Palatine High School inducts three new members to Hall of Fame
Palatine High School was scheduled to induct three new members to the school's Hall of Fame as part of its 2019 class.
The ceremony was slated to take place on Sept. 21, just before kickoff of the Pirates vs. Fremd clash and the class will include former longtime band director Raeleen Horn, two-sport star Sergio Lund and track and field star Suzy Turner Wallace.
Horn served more than three decades as Director of Bands and Music Department Chair at Palatine, a post that led to her directing hundreds of performances at various school sporting events over the years.
Named to her post in 1980, Horn also took on the responsibility of upgrading equipment and uniforms and made “Palatine High School athletic events must-see entertainment,” according to the Daily Herald.
Lund starred in track and football at Palatine, and as a four-year member of the football program finished his career with a 43-7 record. By his senior year, the do-everything star was named team MVP and first-team all-state, scoring 35 touchdowns as the quarterback and recording a still school-record 15 interceptions on defense.
On the track field, the speedster set the school record in both the 400 and 800-meter relays. Lund returned to Palatine in 2007, where he coaches the two sports he once starred in there.
A 2004 grad, Wallace helped put the Palatine girls cross country and track and field programs on the map. She was named all-conference in both sports all four seasons and all-state in seven of her eight sports seasons.
After leading her teams to eight Top 10 finishes at the state meet and earning three state trophies, as a senior Wallace was tabbed as Palatine Female Athlete of the Year.
After leaving Palatine, she went on to star in track at Illinois State University.