Welcome to our website!

This website is intended to give you quick access to news, information, and activities of the Lancaster High School Class of 1957.  What a great way to renew friendships and find out about upcoming events.

You may visit this website (www.LHS1957.net) from any computer.   Check back now and then to see what is happening and what new information has been added.

Please forward any Class of 1957 information, photos, upcoming events, deaths, etc. you would like to share with classmates on this website by sending to Jerry Stebelton at gls91339@gmail.com

Congratulations to Dr. Charles Bensonhaver!

On Saturday evening September 15, 2018  our classmate Dr. Charles Bensonhaver will be inducted into the Lancaster High School Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame.  Charles will be recognized for his many achievements in the  field of psychiatric medicine, his leadership in his church  and many other fields.

Other inductees for this year will be:  Dr. James Russell Lloyd, deceased, class of 1938, WWII fighter pilot and  nationally recognized pediatric burn surgeon; Ronald Ramey, retired lifetime educator and administrator, class of 1953; and Michael Parobeck, deceased, class of 1983, nationally  recognized  comic book artist, having received the Eisner Award for his work as illustrator for The Batman Adventure.

The dinner  event can be attended by securing tickets from Leigh Ann Haight at 740-687-7305 or by email  at l_haight@lcsschools.net on or before September 1, 2018. The cost is $35 per person.

The event will  be held at Mr. Pleasant Elementary School (former North school site) 712 N. Broad Street, Lancaster, Ohio  beginning at 6:00 p.m.

LHS Class of 1957 – Memorial Scholarship Fund


We are pleased to announce that our efforts to reach a minimum goal of $60,000 for this fund have been achieved. The total contributions to this fund (plus accrued earnings) now stand at $72,595.06 (thru June 30, 2017).

The Fairfield County Foundation will continue to receive gifts in memory of deceased classmates, annual donations and testamentary gifts that are specifically designated for this scholarship fund . For the benefit of future LHS graduates we encourage each of you to consider continuing to donate as your personal situation permits. The larger the fund, the larger will be the amount of the scholarships to be awarded.

We want to thank each of you who have generously contributed and made this dream a reality. What is most impressive to me is that we achieved our goal in slightly more than three years! You are truly an amazing group of people.

The recipient of the 2018 LHS Class of 1957 Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1950 is LHS graduating senior Costan Cable.  Costan will be attending the University of Akron majoring in mechanical engineering.

For more information, visit our Memorial Scholarship Fund page.

60th Reunion October 13-15, 2017

As each of you will fondly remember, the week of the county fair is a beautiful time in central Ohio and especially in Lancaster.
Your reunion planning committee (Ann Courtright Swearingen, Lynne Richards Brown, Anna Mae Conrad Wagner, Jimmie Jean McKenna Silberzahn, Linda Lucas Garlinger, Betty Buckingham Garlinger, Linda Hizey Bolger, Jean Carder Bradford, Linda Torrence Beery, David McKittrick, Pat O’Bryan Hixon, Charles Bensonhaver, Jerry Stebelton) has planned a full weekend of activities for you. The county fair will be winding up as well and always brings back fond memories.

Our planning committee has worked very hard to ensure that you will have a memorable weekend for this 60th, and perhaps our last, formal class reunion. We will be forever thankful if each of you will make a special effort to join together as the LHS Class of 1957.

Check out our former reunion group photos on the Photos page.