Abington Graduate Nominated For U.S Sec. of Defense

President Obama’s nomination for the next U.S. Secretary of Defense, Ashton Carter, offers a local connection. He served as the Pentagon’s top weapons buyer from 2009 to 2011 and then as Deputy Defense Secretary until last year.

“He is a 1972 graduate of Abington High School”

Carter was on the fast track to a bright future at Abington High School. Dr. Amy Sickel is the Abington School District Superintendent.

“He was President of the Honor Society and had excellent grades and was a member of a few athletic teams. He’s a role model for the students, community and staff in the Abington school district.

Carter, a physicist, was inducted into the Abington High School Hall of Fame in 1989 in the category of education.