After a fifth boy, who was a student or recent graduate of Manasquan High School (MHS), died by suicide within a one and a half year period, my son, David, along with his mentor, Mr. Kevin Hyland, decided to take position action. The MHS "Life is Good" program was created to promote an environment of happiness and optimism throughout the school and the community. The first annual "Life is Good Day" was held on December 11, 2009 and the mayor of Manasquan proclaimed it to be annual holiday. A club, the largest club in MHS, has also been formed to provide uplifting, fun events throughout the schoolyear.
To read Asbury Park Press article from December 12, 2009 about the creation of Life is Good Day click here.
The photo below of the Life is Good volleyball tournament champs was taken at the 3rd annual Life is Good Day on December 9, 2011.