Breaking from recent tradition, Riverhead High School held its commencement ceremony on a weekday this year. The Class of 2019 celebrated its graduation Wednesday night on the football field after the previous two ceremonies in 2018 and 2017 were forced indoors due to weather. READ
Riverhead High School sophomore Lauren Enos, 15, sits on the edge of her seat in Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium, her clarinet pointed down. Her eyes are glued to the sheet music in front of her, but she’s practiced enough that she knows composer Aaron Copland’s “Lincoln Portrait” like the back of her hand.