LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - The Lufkin Independent School District Education Foundation turned the spotlight of success on Lufkin High School's Top 20 graduating seniors at its 2nd Annual "Panthers of Prestige" Academic Award Banquet.
During the Wednesday night ceremony at the Pitser Garrison Civic Center, the Foundation recognized the high-achieving students not only for the grade point averages, but also for their community service and participation in extracurricular activities.
Each of the 20 honorees also had the opportunity to recognize an outstanding educator, who influenced them in their personal success. Some of the teachers were even from the seniors' time in elementary school.
This year's "Panthers of Prestige" honorees (in alphabetical order) were: