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

An excerpt from the May 2014 MTAA Newsletter

2014 Spring Grants Awarded

Spring grants were awarded for 13 programs across the district. The Foundation funded 70% of the applications received for a Spring Grant Cycle total of $43,000. Together with the Fall grants, MTEF awarded $80,000 in grants for the 2013-2014 school year. The Foundation provides financial resources for enhancing the academic, athletic and artistic opportunities for all students. Click here to see a complete list of grants.

Grant Spotlight

One of the grants awarded this spring is called Blue Streak Connections. The program pairs students in the life skills support program (mentees) with peers without disabilities (mentors) through similar interests.

The goal of the program is to "establish a mentor/mentee program in which peers connect and socialize with the goal of breaking down barriers and building a deeper respect of others with diverse characteristics and unique abilities."

The mentors receive training from the special education and IU13 staff at the beginning of the school year. The mentors and mentees connect during each club period. They also attend school activities outside the school day. This program has a lasting effect on the students as they are able to connect throughout the school day creating a positive atmosphere and a sense of belonging for all students.

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