Capturing a Moment of Time

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After months of lost memories due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lynbrook High School Class of 2020 was surprised with a parting gift from Superintendent of Schools Dr. Melissa Burak – a time capsule filled with their thoughts and memories to be buried in the courtyard of the high school’s new addition. On July 29, 2021, Dr. Burak and Jake Belmont, Class of 2020 SGA president, officially sunk the capsule.

In advance of the July 2020 graduation ceremony, Dr. Burak emailed the seniors and asked for their responses to a few questions. The seniors shared their favorite moment at Lynbrook High School, what they would have done differently and where they could see themselves in 20 years. The time capsule was also filled with the personal answers and memorabilia related to the Class of 2020. At their 20th high school reunion in 2040, the time capsule will be opened to allow the Class of 2020 to reflect on their unique senior year.

“I wanted to do something special for the Class of 2020 because no one could have ever imagined the last three months of their time spent in the Lynbrook schools would have ended in the manner it did,” Dr. Burak said. “They deserve something to look forward to in 2040!”