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.

Terry Sappenfield Class of 1963

Mr. Sappenfield earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees, both in chemical engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Mr. Sappenfield joined Enjay Chemical/Humble Oil & Refining (now Exxon Mobil) where he developed the Appropriation Request and Economic Justification for a Major Olefins Expansion (MOX). The project provided the basis for further manufacturing and market growth in the decades to come. In 1975, he was transferred to Exxon Mobil Chemical Headquarters in Houston with assignments of increasing responsibility in business planning, supply/demand planning and coordination, technology development and application, and domestic and international sales and marketing.

Mr. Sappenfield later represented Exxon Mobil Chemical globally to customers and suppliers with focus on Carbon Black Feedstock, Normal Paraffins and C4/C5 Olefin products. During the final year of his more than 37-year Exxon Mobil career, he served as a loaned executive to the Houston Gulf Coast United Way where he handled major United Way marketing responsibilities.

He retired from Exxon Mobil in 2006, but has remained active and involved in both civic and social organizations. He is a rabid Houston Astros and Mizzou Football fan and also enjoys working out at the Sports Club, hunting, fishing, boating and an occasional round of golf.

Terry and his wife, Nancy, have two adult children and four grandchildren.