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  • June 2024: Volume 24 - Issue 9

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

    Dear Readers,
    We hope you enjoy our latest issue. If you log into the website, you can click on Features and then Biographies to submit your biography to the site! As you will read in the Etcetera section, we are preparing to write about Senior Trips. We would love to have your memories and photographs for the article, along with your name and graduation year. Please send it to us at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Wayne SternbergerWayne Sternberger, Class of 1971

I graduated from Hicksville High School in June 1971. There are a few pictures of me from my time at HHS and HJHS, but they are few and far between. This was largely due to me taking pictures of everyone else. I had a couple of cameras, lots of film, and a basement darkroom. And, because this was long before the world was colorized, my photos were black and white. Fortunately for me, the memories are still in vivid color.

I was on the audio-visual squad in Jr. High and High School, so I was also behind the projector, on the PA system, and making copies of handouts and tests. I was at sporting events, pep rallies, dances, class elections, school board meetings, and other parts of our HHS existence. While we all witnessed the world changing, I had the photographic “evidence.” And I wanted to share some of that in the form of photos that I unearthed while sorting through more than 50 years of what I call collectibles and my wife (Shari Stockinger Sternberger, HHS ’71) would call clutter. These photos didn’t make it into the yearbook—for good reason—yet probably have meaning for many of us.

I suppose our parents expected school to provide academic and vocational preparation for our futures primarily. We were more likely to embrace school for the social and extracurricular activities. I want to share some of the memories I captured in the pictures I took. While they reflect a small, finite period in the history of HHS, I’m sure that HHS classmates of all ages can share the nostalgia.

Performing Arts – my umbrella for orchestra, band, chorus, and drama.

Teachers Arnold, Crucilla, & ButticeOne of my favorite shots encompasses most of the performing arts at once and captures  Chuck Arnold (chorus), Joseph Crucilla (drama), and Thomas Buttice (orchestra) at a play rehearsal. 

What follows are other Performing Arts photos, specifically those from music: the Stage Band, led by J. David Abt, at a concert, the marching band relaxing during an outdoor event, and miscellaneous photos. Next month, the plays will be highlighted! Take a look, and you may see someone you know or remember!  

Teacher Abt & Stage BandFig 3 Marching Band at Outdoor EventMarching Band at Outdoor Event



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