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Wayne and Maxine Powell
Weekly volunteers at Parkade Elementary School for over 5 years.
Secured grants and donations for educational and building needs at Parkade.
Served as room parents, field trip chaperones, and student mentors.
PTSA President Mill Creek Elementary, Jefferson Junior High School, and Rock Bridge High School.
Volunteer for 18 years as a room parent, field trip chaperon, T-Nado Sponsor, and classroom aide.
Chair Senior All Night Party.
A longtime volunteer at Benton Elementary School.
Reading coach and mentor for K-1 students.
Organized fundraising effort for inner city school needs.
Superintendent of CPS 1962-1976.
Noted for skill in handling facilities, budget preparation, and district expansion.
Confidence in his leadership expressed in the passage of 12 bond issues.
Clara Marksbury Hudson
Provided exemplary leadership for CPS Title I Reading Program.
Elementary teacher 1966-1977.
Member and leader of many educational and literacy organizations.
Dr. Henry Fisher
Former Deputy Superintendent for Columbia Public Schools.
Led to district receiving national recognition for excellence in financial reporting.
Initiated programs that saved the school district more than $1,000,000.
Director of the Voluntary Action Center of Columbia.
Recipient of J.C. Penney Golden Rule Award, C.A.R.E., and MLK Awards.
Planner/organizer for multiple community events and projects.
E. Desmond Lee
Education and youth philanthropist.
Established E. Desmond Lee Scholars Foundation.
Former owner Lee/Rowan Co.
President Atkins Building Services and Products, Inc.
Past President Lions Club, United Way, and Chamber of Commerce.
Recipient of University of Missouri Distinguished Service Award.