Lincoln Elementary School District 27 hosts third annual Alumni Honors Dinner

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[April 08, 2014]  Lincoln Elementary School District 27 hosted its third annual Alumni Honors Dinner on Saturday to recognize the individual achievements of its graduates. Approximately 90 Lincoln Junior High School alumni and guests attended the celebration.

Fourteen alumni were selected for recognition by a committee consisting of members of the board of education, teachers and members of the community.

The honorees are graduates of Lincoln Elementary School District 27, or its predecessor Lincoln Public Schools, who have made notable contributions in one of the following areas: business, industry, as an entrepreneur, entertainment, arts, sports, service professions (education, religion, politics, law, medicine, research, military, etc.), or community service

Three graduates were selected to receive special recognition as Distinguished Alumni because of their outstanding contributions to the arts, for academic excellence and for leadership in business and our community:

  • Dr. Pamela L Moriearty
    Class of 1958
    Professor, researcher, scholar

  • Dr. Kent Budd
    Class of 1973
    Scientist, inventor

  • Jerrod Welsh, BS, MAed
    Class of 1987
    Senior Master Sergeant, United States Air Force

One individual was chosen to be the first Honorary LJHS Graduate, due to his lifelong commitment to and support for Lincoln Elementary School District 27:

  • Lester D. Plotner
    Superintendent, teacher, coach

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The Honored Alumni for 2014 are:

  • Chris Allen

  • Doreve Alde Cridelbaugh

  • R. Jean Brown Gossett

  • Nancy Bauer Ireland

  • Virginia Anderson Johnson

  • Jeff McClard

  • Mercedes Rohlfs

  • Debbie S. Ross

  • Randall Schrader

  • Teresa Hinds Schrader

  • Debra D. Taylor

Information and pictures about Honored and Distinguished Alumni are incorporated into a media presentation that is part of the LJHS Wall of Honored Alumni. The wall, located in the LJHS Commons, recognizes notable District 27 graduates. The media presentation is projected on a large video screen that has been installed in the commons. The media presentation was created for two purposes. The first purpose is to honor the many and varied accomplishments of the alumni. The second purpose is to provide positive role models for current and future students. The Distinguished Alumni are additionally recognized by placing a plaque that includes their picture on the wall.

Lincoln Elementary School District 27 welcomes and encourages nominations from the public of distinguished alumni for future celebrations. Nominations can be made online from the district website, Nomination forms are also available at the District 27 Administration Building, 304 Eighth St. in Lincoln

[Text from news release received from Lincoln Elementary School District 27]

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