The annual Manheim Township Distinguished Alumni Award exists to recognize graduates who achieved noteworthy and outstanding accomplishments in their chosen fields and who will serve as role models for students currently enrolled in the Manheim Township School District.

Achievements may have been in any honorable field of endeavor. Level of community service is also considered. Award winners address each year’s graduating class at commencement and are honored with a reception following the event.

The following alumni have been selected for the 2022 award: 

  • Darla Bair, class of 1970
  • Edward F. Gallagher, class of 1977
  • Karen M. Rice (Huber), class of 1988

Nominations are accepted annually from January 1 - March 1.

To nominate an individual, include the following information:

  • Nominee’s name, graduating class and contact information. Please note that candidates must be from a MTSD class that has graduated at least ten years prior to nomination
  • Your name, address, phone number and email address
  • A biographical sketch listing education, principal employment, community service, and other significant information
  • Awards and special recognition
  • A narrative summary (two-page maximum) as basis for the nomination
  • How many years the nominee attended Manheim Township schools

Submit a nominee via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., online form, or by sending a letter to:

450A Candlewyck Road
Lancaster, PA 17601

Contact MTAA at (717) 560-3117 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions.

Since 1997, the Manheim Township School District has presented accomplished alumni with this high honor. The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes individuals nominated by their peers, for service and/or achievement.

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