Tree planted at IHS to memorialize Michael Lynch

Tree planted at IHS to memorialize Michael Lynch
Posted on 06/15/2020
 picture of the tree dedication
A tree was planted in front of Irondequoit High School on Monday in honor of Michael Lynch, who would have graduated from IHS this spring with the Class of 2020. His father, Patrick, was on hand along with a few West Irondequoit CSD officials, including Superintendent Dr. Aaron Johnson, IHS Principal Alecia Zipp-McLaughlin and Brigid McClenathan, a teacher in the district who came up with the idea to honor Michael.

Michael was 14 and a freshman at IHS in 2017 when he was struck by a vehicle on his way to school. He died two weeks later.

"From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank everyone who made this happen," Patrick Lynch said. "I appreciate everything has done. Thank you from all of us."

The tree was donated and planted by Jeff Riesenberger, the owner of Irondequoit Lawn & Landscape. He is also an IHS graduate.

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