Lincoln Academy Dedicates William A. Clark Field During Homecoming

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Lincoln Academy Dedicates William A. Clark Field During Homecoming

2015-10-06T14:46:06+00:00October 5, 2015|
Diane Clark, Bill Clark III, Head of School David Sturdevant, and Associate Head for Advancement Matt Goetting stand with the new sign dedicating Lincoln Academy's turf field to William A Clark II.​

Diane Clark, Bill Clark III, Head of School David Sturdevant, and Associate Head for Advancement Matt Goetting stand with the new sign dedicating Lincoln Academy’s turf field to William A Clark II.​

On September 25 during Lincoln Academy’s 2015 Homecoming Celebration, the school dedicated the new artificial turf field in memory of William A. Clark II, a graduate of the Lincoln Academy Class of 1960.

“My father was a friend to so many people in this town,” his son, Bill Clark III, who graduated from Lincoln Academy in 1982, said during the dedication ceremony. “He believed in community athletics for young people, and this field would make him truly happy.”
During the ceremony the fall athletes who are currently using the field lined up behind the podium, demonstrating how many students are impacted by this new facility. Two students, senior field hockey player Kate Laemmle of Alna, and junior soccer player Aaron Gonzales of Spain, spoke about their pride and excitement playing on the new turf.

 

“I hope you enjoy watching the games as much as we enjoy playing in them,” said Gonzales. “This is a fantastic facility.”

“I am just glad I have the chance to play in this field before I graduate,” said Laemmle. “It is an honor to have such a great resource at Lincoln Academy.”
Diane Clark, Bill Clark III, Head of School David Sturdevant, and Associate Head for Advancement Matt Goetting stand with the new sign dedicating Lincoln Academy's turf field to William A Clark II.​

Diane Clark, Bill Clark III, Head of School David Sturdevant, and Associate Head for Advancement Matt Goetting stand with the new sign dedicating Lincoln Academy’s turf field to William A Clark II.​

The sign that was unveiled at the end of the ceremony reads, “This field is dedicated to the memory of Bill Clark, Lincoln Academy Class of 1960: ​”A champion of high school athletics, a founder in the establishment of community youth athletic faculties, and a friend to all who knew him.​”​

The funds to build the turf field, which was completed in August, were given by an anonymous donor.

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