Riverhead High School Graduation 2017
Dr. Regan shared, "Wherever life takes you, you will go as a Blue Wave."
(June 24, 2017) Due to a torrential rain storm, the graduating class of 2017 celebrated graduation in the gymnasium instead of outside on the football field. It was dry but warm. Due to space limitations, special music had to be eliminated.
Breanna Coach and Shannon Zeltmann made the announce-ment of the class gifts--violins for Pulaski Street students in memory of Danielle Lawrence, a scholarship in memory of John Anderson, and a mural on a wall in the second floor hallway. Student Body President Kathleen Gregory gave an historical overview of their four years at RHS. Valedictorian Kyle Gevinski and Salutatorian Ian Moloney were the main attraction.
Throughout their speeches it became clear that the deaths of their two classmates, Danielle and John, and the drawing together as a class in response to these tragedies, made a strong impression on all the members of the Class of 2017. Remembering the past but moving on stronger and unified as a class became a metaphor for this their final goodbye to Riverhead High.
Superintendent Nancy Carney commended ALL those teachers, staff, administrators, parents and others who contributed to the education of these graduating seniors. "What matters most to me," Superintendent Carney shared, "is that somehow we have instilled in you the ability to use your minds and hearts well. This is not something that can be measured in dollars and cents or averaged on a report card. It is something that will be reflected in your contributions in the world around us."
Dr. Regan concluded the presentations with a commendation to retiring Superintendent--Nancy Carney. "Thank you for all that you have done, Ms. Carney!"