HOF CLASS OF 2016
LAURIE (WELLS) BENNETT
Laurie (Wells) Bennett graduated from Lyons High School in 1993. She was a three (3) sport athlete and excelled in all three.
Laurie played JV Volleyball as a 7th grader and was named Most Valuable Player. She played on Varsity for the next five (5) years as a hitter/spiker and setter. She was MVP her senior year and was named to the Wayne County All-Star 1st Team.
Laurie played point guard on the JV Basketball team as a 7th grader. She was named Most Valuable Player and best defensive player. From 8th grade on she played on the Varsity team as point guard and a shooting guard. As a senior she had the highest average on the team averaging 25 points per game. She also had the record for the most points in a single game at 37. She scored over 1000 points in her career and was named Co-Most Valuable Player with Kristin Schott.
Laurie started on the track team for all six years. As the only 7th grader on the 4x100 meter relay team, they won the State Championship. Laurie also won many 1st place medals for the 100 meter dash, 200 meter dash and the high jump. She made it to state qualifiers every year for at least one event.
After graduation Laurie went on to FLCC where she played point guard on the basketball team both years. She had the most 3 pointers in a single season and the highest scoring average of 23 points per game. She was named MVP. She earned an A.S. in Business Administration and has continued her education on-line with Capella University.
Laurie has worked with Walmart Stores U.S. for more than 20 years. She has steadily moved up the ladder until today she is General Manager and has been selected to participate as a member of the Regional Lead Team for Walmart. She also owns her own business “Kona Ice” and has recently added an additional truck to her fleet. She lives in southern Maryland with her husband, high school sweetheart, George Bennett and their beautiful daughter Milani and their dog Dutchess.