The Lawrence school district’s 2012 Outstanding Citizen Awards recognize three Lawrence High School parents who helped organize a private fundraising campaign to improve athletics facilities at the school.
Rick Doll, superintendent, recognized Doug Gaston, Judy Keller and Mark Edwards this week. The LHS Building on Traditions campaign raised $300,000 to enhance athletics facilities built in 2009 on the LHS campus.
“These are full-time, working professionals” who took time out of their schedules to work to better their schools, Doll said. They’re also actively engaged parents who volunteer at Project Graduation and other school functions.
He said the new athletics facilities were top-notch because of their efforts.
The improvements included a brick scoreboard at the north end of the football field and track, a new combination ticket booth and arched entryway at the southeast corner of the football stadium, scoreboard improvements and ticket booths and signs for the softball and soccer fields.
The district annually makes the award to a person or people who demonstrate outstanding leadership and service to public education.
“The gift is tremendous,” Edwards said Monday. “Kids use it every day, and the community uses it all the time.”