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Warrior Run School District to induct four natives in 2019 Hall of Fame class

The Warrior Run Hall of Fame committee and school district will be welcoming four new members to the district’s Hall of Fame — Rebecca Bender ’01, Glenn Smith II ’03, Scott Harrison ’69 and Barbara Romano ’79. They will be recognized at the home football game on Sept. 27 and formally inducted Sept. 28 during the Hall of Fame Banquet to be held at the Watson Inn.

Bender was in the Spanish and French club, Tri-Hi-Y, art photo club, varsity club and was a member of the Lady Defender basketball and softball teams. She received her bachelors in Spanish and secondary education from Bloomsburg University and received a master of arts in Spanish literature from the University of New Mexico. In 2013, she received her Ph.D. in Spanish literature from Penn State University. Currently, Bender is an assistant professor of Spanish at Kansas State University.

Smith was a member of the show and concert choirs for four years and was selected to attend regional chorus. He was also a four-year starting quarterback and set numerous school records. Smith was named First Team All-State by the Pennsylvania Football News. He received a bachelors degree in business adminstration from Lycoming College where he continued football and received the Most Outstanding Male Athlete in 2007. Smith has held leadership positions with HOPE Enterprises, Faith Wesleyan Church and Leadership Lycoming. He is the assistant director of athletics and director of athletics development and Warrior Club at Lycoming College.

Harrison was a member of student council, pep club, Defender basketball and baseball teams and class president. He continued his education at the Williamsport Area Community College and Williamsport School of Commerce. He was employed for 23 years at International Paper and for three years at Lonza prior to his passing in 2005. He was known for his community service and involvement in the Warrior Run School District. For 35 years, Harrison volunteered with the Allenwood, West Branch and Warrior Run Area fire departments and was a member of the Warrior Run Fort Freeland Society. He also was a school board member and the president of the Parent Teacher Organization at Watsontown Elementary.

Romano was involved in chorus, student council, pep club, Tri-Hi-Y, concert, marching and jazz bands. She received her bachelors degree in computer and information science from Bloomsburg University. She has held numerous careers such as writing government contracts to application development manager for QVC. Today, she is a director of information technology for South Jersey Industries, a $1.4 billion energy services holding company.

For more information or to purchase a ticket, call Warrior Run High school at 570-649-5166.

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