Lancaster County Judge Jeffery Wright spoke to the Penn Manor High School Politics Club Thursday about the judicial system and a new member of the courthouse staff — Hamlet, a Yellow Labrador.
While he was at Penn Manor, Judge Wright also administered the oath of office to Dr. Jerry Egan, recently named Penn Manor’s new assistant superintendent for elementary education. Currently principal of Hambright Elementary, Egan will take on his new role July 1.
The hit of the presentation, however, was Hamlet, a dog that helps to ease stress in the Lancaster County Veterans Court and the Mental Health and Probation & Parole Departments. “His primary role is to be loved and to give love,” said Wright, who pointed out that Hamlet is one of only two service dogs serving such a role in the U.S.