Monday, December 17, 2012
The fundraising event wil be held on Friday, Dec. 21 at the Newton Highlands Congregational Church.
It's something many of us take for granted every day, but reliable, clean electricity is a luxury in some third world countries. As a way to spread light around the world and honor the life of Newton South graduate Lucas Voss-Kernan, the Luke's Lights foundation raises money to send LED lights to communities without electricity. This Friday, Luke's Lights will hold a fundraising event and celebration at the Newton Highlands Congregational Church. The evening includes a family dinner, dancing and music. Tickets for Friday's event are $20 for adults and $10 for kids under 13. The $20 ticket fee will purchase two LED lights that will be sent to communities in need. Luke's Lights was started earlier this year in the memory of the 2010 Newton…
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Nineteen-year-old Lucas Voss-Kernan tragically died in May 2012 while on a road trip with friends. As a tribute to his "light", friends and family have started a charity to help people in Kenya.
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- Estey Silva
Thursday, July 5, 2012
After visiting Kenya in 2010, Newton South graduate Lucas Voss-Kernan always remembered the laughter of the Kenyan family he met – their sense of togetherness and happiness amidst what, to many Americans, might seem like very tough living conditions. Luke, who was building a school in Kenya with the non-profit organization Free the Children, spent a day with a Maasai family during his time in Africa. The dark, smoky dung hut housed a family with eight children -- many of who had to walk barefoot for over an hour to attend school. Volunteering in Africa was just one example of Luke's life motto to "Dream big. Do bigger." "His ability to see the light inside everyone defined who he was and how he lived in the world," says Gisela Voss, Luke…
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Lucas Voss-Kernan was a 2010 graduate of Newton South.
Updated 7:41 p.m. with comments from Superintendent David Fleishman. Superintendent David Fleishman and the Newton School Committee took a moment of silence during Tuesday night's meeting for Lucas Voss-Kernan, who tragically died on Fri., May 25. Fleishman said Voss-Kernan's parents told the school district their son was "really coming to his own" and in a good place as he was heading out on a road trip with friends. "Today was a tough day for students at Newton South," Fleishman said, noting Voss-Kernan's many friends. Voss-Kernan participated in a number of sports at Newton South and had a particular bond with his track coach, Fleishman said. Posted earlier: A 2010 graduate of Newton South High School tragically died Friday after an …