At a special Alumni Mass held on Friday December 15th at Elk County Catholic High School Kreckel Enterprises Inc. honored Senior Kendra Smithbauer as their first “Student of the Year” award winner in memory of Lavern G. Kreckel Jr. (Elk County Christian High School Class of 1963). The Kreckel Family planned the recognition after company co-founder Lavern G. Kreckel Jr. passed away in August of this year.
2019 – Isaac Gradl
2018 – Kendra Smithbauer
Along with the Kreckel family Kendra is a fellow member of St. Marys Church where she is an Altar Server and sings in the Choir. At ECC she participates in the Band and in the Yearbook Club as well as many other activities. Kendra will accompany the ECCHS FBLA Students on a tour of Kreckel Enterprises in the spring as a representative of the company. Kendra was awarded a certificate, an official company T-Shirt, and a few other things to make her day happy. A special St. Joseph Medal from Scott and Ann (Kreckel) Reedy and family was also awarded to Kendra.