La Salle Community Gathers for Second ‘Be The Light’ Event

Reilly Smith and Julia Tran

On Friday, May 15, La Salle’s campus was less desolate than it has been recently, as members of the community dropped off prepared sack lunches in the morning and stopped by for the second ‘Be the Light’ event in the evening.

During the sack lunch collection, close to 15,000 prepared lunches were brought in and donated to the Blanchet House and other community organizations.

At the ‘Be the Light’ event, caps and gowns, along with personalized graduation signs, were distributed to seniors. Just like the previous ‘Be the Light’ event, the stadium lights were lit up in honor of the class of 2020 at 8:20 p.m.

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  • A line of cars stretched beyond SE Monterey Ave, similar to the previous 'Be the Light' event.

  • Senior Mary Gach, and her younger sister Ella Gach, a sophomore, wait on SE Fuller Rd before entering La Salle's parking lot.

  • Main Office Secretary Ms. Rhonda Fisher holds up a sign to let people in the La Salle community know that she misses them.

  • Cars stretch through the parking lot, waiting to receive caps and gowns.

  • Social studies teacher Mr. Alex Lanaghan watches cars as they pass through the parking lot.

  • Senior John McQuillin poses with his parents after receiving his cap and gown.

  • Teacher and choir director Mr. Otto Wild waves at parents and students who drive by.

  • A parent holds a yard sign for a senior out of his car window.

  • Cars driving through the La Salle parking lot to participate in the second 'Be the Light' event.

  • Graduating seniors received a personalized class of 2020 sign.

  • Staff members Ms. Judi Powell, Ms. Alanna O'Brien, Mr. Mario De Ieso, and Mr. Brian Devine greet students and parents who drive by.

  • A car is decorated to celebrate this year's graduating class.

  • French teacher Mr. Cameron Fitzsimmons hands a student her cap and gown through the passenger window of her car.

  • Science teacher Mr. Kyle Voge hands a student their cap and gown through a car window.

  • Senior Sean MacNeela shows off his cap and gown.

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