Lowell kids raise money

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Lowell School High School Seniors (left to right) Matthew Zavala, Alec Rogers, and Tyler Kaufman walk for The Lowell School at Harvey Park in Whitestone.
Elementary and middle school students show their excitement at The Lowell School’s 7th Annual Walk-a-Thon in Bayside, to support their art programs.  (From left) Megan Hopkins, Ruby Torain, Mikey Plavlatos, Jesse Eberhart, Arielle Paulino, Gianna George, Isabella Bottiglieri, Janiece Robinson, and William Thompson.

Students and staff from Flushing’s The Lowell School took giant strides in supporting cultural arts programs both in and outside of the school recently – with their 7th Annual Walk-a-Thon.

More than 300 people stepped up on Friday, October 2 at two different sites: Bayside High School athletic field at 32nd Avenue and the Clearview Expressway and Harvey Park, along the Whitestone Expressway service road at 20th Avenue.

When the dust settled, the private, New York State approved and accredited, not-for-profit with an elementary/middle school in Bayside and a high school in Flushing had raised over $11,400.

“We are very grateful for the support we receive from parents and friends of Lowell,” said the school’s executive director, Dede Proujansky. “Our number one reason for this event is for our kids,” she added.

Lowell’s mission is “to provide a structured, supportive learning environment for learning disabled students from elementary school age through high school.” The proceeds will “provide them with a wide variety of arts educational programs and cultural arts school trips, which foster greater cultural awareness and appreciation,” Proujansky said.

“Our goal is to close the gap between a child’s potential and his/her day-to-day performance. We respect and nurture the unique qualities of each child within the context of a challenging academic program,” she explained..