Three Cardington High School graduates were honored when they were inducted into the Alumni Association’s Hall of Fame during ceremonies conducted during the annual alumni party on May 28.
Inducted by Gary Ebert, association president, were Jim Morris, Class of 1961; Carl A. Pecko, Jr., Class of 1965 and Lea Ann Maceyko, Class of 1981Morris, a veteran of the U S Army, is retired from HPM, Mount Gilead.
He was nominated for his service to the community and country, with emphasis on the American Legion where he has served in offices ranging from the local Post 97, to District and later Department Commander and later was the National Vice Commander. He was a coach of the Car-Mar American Legion baseball team and coached Baseball for Boys.
A voice for veterans for many years he has also served on the Cardington-Lincoln Board of Education; was a volunteer fireman for 18 years; a member of the Emergency Squad and a Police Auxiliary Commander. He is currently serving on the
Pecko was senior class president and class valedictorian. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in education from The Ohio State University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Xavier University. He was employed first with Glick’s Furniture, then with Borden, Inc, Ashland Oil from where he retired as Vice President. He has served with finance
committees of his church and was a member and vice chairman of the board of Trustees of the Union College in Barbourville, KY.
He also volunteered to serve on the finance and investment committees for the not-for-profit St Elizabeth Hospital system in northern Kentucky and was named to the Samaritan Society for his contribution Maceyko, nominated for her community service to Cardington and Morrow County, attended North Central Technical College, passing the Certified
Public Accountant Exam in 1989.
She joined her late father’s tax firm in 1986 and has maintained that office since his death in 1996. She was the founder of Friends of Cardington, a group of business leaders who use their creative ideas and enthusiasm to plan and hold events and activities in Cardington.
These events include the Street Fair, Halloween Party and Christmas in Cardington She was able to seek donations from local businesses and community members to provide these activities at no cost to the community. She also helps fund local school trips and donates school supplies to children in need. She is also the current president of the Cardington Community Improvement Corporation, serves on the Board of Directors of the Morrow County Seniors on Center as their treasurer and chairman of the finance committee.
She and the Friends of Cardington received the outstanding community service award from the Area Agency
on Aging in 2015, covering a nine county area. Their framed photos will be placed in the Hall of Fame Showcase on the
east wall of the Cardington-Lincoln High School Dining room
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