PBIS Celebration with Walter Mendenhall

On Friday, April 5, 2019 Lincoln Lions enjoyed a PBIS celebration with special guest, Walter Mendenhall.

Walter Mendenhall was born in Chicago, Illinois. Despite being diagnosed with a learning disability at the age of 5, Walter overcame adversity to keep pace with the rest of his classmates and not fall behind in his studies. With the help of his mother and a series of education professionals, Walter successfully progressed through elementary and junior high and entered high school with his peers.
Around this time he developed a love of sports and as such became very active in his school’s sports programs where he established himself as a leader on each team that he joined. Throughout the course of his high school career he played three-years of varsity basketball, football, and ran track. Walter ended up graduating with a 3.2 GPA and a scholarship to the University of Illinois to play football.