Students in Denise Humphries’ class posed by the “Hall of Fame” plaque honoring Willis Lee at Maurice Bowling Middle School in Owenton, Ky., Wednesday, December 14, 2016. Owen County 7th-graders in Denise Humphries’ class are working on projects to honor native son Willis Lee, who won the most Olympics medals of any Kentuckian. In the 1920 Summer Olympic Games in Antwerp, Belgium, Lee, who died in 1945, personally won five gold medals, one silver and one bronze as a member of the American Rifle Team. Front row L-R: Taylor Arnce,Isaac Cockrell, Brooklyn Morris, Preston Cunningham. Back row-Sydney Cobb, Alexandria Perry, Charlie Baumann, Casey Tackett,
Students in Denise Humphries’ class posed by the “Hall of Fame” plaque honoring Willis Lee at Maurice Bowling Middle School in Owenton, Ky., Wednesday, December 14, 2016. Owen County 7th-graders in Denise Humphries’ class are working on projects to honor native son Willis Lee, who won the most Olympics medals of any Kentuckian. In the 1920 Summer Olympic Games in Antwerp, Belgium, Lee, who died in 1945, personally won five gold medals, one silver and one bronze as a member of the American Rifle Team. Front row L-R: Taylor Arnce,Isaac Cockrell, Brooklyn Morris, Preston Cunningham. Back row-Sydney Cobb, Alexandria Perry, Charlie Baumann, Casey Tackett, Charles Bertram cbertram@herald-leader.com
Students in Denise Humphries’ class posed by the “Hall of Fame” plaque honoring Willis Lee at Maurice Bowling Middle School in Owenton, Ky., Wednesday, December 14, 2016. Owen County 7th-graders in Denise Humphries’ class are working on projects to honor native son Willis Lee, who won the most Olympics medals of any Kentuckian. In the 1920 Summer Olympic Games in Antwerp, Belgium, Lee, who died in 1945, personally won five gold medals, one silver and one bronze as a member of the American Rifle Team. Front row L-R: Taylor Arnce,Isaac Cockrell, Brooklyn Morris, Preston Cunningham. Back row-Sydney Cobb, Alexandria Perry, Charlie Baumann, Casey Tackett, Charles Bertram cbertram@herald-leader.com

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