Five distinguished alumni will be inducted into the Lee’s Summit High School Hall of Fame at a banquet scheduled for 6 p.m. April 14 at Lee’s Summit High School. Alumni being honored for the 2017-2018 school year are Terry Sappenfield, Class of 1963; J.R. (James) Hobbs, Class of 1974; Charles Duane Muckey, Class of 1980; Jennifer Elliott, Class of 1990; and Jori Jones Robinson, Class of 1995.

Cost for the banquet is $25 per person, and reservations are required. For more information, call (816) 986-2107 or e-mail

Lee’s Summit High School has inducted distinguished graduates into the school’s Hall of Fame for 22 years. Plaques featuring the honorees are displayed on the wall of fame at Lee’s Summit High School, which is located just outside the James T. Brockman Lecture Hall.

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 the 2018-2019 school year are available by calling (816) 986-2000. They should be returned to the high school at 400 SE Blue Parkway, Lee’s Summit, MO., 64063.

Charles Duane Muckey Class of 1980

Captain Muckey received a bachelor’s degree in aviation technology from the University of Central Missouri and became a certified flight instructor. At Kansas City Aviation Center, he taught flight and ground school to both primary and instrument students.

In 1989, Captain Muckey started his 27-year airline career, logging over 17,000 hours while flying domestic and international flights. Throughout his career, Captain Muckey has landed in more than 50 countries around the world, flew college and professional football and basketball teams, transported Kentucky Derby horses and even delivered dolphins to SeaWorld in Florida. He has obtained an Airline Transport Pilot rating in the Boeing 727, B737, B757 and B767. While flying the B767 he had the honor of flying our United States Troops and other allied soldiers around the world.

Captain Muckey now flies an air ambulance aircraft for Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. This allows him the opportunity to continue his passion and career in aviation and help families and their children seek medical attention. In the local community, Captain Muckey has served on the Lee’s Summit Social Services Board for several years and donates his time to his church.

He lives in Lee’s Summit with his wife, Barbara, and they have two grown children, Laura and Nathan.