Lauren Smith was recently inducted into Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Lehigh County Community College. This prestigious honor society offers membership only to students who have a proven academic record with a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher. Phi Theta Kappa focuses on programs that promote scholarship, leadership, service and fellowship.

Lauren is also on the executive council of Kappa Delta Pi National Honor Society. This invitational only honor society is comprised of members exhibiting academic achievement in the educational field. Members must possess a commitment to excellence, dedication for a career in education, and support community outreach programs.

In addition, Lauren serves on the College Judicial Review Board. She is one of 15 students who were accepted to this position at LCCC.

Lauren received the "Who's Who Among College Students" award. In addition to having excellent academic standing to receive this award, students must also be recommended by an instructor at the college.

All of these honors and awards were earned while Lauren attends college full-time and works at two part-time jobs.

Lauren will graduate in December with an associate degree in education. She will attend either Cedar Crest College or Kutztown University in January to complete a dual certification degree in elementary education and special education.

Lauren is the daughter of Todd and Lori Smith of Lehighton. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Smith, also of Lehighton, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cebrosky of Palmerton, and Ms. Raedell Stothoff of Florida.