Long Beach High School seniors were honored with awards recognizing their dedication to academics, the arts, athletics, community service and other areas during an outdoor celebration on the evening of June 7. This year’s Senior Scholarship Night, held on Alumni Field, continued an annual tradition by acknowledging members of the graduating class for their many achievements.
Hundreds of awards were presented thanks to the generosity of local individuals, businesses and organizations. Family members came out to applaud the honorees, as did the district’s leaders and educators. Board of Education Trustee Anne Conway, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jennifer Gallagher, High School Principal Jeffrey Myers and Coordinator of School Counseling Kerry Fallon presented remarks.
“In addition to a celebration of individual accomplishments of our students, the evening is a recognition of the school community as a whole,” Mr. Myers said. “Our community has a long history of coming together to support each other, and we all know that the challenges this year were no different. The students that we celebrate this evening have shown grit, great fortitude and persistence as they face many obstacles. On behalf of Long Beach High School and the district, we would like to wish the scholarship and recognition recipients the best of luck in their future endeavors.”
A string quartet provided a musical interlude and Holly McAvoy and Jasmine Soriano performed the national anthem. Members of the Counseling Department presented an assortment of scholarships on behalf of local PTAs, teachers’ associations, government offices, civic groups and businesses. Several recognitions honored individuals who have touched many lives and left a lasting positive impact on the Long Beach School District and community.
The High School Counseling Office coordinates this special event each year to honor as many seniors as possible. The Counseling Department extends it deep gratitude to the school and community for the many generous donations that make these awards available to graduating seniors.