Nancy Borden rocks! The way you, the parents, and the community put this BBQ together was inspiring. The joy on the seniors faces made being dunked in the dunk tank almost worth it! Almost…
Looking at these pictures, can’t you hear the soundtrack playing in the back “Everything is awesome!!!!”
Haley Macray, Veritas Web & Features Editor
On Friday, May 22, the annual Senior Class cook-out was held. After a difficult year for Rockland High School, and especially the Class of 2015 this year’s Senior Week outing was a special one for students. Organized by Nancy Borden and with help from parent volunteers and local businesses and restaurants, this year’s cook-out was one of the biggest ones yet.
Following a busy week of CPR training, a presentation from Harbor One, and discussions with Rockland police officers the seniors were ready to wrap up their week. The 99 Restaurant and Dominos Pizza reached out to Borden expressing interest in sponsoring the senior cook-out. Students were able to share a nice lunch with their peers, try their best at the dunk tank, and left with gift bags that included items such as: a drawstring backpack, a Dunkin Donuts gift card, a T.J. Maxx…
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It was great to see so many alumni return for this event. Although it appeared to be the alumni and faculty having the most fun reconnecting, current students couldn’t help but be inspired by the return of so many recent RHS graduates, eager to share their excitement and tell about life after RHS.
During the event, I asked as many grads as I could, “what was your biggest challenge as a first-year college student? Most if not all responded, “managing my time”. Many said their classes were difficult – harder than they imagined. The two answers intertwined.
Having survived their first half year of college and still smiling, each alum was an inspiration. Thank you grads for attending and to our faculty and students for taking advantage of this opportunity.
Revere Superintendent Dr. Dakin on the 4 R’s, Edtech, and Student Engagement
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