“It was hard to contain my emotions when I saw him running across the field headed toward me,” Lewis told Moore. “Just last year, he was hobbling with crutches underneath his arms.”
Lewis-Moore said his mother is the main reason he chose to play at Notre Dame.
“She, being a teacher, knew the importance of academics,” Lewis-Moore said. “At first I didn’t understand, but now that I’ve graduated, I know she was right.”
Wanna Lewis said her proudest moment came when her son earned his degree last May.
“That was my happy ending,” she said. “That’s all I asked him to do. I wouldn’t mind if he took his education further, but that’s on him. My wish now is to see him go for whatever dream and whatever purpose that God may have for him.”
Other ‘Roos in South Bend
Kap won’t be the only former ‘Roo taking the field for the Fighting Irish Monday night.
Blake Weaver is a 2010 Weatherford High School graduate and is a member of the select Notre Dame band that plays for events, alumni, etc. Weaver plays the clarinet for the Fighting Irish band and was selected to travel to Ireland for the first game of the 2012 season. He is pursuing a degree in Chemical Engineering, Moore said.
The Notre Dame marching band is comprised of 380 members.
Also attending Notre Dame from Weatherford is Karly Denkhaus, the 2009 Weatherford High School valedictorian. She has worked as statistics teaching assistant since her freshman year and interning with Notre Dame’s sports marketing department as an event planner and a research assistant in both the psychology and marketing departments.
She will graduate in May with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in marketing with a second major in Psychology.