More than 50 members of the Lee’s Summit High School Class of 1996 recently participated in a 20th reunion weekend that included a July 29 tour of their school. Over the last 20 years, the school has received numerous facility improvements thanks to voter-approved no-tax-increase bond issues.
“I wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude to my alma mater, Lee’s Summit High School,” said Jennifer Grizzell Talley, vice president of the LSHS Class of 1996. “The Lee’s Summit high school class of 1996 was graciously provided a tour of the school on Friday night, one of many events planned for our 20th year reunion weekend.”
Dr. John Faulkenberry, LSHS principal, and Chad Hertzog, athletics/activities assistant principal, opened the doors to the group with Mr. Hertzog directing the tour.
“He took time out of his personal life to guide us through our old stomping grounds,” she added. “Thank you to these fine men for agreeing to host our group. There were over 50 graduates who attended, along with their spouses and some, even their children. It was an awesome testament to the quality care and encouragement our district provides its students.”
The LSHS Class of 1996 was the last Lee’s Summit R-7 class to graduate from just one high school. Lee’s Summit North High School opened in 1995 as the district’s second high school. The Class of 1996 remained at LSHS for graduation with LSNHS opening with freshmen, sophomores and juniors.
“We have remained a close knit group, even though there were 640 plus graduates,” Mrs. Talley said.