Wall of Excellence
Lake Orion Community Schools has a rich history of achievement and success.
Now there is a visible sign of the best and brightest.
The Lake Orion High School Wall of Excellence debuted in the fall of 2017 with a number of events, recognizing the six inductees in its inaugural class: astronaut Andrew Feustel, Col. Daniel Choike, musician John Upton, teacher Blanche Sims, CEO Fritz Henderson, and judo champion Dr. Ronald Tripp.
The second class featured broadcaster Greg Bowman, Air Force commander James Ramirez, footwear designer Caroline Swierszczyk and innovator Bo Zhao.
The third, in 2019, included businessman David Carlson, athlete Jeff Heath and actress Cynthia Watros.
“Lake Orion High School has a really proud tradition of honoring its alumni and career-focused education is a big part of what we do here,” said LOHS associate principal Kyle Meteyer, who spearheaded the project. “So we decided it would be great to have Lake Orion High School focus on its alumni who have achieved the pinnacle of success in their chosen career field.”
A committee meets over the preceding year to sift through nominated candidates and decide on the group of inductees.
2019 Wall of Excellence ceremony
2018 Wall of Excellence ceremony
2017 Wall of Excellence ceremony
Nominations for the 2019 induction class were accepted until June 1. Here is the nomination form.
The school would like like to thank the sponsors who helped make the Wall of Excellence possible: Mike Macy MEEMIC Insurance, Kohl’s, Pine Tree Elementary, Dr. Ron Tripp and the Lake Orion Education Foundation.