Riverhead to Host Drive-Through Tribute to Class of 2020

May 5, 2020

To acknowledge the hard work and dedication of the Class of 2020, the Riverhead Central School District is poised to host a drive-through celebration for seniors on Friday, May 22 at 6:30 p.m. at Riverhead High School. It will conclude at 8:00 p.m.

The celebration comes after a group of seniors shared their input during a Zoom roundtable discussion with Superintendent of Schools Dr. Aurelia Henriquez, Principal Sean O’Hara and other district members to brainstorm ways to recognize the Class of 2020.

“It is so important to pay tribute to these students who are missing their senior year,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Henriquez. “They are very deserving of this honor.”

"One of our goals is for students to have the kind of high school experience they expect and deserve. This will be a memorable celebration of our Class of 2020," High School Principal Sean O’Hara shared.

As part of the drive-through experience, seniors and their families are invited to decorate their cars and parade through the high school’s parking lot, starting at the furthest back east entrance and ending at the front of the high school. Along the way, students will be greeted by cheering teachers, first responders and signs in their honor.

It is asked that all in attendance wear proper personal protective equipment and respect social distancing guidelines.