Sixth speaker added for June 3 commencement

A sixth speaker has been added to the program for Penn Manor High School’s 2014 commencement, scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, at Franklin & Marshall College’s Alumni Sports and Fitness Center.

The new speaker is Laura Bleacher, the co-salutatorian, along with Justin Gaukler, of the Class of 2014. Lauren Longenecker has been named class valedictorian.

Laura, Justin and Lauren will speak at commencement, along with fellow seniors Chloe Vassot, Alisa Herr and Lily Wushanley.

*Laura is the daughter of Randall and Angela Bleacher of Conestoga. She is president of the National Honor Society at PMHS and a member of the school’s Aevidum and First Priority clubs. After graduation, she plans to major in elementary education at Eastern University.

*Chloe is the daughter of Cindy Yetter Vassot of Millersville. She is an officer in National Honor Society, Young Humanitarians and Model United Nations and vice president of the ITS drama club. After graduation, Chloe plans to attend Oberlin College. Her major is undeclared.

*Alisa is the daughter of John and Kathleen Herr of Millersville. She is senior class president, served as captain of the cheerleading squad and is a Spring Fling coordinator. She also served on prom committee and Varsity Club. After graduation, Alisa plans to study radiography at the Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences in Lancaster.

*Justin is the  son of Stephen and Sheri Gaukler of Willow Street. He is a member of the National Honor Society and the Junior Engineering Technical Society. After graduation, he plans to attend Lehigh University and major in engineering.

*Lily is the daughter of Ying and Geraldine Wushanley of Millersville. She is an officer with National Honor Society and Tri-M music honors society and a member of Young Humanitarians, Allegretto Orchestra and the PMHS orchestra. After graduation, she plans to attend Swarthmore College. Her major is undeclared.

*Lauren is daughter of Lori and Carroll Longenecker of Conestoga. She is captain of the PMHS swim team, treasurer of National Honor Society and a member of Aevidum, First Priority Club and the mock trial team. After graduation, she plans to attend Liberty University and major in Spanish and nursing.

Admission to commencement is by ticket only. 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 2.

Information on parking at F&M is provided on this printable map: F&M event parking

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 2014 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 a diploma, attendees may celebrate.

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