Lafayette Jefferson High School is the site of a new monument to an Olympic hero.
Ray Ewry won ten gold medals from 1900 to 1908, mastering the standing long jump, standing high jump and standing triple jump events. After graduating from Lafayette, he attended Purdue where he led the track team to a national championship.
Monument Committee Co-chair Joe Micon said Ewry did all of this after overcoming polio as a child. He hopes the monument outside of Scheuman Stadium at Jefferson High makes an impression on those who pass by it.
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