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Lincoln Elementary School District 27 recognizes its most distinguished graduates

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[April 23, 2012]  Lincoln Elementary School District 27 hosted its first "Graduate Recognition Dinner" on Saturday to honor individual achievements of graduates. Approximately 150 graduates and guests from across the country were on hand for the celebration.

Honored graduates were selected by a committee consisting of members of the board of education, teachers and members of the community.

Individuals honored are graduates of Lincoln District 27 or its predecessor public schools who have made their mark in one of the following areas:

  • Business, industry, entrepreneurship

  • Entertainment, arts, sports

  • Service professions such as education, religion, politics, law, medicine, research, military

  • Community service

Six graduates were selected to receive the Most Distinguished Graduate Award because of their outstanding contributions to the arts, for academic excellence, for leadership in business and the community, for generous philanthropy, and for service to our country:

  • Langston Hughes
    Class of 1916
    Poet, playwright, novelist

  • Armin Meyer
    Class of 1927
    U.S. ambassador and diplomat

  • Robert J. Woods
    Class of 1934
    Attorney, philanthropist

  • William E. Gossett
    Class of 1937
    Business and civic leader

  • John Guzzardo
    Class of 1961
    Business and civic leader

  • Lynn L. Carpenter
    Class of 1987
    Faculty member at the University of Michigan

Honored graduates:

  • Josh Allison

  • Jean Anderson

  • Jonathan Anderson

  • Ronald O. Armbrust

  • Elaine Aue

  • Katie Bailey

  • Rebecca Bailey

  • Amy Bates

  • Blinn Bates

  • William B. Bates

  • Brad Boss

  • Roger Boss

  • Garland Brinner

  • Dean Broughton

  • Brenda Buchweitz

  • Rebecca Cecil

  • Valerie Dehner

  • Karen DeJarnette

  • Jaye Diersing

  • Renee Dreusicke

  • Emily Elam

  • Peter J. Frantz

  • Daniel Fulscher

  • James Grimaldi

  • William Gilbert

  • Joseph Hackett

  • Terry Harsha

  • George Henrichsmeyer

  • Darold Leigh Henson

  • Lesli Hoagland

  • Albert Hoover

  • Lane Hullinger

  • Richard Hurley

  • Laura Irwin

  • Leonard Janet

  • Eugene Johnson

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  • Ann Kidd

  • Michael Kidd

  • Jeffrey Leesman

  • Jonathan Leesman

  • Keith Leesman

  • Evelyn Logan

  • Lee Logan

  • Edna Mara

  • Natalie Marquez

  • James Moriearty

  • Scott Moriearty

  • Cathy Parker

  • Jacqueline Petty

  • Eric Plotner

  • Greg Plotner

  • Kent Plotner

  • William Post

  • Eric Robinson

  • Ty Rohrer

  • Susan Rohrer

  • Jon Row

  • Michelle Ryan

  • Pamela Schreiner

  • Thomas Seggelke

  • Orvil Shaffer

  • Don Sielaff

  • Janice Sielaff

  • Darrell Sisk

  • Keith Snyder

  • Henry A. Spellman

  • Sara Stuckey

  • Thomas Trigg

  • Eboni Webb

  • James Webb

  • J.D. Welsh

  • Marilyn Willmert

  • Darin Wilmert

  • David Wilmert

  • Kaye Wilmert

  • Melissa Wilmert

  • Meredith Wilmert

  • Robert H. Wilmert

  • W. James Wilmert

  • Ann Witting

  • William Workman

  • Ginger Yeazle

  • Tom Zurkammer

Information about each of these graduates will be incorporated into a media presentation that will be displayed on a monitor to be installed in a highly visible location in the Lincoln Junior High School. The media presentation will be a visible incentive to current LJHS students that they, like the honored graduates, can be successful in their careers and community service. The media presentation will also be available on the district website.

Lincoln Elementary School District 27 welcomes and encourages nominations from the public of distinguished graduates to be honored at future celebrations. Nominations can be made online through the district website, Nomination forms are also available at the district office, 304 Eighth St. in Lincoln.

[Text from news release from Lincoln Elementary District 27]

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