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Plymouth Whitemarsh High School's Class of 2024 celebrated at commencement

Plymouth Whitemarsh High School's Class of 2024 celebrated at commencement

Colonial School District celebrated the accomplishments of the Class of 2024 at the annual commencement ceremony held June 12 at Colonial Field. 

Three-hundred thirty-eight seniors accepted diplomas following speeches from Class of 2024’s Maya Hockfield, Dr. Jason Bacani, principal; and Dr. Michael Christian, Superintendent. Poet Laureate Grace Lendacky also recited her poem and clarinetist Tilly McLaughlin performed the Alma Mater. Class President Shane Felgoise addressed his classmates and also presented the class gift, which will be a new electronic sign for the high school.

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

  • 88 percent are going to four- or two-year colleges/universities

  • 12 percent are going into the military, entering the job market, or considering options through a gap year

  • The Class of 2024 has received a one-year total of $2,867,206 in scholarship and award money, and a four-year total of $11,851,608

  • 38 percent of the class will graduate with a weighted cumulative GPA of 4.0 or higher

  • The Class of 2024 includes two National Merit Scholarship Finalists and five National Merit Scholarship Commended students

Graduating seniors are invited to become members of the PW Alumni Association, a volunteer organization that is run by high school alums for the purpose of connecting graduates to each other and helping graduates to maintain their ties to the school district community. Learn more about how to join the PW Alumni Association by clicking here


Graduates toss their caps at the conclusion of commencement.
The class president addresses his classmates.
A student helps her seat mate switch her tassle.
A student clasps hands with Dr. Bacani after getting his diploma.
A student raises his diploma in the air
A graduate poses for a photo
A graduate celebrates with a fist in the air after getting her diploma
A student prepares to shake hands with a teacher after receiving his diploma.
A student smiles after receiving her diploma
A student wraps herself in a flag as she walks off stage for commencement.
A student rises from her seat for recognition during commencement.
Principal Dr. Jason Bacani addresses the graduates.
Two students' mortarboards show the logo for West Point
A student gives a thumbs-up as he walks onto the field during graduation.
Superintendent Dr. Michael Christian addresses the graduates
A graduate poses for the camera on her walk onto the field
Poet Laureate Grace Lendacky recites her poem
Maya Hockfield addresses the Class of 2024