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Four Lawrence High alumni to be inducted into school’s hall of honor

Four Lawrence High alumni will be inducted into the school's Hall of Honor. From left, Sam Campbell, Dr. Larry Kwak, Steve Scheid and Wesley Walker will take part in the ceremony September 19, 2010.

Four Lawrence High alumni will be inducted into the school's Hall of Honor. From left, Sam Campbell, Dr. Larry Kwak, Steve Scheid and Wesley Walker will take part in the ceremony September 19, 2010.

September 2, 2010

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Four graduates of Lawrence High School will be inducted into the school’s Hall of Honor during a ceremony later this month, the Lawrence Lions Alumni Association announced Thursday.

The four:

• Sam Campbell, president of CritiTech, a Lawrence-based company that is among a number of his entrepreneurial endeavors.

• Dr. Larry Kwak, a physician, scientist and cancer vaccine pioneer named earlier this year by Time magazine as one of the world’s 100 most influential people.

• Steve Scheid, chairman of Janus Capital Group Inc., a company whose subsidiaries manage $147.2 billion.

• Wesley Walker, who graduated from LHS in 1954 and went on to become a boxer, play basketball and join the Army and — after a car accident in 1965 — competed as a world-class wheelchair athlete, winning gold medals in shot put, discus and javelin in 1971 at the Pan American Games.

“They’re a pretty special bunch,” said Sue Lewis, president of the alumni association, which now has 39,000 members. “We have always prided ourselves on having such a diverse group. Once again, we have four outstanding graduates, with varied backgrounds, who represent Lawrence High very well.”

The four will be inducted during a ceremony at 2 p.m. Sept. 19, in the rotunda at LHS, 1901 La. Inductees who cannot attend will be represented by friends or family.

There is no cost to attend the induction ceremony, which is open to the public.

Comments

pbusby 4 years, 7 months ago

I always knew that Larry would be someone big. Way to go Larry!

kessman 4 years, 6 months ago

good info,but how about adding what class they were in also.

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