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    Distinguished Alumni

    Every year, the Pottsville Area School District chooses a distinguished alumni member to speak at the commencement ceremonies. The recipients of the distinguished alumni award can be viewed below.

    Name
    Year
    Mr. Walter Farquhar 1964
    Rev. Dean Stevenson 1964
    Admiral Joel T. Boone 1964
    Mr. Robert Bader 1965
    Dr. Mollie Brown (Valdes-Despina) 1965
    The Honorable Cyrus M. Palmer 1965
    Mr. Thomas Golden 1966
    The Honorable Harold Paul 1968
    Mr. Norman Lloyd 1969
    Mr. Robert Carl 1975
    Mr. James Kirk 1977
    Mr. Rudine Sims 1978
    General Robert A. Duffy 1980
    Mr. Lewis Koch 1981
    Com. Eugene E. Fitzpatrick, USN, Ret. 1984
    Mr. James A. Reichley 1985
    Dr. John Lazarchick 1986
    Mr. Alan Jaffe 1987
    Mr. Howard Watson 1988
    The Honorable George Heffner 1989
    The Honorable Donald D. Dolbin 1991
    Mrs. Frances DeMatteo Weiss 1992
    Mr. James M. Taylor 1993
    Mr. William G. Dimmerling 1994
    General George A. Joulwan 1995
    Dr. Emanuel M. Diamond 1996
    Dr. J. Ronald Gentile 1998
    Admiral William Dougherty, Jr. 1999
    Mr. Walter Jones 1999
    Mr. Vernon G. Schock, Jr.  2000
    Mr. Dick Yuengling 2001
    Mrs. Billie Payne 2002
    Master Sergeant Howard C. Schappell 2003
    Master Gunnery Sergeant Joseph Clarkson 2003
    Lieutenant John R. Liddle 2003
    Second Lieutenant Adam Lipton 2003
    Second Lieutenant Kyle DeWald 2003
    Second Lieutenant Morena Gomez 2003
    Mr. Richard Higgins 2004
    Dr. Mary Jane Lupton 2005
    Mr. Joseph D. Koury 2006
    Mr. David J. Holley 2006
    Mr. Todd March 2006
    Mr. Joseph H. Murton V 2006
    The Honorable William E. Baldwin 2007
    Ms. Mantura M. Gallagher 2008
    Dr. Joseph W. Leonard III 2009
    Ms. Kathleen D. Zwiebel 2010
    Mr. Jack Dolbin 2011
    Mr. Bob Allen 2012
    Mrs. Ruth Ebling 2013
    Mr. Patrick Flannery  2013 
    Mike Kiehner      2014
    Dr. Mitchell Edelson 2015
    Captain Edward Padinske, USN   2016
    Col. Laura A. McHugh 2017
    Dr. Jack Michalski 2018
    Dr. Elizabeth Robinson 2019