Senior Class

Class Officers & Advisor

Senior Class Officers
President:         Emily Peck
Vice President: Leon Savage
Treasurer           Eva Donato
Secretary:          Sophia Roberts

Senior Class Advisor
Lisa Casey

Senior Class Calendar

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News / Updates

06/16/2021 - Graduation Rehearsal Reminder
Graduation rehearsal is scheduled for Friday, June 25 at 9 A.M. in the High School Gymnasium. All graduating seniors must attend this rehearsal to walk in our graduation ceremony. After the rehearsal, we will distribute caps, gowns, tickets, etc.

Please be aware that we may need to alter aspects of our event as state guidelines change. An overview of our plan can be found at

06/10/2021 - Attention Seniors: Prom Requirement for COVID Screening/Contact Tracing
In accordance with NYSDOH and Onteora Mountain House guidelines, all prom attendees must complete the online Onteora COVID Screening Form on Friday, June 11 prior to arriving at the prom. Attendees will be required to show the confirmation screen on their phones or present a paper copy of the form. When completing the form online, please select "Prom" as the location. Thank you.


06/09/2021 - Senior Scholarship Awards Announced
Onteora High School is pleased to announce the names of the recipients of this year's senior scholarships and awards. Thanks to the generosity of the Onteora community, our seniors received more than $475,000 in scholarships. Students were recognized in a wide range of areas, including music, art, business, sportsmanship, citizenship, community service, leadership, extracurricular activities, character, and academic excellence. Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

Select the following link to view our presentation.

06/01/2021 - Senior Luncheon Information:

All members of the Class of 2021 are invited our Senior Luncheon, which will be on Thursday, June 10 beginning at 12:20 P.M. on the football field.

The luncheon will begin with a brief recognition of the many scholarships and awards that will be given out this year. We will also have a brief meeting to update you on our end of year plans. Following the meeting we will have plenty of food and snacks for lunch, various activities for you to participate in, and an opportunity for you to receive your  yearbook and obtain signatures from other graduating seniors.

This event is open to all members of the Class of 2021. Students who are in-person will proceed to the field at the beginning of seventh period. Fully remote students who are interested in attending must contact the Senior Class Advisor, Lisa Casey, by email or at (845) 657-8200 by Monday, June 7th so that we can plan accordingly.

05/16/2021 - From the Senior Class Officers: Attention Seniors – prom is happening!!  If you want to attend this year's Senior Prom, which will be at the Onteora Mountain House on Friday, June 11th from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., you must see either Ms. Casey or one of your class officers no later than this Friday, May 21st to reserve your spot.

The cost is $40.00 per person. At this time, the prom is for members of the Senior Class only. If you have any questions, please feel free to see or email  Ms. Casey.

05/14/2021 - Are you a senior and interested in singing the national anthem at your graduation ceremony? Submit your video audition for the chance to sing the Star Spangled Banner at your graduation ceremony. Join the Graduation National Anthem Audition Google Classroom by using the following class code: knickjb -  Upload and submit your video by Friday, June 4th

05/13/21 - Over the last few weeks, Mr. Edelman has been working with the Senior Class Officers and Advisor to plan for end of year events for our Senior Class. We have met with our seniors to review guidelines for these events and have solicited their feedback through surveys/feedback forms. On Thursday, May 13th, we met with the Senior Class (both in-person and online) to review our current plan. The following was discussed:

  • Prom – The Senior Class is moving forward with their Senior Prom on Friday, June 11th at the Onteora Mountain House. At this time, this event will be for current twelfth grade students only. Students will need to commit to this event by purchasing a ticket by May 20. After May 20, the Officers/Advisor will assess the commitment and will explore the possibility of allowing students who purchased tickets the opportunity to bring a guest to the prom. 
  • Senior Scholarships & Awards – We have decided to not hold a formal in-person ceremony this year. Similar to last year, our faculty and staff will deliver lawn signs to our award recipients’ homes during the first week of June. We will post an online presentation on our website on June 9 at approximately 7 P.M. We will also notify students in advance as to which parts of the presentation apply to their scholarship(s)/award(s).
  • Senior Luncheon – To celebrate the success of our Seniors, we will be holding a senior luncheon at some point during the first week of June. All students (in-person and full remote) will be invited to attend. More details will follow.
  • Graduation – Based on student feedback, we will be holding our commencement ceremony this year in-person on Friday, June 25 at 6:00 P.M. At the present time, each student will be provided with two tickets for guests. We will continue to be flexible as the guidance for ceremonies from the state changes. It is our hope that we will be able to increase the number of guests.

As we get closer to the end of the year, we will send out more detailed information.

05/11/21 - An email has been sent out to all members of the Class of 2021 inviting all seniors to attend a class meeting on Thursday, May 13 during 3rd period in the auditorium. Also, a link was sent out for students who are fully remote (or who will not be in school on Thursday) to register for an online link to the meeting.

05/10/21 - Senior Class Officer meeting to review the survey/feedback form. 

04/28/21 - 05/04/21 - The survey/feedback form is open for all seniors to complete.

04/28/21 - An email has been sent to all members of the Class of 2021 with a link to complete the feedback survey about end of the year events. The form/survey must be submitted by Friday, April 30 at 11 P.M.

04/26/21 - Meeting invitations have been sent through Zoom to all seniors. If you did not receive an invite, please contact Mrs. Casey.

04/20/21 - Message to members of the Senior Class:

Dear Class of 2021,

Over the last few weeks, I have been working with your class officers and class advisor to review various options for holding several events/ceremonies, such as prom, the awarding of scholarships and awards, and the graduation ceremony. We are working hard to develop plans that are in compliance with the guidance from the New York State Health Department.

I would like to share our progress with you during an online meeting on Tuesday, April 27 at 7:00 P.M. You will receive a Zoom Webinar invitation through your school email account. You should receive the link by Monday. After the meeting, you will have the opportunity to vote on a few proposals and offer additional input for us to consider.

We have also created a new webpage for the Senior Class, which can be found at Please note that the site currently has information posted about ordering caps and gowns, as wells as other senior class apparel.

I hope to see everyone Tuesday evening. Thank you.


Lance Edelman
High School Principal

04/14/21 - The Senior Class Officers/Advisor will be meeting with the high school administration on 04/15 to review current regulations that impact end of year ceremonies. We anticipate having a full Senior Class meeting within the next two weeks to review all of our options and get everyone's input.

04/12/2021 - All seniors are encouraged to order their graduation cap and gowns now! Please submit your order now at:

Class of 2021 T-Shirt and Apparel Ordering Information

Cap & Gown Ordering Information

Attention Senior Class of 2021: Order Your Cap & Gown

All high school seniors are encouraged to order their graduation cap and gowns now! Please submit your order now at: