Eight Penn Manor alumni returned to the high school Jan. 3 to share advice with Penn Manor students about attending college while participating in sports.

The Athletic Alumni Roundtable, held in the high school cafeteria, attracted about 40 students, along with coaches and parents.

The panel of collegians responded to questions about balancing athletics and academics, choosing the right college and the differences between athletics on the college and high school levels.

The roundtable was designed to help Penn Manor students “become a little bit more college ready and to help them decide which colleges would be a good fit,” said Jason Mattern, Penn Manor athletic director.

Alumni who participated in the roundtable included: Brooke DeBerdine, University of Maryland, field hockey; Cassie Kline, Penn State University, field hockey; Doug Kramer, Eastern University, cross country, track and field; Grant Gale, Franklin & Marshall College, football; Matt Keller, Syracuse University, football; Nick Kirk, Ursinus College, lacrosse; Wyatt Barnett, York College, lacrosse; and Casey McCollum, Lafayette College, football.

Middle School Students of the Month

Manor Middle School Students of the Month for November 2018 were selected by teachers based on attitude, achievement and effort.The students, by team, were as follows:

— Blue 7, top photo, from left: Briana Arnold, Samuel David, JoJo Bonnici, Ethan Benne and Lauren Daigle.

— Blue 8, above, from left: Teagen Rogers, Paula Torres, Allison Burkholder, Kailey O’Brien and Kieran McFall.

— Green 7, below, from left: Natalie Burrows, Bradyn Eckert, Marlee Shenk and Arianna Salvatori.

— Green 8, bottom, from left: Katelyn Quinn, Will Stover, Abigail Nesmith and Nytia Jenkins.