Race Brook School wanted to remember our former student, Raymond Heenie. Raymond attended RBS and graduated in 2019; and passed away March 5, 2021. The Raymond Heenie Award will be given to one sixth grader who shows hard work and perseverance academically, possesses the love of athleticism, and a fun-loving personality, like Ray. At this year’s graduation ceremony, the former principal, Mr. Gray was invited back to speak. He spoke about Ohana, which is the Hawaiian term meaning family. Mr. Gray referred to the importance of our Race Brook family, and how once a student attends the Race Brook School, he/she is always part of the Ohana.
His sentiments rang true with this award, too. Not only did the school community mourn the loss of a family member, but another Race Brook family donated the plaque in his memory. Michael and Maureen Ferguson’s children, Morgan, Kaleigh, and Liam all attended Race Brook School. Congratulations to this year’s recipient, Eddie Kaufman; and a special thank you to Ferguson’s Center Ice for their generous donation, and remembering the Ohana.