The Kettle Moraine School District proudly honors the accomplishments and humanitarian efforts of former graduates through the Laser Trailblazer Hall of Fame. Nominees (living or deceased) must be a Kettle Moraine graduate of 10 years or more and made, or are making, a significant contribution to the local, state, national or international community in the fields of entertainment, athletics, the arts, community, government or military service, professional endeavors, entrepreneurial or industrial leadership, science or technology, education, research, or humanitarian efforts. Candidates are selected in January and honored during a special ceremony in the spring.
The 2016 inductees to the Trailblazer Hall of Fame are:
Elizabeth Butzer Habermann Kristin Jensen Pettersen
Two KM alumni were inducted into the Laser Trailblazer Hall of Fame on May 23, 2016. Elizabeth Butzer Habermann, Class of 1998 and Kristin Jensen Pettersen, Class of 2004 were selected as the newest inductees through a formal selection process.
Habermann is being honored for education/research/writing. She is currently the Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Scientific Director for Surgical Outcomes at the Mayo Clinic Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, and an associate professor at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. Habermann has co-authored over 95 publications in medical journals and is an international speaker on medical research.
Pettersen is being honored as a humanitarian. She is currently a research analyst with the U.S. Government’s Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction and is completing her Master’s Degree in Security Studies at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.