The 62nd Chadron Kiwanis Club Honors Program recognizing the community’s outstanding high school students is Thursday afternoon at 1:40 in the Chadron High School Auditorium.
It’s free to the public with mask-use requested.
Those being recognized include 134 Chadron High students who have cumulative grade point averages of at least 3.5 or who made the Gold Honor Roll that requires at 3.65 GPA during the first semester of the current school year.
Also being honored are the members of the Chadron High Honor Society, the Kiwanis Hugh O’Brien Seminar delegates, and the recipients of the Rotary Club’s Youth Leadership Awards.
The speaker is Chadron State College senior Michael Lamb, who was born in Russia without feet and a portion of one arm.
His birth parents immediately put him in an orphanage, but he was adopted less than 2 years later by a Wyoming couple, John and Nancy Lamb.
The Lambs say Michael had extra spunk from the time they got him and found he could run faster on his knees than most kids could walk and was soon walking himself after receiving his first prostheses at age 3.
At Big Horn High School, he was part of the varsity basketball, track, and football teams. His first visit to Chadron State was for the college football camp, and he went on play for the Eagles for a couple year.s
Lamb is now working construction in Colorado while completing his CSC degree with long-term goals that include inspiring others to make the most of their lives.