Advertisement

Archive for Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Parents honored for fundraising campaign

The Lawrence school district’s 2012 Outstanding Citizen Award winners, from left, Doug Gaston, Judy Keller and Mark Edwards are pictured. The three helped organize a fundraising campaign to improve the athletics facilities at Lawrence High School.

The Lawrence school district’s 2012 Outstanding Citizen Award winners, from left, Doug Gaston, Judy Keller and Mark Edwards are pictured. The three helped organize a fundraising campaign to improve the athletics facilities at Lawrence High School.

June 26, 2012

Advertisement

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.”

Comments

cato_the_elder 2 years, 1 month ago

Congratulations to all three awardees and the many others who have made this project a success. Now that the landscaping has taken hold, the football stadium is first class, as are all the other facilities.

It's always a Great Day to be a Lion.

0

Commenting has been disabled for this item.