Lawrence High School seniors began the year with much enthusiasm about the upcoming class of 2018 events.
On Sept. 17, Lawrence High, in Cedarhurst, held its first senior event of the new school year — the annual Senior Car Wash — under the coordination and supervision of physics teacher, Irina Bayeva, who, along with the senior class student government helped to provide the buckets, sponges and towels.
The Sunday was perfect — the high was 73° — for getting soaked and creating new memories. Seniors and their families gathered together at the high school parking lot; as water and suds began to flow, the students washed and dried cars for $7 each to help raise funds for future class activities.
Although the event was supposed to be just from 10:30 a.m. to noon, the joy experienced by the group led to the event going overtime. About 25 students dressed in T-shirts, shorts, and flip-flops came ready to participate in their first senior event.
Many people began to climb the roofs of cars, hose each other down, and throw buckets filled with water at each other, while still managing to clean cars. For sure, not a single person went home dry.
The new Number Four School Principal, Dr. Frank Zangari, who used to be the Advanced Placement U.S History teacher for many of this year’s seniors, attended the event to be part of the fun, and contributed by having his own car washed.
This gave many students the opportunity to catch up with their dearly missed teacher and raise money in the process. “It was truly such a great bonding experience and the fact that I’m a senior now is just so surreal. I look forward to many more such events and activities in the near future,” said North Woodmere resident Rachel Kendal.
After their first full week back to school, after having nearly two and a half months off for summer break and just a three-day first week, many seniors found this moment to be a stress-free weekend day, where no one had to worry about school and everything felt like summer again.
Haisha Famuyide, one of the senior class officers, said she appreciates the time with her classmates. “[It was] a great turnout,” the Inwood resident said. “Seeing everyone there made me realize that these are some of the last moments that we all get to spend with each other. I plan to cherish every last second.”
Both students and the faculty enjoyed the day whether it was by watching or being involved in the action. Us seniors are anticipating more fun in the months ahead.