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Lufkin graduates honored at banquet

Source: KTRE Staff Source: KTRE Staff

The Lufkin community turned out to honor the top 20 graduates at the LISD Education Foundation's Panthers of Prestige banquet Wednesday night.

The banquet honored the top 20 seniors of the class of 2014. Each senior was asked to honor a teacher that inspired them through their education. The teachers selected were also honored.

"It is a tribute to the people who have persevered and to now give them a little pat on the back and the LISD education foundation is all about recognizing the accomplishment of students and teachers," said Foundation President Becca Chance.

The Foundation also announced that starting next fall, any teacher in the district would be allowed to apply for funding from the foundation that will go to help fund educational projects.

The students honored were: Courtney Aten, Cody Carter, Will Chance, Ashlyn Coleman, Katie Gray, Caleb Guzman, Brad Henderson, Kimlang Ly, Mikaela Neal, Josh Rudis, Ory Schultheis, Trevor Self, Matt Smithhart, Madi Stephens, laQwitha Thomas, Peyton Thompson, Amber Thurman, Brittany Tiemann, Mary Vann and Jordan Verner.

Teachers honored were: Allison Hillis, John Mitchell, David Willis, Marcy Weibe, Denise Davis, Jody Anderson, Bryan Davis, Janice Holcomb, Danny Eubanks, Debbie Anderson, Chad Humphries, Zoey Lovejoy, Truitt Eubank, Erin Kay, Heather Slaton, Michael Wicker, Cotina Evans, Brent Rich, Winfred Simmons and Bret Lockheart.

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