Students, staff and families from throughout the Lynbrook Public Schools showed their strong support for Lynbrook High School’s Class of 2021 by participating in Lynbrook “Lights the Sky” on March 11. The evening event encouraged community members to place a purchased luminary bag outside their homes for the graduating seniors. It was sponsored by each Lynbrook school’s student government association to benefit the Lynbrook PTA Joint Council’s senior scholarship fund.
Leading up to the special evening, SGA members at each school worked together to sell luminary bags with lights. Each bag was worth $5 or individuals could purchase five bags for $10. The Lynbrook High School SGA held two pick up events and sold bags from the high school parking lot. Together, all the SGA members sold close to 1,000 luminary bags and raised about $4,000 for senior scholarships. The money will be given to the Lynbrook PTA Joint Council so that they can continue to distribute the wonderful senior scholarships that they do each year.
“Lynbrook is a special place, a place where we help one another and come together as a community to show our support,” said Waverly Park SGA co-adviser Shari Bowes.
“We had everyone’s support,” added Lynbrook High School SGA adviser Mary Kirby. “Barry Wyner and the fabulous members of the Lynbrook High School concert choir created an inspiring music video to promote the event. The event has proven that collaboration and teamwork can bring great success!”
The town shined bright as students, families and community members displayed their luminary bags. The event was a beautiful tribute to the Lynbrook High School senior class and a great way to bring everyone together in a safe way during an unprecedented school year.