Monthly Archives: May 2016

Veritas ‘Man on the Street’: What will you miss about the senior class?

Veritas Staff’s Joe Taft and Kaylee Ellis put together this video getting students and teachers’ reaction to the Class of 2016.  What will you miss about those lovable seniors?

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Seniors Celebrate Last Day of Classes

Veritas Staff

On Wednesday, May 25, the Class of 2016 celebrated their final day of classes.

 

Class of 2016 dresses in red, white, and blue as part of Senior Week

Liz Knobel, Kiera Tobin-Rosman, Sam Aylward, Kylie Keefe, & Carly Reardon

Liz Knobel, Kiera Tobin-Rosman, Sam Aylward, Kylie Keefe, & Carly Reardon

Haley Macray, Veritas Senior Managing Editor

On Tuesday, May 24, the senior class continued their week of school spirit with a red, white, and blue dress up day. The halls of RHS were filled with American pride and excitement for seniors’ final day of classes tomorrow, May 24.

RHS Seniors Represent Future Colleges and Universities

Ryan Sugrue (Boston College), Kate Dorney (UMass Lowell), Jenna O'Connor (Nichols College), & Jared Ochenduszco (Worchester State)

Ryan Sugrue (Boston College), Kate Dorney (UMass Lowell), Jenna O’Connor (Nichols College), & Jared Ochenduszko (Worchester State)

Haley Macray, Veritas Senior Managing Editor 

On Monday, May 23, the Class of 2016 decided to kick off their last week of high school by representing their future colleges, universities, and future plans via their t-shirts.

NHS Induction Held at RHS

Superintendent of Schools John Retchless and math teacher Steven Casagrande were made honorary members of the RHS National Honor Society on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Veritas photo

Superintendent of Schools John Retchless and math teacher Steven Casagrande were made honorary members of the RHS National Honor Society on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Veritas photo

The RHS Pentelic Chapter of the National Honor Society held its annual induction of new members on Wednesday, May 19.  Senior NHS President Ryan Sugrue presided as sixteen juniors and two seniors were inducted.

They include juniors, Noelle Atkins, Erin Buckley, Julia DiCienzo, Luana Lima, Shannon Lindahl, Jessica Lutts, Colleen McCarthy, Christopher McHugh, Michael McPeck, Vivian Nguyen, Kaylee Patten, Dana Peck, Meghan Saucier, Sean Vo, Sydney Wells, Mohammed Youssef and seniors Kylie McKenna and Fanting Zhou.

Senior members (shown in photo) were also recognized. Each senior member stood as NHS Secretary Haley Macray called the roll and announced the school that each will attend next year.

In a traditional salute to their educational mentors, two honorary members of the seniors’ choice were inducted: math teacher, Steven Casagrande and Superintendent of Schools, John Retchless.

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NHS Officers: Seniors Sarah Margolis, Haley Macray, Ryan Sugrue and Meghan Foster. Veritas photo.

 

Mrs. Black (left) with senior NHS members: Kylie McKenna, Haley Macray, Kaitlin Dorney, Caroline Kilduff, Lexie Carchedi, Meghan Foster, Sarah Margolis, Fanting Zhou, Celia Rosa. Kevin Levesque, Matt Kirslis, Ryan Sugrue, Mark Ewell, Jared Ochenduszko, Tom Spengler photo by Zach Pransky

Mrs. Black (left) with senior NHS members: Kylie McKenna, Haley Macray, Kaitlin Dorney, Caroline Kilduff, Lexie Carchedi, Meghan Foster, Sarah Margolis, Fanting Zhou, Celia Rosa. Kevin Levesque, Matt Kirslis, Ryan Sugrue, Mark Ewell, Jared Ochenduszko, Tom Spengler photo by Zach Pransky

Veritas, Images Receive New England Scholastic Press Association Awards

Haley Macray, senior managing editor of the Veritas with the All-New England first place certificate received by the Veritas on May 2

Haley Macray, senior managing editor of the Veritas with the All-New England first place certificate received by the Veritas on May 2

Two Rockland High School student print publications, The Veritas and Images Magazine, received Highest Achievement Awards on Tuesday, May 2 at the New England Scholastic Press Association’s annual conference.

Celia Rosa, Sarah Hunter, Luana Lima and Lauren Zaremba are excited to hear about Images' Highest Achievement Award.

Celia Rosa, Sarah Hunter, Luana Lima and Lauren Zaremba are excited to hear about Images’ Highest Achievement Award.

Highest Achievement awards, according to NESPA Director Helen Smith, are given to only those publications considered to be of highest quality in content and editing. In addition, the Veritas website also received a Highest Achievement award.  With a Highest Achievement designation each publication is then entered into the All-New England contest.

This year, for the second year in a row, The Veritas newspaper came in first in the All-New England contest in Class III.

Awards are given in four classifications that are based on student enrollment.    A school with an enrollment between 400 and 699 students is Class III.

Individual Special Achievement Awards were also announced at the conference.  Adiza Alasa, a freshman in the Journalism class received an award for her sports story,  “Girls basketball team wins league title,” printed in the February edition of the Veritas.

Adiza Alasa received a Special Achievement Award for her sports story, "Girls Basketball Team Wins League Championship."

Adiza Alasa received a Special Achievement Award for her sports story, “Girls Basketball Team Wins League Championship.”

Smith said that Special Achievement Awards are given to individual stories, photos, and graphic designs that are “truly exemplary.”  Out of over 1,000 individual entries, only 125 students  were recognized individually.  Alasa’s story competed against student submissions in all four enrollment classes.

Madeline Lannin-Cotton, advisor to the Veritas, said, “The All-New England first place award is quite an honor, considering that publications from all six New England states are entered into the competition.  This year’s Journalism students were very excited to learn about their achievement.  For our senior editor, Haley Marcy, it is her second first-place award as an editor of the Veritas.”

NHS to Sponsor Voter Registration Drive

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Photo: thebestcolleges.org

Haley Macray, Veritas Senior Managing Editor 

Hectic teen schedules and lack of information can no longer be reasons for RHS students to skip registering to vote, thanks to NHS.

On May 16th and May 17th, the Rockland High School chapter of the National Honor Society will be sponsoring a voter registration drive in the high school cafeteria during all three lunches.

During this drive students who are Massachusetts residents may register to vote and students aged 16 and 17 will be able to pre-register to vote before they turn 18. Students will need either their license number or the last four digits of their social security number in order to register.

As the flyer emailed to students about the drive says, “Your vote is power, don’t let it go to waste.”

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