The Highland Park High School Alumni Association has announced the three graduates who will receive Distinguished Alumni Awards next April.
Two of them are members of the Class of 1953, and I recognized their names right off the bat: Mary Frances McClure Burleson is the president and CEO of the Ebby Halliday Companies, and James “Blackie” Holmes is a former mayor of University Park.
The name of the other honoree, 1957 graduate Barbara Lehde deRubertis, was not familiar to me, but she appears to be an author of children’s books.
The Distinguished Service Award will go to David “D” Smith. The Highlander Award will go to former Superintendent Cathy Bryce.