Tyrone Class of 1988 Alum to Speak at TAHS Commencement


Dr. Stephen Lewis of Berwick, PA, a graduate of the Tyrone High School Class of 1988, and a physician specializing in internal medicine and pediatrics will be the featured commencement speaker for the Tyrone Class of 2022 Graduation Ceremony on June 2nd, 2022.

“I’m excited and honored to speak, especially so because it is my niece’s graduation,” said Lewis. Lewis’s niece, Marrisa Lewis, is a member of the TAHS Class of 2022.

Lewis is not eager to share what he will speak about at commencement, preferring to keep the theme of his speech a surprise, but he did disclose that he has asked seniors and their parents their thoughts about this year’s graduating class and their positive qualities.

Lewis grew up in two homes, his home in Tyrone, where he and his family lived most of the time, and a second home in Sinking Valley. Because his father was a pastor, Lewis and his siblings resided in “the Mance” in the summers.

Lewis was involved in athletics, as well as the band, and FFA while a student at TAHS. Coaches and friends remember him as highly competitive and determined to win.

After graduating from Tyrone Area High School in 1988, Lewis attended John Hopkins University in Baltimore where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in chemistry and pre-med in 1992.

Along with his many academic achievements, Lewis was also a member of the Christian and Medical Society and the Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity. While at Johns Hopkins, he was on the football, basketball, and golf teams and was awarded the American Chemical Society Award.

Lewis then attended medical school class at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine where he graduated in the top 10% of his class in 1997.

He then entered his residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at Geisinger Medical Center, which he completed in 2001.

Lewis currently practices medicine at Geissinger Health Center in Berwick, Pennsylvania. His clinical interests include immunology, infectious diseases, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Lewis is a past President of The Northeast Pediatric Society and received a National Award of Excellence in the Care of Diabetes and Cardiovascular Medicine Patients as well as the Merck/Schering-Plough CAP Excellence Award in 2009.

In addition to his career many interests, Lewis is also passionate about his faith and has completed mission trips to Honduras, Nicaragua, and Haiti. Following the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Lewis helped construct temporary mobile clinics, distributed supplies
and medicine, and provided medical treatment to victims of the earthquake.

Lewis and his wife, Jacqueline have three children. They are Carol Ann (Carlie), Samuel (Sam), and Alexandra (Allie).