Lakeland High School and
Walter Panas High School
Lakeland Central School District graduates can be found in a wide variety of occupations throughout multiple geographic areas. On this page, we will be highlighting some of those graduates while providing a glimpse into their lives after graduating from Walter Panas or Lakeland high school. We will be conducting a survey of all graduates and use those responses to provide more information on the many and varied paths they have taken since leaving the district.
Matthew Swift - Walter Panas High School Class of 2014
Matt graduated from Iowa State in December 2018 with a dual major in Engineering & Physical Dual Major and Math and Biomedical Engineering Minors. In January 2019, Matt will join the Space X Los Angeles, CA as a ‘Falcon Build Engineer,’ the world's first reusable space rocket. “Walter Panas gave me a solid foundation of knowledge to build off of in college -- everything from physics to trigonometry to writing skills. All of this base knowledge helped me to understand the new knowledge I gained. Then to excel in my classes, labs, student organizations, and internships. Writing reports coherently or calculating geometries of beams and other rocket components, are tasks I'll be doing daily in my job. Panas taught me these skills and college sharpened them. I'll be honest, I learned more in some of my high school classes than in the "more advanced versions in college, like in AP Bio."
Alumni Name - Lakeland High Schools