LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Dozens of teachers in the Lufkin Independent School District were acknowledged by students whose lives they impacted the most.
Twenty of the top LISD graduates selected a faculty member who had the greatest impact on their educational career.
On Wednesday, they surprised them with an invitation to the Academic Awards Banquet.
"My teacher of influence was Mr. Sean Dupre'. He's our photography teacher here at Lufkin High School," said Jenae Hyde, a Lufkin High School student said. "I chose him because I've always enjoyed photography and he's just helped enhance my skills."
The Lufkin Education Foundation will recognize the top 20 graduates at the Panthers Prestige banquet on Wednesday, May 25th.
Here is a complete list of this year's educators of influence and their students:
Julie McManus – Lufkin High School; Elisabeth Alvis
Tim Krause – Lufkin High School; Deandra Cavazos
Sarah Porter – Lufkin Middle School; Paige Coleman
Marcy Weibe – Lufkin High School; Diana Dunman
Mark Keith – Lufkin High School; Morgan Evans
Robyn Segrest – Lufkin High School; Daniel Gonzalez
Sean Dupre' – Lufkin High School; Jynae Hyde
Truitt Eubank – Lufkin High School; Marilyn James
Mary Gail McCarty – Lufkin ISD; Reagan Jordan
Sadale Lamb – Lufkin High School, Benjamin Osgood
Callie Crocker – Lufkin High School; Kenneth Poskey
Bruce Runnels – Slack Elementary; Alyson Riley
Jamie Mahan – Dunbar Primary; Luke Rowley
Denise Davis – Lufkin High School; Corinne Rudis
Danny Eubanks – Lufkin High School; Erika Sloan
Bret Lockhart - Lufkin High School; Jessica Todd
Alison Hillis – Lufkin High School; Monica Vegiraju
Zoie Lovejoy – Lufkin Middle School; Jackson Vier
Janice Holcomb – Lufkin High School; Kyle Wiggers
David Young – Lufkin High School; Hannah Young