Westlake Alumni Association announces 2 Hall of Fame inductees
The Westlake Alumni Association announced two new members to the Westlake Alumni Hall of Fame, one Athletic and one Distinguished. Lisa Downing Schuette and Frank Sarna, posthumously, will be inducted this fall during homecoming week.
Lisa will be inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame. She was class of 1992 and Division 1 state high school swimming champ for the 200 free and runner up for the 500 free. Lisa still holds two pool records with Westlake. After graduation, Lisa attended and swam with great success for Ohio University. Lisa is a wife and mother of three living in Avon cheering on her children in their individual sports.
Frank Sarna will be inducted as a member of the Distinguished Hall of Fame. Frank was an outstanding student and track athlete who graduated in 1975. Frank individually held or was a part of relay teams that set five school track records during his high school career. After Westlake High School, he graduated from the Coast Guard Academy.
Tragically, Frank lost his life on Jan. 28, 1980, while trying to save his fellow shipmates after a collision with an oil tanker. A building is named after Frank at the St. Petersburg Coast Guard base. For the past 40 years, the Sarna family has awarded scholarships in Frank’s honor at Westlake High School.
The Hall of Fame Class of 2020 will also be formally inducted at this event. Due to the pandemic, the 2020 banquet was postponed. Members of the Class of 2020 include multi-sport athlete Bonnie Bauer Morris, the Girls 2001 Golf Team, teacher/coach/mentor Vernon Long and educator/mentor Dr. Jeanne Bishop.
The Alumni Association is looking forward to a wonderful night celebrating all the inductees. The ceremony will be held at Wagner’s of Westlake on Thursday, Sept. 16. The cost is $40 per person or $320 for a table. Reservations made online subject to a processing fee.