BT Express to honor William Penn swimmers
02/14/2009 05:11:06 PM EST
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William Penn High School's Block and Tackle After School Tutorial Program (BT Express) is hosting its sixth annual awards and fund-raising breakfast at 8:30 a.m. on March 21 at the Yorktowne Hotel.
The purpose is to raise funds to provide financial scholarships and supplement the cost of the tutorial program, which conducts character, responsibility and leadership sessions and focuses on providing academic support and assistance for student-athletes.
This year's Hall of Fame program will honor 64 former William Penn All-America swimmers from 1936 to 2003.
William Penn graduate Ronn Jenkins, an NCAA diving coach at West Chester University, will be the keynote speaker for this year's event and will also be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
And Tom Wolf, chairman of the board and president of the Wolf Organization, is being presented the "Outstanding Community Service Award" for his contributions to the building of a better York and his support of the BT Express.
BT Express is looking for contact information on this year's inductees (see below). Family members, friends or individuals who may have access to this information should call BT Express co-founder Juanita Kirkland at 852-7895 or e-mail email@example.com.
Tickets for the breakfast may be purchased by contacting Kirkland at William Penn High School, 101 W. College Avenue, York 17401 or by calling 852-7895. Tickets may also be purchased by e-mailing
The 2009 Hall of Fame class includes:
Donald E. Houseal, 1935-36; Edward H. Jones, 1937-38; John W. Reidel, 1938; Carl A. Schaeberle, 1938; Claude E. Hinkle, 1938-40; Michael Schaeffer, 1939; Eugene C. Lauer, 1940-41; William E. Schmidt, 1940-42; Morgan E. Hein, 1941-42; Joseph E. Cole, 1942; Richard M. Potts, 1942; Donald E. McCloskey, 1945; Bruce A. Ness, 1946; H. Thomas Benner, 1948-50; Frank P. Nauss, 1949-51; Carl E. Brothers, 1949-50; Peter J. S. Janetta, 1949; John T. Kooh, 1950-51; Fredrick W. Ruppenthal, 1951; Gary W. Hibner, 1951-53; Charles P. Weaver, 1951; Joseph Niedzielski,1951; Michael R. Andrews, 1951-53; James G. Musser, 1953; George Bell, 1953; Douglas L. White, 1953-54; Charles G. Bechtel, 1953-55; Phillip R. Swisher, 1954; Charles A. Bormuth, 1954-55; Kenneth J. Ilgenfritz, 1954-56; Lee F. Engdahl, 1954-55; William F. Lynne, 1955-57; John A. Eichelberger, 1955-57; Gary L. Billet, 1956; John F. Binder, 1956-58; John D. Grimm, 1956; Barry C. Kent, 1956; Terry L. Slonaker, 1957-58; P. John Mirtz, 1958; K. Joel Shanabrough, 1958; Michael S. Schaeberle, 1958-59; David R. Hamm,1960; Kenneth G. Sowers, 1960; Terry L. Strayer, 1960; Richard A. Fogle, 1960-61; Tom A. Yohe, 1960-61; James D. Massam, 1960-62; Bill E. Groft, 1960-63; J. Douglas Owen, 1963; Ronald E. Brillhart, 1963-66; James E. Gingerich 1963-66; Tobin N. Gerhart 1966-67; David H. Anstine, 1966-69; Robert H. Sahms, 1966-69; Donald C. Schaeberle, 1967; John M. Schrantz, 1967-68; William E. Schmidt Jr., 1967-68; Thomas D. Schaeberle, 1967-69; Neil S. Beck, 1968-69; John P. Resser II, 1971; Stephen M. Schmidt, 1973; Henry M. Buckingham, 2002; Peter T. Williams, 2002; Edward W. Buckingham, 2003; and Adam M. McClure, 2003.