Congratulations Huguenots!

Congratulations Huguenots!

The New Rochelle High School football team won the Class AA state championship in Syracuse tonight (Nov. 30), defeating McQuaid Jesuit 28-0. It was a spectacular performance, and it capped a phenomenal season. The team finished undefeated, with a 13-0 record.  

Their championship was well earned. The game’s MVP was senior Darren Kabba. Two of the Huguenots’ touchdowns were scored by senior Jessie Parson; the others were scored by senior Ali Paul and junior Gary Phillips III.

We are proud of the entire team, which showed heart and remarkable perseverance in difficult circumstances. They are true role models for the New Rochelle community.

We are also thankful for all of the team’s coaches, who devoted themselves to guiding the student athletes through the season.

This is a proud day for the City School District of New Rochelle and for the entire New Rochelle community.

Great job, team!


Dr. Laura Feijoo
Superintendent of Schools
City School District of New Rochelle

Congratulations Valedictorian and Salutatorian!

 New Rochelle High School has announced that senior Abigail Kazakov is the Class of 2020 valedictorian and Stephen Bartell is the Salutatorian.  

“Please join me in congratulating these two outstanding students,” said Interim Principal Joseph Starvaggi. “We are proud of Abigail and Stephen for consistently pursuing academic excellence and for being stellar examples of New Rochelle High School achievement.”

Both students show a range of interests. Kazakov plans to enter the medical field, considering a career in internal medicine or possibly dermatology.

“I’ve always been fascinated by it,” she said.

She is a member of the National Honor Society, secretary of the school’s Spanish Honor Society (for which she also served as a tutor) and a member of the Math Honor Society. In other interests, she plays tennis and practices taekwondo. She has played piano for 12 years, preferring Baroque and Romantic periods.

She said she appreciates the passion of Romantic-era composers such as Chopin and Rachmaninoff.

“When you play their pieces, it’s like a story that you’re telling,” she said.

Bartell plans to major in math in college, possibly with a minor in economics as he explores possible careers. He is president of the Math Honor Society and a member of the National Honor Society and the English Honor Society. He is also active on the Math Team and the school’s chapter of Junior State of America, an organization that helps develop leadership and debating skills.

To unwind from the rigor of mathematics, he plays the flute, preferring Baroque, jazz and blues.

“It’s nice to unplug and be a little more expressive,” he said.

Interim Superintendent Dr. Magda Parvey joined in praising the seniors.

“These two students exemplify the high-quality education our District provides,” she said. “We congratulate them and we look forward to their future accomplishments.”

Wall of Fame Nominations for 2020

Nominations for the NRHS Distinguished Alumni Wall of Fame for 2020 are now being accepted. To access the criteria and nomination form, please click the link below.  All nominations must be submitted by May 31, 2020.  If you have any questions, please email Sue Riordan at







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