Five distinguished alumni will be inducted into the Lee’s Summit High School Hall of Fame April 12 at Lee’s Summit High School. Alumni being honored for the 2013-2014 school year are Marvin D. Ensworth, Class of 1952; Mark Bradford, Class of 1977; Dr. Jeffrey Carter, Class of 1979; Shannon Lawrence, Class of 1977; and Dr. James M. Williams, Class of 1963.
The distinguished alumni will be recognized at the annual LSHS Hall of Fame banquet to be held at 6 p.m. April 12 at LSHS. Cost per person is $25, and reservations are required. For more information, contact LSHS at (816) 986-2107 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lee's Summit High School has inducted distinguished graduates into the school's Hall of Fame for 18 years. Approximately five alumni are inducted each year during a dinner ceremony. Plaques featuring the honorees are also displayed on a "wall of fame" at Lee's Summit High School.
The LSHS Hall of Fame inductees are selected by a committee of graduates and staff. Alumni are eligible for this honor 10 years after graduation. Nomination forms for next year are available by calling Lee’s Summit High School, (816) 986-2000. They should be returned to the high school at 400 SE Blue Parkway, Lee’s Summit, 64063.
Dr. Jeffrey Carter is Chair of the Department of Music at Webster University in Saint Louis. Dr. Carter has gained success with university ensembles, amateur choral groups, show choirs, volunteer church choirs and festival choruses alike. His performing and educational endeavors have taken him to the continents of Asia, South America and Europe in addition to the continental United States.
Dr. Carter’s academic appointments include Kentucky Wesleyan College, the University of Kansas, Graceland University in Iowa, the University of Central Missouri, the Metropolitan Community Colleges in Kansas City, and Music/Arts Institute, a community school for the arts in Independence. In addition to university teaching duties, Dr. Carter maintains an active schedule of clinics, adjudications and workshops throughout the country.
As a choral conductor, Dr. Carter was artistic director of the Gateway Men's Chorus of Saint Louis for three seasons through 2011. He led the chorus in artistic renewal, audience and budget growth and a stronger place in the community.
Dr. Carter has served as choirmaster and organist for several Episcopal churches. He has led all-district festival choirs in Indiana, Missouri and Alaska. Choirs under his direction have appeared in performance in California, Virginia, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Kansas, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Washington, D.C. His choirs have appeared at three state and divisional choral conventions.
Dr. Carter is a recipient of the Opus Award from the Missouri Choral Directors Association for his composition "Phos Hilaron," and he remains an active composer. In addition to many other organizations, he is a member of the Vaughan Williams Society, the Herbert Howells Society and the Edward Elgar Society - all reminders of Dr. Carter's interest in British choral music. He is a staff singer at the Church of Saint Michael and Saint George in Clayton, Missouri. His music is published by Kansas City Music Publishing.