Hundreds of community members, distinguished guests, Penn Manor staff and students turned out to celebrate Penn Manor High School during Dedication Weekend activities at the school.
The weekend kicked off with the districtwide art show on Thursday, April 13, followed by the recognition on Friday of Distinguished Penn Manor Alumni Elizabeth Maine Allen, (Class of 1974), William Myers Jr. (1976), Charlie Reisinger (1990), and Tiffany Harrington Harris (1991).
Myers, Reisinger and Harris spoke to 900 Penn Manor High School juniors and seniors about their time as Comets and their experiences since graduating. The alumni were later honored at a luncheon induction ceremony. (Allen was unable to attend.)
Saturday’s event was a free community festival featuring food trucks, “bounce house” rides and activities and displays by Penn Manor student groups. Admission was free, and attendees could tour the high school and check out the art show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The dedication on Sunday featured tours of the high school before and after the 2 p.m. ceremony and an opportunity for guests to shop for Penn Manor swag at the newly opened school store. Among the invited guests was former Penn Manor superintendent Mike Leichliter, who helped initiate the high school project nearly seven years ago.
Student speakers were Abigail Ames and Suren Clark, and high school math teacher Doug Kramer also addressed the crowd. The Manor Singers closed the ceremony by singing the Penn Manor Alma Mater.
All in all, it was a truly memorable weekend that showed off our Comet Pride. And it wouldn’t have been possible without the efforts of our dedicated Penn Manor High School staff. Many thanks to all!