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LEAF accepts Graduates of Distinction nominations

Published February 16. 2019 06:23AM

The Lehighton Education and Athletic Foundation is now accepting nominations for Lehighton Area School District graduates to be considered for induction into the class of 2019 “Graduates of Distinction.” The program is designed to recognize notable alumni of the Lehighton Area School District who have achieved success in their occupational field, or who have served their community or humanity in a positive way.

Applications are available on the LEAF website, www.LEAF-foundation.org, or by contacting Hugh Dugan at hdugan@ptd.net, or Tim Tkach at ttkach@lehighton.org. Applications may be picked up at the Larry Markley Insurance Agency at Fifth and Coal streets in Lehighton. Applications may be submitted by anyone who thinks a candidate is worthy for consideration.

Completed applications can be mailed to LEAF, c/o Awards Selection Committee, P.O. Box 370, Lehighton, 18235. They may also be dropped off at the Larry Markley Insurance Agency. The deadline for submitting applications is March 30. A submitted application will remain as an active nomination for two years after it is originally submitted.

A seven-person selection committee consisting of educators, businessmen and professionals will select the inductees. Three to five nominees will be selected each year. No more than two members will be selected posthumously per year. Nominees selected for membership will be notified by April 30. For more information on the selection process and to view information on previously selected members, please visit the LEAF website.

Inductees will be honored during a reception on June 15 at the Lehighton American Legion. They will have plaques highlighting their accomplishments placed on the Graduates of Distinction Wall of Honor located off the gymnasium in the new Lehighton Elementary Center.

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