HARRISON, N.Y. -- Recently, The Washington Post issued its annual rankings for America’s most challenging high schools. I am happy to report that Harrison High School ranked number twenty-three in the northeast and number one in Westchester County.
The index score reflects the number of college-level tests administered at the school in the previous calendar year divided by the number of graduates that year.
Congratulations to the dedicated teachers, mentors and administrators whose continued support made this very impressive achievement possible.
I would like to recognize the drum and bugle corps, Westchester Brassmen, for their recent success at the Bugler’s Hall of Fame Show. The Brassmen’s drum ensemble competed with other performers and took first prize. Congratulations for a job well done.
It was an honor and a privilege to attend this year’s Field of Honor Ceremony at Harrison High School. The Field of Honor project gives our community the opportunity to recognize a veteran, or current member of the armed forces, by purchasing a flag which is then placed in a designated area on the high school lawn.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Westchester (NAMI) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to assisting those who are affected by mental illness. They have initiated an awareness ribbon campaign and, in the month of May, you will see white ribbons tied around some of our Town trees. On Saturday, May 21, NAMI will hold its annual NAMI Westchester 5k Walk in Rye Town Park.
Congratulations to both the Harrison Fire Department and the Purchase Fire Department on their very successful Open Houses. Recently, both Departments hosted these well attended events and I was happy to see many friends and familiar faces enjoying the tours and exhibits.
Last week, I had the pleasure of attending County Executive Rob Astorino’s State of the County Address. Astorino’s message cited Westchester’s improved economy and reaffirmed his confidence that Westchester County is moving forward.
In closing, I would like to wish Harrison residents peace and joy during this Passover and Greek Easter season.