Lewisburg School to induct first Hall of Fame class Friday
By Jim Turner

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM

This Friday, Sept. 20, Lewisburg School will host its first-ever Hall of Fame Leadership Night. Fourteen alumni of Lewisburg School who have become leaders, either locally or elsewhere, will be inducted into the Lewisburg School Hall of Fame.

“This event has been a big undertaking, as we are also incorporating Reading and Math activities, and teaching parents about the 7 Habits/Leader in Me Program that our students have been learning about,” says librarian Carolyn White, a member of the planning committee.

A tentative schedule of the evening:

6:00-6:45 (Gym) Introduction of The Leader in Me: (Student Led)

Performance of 7 Habits Song by Kindergarten Class

Induction into the Lewisburg School Hall of Fame, presentations by Lewisburg Student Leaders

6:45-8:00 (various locations in the building) Reading and Math activities throughout the building (differentiated for primary, intermediate and middle grades)

Book Fair in the library

This year’s inductees:

Hattie Ruth Shelton: Long-time school secretary, the best-known face at the school for decades

The late Retired Master Sgt. Otis Foulks, who was not only North Logan’s first African-American basketball player but also the first minority student at Lewisburg High School

Former Lewisburg High School Principal Joe Milam, a highly respected teacher in other schools, too

Nashville award-winning television reporter and documentarian Fadocia Nole Hall

The late Cpl. Josh Moore¸ who was a casualty of the war in Iraq

Aaron Johnson, who has been coaching basketball at Tennessee’s Bethel College where he was a baseball standout

Larry Forgy, an attorney, former University of Kentucky administrator and government official, who was the Republican nominee for governor

Former UK baseball player Zak Danks, who is a wildlife enforcement officer

Donald Holloway, a leader of one of Logan County’s most successful home-grown businesses, H&H Sheetmetal

Nashvillian Neal Webb, who is vice president of Dave Ramsey’s financial empire and is a former official of Ingram Book Group and Ingram Book Company

Retired Army Officer John Stovall of Franklin, who is also retired from the U.S. Postal Service

Award-winning Franklin Police Officer Debbie Harper Steele

State Senator Alice Lynn Forgy Kerr of Lexington, a member of the faculty of Midway College

Lewisburg funeral director Wallace ‘Buddy’ Price, a community leader in Lewisburg and Logan County

 “It was our thought to present a wide variety of success stories,” says teacher Jane Birdwhistell Wells, who has chaired the committee. “We wanted balance and we wanted to present our students with many different role models.”

Anyone who has been associated with Lewisburg schools or community is invited to attend.

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