Despite cold temperatures on Tuesday, Lake Highlands High School students, parents, and alums were on hand for the unveiling of the bronze wildcat sculpture in the school’s newly remodeled courtyard. The sculpture was dedicated to retired principal Dr. Bob Iden.  “This wildcat is a symbol of the community spirit which unites us all,” Dr. Bob told the crowd. “I feel truly blessed by the friendship and support this community has shown me.”

“Dr. Bob made it worth it to come to school,” 2008 Student Council President and Bell Boy Stanton Morrow told me. “I wouldn’t have missed this for the world.”

The sculptor, Dr. Richard Bergen, came from Kansas to attend, and many of the donors who made the sculpture possible were there as well. “Dr. Bob is a legend in Lake Highlands,” said Alan Walne, frequent contributor to LH causes and longtime friend of Dr. Bob. “He was known for breaking helmets when he played football for LH, and he led the school with the same intensity and dedication.”