Rockland Community Honored at Red Sox Game
Haley Macray, Veritas Web & Features Editor
On Wednesday April 29, over 100 Rockland High School students, teachers, and staff members attended the Boston Red Sox home game against the Toronto Blue Jays.
The trip was organized by RHS Athletics Director, Gary Graziano, and the tickets were donated by Joe Bradley from the Red Sox and Megan Smith, an RHS parent and alumni. The tickets were donated to the school by the Red Sox after the third passing of a Rockland High senior. Member of the class of 2015, Jared Quirk, passed away while on the recent junior and senior class trip to Greece and Italy.
“I think it was a great idea to get the kids together at the game in honor of what Jared really loved, the Red Sox,” says Mr. Graziano, “It was a very successful and healing event before what [was] going to be two tough days and a long road to recovery from so much grief and loss. The Senior class has shown amazing strength through out all of this and will somehow survive and succeed.”
Rockland High wasn’t the only group from the community represented at the game. Fourth graders from the Rockland Elementary schools sang the United States National Anthem, dedicating it to the Class of 2015 and the three seniors Joshua Rose, Patrick Sullivan, and Jared Quirk who passed away this year. The Rockland Police Department Color Guard presented both the American flag and Canadian flag during the singing of both anthems.