To honor the Class of 2020, Lynbrook High School seniors and their families were invited to a special parent photo, yearbook and award event at the high school on June 16. Although the school is anticipating a formal graduation to take place on July 22, the day allowed the graduates to take memorable photos, receive their yearbook and their well-deserved accolades.
The graduates dressed in their caps and gowns and had the opportunity to walk across the stage in the Lynbrook High School gymnasium to receive a symbolic diploma case from Principal Joseph Rainis, similar to what is done in the high school’s traditional graduation ceremony. The gymnasium was beautifully decorated in green and gold balloons and several staff members were there to announce and cheer on each graduate as they arrived. Students stopped by during a designated time slot to adhere to social distancing guidelines.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Melissa Burak congratulated the graduates as Director of Guidance Laurie Mitchell and Director of Fine and Performing Arts Joseph Pallotta presented students with their awards. Assistant principals Salvatore Brescia and Matthew Sarosy helped facilitate the event while each graduate received their yearbook and had their photos taken both individually and with their loved ones by Lynbrook High School special education teacher Kristen Burke and guidance counselor Jonathan Spector.