RCK STUDENT SPOTLIGHT FEATURES GREAT ACCOMPLISHMENTS BY OUR KETCHAM STUDENTS!
MID-HUDSON WRESTLING TOURNAMENT
Raheem Adebola wrestled tough. Winning 4 out of 5 matches at the Mid-Hudson Wrestling Tournament in December. First match of day 2 was against the number 1 ranked 285 pound wrestler in the section. Marlon Wheatley from Ossining. Raheem and Marlon went into overtime where Raheem would win by 1 point and move on.
Tough opponents throughout, Raheem found himself in position to wrestle for 3rd or 4th place. This is where he met Marlon again to wrestle for 3rd place. Raheem gave EVERYTHING he had and took Marlon down in OVERTIME to win by 2 points.
Congratulations to RCK Varsity Girls Basketball who competed in the KSA 2023 Holiday Basketball Tournament in Orlando, Florida. They reached the finals but came up short against Dupont High School from Kentucky. The team had a great showing in the 3-day tourney!Congratulations to Connor Hitt and Abby Kowalczyk for finishing 3rd in their mile races at the Marine Corps Holiday Classic at the Armory. Isaac Menjivar, Matt Kowalczyk, Michael Velders and Ryan Kowalczyk all had personal best times for the mile distance. Great job!Congratulations to the members of RCK's Debate Society who competed at the DCC BOCES Debate Tournament. The team of seniors Jonathan Lichwick, Joshua Cumberbatch and sophomore Arjun Murali went undefeated and finished 3rd overall. Overall, the Society posted a 7-2 record for the tournament and Jonathan Lichwick, Arjun Murali and Joshua Cumberbatch were awarded 3rd, 6th and 10th speakers overall out of over 40 competitors.Congratulations to Eliseo Fernandez, Arianna Zerafa, Autumn Sneed, Reinaldo Castro and Joseph Quezada who also competed.
Congratulations to Isaac Menjivar for finishing second in the 1600-meter run at the Freshman/Sophomore meet at Rockland Community College. Isaac also anchored the 4x800 meter relay to a second-place finish, including Matt Kowalczyk, Adam Gazal and George Soyka. Cameron Clyde placed third in the 55-meter high hurdles. Great job athletes!
Marcos Cordova was featured in the Superintendent Spotlight, performing at a recent Board of Education meeting. Marcos will represent Wappingers Central School District at the NYSSMA All-State Conference. More than 7,000 students auditioned for 600 spots at the conference and Marcos was chosen among the best performers in the state.
Congratulations to both Abby Kowalczyk and Connor Hitt for their historical finishes at the New York State Championship Cross Country Meet at Vernon Verona-Sherrill High School. Abby finished 15th overall in the girls Class A race and Connor finished 10th. Abby’s place is the highest ever by a female athlete in the Wappingers Central School District. Connor is the third boy to finish in the top ten for RCK. Great job! Great season!
RCK's Annual Halloween Haunt Concert was on October 25th. A great time was had by all! A special thank you to our student musicians and our teachers - Mr. Holod, Mr. King, Mrs. Stephens, and Mr. Trainor. Here are some highlights from the concert:
RCK's CAPE Counselor, Michele Villanova, set up a table in the cafeteria for students and faculty to stop by and write anonymous messages of hope and support for those in recovery and will be sending them out to treatment facilities.
Congratulations to Abby Kowalczyk and Connor Hitt for medaling at the Ocean State Invitational in Rhode Island on September 23rd. Both athletes set personal bests over 5000 meters. Way to go!!
ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 THE TECH WINNERS CIRCLE CLASS AND THE BUSINESS COLLEGE VIRTUAL ENTERPRISE CLASS HAD AN EXCITING TRIP TO THE WATKINS GLEN RACETRACK. THE GROUP GOT A BEHIND-THE-SCENES TOUR OF THE RACETRACK, MET WITH CAR AND MARKETING EXPERTS, GOT TO SEE THE INSIDE OF THE CARS BEING PREPPED FOR THE RACE AND A FRONT ROW SEAT FOR THE CAR PARADE.
A FUN LEARNING EXPERIENCE FOR ALL!
RCK's Winner's Circle Class is building a 1965 Shelby Cobra.Tickets will be available soon to win the finished car!
New York Yankees Host
Ketcham Baseball - State Champs
Congratulations to our students being accepted into the All-State Orchestra
and to our All-State Alternates!
Marcos Cordova - All State Orchestra
Patrick Yen - Alternate - All State Orchestra
Anna DelRossa - Alternate - All State Band