An excerpt from the May 2014 MTAA Newsletter

Education Forecast Breakfast: Public Education Meets Business

On April, 30 2014, MTEF hosted an Education Forecast Breakfast at the Lancaster Country Club. The breakfast provided an important opportunity for dialogue between diverse groups of local business leaders, school district leadership and university representatives. The event served as a fundraiser for the Foundation.

PA Secretary of Education, Carolyn Dumaresq, served as the keynote speaker. She described how Pennsylvania defined our education standards and outlined the State’s evaluation method for students and staff. As the event concluded, Dumaresq took questions from the audience.

Following the Secretary’s presentation, Susan Shapiro from WGAL8, who served as the event’s emcee, posed questions to a panel of four area superintendents. Panel members included Mike Leichliter, Penn Manor School District; Brenda Becker, Hempfield School District; Pedro Rivera, School District of Lancaster; and Mike Bromirski, Acting Superintendent for Manheim Township School District.

Discussion included the economic, social, and educational challenges that face today’s schools. They also pointed out various ways that strong school districts transform communities. The panel emphasized how business leaders and educators can come together serving as a common voice for the community when discussing change in both Harrisburg and Washington, DC.

MTAA Preparing for Distinguished Alumni Nominations


Lee C. Walp, CFP, '72
Dr. Ross E. Long, Jr., '66
The Honorable Bruce A. Roth, Esq., '79

Manheim Township Alumni Association will begin solicitation for 2015 Distinguished Alumni nominees on January 1, 2015. Since 1997, MTAA 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 district-wide.

Award winners address each year’s graduating class at commencement and are honored with a reception following the event.

You, or someone you know, could be one of this year’s honorees! Contact MTAA at 717-560-3117 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

An excerpt from the November 2013 MTAA Newsletter

MTHS Students Strive for Fundraising Success
Submitted by the 2013-14 Mini-THON committee

Manheim Township High School proudly became a Four Diamonds school in 2010. With the help of alumni students, Mini-THON was introduced to MTHS to join in the fight against pediatric cancer. Currently, the MTHS Mini-THON Committee is working on fundraising for the upcoming fourth annual Mini-THON event. In the past 3 years combined, the MTHS Mini-THON has raised over $100,000.00 for the Four Diamonds Fund. Currently, our committee has 150+ student volunteers helping in the fight against pediatric cancer. The club is divided into seven committees that help to cover all areas of event organizing, such as food, public relations, morale and several others.

This year, students have been fundraising through bake sales, canning at football games, car washes, support letters, Powder Puff games and various other activities. Presently, there are multiple fundraisers being planned for the upcoming school year. These Mini-THON fundraisers will continue up until the 2014 Mini-THON event, which will take place on February 28th, 2014 from 6PM-6AM. All funds raised by the club will benefit the Four Diamonds Fund. The Four Diamonds Fund partners with any family who has a child diagnosed with pediatric cancer at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital. This philanthropy helps to cover financial and extraneous expenses that can be a burden to families suffering from pediatric cancer. Additionally, funds will help provide research support and medical team support to continue searching for the cure.

To keep up with the progress of the 2014 MTHS Mini-THON Committee, visit our website. Come out and support the fight during upcoming fundraising events! Together we can continue to support the families affected and find the cure for pediatric cancer.

It's all For The Kids... FTK!!!!

Submitted by the 2013-14 Mini-THON committee.

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