Waverly Park Elementary School students, staff and families put their walking shoes on for the school’s annual Walk-A-Thon on June 7. Organized each year by the Waverly Park Student Council, the event brings the school community together as student council members present donations to various charitable organizations which is followed by a walk-through of Hewlett Harbor.
This year, the school community raised $1,600 with money going towards The Princess Deeds Foundation, JDRF, The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island and The Fly A Kite Foundation. They money was raised through different fundraisers throughout the school year. Student council members presented giant checks to representatives from the organizations who graciously accepted and thanked the students for their generosity.
Wearing matching Walk-A-Thon T-shirts, students then gathered with their classes and made their way to the front of the school building after the ceremony. Students held banners for their classes as their peers, teachers, staff and family members made the journey through Hewlett Harbor.
“The Walk-A-Thon is all about getting everyone together to walk through the harbor for all of the organizations that we’ve raised awareness for,” said Student Council President Charlie Horton. “It feels amazing that we have the opportunity to help other people in need.”
1) Student council member Lauren Comegna (left), Student Council Co-Adviser Shari Bowes (middle left) and student council member Raquelle Vainroob (right) presented a $400 check to Jena Murray from The Princess Deeds Foundation.
2) (L-R) Waverly Park fourth graders Jason Beard, Brandon Nicolas and Morgan Wit during the Walk-A-Thon.
Photos courtesy of the Lynbrook Union Free School District