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Elizabethtown Area High School Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2024

On Tuesday, June 4, Elizabethtown Area High School held its commencement ceremony for the Class of 2024 at the LCBC Manheim Campus. There are a total of 320 seniors in the Class of 2024, with diplomas being awarded to 280 seniors at the year-end commencement ceremony.

Clad in blue robes, the class officers and led their classmates into the auditorium. The class officers included Madeline Pelna, president; Julia Laszakovits, vice president; Janelle Schaeffer, secretary; Catherine Sikora, treasurer; Andreanna Georges and Bailey Grinnell, marketing; Jaycen Conrad, valedictorian; and Mikaela Condran, salutatorian.

The ceremony featured inspiring speeches from Dr. Karen Nell, superintendent of schools; Mr. Stephen Lindemuth, school board president; and Dr. Jason D'Amico, high school principal.

Dr. Nell encouraged the graduates to cherish every moment, stating, "In the midst of our ambitions, let's not forget to cherish the moments that make life meaningful. Cherishing the moment is about appreciating the present and finding joy in the here and now."

Mr. Lindemuth urged the graduates to become productive members of society, saying, "Find something to do that society deems valuable, teacher, police officer, etc., but whatever you find to do, be a role model for others."

Dr. D'Amico encouraged the class to find the courage to make choices that align with their future goals, stating, "As you leave EAHS, I have no doubt this group of individuals embodies the vision of this district. I know you walk out those doors and into a greater world prepared for those new experiences - meet them with courage and focus. - whether or not is ends in success or failure."

Valedictorian Jaycen Conrad wished his classmates well and emphasized the importance of seizing opportunities, saying,  "As you walk across this stage to receive your diploma, I encourage you to look back at your memories, and most importantly - ask yourself what you are going to do with the time you still have in the future."

Salutatorian Mikaela Condran challenged her classmates to make their community a better place by saying, "We have the opportunity to move forward with tolerance, generosity, understanding, and empathy. I challenge you all to continue to value the same virtues that have shaped you into the people you are today and continue to be the architects of our future."

Senior class speaker Jillian Wivell encouraged her classmates to defy societal expectations, stating, "The world awaits, and at times when it seems dark, selfish, and hopeless, we can choose to be the people that are remembered with fondness; the people that stepped out of the clique, out of society's expectations, and out of the crowd to be a positive influence in the lives of others."

Dr. Nell concluded her remarks by wishing the students great success in their futures with this challenge,  "Take on the world and continue to make us proud. No matter where life takes you and the journey you are on, you will always be an Etown Bear! Congratulations!"

Elizabethtown Area High School administrators, faculty, staff, and members of the board of school directors extend their best wishes to the Class of 2024.

Class of 2024 Graduates:

Kaesyn Elizabeth Akers, Leah Elizabeth Aldous, Lillia Marisol Alvarez, Jordan Marcus Anderson, Sidney May Avers, Isabelle Eun Joo Bailey, Hailey Lynn Baum, Isabella Lynn Beamenderfer, Kayla L. Bechtel, Dalton N. Becker, Aidan Mitchell Bell, Mona Benckendorff, Brooke Marian Berkebile, Hayden William Best, Prabin Bhattarai, Tom W Birkett, Madison Erin Bleacher, Aidan Dorsey Blyler, William T Bonsall, Greta Frances Bornmann, Zachary C Boyer, Aidan John Bradley, Aidan Christopher Bridge, Ian Seth Brosey, Suthasinee Buabarn, Pike Avery Burkett, Julianna Marie Burkholder, Astyn Hope Calaman, Zachary George Cambria, Jane Katherine Carlin, Nathan M. Catalfano, Paige Marie Clark, Maggie Rae Clouser, Mikaela Aynn Condran, Jaycen Daniel Conrad, Morgan Hayley Conway, Alexis Cook, Collin Cooper, Logan M Coover, Hunter Lee Corty, Lillian Marie Costa Ouimet, Orin Wyatt Courtright, Rose Madison Cramer, Annalyse Janine Crum-Ewing, Alana Cueto, Alecia Marie Cunningham, Lydia Grade Daley, Catherine Maria Datorre, Derek Lynn Deardorff, Logan Scott Derr, Troy Eugene Derstler III, Elizabeth-Ann Lee DiSanto, Quinn R Dolan, Albert Joseph Domines III, Landon Matthew Dugan, and Quinn Harry Dunbar.

Liana Marie Endy, Evan Nathan Espenshade, Ava L Fair, Hayden Lucas Flory, Bryce Matthew Flowers, Sierra Rose Fox, Kaisen Joseph Foxhoven, Landon William Frankel, Daniel Robert French, Peace Full, Brandon S. Funk, Olivia M. Gable, Kalehu Tressa Lucille Gabor, Morgan Danielle Garber, Brett T Garber, Anjelissa Lei Garcia, Caleb Andres Garcia, Yadriel Omar Garcia Rivera, Jillian Grace Gensemer, Andreanna Paulette Georges, Rachel Ellen Gerberich, Jayden Michael Germer, Ethan David Ginder, Elizabeth Joy Givens, Brennan Scott Gochenaur, Steven Rafael Gonzalez, Elijah Gonzalez Serrano, Michael Eugene Graybill II, Hannah Noel Green, Aaron Luke Greenawalt, Caleb Michael Griffie, Kaelin Elisabeth Griffin, Bailey Jane Grinnell, Skylar Makenzie Gubbins, Grant Reed Gunther, Adyson Ruth Haak, Stephanie J. Hall, Kaydence Michelle Halley, Maia Grace Hampton, JoAnna Clare Hanley, Abigail E Hanlon, Catherine Claire Hanlon, Lana Marie Hartman, Evan Daniel Hassinger, Hayden Anthony Haver, Holden Riley Haver, Katriel Haynes, Connor Thomas Hayslett, Nevaeh Mary-Sarai Heaps, Benjamin Michael Heckman, Matthew E Heffner, Jasmine Nacole Heiland, Kendall Nicole Hein, Kacey Celeste Heisey, Tylor Lee Heisey, Samantha Marie Herr, Zachary Lewes Hershey, Aleczander James Hess, Rykan Maddox Hess, Jaysen Robert Hippensteel, Drew Gregory Hitz, Julia S Hondares, Jaydin Issiah Horn, Seth N. Horst, Ryan Matthew Hottenstein, Austin C. Howes, Aiden Ryan Hummer, Scarlette Marie Ineich, Jeffrey Alan Jenakovich, Kaylin Dee Johns, Madison Lee Johns, Morgan Elizabeth Johns, Abigail Colleen Johnson, Jasmyn Ava Johnson, and Konnor Kain Johnson.

Bryce Hunter Kauffman, Jackson Timothy Kay, McKenna Ann Keck, Mia Lace Kecki, Emma Grace Keener, Katie Anne Keeports, Haley Madison Kelley, Carter Joseph Ketchum, Anup khatiwoda, Yoel Kim, Kaden Ray Kimble, Katherine Alta Kimmel, Dylan M Kissinger, Tyler Austin Koch, Jonathan David Koser, Andrew Kouyateh, Chloe Irene Kowalski, Payton Lynne Kraft, Bennett Joe Kreider, Bradley David Kreider, Autumn Nicole Kreiser, Katherine Qinghui Kruft, Luke Brady La, Hazel Bree Lal, Julia Anne Davidson Laszakovits, Addison Victoria Lee, Cassidy Ann Leitzel, Charley Anne Lengel Kramer, Austin Xavier Leonard, Draven John Leonard, Carson Michael Lewis, Joseph Lynn Libby, Samantha Joy Lindemuth, Dominic Ray Lindsey, Jayden M. Lloyd, Noah Shevey Locke, Makayla Long, Trinity Rayne Long, Emily Lopez, Brenna Lopez Marrero, Masen J. MacCrate, Abraham Z MacDerment, Matthew Brady Macmullan, Brian Omar Maldonado, Jayden Michael Maldonado, Raychael Mackenzie Malseed, Ethan Luke Martin, Cole Allen Paul Martz, Paulina Maya, Ava Leigh McAlonis, Michael Vincent McNaughton, Ayden Charles McNew, Caleb Isaac McNitt, Rowan Emmeline Meiser, Chloe Joelle Merkt, Nathan Donald Merlo, Sophia Rose Merlo, Trevor Joseph Merlo, Mikayla Paige Metzger, Keegan Miller, Trenten K Miller, Lacee E Miller, Tyler Chase Miller, Jacob Lawrence Miller, Adelaide Abrea Miller, Jeremiah Luther Miller, Lilianna Rose Milligan, Alyssa Leigh Minick, Rebecca May Mink, Blair N Montgomery, Emery Sawyer Morgan, Ryan Joseph Morrell, Riley Elizabeth Morris, Caleb Kaounde Mortha, Sarah Moss, and Duncan Vaughn Muterspaw.

Breanna Nicole Nazario, Brandom Nieves, Olivia Marie Nilsen, Trevor Joshua Nolen, Vivienne L. Nolt, Allison Nicole Norman, Carson Thomas NyeSmith, Paige Marie O’Connell, Chandler Oliver, Jasmine Oliveras, Hailey Sage Oller, Autumn Jo Pantanella, Madeline Emma Pelna, Luis Alejandro Perez Alfaro, Jonah Joseph Perrin, Dakota Michael J.P. Petrosky, Emily Rebekah Phillips, Stephen Robert Polizzi, Robert Edward Potts, Jessika Autumn Power, Achilles Troy Powers, Annabelle Beth Price, Hope Kathleen Price, Johanna Greta Quack, Meghan Rachel Quinn, Seth Aaron Rajnic, Andrew Rambler, Emma Josephine Randazzo, Katelyn Elizabeth Ravert, Gabriel Jacob Reedy, Leah Marie Reinert, Gavin Anthony Rettig, Zachary T Rhinehart, Lillian Marie Rickabaugh, Aaron  Rico, Kendall Susanne Riegler, Raegan Rebecca Riker, Colin David Rilatt, Andrew Scott Risser, Addyson Paige Ritter, Isaiah Andrew Robinson, Joseph Craig Rogers, Gabriel Rottet, Devon Marie Roush, Morgan Rudy, Elianer Manuel Ruiz, Angela Sue April Sager, William Sager Jr, Favian  San Juan Diaz, Maira Belen Sandoval, Gerardo Yair Santana Perez, Allison Grace Sauder, Janelle Nicole Schaeffer, Emma Corinne Schneider, Danielle Elizabeth Schulze, Shylah Leigh Searfoss, SaeQuan Antwone Cynest Shakespeare, Hailey Lane Sheetz, Ellyse Joelle Shenk, Chloe Ann Shertz, Catherine Elizabeth Sikora, Wyatt M Skocik, Dyllan Matthew Sload, Otelia Sadaya Musu Smith, James Harvey Logen Smith, Isaac A Snyder, Abby Elizabeth Sonnon, Tyler J Sonntag, Sophia Grace Spang, Josie Jeannette Spayd, Bronsyn Lane Spickler, Jason F. Stark, Zachariah Richard Steffe, Isaiah Ryan Stehman, Calla Ellison Stoltzfus, Erin Nicole Stoltzfus, Rylee Eric Stone, Lana Marie Stum, Landon Avery Sturgill, and Falyn Callce Swift.

Sonam  Tamang, Luke Robert Thompson, Aclay Tin, ZyAir Manuel Torres, Maggie Tritt, Lindsi Rochelle Umbrell, Nathan Andrew Valentine, Cooper Damion Reese VanArsdale, Gabriel Creed Varner, Zachary Anil Verghese, Teagan Delaney Wagner, Jesse Daniel Wagner, Graham Michael Warburton, Teagan Rayn Wawrzyniak, Wyatt Hudson Wawrzyniak, Gwendelyn Dee Weeks, Deddrick Warren Weir, Isaac Raymond White, Abbey Marie Whitman, Emily Louise Williams, Cordelia  Williams, Trent Aiden Wilt, Cole Ellis Winters, Ashley Winters, Jillian Taylor Wivell, John Christopher Wostmann, Anthony Dennis Wreh, Mason Lee Yeagley, Samuel Leo Yoder, Benjamin Hans Yoder, Alyssa Emily Ziegler, Haley Marie Zipp, and Julie Shea Zook.