Former mayor, current rocker to be feted at public school awards

A former mayor, architectural engineer, community volunteer and alt-rocker " all products of Oklahoma City Public Schools " will get props Thursday for their contributions to the city and their fields. At 6:15 p.m. at the Skirvin Hotel, the 2007 Wall of Fame Humanitarian Awards will honor:
" Kirk Humphreys,
" William F. and Kristin Reeves Frankfurt, and
" Wayne Coyne.

Hosted by the Oklahoma City Public Schools Foundation, awards program chairman Stuart Graham said in a release this year's four "each bring such talent to our city " all with individual expertise."

Humphreys, OKC mayor from 1998 to 2003, ushered in approval of MAPS for Kids on the completion of the city's MAPS projects. He graduated from Northwest Classen High School.

William F. Frankfurt is the chief executive of Frankfurt-Short-Bruza, one of the state's largest architectural engineering firms. An advocate for education, he's served on the foundation board and graduated " with his then-future wife, Kristin Reeves " from Harding High School.

Kristin Reeves Frankfurt remains committed to her alma mater's alumni association, but also has served aboard community groups ranging from the Junior League and Myriad Gardens to the Oklahoma Humanities Council.

Coyne, who attended Classen High School, has fronted the rock band The Flaming Lips since starting it in 1983, with 11 albums and three Grammys to show for it. 

Event proceeds benefit the foundation, which works to foster programs that improve the quality of education for OKCPS students. For more information, call 879-2007 or visit their site.. "Emily Jerman


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