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Spring 2024 vol. 5

Great Student Performances at Harrison High School!

Dear Harrison Families,
It has been another amazing week at Harrison High School! 
Louis N. Wool, Ed.D. 
Superintendent of Schools


HHS Spring Musical Tops Metro Award Nominations

Harrison High School received 11 Metro Award nominations, the most of any public high school. The school’s Footlight Players' spring musical production of Mean Girls HS Version earned nominations, including Best Overall Production of a Musical.  The nominations highlight the individual and collective efforts of our fantastic students and teachers who helped make the show successful. Bravo!

Metro nominees: Jadyn Schwartz, Tess Marsico and Elvis Njuguna

Metro nominees: Ulysses Bravo, Luke Castellano, Evan Gessner, and Stella O'Connell

Overall Production of a Musical: Mean Girls HS Version Harrison High School
Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Jadyn Schwartz as Regina George
Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Tessa Marsico as Gretchen Wieners
Performance by an Actor in a Cameo Role: Luke Castellano as Principal Duvall
Performance by a Chorus: Mean Girls HS Version Harrison High School
Achievement in Musical Direction: Meghan Test
Achievement in Choreography: Deborah Toteda
Vocal Performance by a Male-Identifying Performer: Elvis Njuguna as Aaron Samuels
Comedic Performance by a Male-Identifying Performer: Ulysses Bravo Brown as Kevin G
Student Critic: Evan Gessner
Student Technical Achievement: Stella O'Connell, Lighting Design

The Metro Awards are presented to musical theater productions, actors and creative teams from high schools in Rockland, Westchester, Putnam and Bergen counties.


HHS Students Lucia Lammers & Ryo Ide Competing at Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair; Lucia Wins EPA Sustainability Award and Takes 3rd Place 


HHS Science Research students senior Lucia Lammers and junior Ryo Ide, are competing as finalists in the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). At the competition, Lucia took 3rd place in the Earth and Environmental Systems Division and won the Environmental Protection Agency Patrick H. Hurd Sustainability Award at the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), presented to one student whose work demonstrates a commitment to environmental sustainability and stewardship. 

Lucia Lammers accepts the EPA Sustainability Award.

Regeneron ISEF is considered the most prestigious international competition for high school student scientists from around the world. To qualify for ISEF, Lucia won first place and was in the top 15 projects out of more than 600 at the New York State Science and Engineering Fair (NYSSEF), and Ryo placed first and was in the top 20 projects out of 715 at the Westchester Science and Engineering Fair (WESEF).


We invite you to follow Lucia and Ryo as they compete at the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair May 11-17, 2024

Lucia' Project: Spectroscopic and Colorimetric Analysis of Textiles Dyed with Local Invasive Plant Species and Waste-derived Mordants


Ryo's Project: Developing Practical Early Countermeasures to Wildfires: An Explainable AI Approach


Marching Band

HHS Marching Band to Represent New York in National Memorial Day Parade in Washington D.C.

The Harrison High School Marching Band will represent New York State in the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, DC, the largest Memorial Day event in the nation. The HHS band will perform songs including You’re a Grand Old Flag and our Harrison fight song Huskies as they march down historic Constitution Avenue alongside high school bands and veterans from across the country. Students will visit the World War II Memorial to lay a commemorative wreath in honor of Harrison’s veterans, as well as attend the Memorial Day Concert on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol, featuring the  National Symphony Orchestra and tour national museums and monuments. Band members will have an opportunity to hone their performance skills at a clinic with Colonel Dennis Layendecker, retired commander, music director, and principal conductor of the United States Air Force Band. The parade will be broadcast nationwide and live streamed on the American Veterans Center’s YouTube channel on the day of the event.