Alumni speak to students at Lynbrook High School Alumni Panel

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On Wednesday, Nov. 23, the Lynbrook High School Guidance Department was delighted to welcome back graduates for our annual Alumni Panel hosted for the junior class in the auditorium.

Our alumni guests included University of Michigan student Jake Belmont; CUNY Queens College student Jennireth Tamayo; SUNY Maritime College student Nick Paladino; SUNY New Paltz student Jolie Orbeta; Salve Regina University student Emma Leighley; and Georgetown University student Julia Swerdin.

Moderated by Director of Guidance Laurie Mitchell, the 2022 Alumni Panel was the first panel hosted since the pandemic began. Our panel guests, of various graduation years, shared their experiences and words of advice for our students. They answered questions about adjusting to college, navigating the pandemic while applying to college, managing time, getting involved, having a job, becoming more independent, applying for internships, setting priorities, and, of course, having fun. Some of the alumni had changed majors since they started the application process and explained that it was easy to do, and it is not unusual at all for students to make a change.

A student from the audience asked, “how do you balance sleep, academics, and a social life?” The message from the panel was that it is a big adjustment at first, but eventually you figure it out. Ms. Mitchell asked the panelists, “do you think the Lynbrook teachers prepared you well academically?” Unanimously, they responded with a resounding yes. Our graduates made it clear that our Lynbrook teachers were helpful, showed that they cared every day, were available for questions, were aware of their progress or if they are struggling and really got to know them well. They let students know that they were grateful for the teachers they had along the way and felt they were well prepared for the demands in college.

Thank you to our graduates for making our 2022 LHS Alumni Panel such a success!

Date Added: 12/1/2022

Lynbrook High School presents ‘Anything Goes’

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Lynbrook High School presented Cole Porter's “Anything Goes” from Nov. 18-20. More than 50 students were involved in the production and rehearsed over a 10-week period to produce a phenomenal show. The adventure on the high seas was a smashing success as students sang and danced their way through bouts of disguise, confessions, and love.

Date Added: 11/29/2022

Lynbrook High School athletes commit to play at their future universities

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Three athletes from Lynbrook High School in the Lynbrook Public School District signed letters of intent on Nov. 9, pledging to continue their athletic careers at a variety of universities.

The senior athletes, all of whom will play lacrosse, gathered in the gymnasium with their families to celebrate the decision to play at various universities. Athletes include Michael Fagen, who will play at the University of Richmond; Sara Curley, who will play at Monmouth University; and Max Dantona, who will play at Bryant University.

Date Added: 11/10/2022

Lynbrook High School Key Club members share Halloween safety tips

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Members of the Lynbrook High School Key Club in the Lynbrook Public School District recently spoke with Kindergarten Center students on Halloween safety to prepare them for the holiday.

While donning their Halloween costumes, 15 Key Club members shared tips on staying safe on this holiday with Kindergarten Center students who were also dressed in costumes. They educated them about crucial safety rules to follow while trick-or-treating, including to always stay with a parent, look both ways when crossing the street and visit familiar houses.

The Kindergarten Center students were enthusiastic about the safety rules the high schoolers were teaching them. They were encouraged to ask questions and participate in the lesson by commenting on ways they stay safe during Halloween.
“I hope kids had a fun reminder on how to be safe for Halloween,” Lynbrook High School senior Jessica Fowler said. “I loved the experience!”

“The kids were so happy when we walked in with our costumes,” senior Mia Hristodoulou said. “Reading them a story and just being there made them so excited – it was such a heartwarming experience!”

“It was fun to talk to the kids and help them learn the safety rules,” senior Clyde Solide said. “They already knew some of them, and it was great to see that they know how to have fun and be safe at the same time.”

Date Added: 11/8/2022

Lynbrook Community Comes Together for Homecoming

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The Lynbrook community returned in full force for the annual homecoming parade and PTA Scholarship Homecoming Football Game held at Marion Street Elementary School on Oct. 15.

The parade started off at Lynbrook High School and proceeded towards Marion Street, featuring administrators, board members, the high school homecoming court, cheerleaders, the kickline team and the marching band. Homecoming king Max Cordes and queen Gabrielle Geller waved to onlookers who packed the sidewalks, as students from the freshmen, sophomore, junior and senior class walked with their custom banners.

The parade processed toward the Marion Street field in anticipation of the game. Community members were excited to watch the Lynbrook Owls face off against the Valley Stream North Spartans. Before the kick-off, senior cheer and kickline members and football players were honored on the field as they were escorted by their loved ones. Among the proud parents were Trustee Lesli Deninno with her daughter, Alexi Deninno. Attendees were also encouraged to donate or purchase apparel, snacks and refreshments in support of the PTA Scholarship fund for current Lynbrook High School seniors.

The Lynbrook Owls took to the field surrounded by cheerleaders and thunderous applause from the bleachers, and the high school marching band performed the National Anthem.

Varsity cheerleaders kept the crowd pumped throughout the game. During halftime, the cheerleaders and kickline proudly presented coordinated routines and the marching band and color guard dazzles guests. The Owls showed their might and triumphed over their opponents with a score of 47-21.

Date Added: 10/19/2022