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The award winning Pat Klekamp and Bill Leese

DragonTales would like to congratulate two stellar members of the HKIS family: High School Principal, Patricia Klekamp and High School Religion teacher, Bill Leese.

Pat Klekamp and Bill Leese receiving their awards from Dr. Laabs, who
presented it to
Pat on behalf of the ALSS while he was in Hong Kong

Principal Klekamp was awarded the prestigious Paul Lange Award at the Association of Lutheran Secondary Schools (ALSS) conference, which took place in March. Originating in 1994, in honor of highly respected educator Paul Lange, this award “annually recognizes an administrator of an ALSS school who has an exemplary commitment to the educational ministry of Lutheran high schools.” Pat is the first ever female recipient.

Pat is in good company with this award: in the inaugural year the award was presented to former HKIS Head of School, Bob Christian. Another previous winner of the award is incoming Head of School, Kevin Dunning.

Bill Leese was recently selected as the Outstanding Secondary School Teacher of the Year by the Lutheran Education Association (LEA). Another success for HKIS as Donna Koehneke also received the award a couple of years ago.

Bill collected his award from the LEA conference in Cincinnati, Ohio and received a surprise visit from Dr Jonathan Laabs from the LES who presented the award to Bill at a High School faculty event.

Congratulations to Pat and Bill for such outstanding achievements.

Source:  DragonTales Summer Edition 2011