Walker earns award
Lucas Walker, a006 graduate of De Soto High School, received the Dale M. Dennis Excellence in Education award sponsored by United School Administrators and Jostens of Kansas.
Principal David Morford announced Tuesday that Walker demonstrated the characteristics necessary to receive this annual award given in honor of one of Kansas' educational leaders.
Winners of this award throughout Kansas high schools are those individuals who have displayed the citizenship, community and school service, scholarship and common sense characteristics that make them a quality person.
Walker was a National Honor Society member, student council president and son of Rick Walker, board of education member.
The Dale M. Dennis Excellence in Education award was established in 1996 by Kansas school administrators to honor the long and valuable service that Dale Dennis gave to Kansas education. He is the Deputy Commissioner of the Kansas State Department of Education.