South Orangetown Central School District

The South Orangetown Central School District will host its last community blood drive of the school year on Thursday, June 6, in honor of local veterans. The New York Blood Center drive will be held in the Tappan Zee High School Rear Gym, 8:30am-8:30pm. Students*, faculty and community members ages 16 and older are invited to participate. Walk-ins are welcome, but donors may also sign-up online at

A public ceremony at 5PM will honor three TZHS alumni from the Class of 1966 who were killed during their tours of duty in Vietnam: U.S. Army Sgt. Raymond Warren DeMeola, U.S. Army Sgt. Joseph Edward Hartz and U.S. Army SP4 Robert Albert Hagan, Jr. Confirmed speakers include Town Supervisor Chris Day, Rockland County Legislators Aney Paul and Nancy Low-Hogan, and TZHS Social Studies Department Chair Scott Silver. Those who attend the ceremony may record brief messages of appreciation for alumni presently serving to be sent to those service members.

*All students must present a signed parental consent form in order to donate. Forms may be picked up during lunch periods in the cafeteria or downloaded from the New York Blood Center site here.