(OCTOBER 22, 2022) – The Lehighton Education and Athletic Foundation (LEAF) held its annual Graduates of Distinction Banquet on October 22nd at the Lehighton American Legion, Post 314. These graduates are individuals who LEAF has recognized for their accomplishments at Lehighton Area High School, their significant contributions to society and who achieved notable success in their chosen profession.
The Graduates of Distinction for 2022 were: Lamont R. “Bear” Ebbert, Class of 1951; Richard A. Eckhart, Class of 1953; Randolph “Randy” Rabenold, Class of 1948; Gordon B. Ripkey, Class of 1956; and Dennis F. Roth, Class of 1957.
LEAF president Tim Tkach welcomed the honorees and those in attendance. He praised the 2022 Graduates of Distinction for their impact in their chosen careers and the lasting impressions they left with so many students and co-workers. All of the honorees served as mentors and role models during their time at Lehighton High School and their journey through their chosen professions.
LEAF is a registered, independent nonprofit organization dedicated to providing support for students and programs while promoting creativity, innovation, and excellence in the Lehighton Area School District. LEAF has been privately established to cooperate with the Lehighton Area School District in supporting educational programs and extra-curricular activities that are outside of the School District’s operational budget.
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