Dr. Mike DeVries ’74, professor of psychology, and his wife Louella ’93, recently accepted an award for their daughter Lara DeVries ’07. Lara is living in Peru and overseeing her organization, the Light and Leadership Initiative (LLI), which she founded just one year after her graduation from Trinity. LLI is a non-profit offering education programs to women and children.
Lara, a graduate of Andrew High School in Tinley Park, Illinois, was chosen to be inducted into the District 230 Foundation Legacy Hall, which highlights graduates the district believes are leaving a legacy for current and future students. That legacy involves setting an example the school district believes to be worth following.
Lara was nominated by Ed Bara, a recently retired history teacher and football coach at Andrew, who teaches Interim and SALT classes at Trinity and has known Lara most of her life.
This year 15 people were inducted. The ceremony was held at Silver Lake Country Club in Palos Heights.
District 230 Foundation Legacy Hall was established to recognize and showcase graduates who exemplify the core mission of District 230: adults prepared to realize their life‐long potential in an ever‐changing world.
Read more about Lara’s work in Peru: http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/110509b/