Thomas Leuchtenberg Memorial Scholarship
Thomas E. Leuchtenberg of San Diego, CA, formerly of Mound, MN died October 27, 2007 at his home as a result of Pulmonary Fibrosis. Tom was born on March 19, 1944 to Florence and Edwin Leuchtenberg, who preceded him in death. He retired from the English Department at Orono High School in 1998.
Thomas graduated from Winona State University in 1966 with a major in Speech/Theatre and a minor in English. Thomas had a passion for teaching; he believed in everyone, all his students had talent and potential. His favorite line was “A.V.Y.D.T.?” (any volunteers you dumb turkeys). His students laughed everyday and left believing they were an important part of his class and school. He taught his students to respect each other and their differences, long before it was politically correct. Tom’s passion for teaching has shaped many lives and continues to shape the lives of future generations. A memorial garden was created in Thomas’s memory at the Orono High School.
Scholarship contact is Roger Groenewold.