Herricks Summer Dateline 2021
Herricks Celebrates Class of 2021 Commencement
Herricks Public Schools leaders, families and members of the
Herricks High School Class of 2021 were thrilled to come together in person for the 62nd Annual Commencement, held on June 16 at Hofstra University. The event was especially meaningful to those involved, as it represented progress and perseverance after a challenging year marked by the global pandemic.
Herricks Applauds 2021 HS Valedictorian and Salutatorian
Rhea Rasquinha and Kyle Pinzon led Herricks High School’s Class of 2021 as valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively. They are both award-winning Science Research students, AP Scholars with Distinction, National Honor Society members and National Merit finalists, and together they served as co-presidents of the Freshmen Focus and Yearbook organizations. They each have their own extensive list of additional accomplishments, talents and interests as well.
Message from The Board of Education
We made it through a successful, albeit uniquely challenging school year! Thank you to our faculty, staff, students and families for being an integral part of the district and community. Together, we persevered under extraordinary circumstances, and this would not have been possible without your continuous efforts and support.
Congratulations to our high school graduates and to our fifth and eighth graders who are moving up to their next chapters. We wish the Class of 2021 well as they embark upon their next journeys.
Throughout the pandemic, it has been evident that the members of the Herricks family care for one another and are ready to help each other in difficult times. As we begin a new school year, we look forward to welcoming all of our students back for in-person learning in the fall, knowing that we are
MOVING UP to Middle and High School
Fifth and eighth graders stepped up to the next level
during moving-up ceremonies that commemorated their
growth and success.
Capital Projects Update
The summer months bring opportunities for capital improvement projects that will enhance facilities for
students. Progress is being made on Herricks High School’s new fitness center, and work is on track for a winter completion. Window replacement work at the high school also continues, and sitework masonry for the high school and middle school front loops will take place this summer.
More than 100 awards or scholarships were provided to members of Herricks High School’s graduating class during a senior awards ceremony held in June.
NEXT STOP: College
Herricks High School graduates are enrolled at colleges and
universities all over the country!