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Lincoln High School Principal’s message

Character education program needs to raise $20,000
By: Jay Berns Special to The News Messenger
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Lincoln High School wants to thank the families of Travis Whalen, Jake Waterlyn and Aldo Aguilar for their generous contribution of $5,000 to "We are Lincoln--Building GREATNESS within, one student at a time." This money is going to go toward the character education program that will be implemented at Lincoln High School. So far to date, we have raised $10,000 toward our goal of $30,000! Thank you, Whalen family, Waterlyn family and Aguilar family. Looking forward to GREATNESS at Lincoln High School! Below is the presentation made by the Mud Run 4 Life families last Friday night during the high school football team: Last year, the Lincoln Community suffered three tragic events with the passing of three young men, Travis Whalen and Jake Waterlyn, 2009 Lincoln High graduates; and Aldo Aguilar of the Class of 2012. The families of these young men came together this past summer and, in partnership with the Lincoln Rotary Club, held the first annual “MUD RUN For Life” to help raise money for suicide prevention and assist those of the Lincoln community who are seeking help. They promised that the funds would remain here in this community. Tonight, the three families have gathered here to show their support to Lincoln High Principal Jay Berns. Principal Berns has made it his mission to reach the students, faculty and entire Lincoln community by bringing a “Character Combine” event to Lincoln High. This event has been designed to educate students on the importance of…personal self worth, accountability, self respect and respect for others, and the importance of a high level of character in all aspects of life. This program is a costly endeavor but can be a life-changing event for every student in the Lincoln community. Principal Berns…On behalf of the MUD RUN 4 Life, The Lincoln Rotary Club and the Whalen, Aguilar and Waterlyn families, they would like to present you with this check in the amount of $5,000 to go toward your efforts of bringing the “Character Combine” to Lincoln High. Jay Berns, Ed.D., is the Lincoln High School principal.