Ms. Sara Ann Yorty was a graduate of Annville-Cleona High School class of 1996.  She was a graduate of Philadelphia Biblical University class of December of 2000 with Bachelor of Science degrees in Education and Bible.  She also received a Masters of Education degree from Millersville State University.  Sara was a devoted teacher who taught in the Red Lion School District for seven years from August of 2001 until March of 2008, when her life was tragically cut short as a result of a hiking accident.

    The Sara Ann Yorty Memorial Award was created and is designed to celebrate Sara’s life and the dedication she had to her students and the teaching profession by identifying A-C faculty members (K-12) of kindred spirit and devotion.  In her short life, Sara had a life-changing impact on her students.  As such, this award celebrates the outstanding contributions of members of the A-C faculty, K-12, who have gone beyond the call of duty in their devotion and dedication to their students and made an impact on those students that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. In November of 2010, the school district turned the award over to the Foundation which made the decision to expand eligible recipients to all faculty and staff.  

    Provided that there is a suitable candidate, based on student nominations received and judged by the Dutchmen Foundation as deserving, a Sara Ann Yorty award will be presented at Annville-Cleona School Board meetings for November, January, March, and May of each year.  The award presented each quarter will include a certificate and a monetary award of $250.

    Past Award Recipients:

    January, 2018:  Norm Sanger

    November, 2017:  Mark Brophy

    May 18, 2017:  Joy Longenecker (below)


    March 16, 2017:  John Rodriquez

    January 19, 2017:  Todd Kleinfelter (below)

    Todd Kleinfelter

    November 17, 2016:  David Wright

    June 23, 2016:  Kathy George

    May 19, 2016:  Dean Metzgar

    May 21, 2015:  Kelly Keenan

    April 23, 2015:  John Brewer

    March 19, 2015:  Cody Dodson

    February 19, 2015:  Mark Brophy

    January 22, 2015:  Ray Kreiser

    November 20, 2014:  Todd Narehood

    May 15, 2014:  Dawn Davis

    April 16, 2014:  Tim Gettle

    March 20, 2014:  Sue Bonfanti

    February 20, 2014:  Michael Merry

    March 21, 2013:  Erin Snyder

    February 21, 2013:  Jim Gardner

    January 17, 2013:  Abigail Balchune

    May 17, 2012:  Ryan Clements

    April 19, 2012:  Millie Blount

    March 15, 2012:  Jackie Mancini

    February 16, 2012:  Kristi Gould

    January 19, 2012:  Ray Kreiser

    November 17, 2011:  Elizabeth Weaver

    November 18, 2010:  Sue Brightbill

    May 20, 2010:  Kathleen Flynn

    April 15, 2010:  Jane Forney

    March 18, 2010:  Susan Kreamer

    February 18, 2010:  Susan Felty

    January 21, 2010:  Robin Lefever

    November 19, 2009:  Anita Mentzer

    October 22, 2009:  Talia Sawich

    April 16, 2009:  Scott Shyda

    March 19, 2009:  Bruce Yeany

    February 19, 2009:  George Reitbauer

    January 22, 2009:  Sue Brightbill

    October 16, 2008:  Melanie Schaeffer

    September 18, 2008:  Mark Dimick

    June 16, 2008:  Kay Campbell

    May 19, 2008:  Ryan Clements

    April 21, 2008:  Sue Bonfanti and Don Schade