WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (DECEMBER 13, 2023) — Williamsport Area High School has successfully completed the restoration of its framed photos honoring state champion and First Team All-State players and teams displayed in the Commons of the building.
The project, funded by a $9,985 grant from the Athletic Program Endowment Fund at the Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation, was a collaborative effort between the district’s Athletic Department and Albright Studio Photography.
Altogether, 29 pictures underwent restoration, with 10 requiring new frames and glass, and 19 receiving UV-protectant glass and refitting. The photos are now showcased in chronological order, spanning over 50 years of Millionaire history, each featuring new plaques for a consistent style.
According to Athletic Director Sean McCann, the photos hold significant importance as they greet visitors entering the school for athletic events.
“The school and community take a lot of pride in them, as it is a prestigious accomplishment to have your picture hung in the Commons,” McCann said. “The new pictures, frames and plaques really enhance the presentation and give these student-athletes the recognition they deserve for their achievements.”
“This project has allowed us to continue to honor past athletes, as well as showcase our pride in Millionaire accomplishments,” said Associate Principal Alicia Differ.
“The foundation is proud to have played a part in helping to preserve the legacy of the high school’s athletic history by supporting this project,” said WASDEF Executive Director Greg Hayes. “We hope that these restored photos continue to serve as a visual source of inspiration for current and future student-athletes.”
The WASD Education Foundation, the nonprofit affiliate of the school district, encourages charitable giving and permanent legacies in educational innovation, the arts, athletics, and scholarships. For more information, visit www.wasdeducationfoundation.org.