A Spirit Award ceremony was held recently at Lamplighter to honor renowned Dallas architect, Frank Welch, and alumna, Kate Mosle, a University Park resident. The pair was selected because of their contributions that embody the spirit of Lamplighter. The award was established in 2003 by the school’s Alumni Council during its 50th anniversary and is given to an individual or group that has the “qualities of a lifelong learner, is willing to take risks, and displays creativity in their work.”
Welch designed the school’s fine arts wing, including the Jonsson Media Center, and the Cook Gymnasium from 1986-1988. He was an associate of O’Neil Ford, who designed Lamplighter’s original school building completed in 1969. Mosle, a 2004 graduate of Lamplighter, and a senior at Hockaday, has been an outspoken advocate of Lamplighter. Last year, she organized the school’s first Young Alumni fundraiser, a carwash that raised $7,000 with the help of 50 young alumni.