It’s almost been ten (10) years since Dr. Hugh McLeod’s death and his family continues to honor his work and values through Walton High School.
Anyone who enters Walton’s front office is sure to notice the striking painting of the American Flag by Steve Penley. Mrs. McLeod and her daughter, Lauren, donated that painting to Walton in Hugh’s honor. Dr. McLeod loved this country and Walton High School. His family felt this painting was symbolic of two of Dr. McLeod’s passions and wanted it to hang in the new Walton School building.
Leslie McLeod finished serving on the Walton High School Governance Board for the Charter in May 2020. She has donated all of the shadowboxes to the Dr. Hugh McLeod Sports Medicine Center from his collection of unique and antique medical equipment/protheses used in orthopaedics.
Most recently she made a large donation to the Walton High School Foundation so that she could continue supporting the Wellness aspect of Dr. McLeod’s vision. Mrs. McLeod earmarked the donation for the purchase of exercise equipment for Walton’s staff. She hopes that having equipment available to our staff on campus will help them focus on their health and well-being while giving them a convenient outlet for exercise.
We began this series of articles on Dr. McLeod and his family stating how fortunate the Walton community has been and still is for this relationship. Our gratitude for their contributions, vision and love of our school is unmeasurable.