Lawrence High School Campus Events

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LHS Seniors receive a graduation box in advance of their graduation ceremony on June 5.

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“I had a great time and it was nice to be outside” exclaimed Mya Estrella Diaz, echoing the experiences of her classmates. On a brilliantly sunny Wednesday morning, some thirty-five athletes gathered on the Lawrence High School track to renew a twenty-seven year tradition: The Lawrence School Day Games, sponsored by Special Olympics Massachusetts. Two years ago, these annual games drew nearly 800 athletes from multiple surrounding communities for a day of competition, exercise, and fellowship. In 2020 the Games were canceled due to the COVID pandemic but were renewed this year, albeit in a much smaller form, limited just to Lawrence High School athletes.  Lower numbers did not dampen the enthusiasm. “It was a fun day throwing the tennis ball and the spear” said athlete Timmy Vo. Athletes competed in the sprints, long jump, tennis ball throw, and turbo javelin, fulfilling the Special Olympics Athlete’s Oath, to be “brave in the attempt.” An additional fifteen athletes participated virtually over Zoom, making this an inclusive event for all athletes, regardless of physical learning space.


School Day Games organizer Bill Meuse, a physical education teacher at the school, said “It was a great day of competition for the athletes. Their teachers deserve a lot of credit for supporting these wonderful students.” At the end of the event, each athlete was awarded a Special Olympics medal and a Lawrence High School water bottle and enjoyed a cold treat of Italian ice.


It was a fun time for all, but veteran athletes missed the larger Games: “I missed having all the other people join us,“ said Tyler Foote, a School Day Games veteran. Meuse is already looking to the future: “Next year we hope to once again invite athletes from all over the Merrimack Valley, from elementary school through high school. Our goal is to welcome 1,000 athletes to Lawrence.”


Indeed, the Games must go on!


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Dear Graduate, Congratulations Class of 2021! This moment in your life is just the beginning of many achievements to come. We want to take this opportunity as you prepare to graduate and embark into a world of many possibilities, to reflect on your achievements.....


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Due to the Covid shutdown, our theater program, like so many, had to figure out how to perform during these times. Who knew that with the support of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, this would end up leading to several amazing collaborations! The first part of our collaboration was with the talented composer Guillermo González from Jana Producciones in Spain. Guillermo wrote the music to this video with our amazing music director, Austin Davy. Our students through the Zoom world learned the music from these two musical geniuses! Our students recorded their vocals at home and Guillermo did the sound editing in Spain to create our sound track! The next collaborators came from the Broadway world of New York! Through R.Evolución Latina and Salgado Productions, we were blessed to work with the phenomenal Broadway Director/Choreographer/Performer Luis Salgado! Luis taught Masterclass Choreography lessons to our students through Zoom and then spent a week with us in Lawrence as we filmed our video! Boy were we blessed to work with this Latin Broadway icon! His energy, positivity and light combined with his incredible talent brought our experience to a whole new level. We are so blessed to have him as a continued partner! Please enjoy our music video below and look out for our Behind the Scenes /Making of Video that will be coming out soon.

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