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.

Jori Jones Robinson Class of 1995

Colonel Robinson was a distinguished graduate from the U.S. Air Force ROTC program at the University of Missouri-Columbia, earning a bachelor’s degree in communications, as well as later earning master’s degrees from the University of Oklahoma and George Washington University.

She is a career military officer with assignments in Texas, Germany, Arkansas, Washington, D.C., the Pentagon and Maryland. Colonel Robinson was a distinguished graduate from Intelligence Officer School and is a highly decorated Cyberspace Warfare officer. She has commanded airmen at the Squadron and Group level and is currently a vice wing commander where she oversees more than 1,400 airmen in the execution of flying and cyberspace combat operations.

She has worked directly for the chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the secretary of the Air Force, the commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe and the U.S. Cyber Command. Colonel Robinson has deployed and supported operations in Afghanistan, Iraq, South China Sea and North Africa. In 2015 she was selected as a National Security Fellow at Harvard University where she completed a yearlong intensive studies program focused on increasing the security of critical infrastructure in cyberspace.

Within the community, Colonel Robinson is a former vice president and current member of the PTA and a member and speaker for the Armed Forces Communication and Electronics Association. She is also a member of Women in Computing and was a mentor to fifth-grade grade students at Meadow Lane Elementary.

Colonel Robinson and her husband, Brett, live in Maryland with their three sons.