Five seniors to speak at Penn Manor HS commencement Wednesday

Five Penn Manor seniors will address the audience when Penn Manor High School’s Class of 2023 holds its graduation ceremony Wednesday, May 31, at Franklin & Marshall College.

Commencement will begin at 7 p.m. at F&M’s Alumni Sports and Fitness Center, located on Harrisburg Pike, at the intersection of Race Avenue. Doors will open at 6 p.m.

The event will be livestreamed on the Penn Manor YouTube channel.

This year’s speakers are Penn Manor High School valedictorian Isabelle Kligge, salutatorian Jenna DeVinney, senior class president Abigail Ames, Anne Bibus and Nicole Chen.

Isabelle is the daughter of Maricia and Joseph Kligge of Manor Township.

She was a member and captain of the soccer and basketball teams, historian for the National Honor Society and a leader for both MiniTHON and Comet Nation. Isabelle also participated in Math National Honor Society and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

After graduation, she will attend Rochester Institute of Technology to study biomedical engineering and play soccer.

Jenna is the daughter of Joel and Cathy DeVinney of Millersville. 

She participated in the Penn Manor Marching Unit, Indoor percussion program, Jazz Band and orchestra, and was a member of the National Honor Society. 

After graduation, she will attend the Rochester  Institute of Technology to pursue a chemical engineering degree. 

Abigail is the daughter of Jerry and Kathy Ames of Manor Township.

She participated in cross country, track and field, Unified Track and Field, the Unified Club, Student Council, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the National Honor Society, and the Young Humanitarian League.

After high school, Abigail plans to attend Lancaster Bible College and major in health and physical education.

Anne is the daughter of Scott and Suzi Bibus of Millersville.

She participated in field hockey, track and field, National Honor Society, Math National Honor Society, the Technology Student Association, Student Council, Civitas, Grey Zone, Mindfulness, orchestra, and peer mentoring and tutoring.

After graduation, Anne will major in bioengineering and play field hockey at Lehigh University.

Nicole is the daughter of Kui Chen and Xiao Zheng of Mountville.

She participated in chorus, orchestra, Manor Singers, the theater program, girls’ chorus, and National Honor Society. She was founder and president of the Math National Honor Society.

After graduation, Nicole will attend Cornell University to major in biomedical engineering and minor in piano performance.

Commencement attendees are advised to allow ample time to arrive at F&M because traffic may be heavy. McCaskey High School is holding its commencement at the same time as Penn Manor’s ceremony at nearby Clipper Magazine Stadium.

F&M personnel will be on site to help direct traffic.

Graduates each received eight tickets for the ceremony. Here is a communication to parents from high school principal Baron Jones with additional details about commencement.

We look forward to honoring the Class of 2023!

From left, Anne Bibus, Isabelle Kligge, Jenna DeVinney, Nicole Chen and Abigail Ames.