Mary Ann Walker is the new president of Friends of Lincoln, the fundraising arm of Lincoln High School. She is the first in this position to be an alumnus of Lincoln and the first female president of FOL.
Walker says the mission of Friends of Lincoln is multifaceted, but predominantly it's now driven by equity. "We make sure all students have equal access to all programs, whether it's a sport or a club, clothes on their back, the basics such as technology, food, clothing, and then going up from there, to provide scholarships to students who want to participate in a variety of activities that maybe they can't afford to participate."
Lincoln Athletics was pushed back until 2021 because of COVID19. While the summer and fall was a time of uncertainty, with no schedules and declining numbers at practices, sports burst back on the scene in March 2021 as the worst of the pandemic seemed to have passed. By then, students had learned to run the 5,000 meters, sprint the length of a football field and slide into home base with a cloth mask on, and fist bumps and personal water bottles replaced the usual physical closeness of team sports.
We talked to three coaches and a player about coming out of the pandemic and returning to the joy of playing.
We all know what online school is like for a parent (“Turn on your camera!”) and for a kid (“I told you to knock!”).
So, Friends of Lincoln is asking Lincoln High School educators what their work days are like during the pandemic.
With time on their hands and no prom, graduation or terminal rager to attend, it's no surprise some Lincoln seniors pieced together a video montage for their friends.
Turns out April 2020 really is the cruelest month, but Lincoln’s psychologist and nurse in partnership with the Cardinal Families Health Action Network have these suggestions for ways our teens can make it through the friendless wasteland of social distancing.
Everything you need to know that your student will probably never mention. We have tried to think of everything you have on your mind. Everything we would have discussed at a welcome evening - which we cannot hold. Or that you would have found out at the Principal's Coffee - which we cannot hold.
Friends of Lincoln is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our Tax ID is 93-1188791. Friends of Lincoln is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination in opportunities because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, disability, gender, sexual orientation, or age. We welcome everyone.