Williamsport Pride Throughout the World

Williamsport Area School District educates students and arms them with the tools they need to go out into the world, grow into adulthood, establish careers, and contribute to their communities. Our WAHS alumni are scattered throughout the world, both near and far, and have put their mark on the world in which they live in both in big and small ways and continue to give back to their home community.

Distinguished Alumni

Since 2012, the alumni committee has presented the Distinguished Alumni Award to outstanding WAHS alumni. The award honors our notable alumni who have been outstanding in their professional accomplishments and have made significant achievements benefiting their local and/or global communities. Our Distinguished Alumni are recognized annually by their peers during a special ceremony during Homecoming week. The recipients are inducted into the Distinguished Alumni Wall of Fame at WAHS. 
Outstanding Recent Alumni Award

Given to an alumnus who has graduated 10 years ago or less. It recognizes outstanding service and accomplishments of an exceptional alumnus. Area of service may include professional, personal and civic.

Distinguished Alumni Service Award

Given to an alumnus who has provided outstanding service to his/her profession and/or community.

Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award

Given to an alumnus who has modeled and employed a focus on achievement within his/her profession.

Distinguished Alumni Humanitarian Award

Given to an alumnus who has provided extraordinary service for the benefit of others.

For more information, or to make a Distinguished Alumni nomination, click here to make a Distinguished Alumni nomination, or call the Education Foundation office 570-327-5500, ext. 40602.

Pledge Your Support

The Alumni Committee is a working committee of the WASD Education Foundation. Donations qualify as a tax deduction under the Foundation's 501(c)(3) nonprofit status.  Make a secure donation online by clicking here. We thank you in advance for your contribution and support!
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If your class is planning an upcoming reunion, email your information to WASD Education Foundation Executive Director Greg Hayes at [email protected].

Upcoming Reunions

  • The Class of 1964 will host a 75th Birthday Celebration for its classmates on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021. For more information, click here
  • The Class of 1966 has decided that, due to the COVID-19 restrictions still in place, it will not have a 55th reunion in 2021.  Instead, the class will celebrate its 60th reunion in 2026. 
  • The Class of 1972 will hold its 50th class reunion on Sept. 10, 2022, at the Genetti Hotel. For more information, contact Carol Hahn Derr by email
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Recent News

Stories and achievements about our students and staff doing amazing things in the classroom and community.

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The WASD Education Foundation released its 2020-2021 Annual Report today, which highlights the organization’s key activities between July 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021.
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The WAHS music department recently held its 32nd annual Holiday Concert. The concert, which has become known as the department’s “gift to the community,” brings together the combined talents of the high school’s band, choral and orchestra groups.
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WAMS released the year's first marking period honor roll listing. Two-hundred and twenty-nine students in grades seven and eight are named as having earned their status on the distinguished high honor roll, high honor roll or honor roll roster.
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The WASD Education Foundation recently brought its 2021-2022 fall grant cycle to a close. Over the course of the last several months, contributions made to district projects and programs have totaled $111,249.
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The WAHS Marching Millionaires placed fourth overall at the Atlantic Coast Championships this past weekend at Central Dauphin High School in Harrisburg.
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WAHS released the year's first marking period honor roll listing. Three-hundred and fifty-nine students in grades nine through 12 are named as having earned their status on the distinguished honor roll, high honor roll or honor roll roster.
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Parent teacher conferences will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 22, and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 23. All conferences will be by Zoom or phone.
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We're wishing our Millionaires good luck this Friday, Nov. 5, when they go up against the Altoona Mt. Lions in the first round of playoffs beginning at 7 p.m. at STA Stadium.
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The athletic department's online registration platform for athletic forms is ready for the 2021-22 school winter sports season. Student-athletes and parents may log back into their own accounts and re-use their current forms to register for sports for next school year.
Image for Jackson Students Read, Draw Along with Famed Author Alice Walker
Thanks to Crayola, students at Jackson Primary School received a first reading of Alice Walker's new children's book, "Sweet People Are Everywhere," straight from the author herself this afternoon.
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WAHS celebrated Homecoming on Oct. 1. The Millionaires faced off against the Dallas Mountaineers, and, while it couldn't quite take the glory of a win (a 27-20 loss), it was at least able to celebrate those seniors on this year's Homecoming Court.
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Five teachers at WAHS have been able to knock off a few items on their wish list this fall, thanks to Subaru and its partnership with
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Following recent reports published this week, the Williamsport Area School District seeks to provide clarification on what has been publicly perceived as new developments in the Attorney General’s investigation of the 2018 Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, incident.
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WASD named Dustin Brouse as its new Supervisor of Instructional Technology. Brouse, an 11-year employee of the district, comes to the newly created position most recently from serving as the district’s Instructional Technology Specialist.
Image for WASD Education Foundation Opens 2021-2022 Grant Opportunities for Teachers
The WASD Education Foundation is accepting applications for its annual Teacher Mini-Grant Program and the first round of general grant funding for the 2021-2022 school year. Applications must be submitted to the foundation’s office on or by Friday, Oct. 22.
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Our 2021 fall newsletter is now available! Check out what's been happening and what's new and in store for the year ahead.
Image for Jackson Primary School Receives $6,500 Grant from Choose Kindness Foundation
Jackson Primary School was awarded a $6,500 grant from the Choose Kindness Foundation to begin a year-long, building-wide effort to promote and celebrate a welcoming, inclusive and caring school environment.
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The Williamsport Area School District has announced the dates for its annual round of open houses to kick off the start of the 2021-2022 school year.
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WASD's new school year is just weeks away! The new year will bring with it many new faces and positions, especially for those serving in building or department leadership roles. Meet them here.
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The WAHS athletic department was the recent recipient of the 2020-2021 District IV Sportsmanship Award from PIAA. The award is presented each year to a District IV high school based on overall program sportsmanship of student-athletes, coaches and spectators during the course of its most recent athletic seasons.
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The Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation is pleased to announce this year’s recent appointment of three new members to its board of directors. Joining the board are Jon Mackey, Marwin Reeves and Loriann Rose.
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River Valley Regional YMCA, YWCA Northcentral PA and the WASD Education Foundation are pleased to announce the return of Over the Edge (OTE) this fall. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021.
Image for Bidding Now Open for Curtin Intermediate School Renovations
WASD is currently accepting bids for renovations to Curtin Intermediate School. Bids must be received by the business office at 2780 West Fourth St. no later than 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 27.
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As the WASD eyes the end of another school term, it pledged its farewell to 30 retirees. In a video tribute, administrators and supervisors said goodbye to this year's class of retirees, who, together, represent more than 740 years of experience.
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Nutritious free meals are available for children and teens 18 and younger at several locations throughout Williamsport during the summer while school is out of session. Click on the headline to find a link to a mapping tool to find a site near you.
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WAHS's 2020-2021 academic year has just ended, and what a year it was. ​On Thursday night, 297 graduates proudly celebrated their achievements and received their diplomas.
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The Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) recently honored Williamsport Area High School teacher Kent Weaver with its 2021 Citation of Excellence for District 8. The citation was presented to Weaver by Head Principal Dr. Brandon Pardoe during the high school’s annual “Poptastik!” concert on June 2.
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Ninety-one WAHS students were celebrated Monday night during the National Honor Society Ceremony, and, from among them, 48 were inducted as new members from the junior and senior classes.
Image for 78 WAMS Students Inducted into National Junior Honor Society
Seventy-nine WAMS students were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society on Thursday morning. The ceremony, held in the middle school auditorium, honored each of the inductees who represent what are known as The Four Pillars — or backbone — of NJHS: scholarship, service, leadership and character.
Image for WASD Education Foundation Grants $6,000 to 2 OM Teams Headed to the World Finals
The WASD Education Foundation granted $6,000 to the district’s Odyssey of the Mind teams headed to the World Finals next week in Orlando, Fla. The foundation was able to contribute a combination of gifts received from those in the community, area businesses and WASDEF’s unrestricted fund.
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Joined by friends, teammates, family and coaches, 19 WAHS students signed to play their respective sport at the collegiate level in the fall.
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WAHS senior Tommy Harper won the Pennsylvania Foundation for Housing and Endorsed Trade Program Student Recognition Award. Harper, a Construction Trades student, was selected because of his "dedication and hard work displayed in learning the trade."
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The Giant Co. presented WASD with $21,486.75 this morning to benefit its food service program. The contribution was made through the company's Feeding School Kids initiative, an effort focused on supporting food programs at local public schools.
Image for WAHS Top Hat Dinner Honors Class of 2021's Top 5 Percent
The Class of 2021’s top 5 percent were recognized tonight during the eighth annual Top Hat Dinner held at the Genetti Hotel. Seventeen seniors were celebrated for their academic excellence, as well as their selected faculty honorees who influenced and inspired that success.
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Thirty-six students involved in WAHS's School-to-Work Program were honored during its annual Community Partners Appreciation Breakfast today. In partnership with local employers, the program places students in job positions around the community.
Image for Notice: 2021-2022 Proposed Final Budget Available for Public Inspection
On May 4, 2021, the WASD School Board formally adopted the Proposed Final Budget of expenditures for 2021-2022. The budget is available for public inspection for 30 days during business hours at the District Service Center or can be viewed online.
Image for McDonald's, Larson Design Group Partner with WASDEF to Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week
Larson Design Group and McDonald’s are partnering with the WASD Education Foundation in a week-long effort to pay tribute to teachers and raise funds to support classrooms during Teacher Appreciation Week from May 3-7.
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On the heels of 2020's "One in a Million(aire)" effort, schools across WASD entered into a month-long “Share the (Millionaire) Love” campaign in February. Here's a look at some of the results.
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The Williamsport Area School Board is accepting applications until 12 p.m. on April 29, 2021, to fill a vacancy on the board. Appointment of a new school director is anticipated to occur on May 4.
Image for Safe Kids PA Donates 40 Books to Primary Schools on Pedestrian Safety
In an effort to further promote safe walking habits, the Lycoming County chapter of Safe Kids Pennsylvania donated 40 copies of “Clifford Takes a Walk” to WASD kindergarten classrooms and primary school libraries today.
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WASD has once again been recognized as one of the Best Communities for Music Education from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education.
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As we enter the last nine weeks of the school year, the district must ensure the integrity of our students’ learning remains uninterrupted as much as possible. Therefore, movement and transfers between our in-person and remote learning models will no longer be granted.
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Registration is open to enroll in summer courses at WAHS. The high school will offer two forms of summer courses: credit acceleration and credit recovery to all high school students. Registration deadline is June 11. Classes begin June 14.
Image for Retired NFL Player Michael Oher Speaks, Reads to Cochran Students
Retired NFL player Michael Oher took some time recently to virtually read to and talk with second-grade students in Kristiann McQuown’s class at Cochran Primary School.
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Despite the obstacles winter sports faced in a season laced with pandemic restrictions and guidelines, the Millionaires held the line and persevered with exceptional outcomes.
Image for 2 WASD OM Teams Advance to State Finals on April 10
Two WASD Odyssey of the Mind teams that virtually competed at the Regional Tournament on March 17 are headed to the State Finals. This year’s contending teams from WASD were both represented by Curtin Intermediate School.
Image for WASD Education Foundation's 2020-2021 Employee Giving Campaign Raises $6,926
With a matching contribution from Larson Design Group (LDG), the WASD Education Foundation was able to raise $6,926 through its second Employee Giving Campaign this winter.
Image for 'Kids United Community Playground' Coming to Cochran Primary This Summer
A multi-organizational partnership has generated more than $430,000 to officially bring a new, all-inclusive Kids United Community Playground to life this summer at Cochran Primary School.
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The WASD Education Foundation is participating in Raise the Region, the 30-hour online fundraising event hosted by the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania, from 6 p.m. March 10 until 11:59 p.m. March 11.
Image for WAHS Senior Raises, Donates $16,616 to Local Charities
WAHS senior Cecilia Fink’s charity Be You Boldly granted a combined $16,616.17 to K’s for Cancer and the River Valley Regional YMCA’s Livestrong Program on Friday.
Image for 'Share the (Millionaire) Love' Campaign Launched at WASD
Schools across WASD have entered into a month-long and aptly named “Share the (Millionaire) Love” campaign in an effort to promote the impact of daily small acts of kindness and compassion.
Image for Watsontown Trucking Co. Donates 400+ Coats for K-6 Students
Watsontown Trucking Co. donated more than 400 coats today that will be sorted and made available to any student in need across the district in grades K-6.
Image for WAHS Senior Nassir Jones Signs with Bloomsburg University
Williamsport Area High School senior Nassir Jones signed his letter of intent today to continue his football career at the collegiate level at Bloomsburg University.
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WASD's kindergarten and new student enrollment week for the 2021-2022 school year is scheduled for March 22 through March 26 at the District Service Center, 2780 West Fourth St.
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WAHS senior Oam Patel won the regional round in this year's Poetry Out Loud competition. Patel secured the first-place win on Jan. 29 by reciting "Charles Sumner" by Charlotte L. Forten Grimke, "Hysteria" by Dionisio D. Martinez and "Harold and the Purple Crayon" by D. Gilson.
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In honor of school boards’ commitment to our students, schools and communities, January is once again designated School Director Recognition Month.
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The WAHS Music Department conducted the 31st annual Holiday Concert via the 2020 way: virtually. Below are the series of videos released on the department's Facebook page throughout the week of Dec. 14.
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Thanks to a recent campaign encouraging the use of the local public library and its resources, 439 WASD elementary students are now James V. Brown Library card holders.
Image for WASD Education Foundation Releases 2019-2020 Annual Report
The WASD Education Foundation released its 2019-2020 Annual Report today, which highlights the organization’s key activities and financial statements between July 1, 2019, and June 30, 2020.
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In a continued effort to help slow the community spread of COVID-19, the Williamsport Area School District will remain in full remote learning through Jan. 8.
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Free student meals will be available weekdays beginning Friday, Dec. 11, through Monday, Dec. 21, and Monday, Jan. 4, through Thursday, Jan. 7, during the district's extension of full remote instruction.
Image for With Matching Sponsor, #GivingTuesday Donations to WASDEF Will Go Twice as Far
This #GivingTuesday, with the help of matching sponsor, Evergreen Wealth Solutions, donations to the WASD Education Foundation will have twice the impact.This year if the foundation raises $1,000, Evergreen Wealth Solutions will provide a matching donation.
Image for WAHS Senior to Compete as Division Finalist in MTNA Senior String Performance Competition
WAHS senior Michael Fisher will virtually compete as a division finalist in the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Eastern Division Senior String Performance. Fisher secured his spot after his recent win in the Pennsylvania State Senior String Competition.
Image for WASD Education Foundation Awards $4,379 to Support WAMS, WAHS Program Enhancements
The WASD Education Foundation recently awarded two grants totaling $4,379 to support programs at both Williamsport Area Middle School and Williamsport Area High School.
Image for WASD's Insurance Firm Donates Coats for Students in Need
Thanks to a donation made by the district's insurance firm, a group of students in need will receive a free coat to wear this winter. The coats, donated as part of the firm's Coats 4 Kids Drive, will be given to identified high school students in need.
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The WASD Education Foundation approved the appointments of two new members to its board of directors. Joining the board are Stan Carey and Dr. Sue Kelley.
Image for Dr. Bowers' Oct. 27 Presentation to the School Board
Superintendent Dr. Bowers opened the special meeting of the Williamsport Area School District Board of Directors with a presentation on the hybrid model and moving forward. Included here is a link to access the PowerPoint slides Dr. Bowers referenced.
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The Williamsport Area School District Board of Directors voted to have all students, K-12, in the hybrid model return to five days a week for full-time, in-person instruction.
Image for Stevens Primary Raises $325 for Local Breast Health Center
Over a two-day period, Stevens Primary School raised $325.25 as part of its observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The funds will be donated to the Susquehanna Health Foundation, designated for UPMC Susquehanna's Kathryn Candor Lundy Breast Health Center.
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In an effort to collect outstanding overdue library books, WASD asks students and families to please return them to any WASD main office/entrance.
Image for Virtual Evening Assistance to Be Available for Remote Learners Beginning Oct. 19
Remote learners in the WASD who need additional assistance from teachers will have the opportunity to get live online help in the evenings beginning Monday, Oct. 19.
Image for WASD Education Foundation Opens Grant Opportunities for WASD Teachers
The WASD Education Foundation is accepting applications for its annual Teacher Mini-Grant Program and the first round of general grant funding for the 2020-2021 school year. Applications must be submitted to the foundation’s office on or by Friday, Oct. 30.
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The WASD art department has been recognized as a 2020 Outstanding Visual Arts Community from the Pennsylvania Art Education Association (PAEA) for its commitment to visual arts education. This is the second consecutive year the department has received the designation.
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WASD's Student Help Desk is available to all K-12 hybrid and remote students through the district's Dashboard portal.
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It's been one month since the start of the school year. With health restrictions in place, take a look at how the hybrid model functions from inside our schools from the perspective of some of our students across the district.
Image for Cochran Primary Teacher Receives Fulbright Award
Cochran Primary School teacher Brooke Nenadal was recently selected for the Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms, a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
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