Save the date and start training for the Foundation's Viking 5K Race, tentatively scheduled for January 22, 2022. This annual event has become a tradition for the entire Lakeside community and serves as the Foundation's only fundraising event. More information about Running or Walking in the Race, as well as Sponsorships and Volunteer opportunities to follow. Contact Ashley Bryant, Board Member and Event Chair, for more information.
Congratulations to Lakeside student, Jonathan Bautista. His design was selected to be featured on this year’s Viking 5K Run t-shirt. Foundation Board Member, Amanda Jackson, presented Jonathan with a gift card for Taqueria el Vecino as part of his prize.
The Lakeside Foundation awarded more than $3,000 to our Fall Grant Recipients at our September meeting, bringing the 2021 grants awarded to serve Lakeside students and staff to nearly $14,000. These grants support a wide variety of student needs and interests, including general and gifted education support, ESOL, special education, clubs, athletics, ROTC, visual and performing arts, and health/safety equipment. In addition to these grants, the Foundation provides scholarships and humanitarian support , all thanks to our generous donors.
Lakeside 2021 graduates, Jenny Chen and Christine Lee, are using their scholarships from the Lakeside Foundation to pay for their Freshman courses this Fall. It's a privilege to support Jenny and Christine in their continued education. The Joe Reed and Jimmie Mac Scholarships are awarded annually to outstanding Lakeside students. The Lakeside Foundation has awarded $26,000 in Scholarships to LHS Students.
Thanks to the generosity of the Lakeside community members, the Foundation has distributed over $30,000 in grocery store gift cards to students and their families who have been negatively impacted by Covid-19. Families needing assistance are encouraged to contact Sharmi Lawrence for more information.
The Lakeside Counseling Office has expanded the Care Closet to support students' needs this year. In addition to community donations, the Care Closet is supported by the Lakeside Foundation through a generous grant from the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta to support humanitarian needs at Lakeside.
Stay tuned for induction ceremony summary.