College presence continues through championship weekend

Published 08.29.2022

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Members present the colors in rehearsal, as violinist Michael Fisher – a Williamsport Area High School graduate studying at the New England Conservatory of Music – performs the national anthem.The stars and stripes are unfurled during a practice run at Volunteer Stadium.Before an oversized baseball, the battalion celebrates its big league impression on a Little League audience.Under summer skies and the eyes of the world, a display of patriotism and precisionAmong those taking part (from left): Capt. Jessica Slade, assistant professor of military science; David Tice, military science instructor; Master Sgt. Gabriel Temples, senior military science instructor; Lt. Col. John Acosta, professor of military science; Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Mally, military science instructor; and Pamela S. Callahan, human services technician.Bald Eagle Battalion Army ROTC, including faculty and cadets from Penn College, served as color guard at Howard J. Lamade Stadium for Saturday's U.S. title game between Tennessee and eventual champion Hawaii at the 75th annual Little League Baseball® World Series.

Paramedic science students (from left) Kaylin J. Hicks, of Hughesville; Elizabeth A. Goodrich, of Middlebury Center; Aleyah D. Walter, of Hughesville; and Allison Lavallee Harris, of Williamsport, were among nine Penn College paramedic students who each contributed two shifts to help with health care at the series.Other members of the battalion are Lycoming College and Lock Haven and Mansfield universities.

Four paramedic science students also spent the day at the South Williamsport complex, working with paramedics from Susquehanna Regional EMS to provide emergency care to Little League spectators.