Lackawanna Trail students organize balloon launch for mental health awareness

Lackawanna Trail seniors Taylor Selwood and Lauryn Maleski organized a balloon launch at Lions Pride Stadium to raise awareness for mental health topics.

Lackawanna Trail students participated in a balloon launch to raise awareness for mental health topics. From left, Kelsey Hopkins, Marleah Filan, Jericho Hendershot, Taryn Maleski, Evan Sandercock, Taylor Selwood, Mikaela Weisenfluh, Owen Scioscia, D.J. Decker, Ethan Palaskas and Lauryn Maleski.

FACTORYVILLE — As part of their senior project, Lackawanna Trail students Lauryn Maleski and Taylor Selwood held a balloon launch on Friday, May 15 at Lions Pride Stadium to bring awareness to mental health topics. They hoped to bring the students together to promote well-being, happiness and health.

The students of the junior class were instructed to write something on a piece of paper they wished to “let go” of and the papers were tied to balloon strings.

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