Newsletter for the Alumni and Friends of 
Hicksville High School   Hicksville, New York

The Editors: Buffalo Bob Casale, '61
Contributing Editors:  Ron Wencer, '64 & Carol McCormick Konen '73
Webmaster:  Roger Whitaker
Editors Emeritus: David J. Rubin - '82, Elliot Gorlin - '63, 
Valerie Pakaluk - '51,
Henry Lichtenstein - '59
Founding Editors: 
Pat (Koziuk) Driscoll - '56 & Linda (Piccerelli) Hayden - '60

The subscription and notification features no longer work following the death in November 2017 of Henry Lichtenstein who maintained it.  Check after the first of the month to see the new edition.  - Editors

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Each month, we profile a former student that has submitted a biographical sketch of their life. This month we have highlighted Leonard Casalino from the class of 1966. Many of you have not used the opportunity of sharing precious moments with other classmates. Itís not too late to submit a sketch to be included in the Alumni Bio Section (click the link on the left to go to the bios section) of the newsletter. We are including a writeable document that you can fill in on you computer and, after completing the document, forward to

An apology from the webmaster: I am sorry the update this month is so late, but I had triple bypass and another tweak on January 29th and they would not let me have my workstation in the Cardiac Care Unit.  I am home now and well on my way to recovery.  Roger Whitaker Virginia, Illinois HS 1964 

Construction of the Vietnam War Era Memorial is now complete!!!  The only exception is a possible image to be added to the top of the Center Stone to make it taller.  An option for this has been chosen and we expect to have a quotation on it soon, at which time we will decide whether or not to pursue this. 
Anyone may now stop by to view the Memorial!  Current photos can be seen on the Home Page of the 12/1/19 issue of HixNews by clicking on the Archives tab of this issue.  
The official Dedication Ceremony date and surrounding issues will be discussed at an upcoming meeting with Hicksville Schools Superintendant Lintz and we will report on this in the March 1 issue of HixNews
New donations totalling $175 were received in January, giving us about $3,700 left in Memorial Funds.  More may be needed, so it is still not too late to donate!!
For our complete Monthly UPDATE, please click on the Honoring Our Veterans tab of this newsletter.
As always, should you wish to make any comments on this Update, please email me at
On behalf of the Project Team,
Joe Carfora
HHS 1962


August 8, 2020
7:30-11:30 pm
Oak Room at the Heritage Club at Bethpage. 

Cost $125 includes food and drink. 
Payment info will be released soon.
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Nearby Hotels include: (Book sooner rather than later)
Hilton Garden Inn Round Swamp Road
Homewood Suites Round Swamp Road
Holiday Inn, Plainview on Sunny Side Blvd
Four Points by Sheraton in Melville, Plainview on South Service Road

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