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Westchester County Proclaims “Simon Eichenholtz Day” in Honor of HHHS Junior

Hendrick Hudson High School student Simon Eichenholtz was honored by the Westchester County legislature, which proclaimed Tuesday, May 7, 2024 as “Simon Eichenholtz Day” in Westchester.

Eichenholtz received the Future of Democracy Youth Award — one of the Champions of Democracy Awards given out by the Cortlandt Democratic Committee. The HHHS junior also received certificates from the New York State Assembly and Westchester County Legislature, in addition to the proclamation from the legislature.

Throughout the day Tuesday, “Simon Eichenholtz Day” was displayed on the digital board outside of the Westchester County Center in White Plains.

Eichenholtz, who participates in the athletic and music programs at the high school, is a member of the Math Honor Society and Tri-M Music Honor Society. He serves as the editor for current events of the school paper, The Anchor, and also writes for the literary magazine, The North Star.

As the school’s solo bassoonist, he performs with the Wind Ensemble and has earned a spot in the Westchester Honors Band since seventh grade. Eichenholtz has also performed with the Area All-State Band each of the last two years.

He is a founding member of the Interact Club and serves as a member and officer at several other school clubs.

Eichenholtz, who previously ran track, now plays varsity tennis. Outside of school, he tutors students from elementary school to high school in math and science and is a certified lifeguard.

He plans to major in physics in college and pursue advanced degrees in the field of astrophysics.