NEWTON, NJ – The loss of Newton High School’s Lexi Faye will undoubtedly have a lasting impact on the community.  May 23 will be Newton Strong Day.  On that day, students from at least 26 schools in three counties will participate in a Whiteout, wearing white to honor Faye.

As of Friday afternoon, the list of participating schools, businesses and organizations that have committed to participate:

Schools

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  • Sparta High School,
  • Kittatinny High School,
  • Hopatcong High School,
  • Lenape Valley Regional High School,
  • High Point Regional High School,,
  • Wallkill Valley Regional High School,
  • Vernon High School,
  • Pope John XXIII Regional High School,
  • Sussex County Technical School,
  • Montville High School,
  • Hackettstown High School,
  • Villa Walsh Academy,
  • Green Apple Academy,
  • Morris Hills High School,
  • Green Hills Elementary,
  • Butler High School,
  • North Warren Regional High School,
  • Parsippany Hills High School,
  • Roxbury High School,
  • Jefferson High School,
  • Parsippany High School,
  • West Morris Central High School,
  • Morris Catholic High School, 
  • Whippany Park High School,
  • Hanover Park High School, and
  • Mount Olive High School.

Businesses and Organizations

  • Ivy Rehab,
  • Wendy's Place,
  • Parisi Speed School of Morristown,
  • Capitol Care,
  • Newton First Aid Squad,
  • Newton Fire Department,
  • Town of Newton Recreation,
  • Healthy Kids Running Series,
  • Hit & Run Sports,
  • Serenity Denal Spa,
  • Netcong Laundromat & Dry Cleaning
  • Wharton Fire Department,
  • A-Lit Photography,
  • Salon Di Panache,
  • Homestead,
  • Township of Denville,
  • Applebees of Newton,
  • Grano Pain Relief and Wellness Center,
  • Sussex County Educational Services Commission,
  • Kidz World,
  • Pediatric Dentistry,
  • 4 Chicks Cafe,
  • Newton Sparta Pediatric Dentistry, and
  • Pass it Along.

This list continues to grow and will be updated.  Students, schools, businesses and organizations are raising funds through the sale of white ribbons and other activities to donate to the Lexi Faye Heart of Gold Lacrosse Scholarship fund.  Donations can also be made through the Lexi Faye Heart of Gold Lacrosse Scholarship gofundme page. 

T-shirts can be can be purchased as part of the fundraising efforts.  Morris Sussex Sports through Custom Ink  is donating 100% of the proceeds to the scholarship fund.  Also, 5 Diva Girls - Jacquie Ferdenzi will be donating $10 to the scholarship fund for every $20 shirt sold.  

The scholarship was set up by family friends, according to Newton High School Principal Kurt Waldron.  Donations can be sent directly to Newton High School c/o Lisa Casamassina.  Checks should be made out to Newton High School with the scholarship noted in the memo line.