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Joanne Kehs Conte

Joanne (Kehs) Conte
  • 1982 Perkiomen Valley High School Graduate (Third in Class)
  • 10-time Track PIAA State Champion 
  • 8-time PIAA Team State Champion (4 Years for Cross Country/4 Years Track & Field)
  • PIAA State Record-Holder for 30 Years in the 800M Run
  • First Female to Win the Dannehower Scholar-Athlete Award
  • World Record Holder and NCAA Division 1 National Champion (Villanova University 1985 Indoor 4 X 800 Relay)
  • 5-time NCAA Indoor Track & Field All-American
  • 6-time Big East Indoor Track & Field Champion
  • 7-time Big East Team Champion
  • Big East All-Academic Team
  • Big East Conference Female Scholar Athlete of the Year – 1986
  • Villanova Student Athlete of the Year - 1986
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
  • Summa Cum Laude Graduate with 3.91 GPA
  • Villanova Varsity Club Hall of Fame Member – 1996

Dr. Manley

Dr. Franklin Manley
  • Teacher, Coach and Administrator in Perkiomen Valley School District for 42 Years
  • 1970 - Perkiomen Valley High School Principal
  • Oversaw the jointure between Schwenksville and Collegeville-Trappe High Schools
  • Founder of the Pioneer Athletic Conference
  • Heavily Involved with Perkiomen Valley School District Facilities Expansion 
  • Located Site for Perkiomen Valley Middle School West
  • President of the Bux-Mont Athletic League
  • President of the Montgomery County School Principals Association
  • Member of the Pennsylvania State Association of Principals, Pennsylvania School Boards Association
  • Assistant to the Superintendent for Perkiomen Valley Schools






David Roberts

David Roberts
  • 2007 PVHS Graduate
  • 2004 AA State Medalist- Bronze 
  • 2005-07 Three Time AAAA State Champion 
  • 2007 District Champions 
  • 2004-2006 District One Champion
  • 2005-07 All American Diving 
  • 2007 All American Swimming
  • 2007 Mercury Swimmer Diver of the Year
  • 2007 Summit Award for Career Achievement
mary fenstermacher

Mary Fenstermacher
  • 1954 Schwenksville High School Graduate
  • 1974-1998 Perkiomen Valley high School PE Teacher, Field Hockey Coach
  • 1985 District One Champion in Field Hockey
  • 1987 PIAA AA State Champion in Field Hockey
  • 1994 PAC 10 Champion in Field Hockey















bill neill

William Neill
  • 1977 PVHS Graduate
  • National Honor Society Member
  • 1975, 1976 All Bux-Mont 1st Team
  • 1976 PA All State Selection
  • 1977 PA State Wrestling Champion
  • 1984 Inducted into the PA Wrestling Hall of Fame
  • 1981 University of Pittsburgh All American Defensive End 
  • 1981 All Big East Defensive End
  • 1981 NFL 5th Round Draft Pick – New York Giants
  • 1981 NFL All Rookie 1st Team DL
  • 1981 New York Giants Rookie of the Year
  • 1984 Played Nose Tackle for the Green Bay Packers












jacki trankle

Jacqueline Trankle
  • 1970-1972 Skippack Elementary Cafeteria Aide
  • 1972-2012 Perkiomen Valley High School Secretary and Cafeteria Aide
  • 1972-2015 Athletic Event Worker
  • Devoted Mentor to Perkiomen Valley Students, Staff and Community
bill fretz

William Fretz
  • Football Coach at Collegeville-Trappe High School with championships in 1957, 1958 and 1960
  • 1959 Coach of Championship Baseball Team in the Inter-County Baseball League
  • 1960 - Named Man of the Year by Skip-Perk Junior Chamber of Commerce
  • 1971-1993 First Athletic Director of Perkiomen Valley High School 
  • 1971 Head Coach of North Montgomery County All-Star Team
  • Assisted with the creation of the Pioneer Athletic Conference













steven rich

Steven Rich
  • 2007 PVHS Graduate
  • 2006-07 Band President
  • 2014 Pulitzer Prize for public service
  • 2014 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for domestic print
  • 2014 Gerald Loeb Award for large newspapers
  • 2014 American Society of News Editors Award for local accountability reporting
  • 2014 GEN Data Journalism Award for best data-driven investigation
  • 2015 George Polk Award for national reporting
  • 2015 Associated Press Sports Editors Award for investigative reporting
  • 2015 Sigma Delta Chi Award for public service
  • 2016 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting
  • 2016 George Polk Award for medical reporting
  • 2016 Sigma Delta Chi Award for investigative reporting
  • 2017 Peabody Award
  • 2017 Associated Press Sports Editors Award for explanatory reporting
  • 2017 Sigma Delta Chi Award for investigative reporting
grant wiley

Grant Wiley
  • 1998 Defensive Player Of the Year – Times Herald
  • 1999 PVHS Graduate
  • 1999 Pennsylvania Big 33 Team
  • 1999 Player of the Year - PCTV 
  • 1999 Football MVP - PAC 10
  • 1999 Offensive Player Of The Year - Times Herald 
  • 1999 Player of The Year - Pottstown Mercury
  • 1999 Prep Star All-American
  • 2000 Big East Rookie of the Year While Playing for West Virginia University
  • 2000 2nd Team Freshman All-American
  • 2003 Consensus All-American
  • 2003 Bronko Nagurski Award Finalist (Best Defensive Player in College Football)
  • 2004 Signed with Minnesota Vikings as a Free Agent