Show times are Friday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 18 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 19 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $5 each.

Thursday, April 27, 2017