Five Adams High School Students Raise Funds for Exterior Building Sign

Five Rochester Adams High School seniors made a permanent, positive mark on their school. After a successful fundraising initiative and project management, they added an 8-foot lighted LED sign with the Adams logo to the building’s exterior. The sign hangs near the athletic entrance and is visible from Adams Road.

A photo of the five in the school in formal dress

Cooper Drobnich, Logan Janes, Lachlan MacNeil, Nick Mason and Parker Raymond

The students are long-time friends who attended Delta Kelly, Van Hoosen and now Adams, as well as play on the Adams varsity soccer team together. They are Cooper Drobnich, Logan Janes, Lachlan MacNeil, Nick Mason and Parker Raymond.

“We decided we wanted to give something back to the community that gave us so much. We think of it as a legacy gift,” the students said at a Board of Education meeting. They wanted the Adams logo prominently and permanently displayed to inspire pride for all Highlander students and athletes.

The Adams logo sign hangs on the brick building and the US Flag waves nearby

8-foot lighted LED sign with the Adams logo

The total project cost was $7,200 and expenses were shared among individual donors, the Adams PTSA, Adams Athletic Booster Club, and Adams Parents for Instrumental Music Band Boosters. Student-led fundraisers included a bottle-and-can drive and a soccer tournament.

“These exceptional young men from the class of 2019 are leaving a legacy of greatness,” said Adams High School Principal Pasquale Cusumano. “They wanted to enhance the spirit and school culture of Adams for many years to come. Their work lights up the Adams building from dusk ‘til dawn every night. It brings a smile to my face and a sense of pride to be part of this community. This is Highlander pride.”

“This is a shining example of what our kids do all the time. Their kindness and generosity is demonstrated across the district time and time again. We applaud the efforts of these five students and are so proud of all our students who creatively embrace new opportunities to give back to their school and community,” said Board of Education Trustee Kevin Beers.

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  1. Sharon Potere says

    How wonderful of them! Take that, Madonna!! Some young people are proud of their heritage and opportunities. Others are not.

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