Tickets for the annual Lyons Township High School Hall of Fame induction ceremony and banquet are now on sale. Three alumni have been chosen for induction into this year’s Hall of Fame. The honorees, Thomas Burke, M.D. Class of 1971, David Hyman, M.D., J.D. Class of 1979, and Alexander Wilson Class of 1987, will be honored at a banquet on Friday, November 8, at the LaGrange Country Club.
The deadline for purchasing tickets is November 4. Call the Community Relations Office at 708-579-6483, or send your check made payable to LTHS Hall of Fame to: the Hall of Fame Committee, c/o Community Relations, LTHS 100 S. Brainard Ave., LaGrange, IL 60525. Indicate the number of tickets desired, at $35 each, and your choice of entree: chicken, beef or fish. Tables of 10 may be reserved.
Thomas W. Burke, M.D.: Class of 1971, is one of the pre-eminent experts in the world with respect to cancer treatment of women at the renowned M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. A practicing physician for more than 35 years, he is also engaged in ongoing and continuous cancer research.
David Hyman, M.D., J.D.: Class of 1979, is professor and chair of the law department at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is considered one of the country’s top health law scholars. His principle research centers on the regulation of healthcare financing and delivery and empirical law and economics. He previously served for three years as special counsel to the Federal Trade Commission.
Alexander “Andy” Wilson: Class of 1987, has committed his life’s work to making the world a better place for those suffering from mental illness. He serves as executive director of The Carriage House in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He has established himself as an expert in his field, sought after nationally and internationally to advise people on how to establish efficient and effective recovery centers for some of the most stigmatized and disenfranchised members of our communities.
The LTHS Board of Education established the Hall of Fame to recognize the accomplishments of some 65,000 graduates, faculty and friends of LT and to provide role models to students. The Hall of Fame is organized by a volunteer member committee of alumni, faculty, staff, students and citizens.