The Lansing Educational Foundation is taking reservations now for its annual Honors Breakfast next month.
The ninth Honors Breakfast is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. April 12 in the gymnasium at Lansing Elementary School.
According to LEF Director Nineveh Carvan, the breakfast is a chance for the organization to honor outstanding students and reveal its elementary and secondary Teacher and Support Staff of the Year, along with a lifetime achievement award for those who have made significant contributions to the Lansing School District.
As many as 500 attendees have filled the gym for the breakfast in the past, Carvan said.
Past guest speakers have included Damon Hininger, the current chief executive officer for the Corrections Corporation of America, a Lansing High School graduate, and Wayne Simien, a University of Kansas basketball standout and a member of the 2005 NBA champion Miami Heat team.
Those different speakers have touched on success in achieving personal and business goals. This year, Carvan said the speaker will be Frank Byrne, the executive director of the Kansas City Symphony.
“One reason we were really excited to have him speak is that music is a big part of what we support,” she said. “This really is an opportunity to sort of highlight the fine arts in our schools.”
Carvan said reservations for the breakfast are being taken until April 8. They cost $20, $10 of which goes to pay admission to the event for the honored students and their families. Any additional proceeds, Carvan said, will be used to support the LEF's Educate the Pride grants, given to teachers and buildings each year for educational initiatives.
Carvan said reservations can be made at www.lansingedfoundation.org.