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Lake County Schools Alumni Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

TAVARES — Lake County Schools welcomed five new inductees into the district’s Alumni Hall of Fame on Monday night at a dinner hosted by The Educational Foundation of Lake County and the Lake County School Board at Mission Inn Resort.

They new inductees are:

  • Michele Rigby Assad, international security consultant and author, Tavares High School class of 1991
  • Angela David, former federal agent for the U.S. Department of Defense, Mount Dora High School class of 1988
  • Timothy W. Green, entrepreneur, Umatilla High School class of 1977
  • Charles “Edd” Holder, senior consultant, Tavares High School class of 1965
  • Rear Admiral Jeffrey Scott Jones, United States Navy, Leesburg High School class of 1974

“The inductees are living proof that excellence is a thread that runs through all of our schools and it has for many years,” Superintendent Diane Kornegay said in her remarks for the evening. “I am proud to have the opportunity to build on that foundation of excellence they all have established.”

In August, the public was invited to submit nominations. Each nomination packet was then scored by a panel of three judges and the list was narrowed down to 10 finalists, all of whom were recognized at the dinner. The five inductees were chosen from the group of finalists and were announced at the event.

The Lake County Schools Alumni Hall of Fame was established in 2016 to honor alumni who have built on what they learned in our schools and distinguished themselves through outstanding personal and professional accomplishments. At Lake County Schools we work to ensure that all of our students will graduate with the skills needed to succeed in post-secondary education and the workplace. We take pride in their success. Nominations for 2018 Alumni Hall of Fame will open in spring of 2018. Visit for more information.