The evening of Thursday June 13, 2019, was an auspicious occasion for Bayside High and Francis Lewis Lodge #273. I was lucky to attend with Brother Lou Slavicek for the presentation of two awards from Francis Lewis Lodge for citizenship and one in the name of Myrt Slavicek for nursing.
Brother Lou has been giving awards to students at Bayside High for many years and most recently in his wife Myrt’s name. Brother Lou was one of the first students to graduate full-term from Bayside High, so he has many stories from his school years to relate to the students and parents in attendance. Brother Lou is a very loving Brother and doing this makes him proud to be a past student of Bayside High and also a Mason. I, for one, was very impressed with the manor that Brother Lou conducted himself onstage! He was powerful yet humble and he cracked a few jokes along the way!
The three students came up and thanked Brother Lou for the scholarships, they also wrote thank you notes to the Lodge. It was a great evening, made even better by the fact that Brother Lou was there to give out these awards.
W Nicholas V. Isabella