Manheim Township Names 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

The Manheim Township Alumni Association is proud to announce the names of the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award winners.  Since 1997, Manheim Township has bestowed the Distinguished Alumni Award on graduates who have achieved noteworthy and outstanding accomplishments in their chosen fields, have served their communities, and act as role models for students in the Manheim Township School District. 

The following alumni were selected for the 2016 award:  Edward J. Garboczi, class of 1976; Leslie Gilbert Gillin, class of 1987; Mark D. Smith, class of 1976. The winners were presented with their awards on June 7, 2016. Members of the Manheim Township Educational Foundation presented the awards along with the Executive Director, Jenny Germann.   Prior to the presentation, they each had the opportunity to share some stories and advice with the MTHS Class of 2016 graduating seniors during commencement rehearsal. If you would like to make a donation in honor of one of the candidates, please forward it to MTAA, 450A Candlewyck Road, Lancaster, PA 17601.  
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Pictured in Photo:  Dr. Edward J. Garoczi, '76, Leslie Gilbert Gillin '87, Mark D. Smith '76

Hall of Fame Winners for 2015

Four former Blue Streak Award winners have been elected to the 2015 Class of the Manheim Township Athletic Hall of Fame. They will be honored prior to the school’s Sept. 25 football game against Conestoga Valley.

Raymond Myer, Class of 1940, earned eight letters — two each in track and field, baseball, basketball and soccer — and was part of four soccer championship teams. He also was the county pole vault champion.

George Eager, Class of 2005, excelled in football.  An All-State selection in his senior year, he holds school season and career receiving records including 136 receptions, 2,110 yards and 22 touchdowns.  He continued his prowess at Franklin & Marshall College where he ranks first in career all-purpose yards (4,133), kickoff returns for touchdowns (3) and third in receptions (210) and receiving yards (2,572).

Lauren Sindall, Class of 2005, was a three-time high school All-American and 10-time All-State swimmer. At one time, she held seven individual and team records.  She was a four-time state medalist and was All-State in the 50 meter freestyle.  At Clemson University, she was a three-time NCAA qualifier, part of the university’s record-setting 200 meter relay team and was a four-time academic All-American.  Due to a prior commitment, Sindall will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2016.

Austin Gallagher, Class of 2007, was twice an All-State honoree.  He holds seven single season and 12 career school baseball records.  He was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers and at one time was their No. 7 prospect.  He played six years in the Dodger organization, parts of three seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies organization and also played for the Lancaster Barnstormers.  He currently plays for the Windy City Thunderbolts, Crestwood, Illinois.

Manheim Township Names 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

The Manheim Township Alumni Association is proud to announce the names of the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award winners.  Since 1997, Manheim Township has bestowed the Distinguished Alumni Award on graduates who have achieved noteworthy and outstanding accomplishments in their chosen fields, have served their communities, and will serve as role models for students in the Manheim Township School District. 

The following alumni were selected for the 2015 award:  Ryan Dammerman, MD, PhD, class of 1992; William V. "Pete" Dorwart, Jr. PhD, class of 1959; and Ryan Sheely, PhD, class of 2000.  The winners were presented with their awards on June 3, 2015.  Prior to the presentation, they each had an opportunity to address the 2015 graduating class during commencement rehearsal.  Congratulations to this years award recipients! 

Pictured in Photo:  Dr. Ryan Sheely, Dr. William Dorwart, Jr. (seated) and Dr. Ryan Dammerman

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