Herricks High School seniors received an untraditional send-off on June 11, when members of the board of education, administration and staff distributed themselves several feet apart along the building’s roads. Seniors were driven by their parents and circled the driveway for a “clap out” that signified their completion of a challenging final year in the district.
The students rode in decorated cars and were met with applause, cheers, banners and more from their district leaders and favorite teachers. “Herricks Strong,” a theme that the community has embraced throughout the pandemic, was evident in the form of enthusiasm and pride. Lawn signs personalized for each student were displayed outside the Community Center and taken home by families following the clap out. Special thanks to the third precinct and the Garden City Park and East Williston Fire Department for their assistance at this event.