Seventy-two years ago, long-time Peekskill resident John “Jack” Lancaster was called to serve in the United States Navy shortly after our country entered World War II. Barely 18 years old, Lancaster left home in February of 1943, only four months shy of his high school graduation date. Finally, at age 93, Lancaster received his diploma surrounded by family and friends at a Peekskill Board of Education meeting on July 7. Click the headline above to read more on this story.
Congratulations to all of our recent graduates! In recognition of their hard work, Peekskill High School’s top 25 students were awarded approximately $805,500 dollars in college scholarships, grants, and financial aid packages. In addition, at the Senior Awards’ Night, students received over $ 164,500 in prizes, laptops, scholarships, and awards. We know our students are destined for great things and we wish them the best of luck as they open a new chapter in their lives! For over 300 photos from the PHS graduation, click on the headline above.
Congratulations to PCSD senior Anthony Hull who was one of only four students in Westchester County to recently receive the Overcoming the Odds awards from Student Advocacy, an organization which helps struggling students obtain the help they need to succeed in school. Hull will be receiving his Regent’s diploma this June and will be attending Moorehouse College in the fall to study psychology.