374 seniors receive diplomas in virtual commencement ceremony

Members of the Penn Manor Class of 2020 received their diplomas in a virtual commencement ceremony that was broadcast live May 28 and is now available for viewing.

The video presentation includes a slideshow of the graduates listing their future plans, the formal ceremony, and shout-outs to teachers, family and friends. You can view the videos here.

High school principal Baron Jones, in his video address to the audience, celebrated the many accomplishments of the 374 graduates, including state and national recognition in academics, technology, agriculture, the performing arts and athletics.

He pointed out that about 74 percent of graduates plan to further their studies, and 21 graduates will enter the military. Members of the Class of 2020 received 156 local scholarships and awards totaling nearly $100,000, in addition to outside scholarships.

Four students addressed the audience, including valedictorian Ryan Dang, class president Tim Hermansen, Hannah Smith and Isaac Leshok. The salutatorian was Alex Roth.

During the ceremony, Kaden Peart was named Student of the Year, as selected by the faculty.

The ceremony was the first one for Mr. Jones, who took the reins as principal over the summer. It also was the first virtual commencement in Penn Manor’s history.

Thanks to the efforts of one of the graduates, Alex Detter, photos of every senior who participated in the ceremony are available for download here.

Congratulations to members of the Class of 2020, and best wishes as you embark on the next chapter of your lives!