Student speakers named for June 7 commencement

Five student speakers have been named for Penn Manor High School’s 2016 commencement, scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, at Franklin & Marshall College Alumni Sports and Fitness Center.

Evan Toomey, John “Jack” Zimmerman, Danielle Wright, Emily Ferrick and Emily Thyrum will address the graduates and guests during the ceremony.

  • Evan is class valedictorian. He is the son of David and Paula Toomey of Millersville. He participated in National Honor Society, Quiz Bowl, Envirothon, Science Honor Society and the Junior Engineering Technical Society (JETS). He plans to major in economics at Penn State University.
  • Jack is class salutatorian. He is the son of Lisa and Tim Zimmerman of Millersville. He was captain of the wrestling team and participated in track and field, the Envirothon, Science National Honor Society and the Junior Engineering Technical Society (JETS) and was treasurer of the National Honor Society. He plans to major in biological and chemical engineering at University of Alabama.
  • Danielle is the daughter of Jeff and Linda Wright of Lancaster. She was a member of the girls’ soccer and softball teams and president of the Penn Manor chapter of the National Honor Society. She plans to study engineering at Virginia Tech.
  • Emily Ferrick is the daughter of David and Tracy Ferrick of Conestoga. She is president of the senior class, a member of Manor FFA and the soccer team and participated in Varsity Club and Power Puff Football. Her future plans are undecided.
  • Emily Thyrum is the daughter of Elizabeth and Geoff Thyrum of Millersville. She was flute section leader of the marching band, president of the Serteen Club and a member of Tri-M music honor society, National Honor Society and Science National Honor Society. She plans to study engineering at Penn State University.

Admission to commencement is by ticket only, nine per graduate. All seating, with the exception of a reserved section for the disabled and honored guests, will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Admission tickets will be distributed to graduates at the end of commencement practice on June 6.

Commencement is a formal ceremony that marks an important event in each student’s life.  For this to occur, we need the cooperation of the Class of 2016 and each person in the audience. During presentation of diplomas, please refrain from cheering or making other noises that will make it difficult to hear student names.  Once all students have received their diplomas, attendees may celebrate.

The ceremony will be webcast live, beginning at 6 p.m., on the district website, www.pennmanor.net. DVDs of commencement will be available for purchase here.

Parking details are available here: F&M Event Parking Map 2016

From left, Emily Thyrum, Emily Ferrick, Evan Toomey, Danielle Wright and Jack Zimmerman.
From left, Emily Thyrum, Emily Ferrick, Evan Toomey, Danielle Wright and Jack Zimmerman.