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SCHOOL SPOTLIGHT Richmond Hill High School Happenings

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Posted: Thursday, January 3, 2019 11:00 am

Leadership Students Make RHHS Special

The Leadership students in Richmond Hill High School gathered in the gymnasium during a school event when to set up the gym and serve dinner to parents and students in attendance. The leaders are supervised by Coordinator of Student Affairs Janika Doobay and act as the volunteer arm of the school. They organize all the special events that make the school social life so special. The leaders also organize three blood drives a year, pep rallies, a Breast Cancer Walk and a talent show to name a few activities. They feel that their job is to encourage school spirit and make the high school experience memorable.

SAYA Seeks New Members

The South Asian Youth Action organized an open house reception in the Richmond Hill High School library to interest students in the many afterschool club activities. Coordinating the effort was Rachel Rodriguez, Leadership & Enrichment program manager. The open house featured beverages, snacks and the ever-favorite pizza. The SAYA program is part of the New York City Community Schools program, which is supported by the  NYC Department of Education, and provides clubs, attendance initiatives and mental health services provided by the Child Center of New York, with  workshops for the community, college and career readiness assistance, community nights and vision screening.

On different afternoons different clubs are available to interested students which include the Red Cross Club, ARISTA, which is the NYC chapter of the National Honor Society, board games, Arcobaleno, which is the LGBTQGNC Club, SAYA Leadership, Bollywood Dance Fusion, Museum Explorers, Photography Club, Anime Club and the Robotics Club, which meets every afternoon when they are building a robot for the FIRST Competition. Mr. Neil Ganish is the Principal of Richmond Hill High School.

If you would like to be featured on a School Spotlight page, call Lisa LiCausi, Education Coordinator, at (718) 205-8000, Ext. 110. Online go to qchron.com/schoolnews.

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