South Orangetown Central School District

Tappan Zee High School seniors have spent the week engaging in a variety of activities to spend time together as a class and focus on connection as they head into their final year together at TZHS.

On Tuesday, members of the TZHS Counseling Department and Library Media Specialist Patty Eyer hosted workshops that focused on topics including stress management and college applications. On Wednesday, seniors heard from TZHS Alumnus Blaise Winter where he discussed the importance of holding onto good memories from high school to remember later on and what he wishes that he knew when he was 17 years old. “Never walk with your chin down, always walk brave and tall. Go into the future being a proud Dutchmen,” Winter noted. Following his presentation, TZHS Social Studies teacher Andy DiDomenico spoke to students about leadership and how to build connections with their classmates and their community.

Before heading down to the field to take their class of 2024 photo, TZHS Principal Melissa Luciano said, “Be the leaders of the building. You may not think so, but people notice when you do something good, even if it’s as simple as holding the door open for someone. I want you all to think about the legacy you want to leave behind here and remember that every day matters.” Following their class photo, seniors spent the rest of the day on the field with their classmates for the annual senior picnic!

TZHS Senior Picnic