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300 Hornidge Road Mamaroneck, NY 10543


Tina Wilson
HS Principal
914-777-4800
twilson@ryeneck.org
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Video of 2018 High School Graduation Ceremony

High School 2018 Summer Reading List 


MANDATORY REQUIREMENT FOR STUDENTS ENTERING OR ENROLLING IN GRADE 7 AND 12 BY SEPTEMBER 1, 2017

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Principal's Advisory Committee (PAC) 2017-2018

The 2017-2018 PAC Members are:

Karla Aber (High School PTSA VP) 
Mary Ellen Dorfman
MaryAnn Germani
Alison Heaton
Theresa Spencer (President - Booster Club)

Jamie Tanaka-Boulia
Elizabeth Thurer
Stephanie Victor
Barbara Weinstein

Rye Neck Parent & Student Portals

Information about the Parent & Student Portals may be found on the About Your High School page.

 

Current News

Rye Neck High School Celebrates Class of 2018

Rye Neck High School Celebrates Class of 2018 photo

The 122 members of the Rye Neck High School Class of 2018 celebrated their accomplishments and the completion of their secondary school experience during the 123rd commencement ceremony on June 21.

The evening began with the school’s orchestra performing “Pomp and Circumstance” as the graduates proceeded into the ceremony to the applause of their friends, family, teachers and administrators. In her remarks, Principal Tina Wilson welcomed the guests and praised the students’ impressive accomplishments, which include league and sectional championships, $57,500 in scholarships, 18,688 hours of community service and representing Rye Neck at 67 higher education institutions in four countries and 20 states. 

“I have watched proudly as you have carried yourself with grace and supported one another, while never losing sight of the ‘big picture,’” Wilson said. “It is this perspective – this capacity for empathy and compassion – that will empower you and compel your success, as life will undoubtedly confront you with some unanticipated challenges.” 

Quoting a poignant and timely message by renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking about the challenges to come, Wilson encouraged the students to live with tolerance and respect, be brave to overcome the odds and work together to make the world a better place. 

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Barbara Ferraro paid tribute to the students’ kindness and respect for others and their abilities as creative thinkers, problem-solvers and positive individuals whose actions have defined what it means to be a Rye Neck graduate. She encouraged them to cherish the close friendships they’ve made, the knowledge they’ve gained and memories they’ve created throughout their educational journey and embrace every opportunity that comes their way.

“You have the strength and self-awareness to realize your goals,” Dr. Ferraro said. “As you graduate from Rye Neck High School and embark on your life’s journey, remember to follow your passion, choose wisely and grasp hold of opportunity. When you do so, you will be certain to succeed, because you can.” 

The graduates also heard from guest keynote speaker Andoni Elias Nava, a RNHS Class of 2008 graduate, as well as valedictorian Allie Liebmann, who reflected on her experiences throughout high school and encouraged her classmates to open their minds and learn something new from the people they meet throughout their lives. Salutatorian Olivia Dunne paid tribute to the accomplishments, unity and teamwork of the Class of 2018, and urged her fellow graduates to always fondly remember their experiences at Rye Neck. 

“I’m so lucky to have been surrounded by people who taught me that true fulfilment is best found through experiences that connect you with others and make you realize that your contribution as a part of something bigger is what gives your actions value,” Dunne said. “My classmates inspire with their passion, empower with their compassion, and each and every one contributes his or her part to our whole by doing what he or she loves intensely and unapologetically.” 

One by one, and after years of hard work and dedication, the students took hold of their diplomas before taking their first steps as Rye Neck High School alumni.  

 

RNHS Names Class of 2018 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

RNHS Names Class of 2018 Valedictorian and Salutatorian photo
Rye Neck High School seniors Allie Liebmann and Olivia Dunne – who have been close friends since kindergarten – have been named the valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of the Class of 2018. Both accomplished students, who have worked incredibly hard throughout their high school career, said it was validating to receive the school’s top honors. 

“This recognition certainly means a lot to me,” Dunne said. “Throughout high school, I’ve put a lot of time and effort into always doing my best. There were definitely points in high school when I felt overwhelmed by the amount of work I had to do, but ultimately I think that working hard at so many different things was what made me successful.” 

Dunne attributed her success to the support of her family, friends, classmates, teachers and coaches and described them as people who have challenged her and pushed her to become a better version of herself. 

“Allie and I have been really close friends since kindergarten, and I definitely attribute a lot of my success to her,” Dunne added. “She is one of the most patient, generous, and kind people I have ever met, and spending so much time with her has had a tremendously positive influence on me. I love our friendly competition, and her support has played a huge role in my academic life.” 

Liebmann also credited her friends’ and family’s support for giving her the opportunity to pursue her passions and praised Dunne for her constant support and friendship. 

“My parents and teachers have always been there to help me with anything I needed, but it is really my friends who have had the most impact,” Liebmann said. “Olivia is a smart, amazingly hardworking, strong, talented person and I truly would not have been able to accomplish anywhere near as much in high school without her.” 

Liebmann added that she was humbled to receive the recognition. 

“I think being valedictorian is a reflection of my hard work, my love of learning and the support I’ve had throughout high school,” she said. 

The soon-to-be graduates said if they could give any piece of advice to the incoming freshmen, it would be to pursue their passions, explore new opportunities, participate in extracurricular activities, take classes in subjects that interest them, but also do things that are completely out of their comfort zone.  

“High school is a great time to find out more about the things you’re passionate about,” Dunne said. “Don’t be afraid to take challenging classes or classes that require a lot of work. Get involved, dedicate yourself to a few things you love, and do everything you can to expand on that passion.”

Dunne is a member of the Science Research Program at the high school and has competed at the Tri-County Science and Technology Fair since eighth grade. She is part of the Independent Learner Program, Italian Club, Mock Trial team and Student Senate, and has been class president for four years. She also gives back to the community by volunteering and giving pitching lessons to younger softball players. Dunne is a member of the varsity softball and varsity basketball teams. Liebmann is a member of the Mock Trial team, Spanish Club, Student Awareness Coalition, high school band and varsity field hockey team. She also gives back to her community by volunteering with the Midnight Run organization and tutoring younger students in math and chemistry.

In the fall, Dunne will attend the University of Chicago, where she plans to pursue her interests in molecular engineering and biological sciences. Liebmann will be attending Yale University, where she plans to further pursue her interests in math and science.