Photo courtesy of Kaitlin Bedell
Graduation- the most awaited event for graduating seniors. The day where twelve years of education are honored with pomp and circumstance while showing off achievements with graduation cords and stoles that represent specific accomplishments. With graduation being confirmed for Wednesday, July 29, the school had to create an opportunity for students to pick up the necessities for graduation including graduation cords, cap and gowns and other items such as senior awards, the banners hung on Mammoth Road and a special gift from the Rotary Club.
The event was planned by House 4 Assistant Principal Ms. Sullivan a little over a month ago.
“I wanted to make sure all of the seniors got everything they’ve earned over their high school careers,” Sullivan said. “It doesn’t take the place of traditional senior events but at least we got to give everyone everything they needed.”
The event practiced social distancing and students were asked to wear masks to ensure safety. Seniors would wait outside the gym six feet apart while five students were allowed in the gym at a time. The gym was set up with rows of chairs designated to each senior that held all of the aforementioned items.
“The event was organized well and it was nice seeing the other seniors and administrators,” senior Michael Ziv said.
Sullivan was “happy the Rotary Club came to be involved in the event to see how happy the students were,” as the Rotary Club and Sullivan worked together to hang up the banners on Mammoth Road that honored each senior. LHS Alumni also gifted each senior a drawstring bag with a poster labelled “always and forever a lancer.”
After months of waiting for graduation and the uncertainty surrounding it, this pick up provided an opportunity to close the last four years at LHS on a good note. There are currently 25 bags left at LHS for seniors so if you are a senior who was unable to pick up their items, reach out to Ms. Sullivan at [email protected] . If there are any questions regarding senior events, contact Senior Class Advisers Mrs. Tebbetts or Mrs. LaFore.