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SCHOOL SPOTLIGHT Community And Family Night At Richmond Hill High School

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Posted: Thursday, October 18, 2018 10:30 am

Hundreds of students and their families attended Community and Family Night at Richmond Hill High School in the school auditorium recently.

The Masters of Ceremony (center photo) were Nathan Seephaul, left, and Jahnelly Martinez, the president and manager of the Academy of Travel and Tourism, respectively, which is one of the five Pathways programs, which the school is divided into.

Principal Neil Ganesh, left photo, delivered a welcome/State of the School Address. Positive points he made were: the graduation and college readiness rates were higher last year than the year before; the community is invited to use school facilities. June 2018 graduates were offered scholarships totaling $5.9 million; and the students had accepted $ 1.5 million of the money, mostly for specific schools.

Students, representing the various Pathway programs, made presentations from the Academy of Tourism and Hospitality, Computer Science and Robotics, Health Science, Forensics, and Design. After the auditorium program students and parents were invited to visit the student cafeteria for a department, Pathway and Community Organization Fair and they were invited to the boy’s gym where dinner was served by the Leadership Association, which is coordinated by Ms. Doobay, coordinator of Student Affairs and an alumna of RHHS. In the rear of the gym representatives of the various school clubs, right, were available to explain their activities and sign up students for the school year.

Special thanks were given to community supporters of the event: Councilwoman Adrienne Adams, Assemblyman David Weprin, Jay Sobhraj and Nardeo Singh of ZARA Reality, Gene Hunter of the NYPD, members of Community Board 13, President of the 102nd Precinct Community Council Budhai Latchman, Seth Welins of Community Board 9, Rev. Jonnel Doris of the Full Gospel Assembly, Congressman Gregory Meeks, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and state Sen. James Sanders. It was a full and eventful evening.

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