Get Out & Give Back: 26th Annual Lab School Gala

The 26th Annual Lab School Gala honored outstanding achievers with learning disabilities.
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US Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) was this year's Lab School Keynote Speaker. Image courtesy of Dennis Kan.

US Senator (D-VA) was this year's Lab School Keynote Speaker. Image courtesy of Dennis Kan.

Family, friends, alumni, government leaders and corporate sponsors came together for the 26th Annual Lab School held at the National Building Museum with US Senator Mark Warner of Virginia as the Keynote Speaker. For over 40 years The Lab School has provided a unique learning experience for bright children with moderate to severe learning disabilities.

, Chief Political Correspondent for CNN and host of “State of the Union,” was the night’s emcee and Lab School parents and served as gala co-chairs.

The night also honored the 2010 Outstanding Alumni Award recipient, ’01. Additional individuals with learning disabilities who were honored included , Army Veteran and Public Speaker; and , Naturalist, Artist, Illustrator and Educator. They now share the honor with past gala award recipients including , , , , and many more.

Government representatives also attended to show their support including Senator of Indiana, Senator of Montana and Congressman of Texas.

Katherine Schantz (Head of Lab School), John Muir Laws (Gala Awardee), Candy Crowley (CNN, Gala Mistress of Ceremonies). Image courtesy of Dennis Kan.

Katherine Schantz (Head of Lab School), John Muir Laws (Gala Awardee), Candy Crowley (CNN, Gala Mistress of Ceremonies). Image courtesy of Dennis Kan.

Elizabeth Birch, Hilary Rosen (Gala co-chairs) and son. Image courtesy of Dennis Kan.

Elizabeth Birch, Hilary Rosen (Gala co-chairs) and son. Image courtesy of Dennis Kan.

Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch (Gala Awardee). Image courtesy of Dennis Kan.

Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch (Gala Awardee). Image courtesy of Dennis Kan.

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