HAVERHILL — Superintendent Maureen Lynch is pleased to share that faculty, staff, booster club members and volunteers delivered motivational signs to seniors yesterday.
Approximately 35 volunteers delivered the signs to 316 seniors in Amesbury, Georgetown, Groveland Haverhill, Ipswich, Merrimac, Newbury, Newburyport, Rowley, Salisbury and West Newbury on Wednesday.
“This was a truly special effort to spread some cheer and celebrate our seniors,” Superintendent Lynch said. “I’d like to recognize and thank our Booster Club for kindly organizing the creation and delivery of these signs, as well as everyone who helped deliver them to seniors in the eleven communities we serve.”
The signs were designed by Whittier Tech Booster Club President Janice McNulty and member Heather Rousseau, and read “Proud Family of a Senior,” “Class of 2020,” “Whittier Tech,” and “#wearewhittier.” The signs are also decorated with the school’s colors, maroon, black and gold and the school’s mascot, a wildcat.
The signs were purchased by the Whittier Tech Booster Club in an effort to raise morale and spread school spirit among the senior class in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Since March, students have been participating in remote learning while school buildings across the state are closed in order to mitigate the spread of the virus.
Volunteers met, while practicing appropriate social distancing, at the Whittier Tech parking lot at 11 a.m. Wednesday before delivering the signs.
“I’m overwhelmed at the support from the administration and the teachers,” McNulty said. “They all stepped up; we got so many volunteers from the school. It speaks to the connections people at the school have with the kids. This is our way of showing the seniors we care, we’re here, we support you and are proud of what you’ve accomplished.”