Commencement celebrated on June 10

Nearly 400 Plymouth Whitemarsh High School seniors accepted their diplomas during the school's graduation ceremony, which was held June 10 at Colonial Field.

While the year began in a non-traditional way due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's graduating class was able to finish it in the customary style of walking across the stage to receive their diploma in front of their peers, friends and family. The ceremony was broadcast live on CITV (Channel 28 on Comcast and Verizon FIOS) and the district's CITV YouTube channel

Here are some interesting facts about this year's graduating class:

  • 85% are going to four- or two-year colleges/universities (for a map of where seniors are headed following graduation, click here)

  • 9 students are going into the military

  • $3.6 million scholarship dollars have been awarded to the Class of 2021

This year's graduation speakers included:

  • Grace Lynch, Class of 2021

  • Kennedy Covington, Class of 2021 Poet Laureate

  • Dr. Michael Christian, Superintendent of Schools

  • Dr. Jason Bacani, Principal, Plymouth Whitemarsh High School

  • Mrs. Donna Drizin, Alumnus-Honoree/Guest Speaker