Graduation ceremonies recently were held at Ss. Peter and Paul School in Lehighton. Liturgy was led by the Rev. Michael Ahrensfield.

Diplomas were conferred upon graduates, Ryan Andrews, Joseph Bradley, Daisy Dixon, Isaiah Fitzsimmons, Matthew Greenfield, Amy McConnell, and Tyler Ritter.

Following the ceremonies, the school community joined together to celebrate with dining and dancing in the school hall. The theme chosen by the graduating class was black and white. Refreshments and decorations were provided by SS. Peter and Paul School seventh grade students and parents. Entertainment was provided by Vincent Vella, DJ.

Leanne Clee is the SS. Peter and Paul School eighth grade teacher.

Sherry Sernak, principal, announced the following award recipients:

Ryan Andrews, son of Wayne and Donna Andrews, Lehighton, received the following awards: President's Award for Educational Excellence ยท sponsored by the United States Department of Education; Good Citizenship Award, sponsored by Senator David Argall; Altar Server Award, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Damian Council No. 598.

Joseph Bradley, son of David and Charmaine Bradley, Lehighton, received the following award: Altar Server Award, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Damian Council No. 598.

Daisy Dixon, daughter of Jameson and Christina Dixon, Lehighton, received the following awards: Physical Education and Sportsmanship Award, sponsored by SS. Peter and Paul School.

Isaiah Fitzsimmons, son of Lorianne Fitzsimmons, Lehighton, received the following awards: American Legion Award, sponsored by the American Legion Post No. 314; Excellence in Reading Award, sponsored by the Ss. Peter and Paul School PTO.

Matthew Greenfield, son of Ms. Susan Greenfield and Dr. James and Suzanne Greenfield, Lehighton, received the following awards: Physical Education and Sportsmanship Award, sponsored by SS. Peter and Paul School; Art Award, sponsored by SS. Peter & Paul School.

Amy McConnell, daughter of Robert and Roxanne McConnell, Lehighton, received the following awards: American Legion Auxiliary Award, sponsored by the American Legion Post No. 314; President's Award for Educational Excellence in Education; sponsored by the United States Department of Education; Good Citizenship Award, sponsored by Senator David Argall; Altar and Rosary Award, sponsored by the SS. Peter and Paul Altar and Rosary Society; Excellence in English Award, sponsored by the SS. Peter and Paul Altar and Rosary Society; Excellence in Religion Award, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Damian Council No. 598; Excellence in Math Award, sponsored by Ss. Peter and Paul School; Excellence in Science Award, sponsored by the SS. Peter & Paul School PTO; Excellence in Social Studies Award; sponsored by Mrs. Glenn R. Whiteman, in memory of her husband; Academic Achievement Award, sponsored by Ss. Peter and Paul School; Classmate Award, sponsored by the Zurn Family; Computer and Technology Award, sponsored by SS. Peter & Paul School; Martha Award, sponsored by Cornerstone Coordinated Health Care, LLC.

Tyler Ritter, son of Scott and Cynthia Ritter, Lehighton, received the following awards: President's Award for Educational Improvement, sponsored by the United States Department of Education; Holy Name Award, sponsored by the Ss. Peter and Paul Holy Name Society; Altar Server Award, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Damian Council No. 598; and Music Award, sponsored by Ss. Peter and Paul School.