Herricks Summer Dateline 2020
A One-of-a-Kind Graduation for the CLASS of 2020
The Herricks Public Schools celebrated the Class of 2020 on the evening of June 25, when cars assembled, drive-in movie style, at North Hempstead Beach Park. Though it was not the traditional ceremony that was anticipated prior to the pandemic, the event honored 325 seniors while keeping the Herricks spirit strong.
VALEDICTORIAN AND SALUTATORIAN Lead the way
Herricks High School’s 2020 valedictorian and salutatorian, Derek Chen and Nicholas Newsome, represent the leaders of a senior class that graduated in a year that brought challenges like no other. Both students have excelled as AP Scholars with Distinction, National Honor Society members and National Merit Commended Students, and each has his own unique set of accomplishments and interests.
On the Road to Middle School
The pandemic and school closure did not stop Herricks fifth graders from moving up in a memorable way! Center Street, Denton Avenue and Searingtown schools all held graduation events that celebrated students’ completion of their elementary years while adhering to safety guidelines.
EIGHTH GRADERS Move Up
On June 25, the Herricks Middle School community gathered together to celebrate its eighth grade graduates at the Town of North Hempstead Beach Park, where a drivein style culminating event closed out a truly unprecedented academic year.
Rewarding Extraordinary Effort
More than 100 awards or scholarships were provided to members of Herricks High School’s graduating class during the district’s first virtual senior awards ceremony.
Sponsored by local community and school organizations, the awards were bestowed upon students based on academic achievement, community service involvement, individual character, unique accomplishments or talents, leadership, dedication to a particular subject and other noteworthy qualities and triumphs.
The full video is available at https://vimeo.com/428539746.