Friends and family gathered Friday in the Penn Manor High School library to honor 27 seniors who signed letters of intent to participate in collegiate sports at 24 colleges and universities next year. It was the largest number of athletic signings in Penn Manor’s history.
The ceremony marked the first time bowlers were represented among the student athletes. Brianna Kauffman and Liz Burkholder will attend Delaware State University, and Julie Bianco will attend Monmouth State University. All three will participate on Division I bowling teams.
Other sports represented by the graduates include field hockey, football, soccer, baseball, lacrosse, swimming, wrestling, volleyball, cross country and track and field. Nine athletes will attend Division I schools, five will attend Division II schools and 13 will attend Division III colleges or universities.
According to Penn Manor athletic director Jeff Roth, the seniors excelled in the classroom as well as on the playing field, earning a median grade-point average of 3.7.
Here are the graduates in the group photo:Front row, from left: Myranda Kremer, Lancaster Bible College (volleyball/lacrosse) Jacqueline Hemler, Shenandoah University (lacrosse) Greta Lindsley, Penn State (cross country/track and field) Rachel Suter, Liberty University (field hockey) Dana Warfel, Misericordia University (soccer) Kayla Herr, Widener University, (field hockey) Second row, from left: Lizzie Frombach, Shippensburg University (field hockey) Michele Enck, Lock Haven University (field hockey) Desiree Landis, Kutztown University (field hockey) Julie Bianco, Monmouth University (bowling) Brianna Kauffman, Delaware State University (bowling) Liz Burkholder, Delaware State (bowling) Matthew Schneider, Lycoming College (wrestling) Third row, from left: Logan Kinser, Millersville University (football) Brady Jordan, Misericordia University (lacrosse) Ben Jennings, Oberlin College (soccer) Charlie Bell, University of Delaware (football) Hunter McVey, Delaware State University (baseball) Joell Williamson, Washington College (swimming) Ian Byrnes, Marywood University (soccer) Conor Ream, Ursinus College (lacrosse) Tyler Groff, Houghton College (soccer) Back row, from left: Ethan Barley, Bloomsburg University (football) Mitch Sweigart, Princeton University (football) Damon Cummins, Lenoir-Rhyne University (lacrosse) Micah Brown, Messiah College (basketball) Cody Simet, Wesley College (baseball)