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DeLap Family Endowment

Jean DeLap established the DeLap family education enhancement fund in memory of her husband and LHS alumni Kenneth DeLap class of 1958. Kenneth attended the University of North Dakota and the University of Minnesota Dental School. Ken practiced dentistry in North Dakota for over 25 years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoy the North Dakota Badlands. Kenneth's siblings include Janet Griffith, Roger DeLap, Gordy DeLap and Paula DeLap, all graduated from Lincoln High School. The DeLap Family Education Enhancement fund is set ip to enhance the areas of science, library, athletics and citizenship in School District #564. Kenneth taught Chemistry, Physics and General Science; he used these sciences every day. Kenneth visited the local libraries on a regular basis and encouraged everyone in the family to use this resource. Kenneth enjoyed all sports, both team and individual. He excelled in tennis where he played on the team representing the University of North Dakota. He also played intramural basketball during his time spent at dental school and while serving in the U.S. Army. Ken loved the sport of hockey and participated in the senior league until age 55, when he hung up his skates. Lastly, the focus for this fund is citizenship. His wife, Jean, described Kenneth in one word: Fair. He organized competitive play so that everyone, regardless of ability, had a good time. Kenneth was always thinking of his fellow man. He would be the first to stop and help a stranger, the first step in if he saw bullying. Kenneth did not tolerate prejudice of any kind.

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