Lawrence Lately

Blue and Gold pride burns brightly


Summer is the best time of year. Lawrence High School teachers and students surely enjoyed the warm sun, cool water, and rest and relaxation. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. Although, it is sad to say goodbye to summer fun, the beginning of the school year brings much excitement.

The year begins with Lawrence High football games. The sound of the band, the crowd cheering, along with the sight of the Lawrence Golden Tornadoes on the field creates an atmosphere like no other. The autumn air is cool and laughter is shared amongst family and friends. You can feel the elation in the air.

Led by Coach Joe Martillotti or Coach Mott, the Tornadoes are enjoying a perfect start to the season, defeating Wantagh, Lynbrook, Bethpage and Hewlett. Coach Mott, quarterback Christian Fredericks and the team look to continue their winning streak against Roosevelt on Oct. 6. But the game everyone has been anticipating is the Homecoming match up against Valley Stream North on Oct. 13.

The week of Homecoming is also spirit week at Lawrence High School, which will undoubtedly be thoroughly enjoyed by students and staff. The excitement is building already. Senior and lead marching baritone Amil Virani says, “I feel really great about this year’s homecoming! We strive to make it more exciting every year!”

Each day has a different theme as students and staff dress accordingly. Tuesday is pajama day which is always one of the favorites. Many come to school in comfy clothes and fuzzy slippers. Thursday is Disney Day, you’ll surely be seeing mouse ears all over the school. However, Friday is the most special day of all.

Spirit week comes to a close with Blue and Gold Day. Students and teachers wear apparel with the school colors. Student-athletes wear their jerseys, and cheerleaders wear their uniforms with big white bows in their hair. Students will even paint their face and nails in blue and gold, and do anything to show their Lawrence pride.

Blue and Gold Day concludes with a pep rally led by student government officials and consists of a few speeches, performances from the African-American Club, Latin American Club, the color guard, the Lawrence cheerleaders and more. All the Lawrence sports teams are announced and are spotlighted in the center of the gymnasium, where they are met with great applause. The band plays throughout the pep rally, rousing the crowd and everything concludes with the crowning of Lawrence’s Homecoming Royalty.

The cheers and music are so loud they make your ears ring. But, there is no place Lawrence High students and staff would rather be than in that insanely loud gymnasium. Football season brings our Lawrence family closer together. During this time of year, our love, and pride for Lawrence is strong and burns bright. There truly is no better way to start a school year than the way we do at Lawrence.