The Lake Forest High School Alumni Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony was held Friday, April 5, 2019 with an award recipient reception, senior class assembly and alumni presentations. Lake Forest High School honors its graduates and former students by acknowledging them on the Alumni Wall of Fame. The Alumni Wall of Fame is designed to recognize the outstanding contributions of former students of Lake Forest High School and to inspire and offer role models for its current students. Lake Forest High School has graduated thousands of students who have entered professions and careers in a wide variety of fields including the areas of business, medicine, science, education, public service, the arts, entertainment, and sports.
This year's inductees are
Marjorie Purcell Sorenson – Class of 1947 (posthumously)
Marge attended National College, married Richard in 1950 and raised a family of four children while living in Lake Bluff and Lake Forest. Marge started her professional career as a substitute teacher at Lake Bluff Elementary School before working full time in the main office of LFHS in 1970. Marge became the superintendent's secretary in 1982 and remained in this position until retiring in 1994. In 1990, she was awarded the Illinois State Board of Education "Those Who Excel" award in the Administrative Assistant category. After retirement, highlights include 20 years as a Senior Reader at Sheridan School, member of the LFHS Glee Club, and as a founding officer and member of the LFHS Alumni Association and Alumni Wall of Fame Committee. Marge was a two term President of the Lake Bluff Women's Club, a volunteer at the Lake Bluff History Museum, and played piano for church services at Westmoreland. Marge will be remembered for her unending dedication to our schools and community.
Christopher Stride – Class of 1982
Judge Christopher Stride began his career in 1991 as an Assistant State's Attorney in Lake County, Illinois. For 12 years Judge Stride served as a Lake County prosecutor where he focused on violent crime and crimes against children. In 1998, he was awarded the Fred L. Foreman Criminal Justice award as a result of his dedication to protecting children who were the victims of physical and sexual abuse. Appointed as an Associate Judge in 2005 and then by the Illinois Supreme Court as a full Circuit Judge in 2016, Judge Stride was elected to a full six-year term in 2018. Judge Stride has served as a member of the Judicial Education faculty and serves on the Illinois Supreme Court Special Committee on Justice and Mental Health.
Kraig Moreland – Class of 1983
A 1987 graduate of Southern Illinois University, where he majored in Journalism and Design, Kraig worked in advertising through 1995. Kraig then founded New Vision Athletics, Inc., a privately held sports league that has served over 15,000 children since 1996. Along with his wife, Jennifer (Class of 1984), Kraig established the Margo Moreland Charitable Foundation in 1999, helping individuals and families impacted by cerebral palsy. Kraig wrote, directed, and produced the documentary A Childhood Lost & Found – A Journey Back to the Lake Bluff Orphanage, which was given a "Superior Award" from the Illinois Association of Museums in 2012. In 2018, He conceived and co-authored The Furnace Girl – The Mysterious Case of Elfrieda Knaak. A recipient of the 2012 "I Care Award," Kraig also received an honorary Paul Harris Fellow award from Rotary International for his work on several community and civic boards.