And It DIDN’T Rain! MHS Senior Parade

And it didn’t rain on their parade.  The resilient and indomitable Class of 2020 showed their spirit and their true colors as they participated in the Senior Parade through Mineola on June 11th.  They met at 9:45am at Bowlero and, escorted by the Mineola and Williston Park Fire Departments and the Nassau County Police, they drove down Jericho Turnpike, past their pictures posted on telephone poles on the parade route.

Teachers, administrators, and staff came early to await the students’ arrival, and they lined the sidewalks in front of the high school.  As the car parade arrived, the fire trucks sounded their sirens, and the crowds cheered, honked their horns, blew bubbles, held signs, waved, and called to each senior to congratulate him or her. 

Orchestrated by the HS administrators and spearheaded by principal Dr. Whittney Smith, the parade provided a much needed “gathering” (in separate cars) for the graduates.  We asked Dr. Smith for his thoughts about the day and he said, " Today was epic!  We were able to honor our seniors with an amazing car parade down Jericho Turnpike, past their individual banners, and back to the high school where they were greeted by our amazing staff!  What could be better?  I'd like to thank everyone who came out to support our students, especially our Board of Education, Dr. Nagler, the Mineola and Williston Park Fire Departments, the Village of Mineola, and the Nassau County Police Department.  Today was truly a day to remember."  According to senior Katie Goncalves, “It was just so great to see all of my teachers and to be back at school.  I’m really gonna miss it.”

Click on the video above for pictures and video and click on the link to see the video Dr. Smith created honoring the day.  MHS Senior Parade

 

I'm in my 35th year of teaching, 34 of them in Mineola.  I teach 8th and 11th grade English at the high school, and I am the adviser for the Question Mark, the high school newspaper.  I also am assistant director for the spring musical and the adviser for the Creative Writing Club. 

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