The Veritas’ 2014 Year in Review

The Class of 2014 graduated in May

The Class of 2014 graduated in May

 

Haley Macray, Veritas Web & Features Editor

Over the past year the Rockland High School community has been exposed to both triumphs and tragedies. Overall, 2014 was action packed for both RHS and the outside communities, and the Veritas was there to report it all.

2013 Graduates Return for College Fair – Jan. 6

RHS kicks off the new year with visits from past graduates. Members of the Class of 2013 return to talk about their colleges and pass out information.

Students Shut off Cell Phones – Jan. 7

Pop Culture teacher, Brian Smith proposes experiment for his students, no cell phone use for 24 hours; the only exception being important phone calls.

POL winner Danielle Hill performs her first poem, "On Monsieur's Departure" by Queen Elizabeth I

POL winner Danielle Hill

Poetry Out Loud – Jan. 26  

RHS students participate in school wide Poetry Out Loud competition. Danielle Hill comes in first and gets ready to move on to the regional competition. Hill went on to the State competition in March. See story and photos

RHS Music Department Presents Broadway Night – March 14  See photo gallery and story

Chris Burnieika Receives Service Award from Athletic Directors – March 20  See story in our archives

RHS Globe Show Winners -March 27

RHS art classes traveled to Boston for annual Globe Show.  Students Georgia Panagiotidis (Gold Key), Dani Hill (Silver Key), and Joey Marchetti (Honorable Mention & Silver Key) are recognized for their artwork and photography in the annual art show.

Marylou’s Voted RHS’s Favorite Coffee – April

RHS hosts first SEMASC Conference – April 11

After months of planning, RHS’s Student Government Council hosts Rockland’s first SEMASC conference. With over 500 attendees from local school councils, the RHS SGC welcomes SEMASC delegates to a day of leadership training. See story

Budget Override Defeated – April 12

After being hit with increased gas, electricity, and special education costs and having a reduction of state funding and federal grants, the Rockland Public School District asks for a budget override. Voters at the town elections defeat the request.

Bobby Gasdia Wins Spellman Oratorical -April 15  See story here

(From left) Josh Lutts, Jace Williams, Jon Soo Hoo, Olivia Olsen, Bobby Gasdia, Jackie Carlson, Devin Gilmore, and Brittni Lambiase celebrate the completion of the 2014 Spellman Oratorical Competition

(From left) Josh Lutts, Jace Williams, Jon Soo Hoo, Olivia Olsen, Bobby Gasdia, Jackie Carlson, Devin Gilmore, and Brittni Lambiase celebrate the completion of the 2014 Spellman Oratorical Competition

Foreign Language Students Travel to Spain and 

France – April 19

Lacrosse Teams Have Seasons of Firsts – April

RHS girls lacrosse finishes its very first season and the boys finish their first season as a varsity team.

 

RHS Theater Guild Presents High School Musical – May 2

After much anticipation, High School Musical premieres at RHS. Varsity basketball player, Andrew Frazer, trades in his Bulldog uniform for an East High Wildcats jersey and RHS students from all different clubs and sports break the “status quo” by banning together to form a diverse cast. See story and photo gallery

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Class of 2015 in Debt After Prom Incident – May 15  

After nearly sixty nip bottles were flushed down the toilets at Indian Pond Country Club in Kingston, causing approximately $13,000 in damage, the Class of 2015 is left in debt. Class officers return to the venue to formally apologize. Dance and prom policies are altered.  See in-depth story; also junior prom photo gallery

Senior Prom Held at Red Lion Inn in Cohasset after 1st Venue Burns Down – May 28

On Saturday, April 5 the Lakeview Pavilion in Foxborough was completely destroyed by fire. The Pavilion had been booked for the RHS Senior Prom on May 28. The first thing that most seniors thought was “where is our prom going to be?” They chose the Red Lion Inn.

Jon Soo Hoo named Valedictorian of Class of 2014 – May 29 

Jon Soo Hoo was Valedictorian of the Class of 2014

Jon Soo Hoo was Valedictorian of the Class of 2014

Class of 2014 Graduation – May 30 

In a goodbye letter  to the class, Senior Class advisor, Sam Hoyo says, “Thank you for helping me realize that teaching is my passion and that Rockland is my home.”

Juniors selected for Boys, Girls State – June

Left to right are juniors Nicole Cook, Dennis McPeck, Eddie Yeadon, Kara Penney who have been selected to represent RHS at Boys and Girls State.

Left to right are juniors Nicole Cook, Dennis McPeck, Eddie Yeadon, Kara Penney who were selected to represent RHS at Boys and Girls State.

Ms. Paulding Settles into New Position as Vice Principal – August  Story in Veritas News

Chris Landy and Brianna Starkey named Mr. and Miss Rockland  – Oct. 23 & 24  Mr. Rockland Photos, story;  Miss Rockland photos and story

RHS girls’ soccer team are 2014 Division 4 South Sectional  Finalists.  –  Nov. 16  story in Sports

 “This group of girls accomplished something not many teams can do. This team, and especially these seniors will forever be legends in our school,” said Coach Greg Rowe.

Senior Class Wins 2nd Powder Puff Game – Nov. 21

The Class of 2015 defends its Powder Puff title after beating the juniors 20-14. See Story and Photo Gallery

Cheerleaders Win State Championship – Nov. 23  

The RHS cheerleaders come out on top at Lowell High School.  See Story in Sports

Theater Guild Presents Peter Pan – Dec. 12 – See preview, review and photo gallery in Clubs and Activities

The Theater Guild's production of Peter Pan closed out the year in style.

The Theater Guild’s production of Peter Pan closed out the year in style.

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