Lawrence High School Campus Events

Medal of Honor recipients arriving in crowd at LHS Campus

Lawrence had two very special guests arrive by Black Hawk helicopter and land in Lancer centerfield today. Both Army veterans are recipients of the Medal of Honor, the highest military decoration that may be awarded to American servicemen and women for acts of valor. Army Sergeant Sammy Davis and Army Sergeant Major Matt Williams were flown in to Lawrence to speak with students and staff and share their experiences. Davis is a veteran of the Vietnam War and Williams served in Afghanistan. We thank them for their service and were honored by their visit to Lawrence. Click here for photos of the event.

Congratulations to the 74 graduates from the Lawrence High School Class of 2021 who participated in the Summer Graduation ceremony. 

Valedictorian speaking with Head of School seated

Lawrence High School proudly graduated students from the Class of 2021 in two outdoor ceremonies this year. Enjoy some photos of the graduation here.  

You can also enjoy both ceremonies in full from our YouTube Channel:

USA Morning Graduation

ALA HLC INT and RISE Afternoon Graduation

 

Congratulations to all our graduates. Best of luck in your future careers!

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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!