Pottstown Names Three For Alumni Recognition

POTTSTOWN PA – Three Pottstown High School (at top) graduates who became, respectively, an honored attorney, a university professor, and the Pottstown School District’s director of student services, all were nominated Thursday (April 25, 2019) as prospective members of the high school’s 2019 alumni honor roll. The nominations were accepted during the district Board of School Directors’ meeting.

Scheduled to be recognized as among Pottstown’s highest achievers are Leticia Santiago, Class of 1990; Robert Sutton, Class of 1953; and LaTanya White, Class of 1999. A recognition ceremony, continental breakfast, and tour of the alumni gallery will be held during an Oct. 18 annual alumni honor roll event in the high school’s Stanley Davenport Auditorium. The induction ceremony will be followed by a luncheon at the Brookside Country Club.

Leticia Santiago, Class of 1990

A member of Pottstown High School Class of 1990, Leticia Santiago was active in twirling, lacrosse, and basketball cheer-leading and served as captain of all three activities. She attended Howard University and earned her bachelor of arts degree in political science in 1994. Continuing her education, she entered Howard University School of Law, where she earned her juris doctorate degree in 1997. While attending Howard University, Santiago received the United States Attorney General’s Special Achievement Award, and the Edith Spivack Special Achievement Award. Upon graduation from Howard University School of Law, she returned to Pottstown to work as the associate managing attorney for Travelers Insurance.

Robert Sutton, Class of 1953

Robert Sutton graduated from Pottstown High School in 1953. While attending Pottstown High School, he was active in football, basketball, track and field and the marching band. After high school, Sutton attended George Washington University, attending on a football scholarship. Sutton majored in Physical Education, earned his master’s degree in education and attended the University of Utah to earn his doctorate. He began his career as a physical education teacher at Newport Junior High School in Maryland. In 1961 he moved to Arlington County Virginia, where he taught physical education at the Gunston Junior High School. Sutton’s next career move sent him to East Stroudsburg University, where he taught undergraduates in physical education, sports management for graduate-level students, and was one of the coaches for both basketball and football.

LaTanya White, Class of 1999

LaTanya White graduated from Pottstown High School in 1999. While at Pottstown High School, she participated in the Key/Anchor Club, Student Government, National Honor Society, was the captain of the cheerleaders. She was also a four-year varsity athlete in track and field, where she ranked fourth in Pennsylvania in the 100 meters and placed first in PAC and district championships. After high school graduation, White attended Alvernia University and achieved her bachelor of arts degree in psychology/addiction studies. Continuing with her education, White received her master’s degree in counseling and educational psychology from West Chester University, and later received her educational doctorate from Immaculate University. She is currently the director of student services at the Pottstown School District. Among her many civic duties, she is active with the Women’s Center of Montgomery County, a Board Member for the YWCA and a member of the Council of Negro Women.

Community residents and all Pottstown High School alumni are welcome to attend the event. Tickets for the luncheon will be on sale during August, and can be reserved by contacting the Foundation for Pottstown Education or the district superintendent’s office.

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