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Graduates Celebrated at Commencement

Graduates Celebrated at Commencement
All members of the Class of 2023 in a group photo

The Penn Charter Class of 2023 was celebrated by family, friends, and faculty and staff at Commencement on Maguire Field on June 10.

During the ceremony, the 102 seniors heard remarks from student speakers Chet Kempinski and Chloe Pinto as well as Head of School Darryl J. Ford Hon. 1689. Clerk of Trustees Jeffrey A. Reinhold led a scripture reading followed by silent worship in the manner of Friends. Senior class clerk Cliff Harling presented the Senior Class Gift, Ford presented the Phi Beta Kappa Award to Jack Frank (given to the student outstanding in scholarship in the graduating class), and Alumni Society President Michelle Chaitt OPC '00 presented the PC Alumni Society Senior Award to Sydney DelBello (given to a senior who on qualification of scholarship, character, leadership, and athletic ability exemplifies the best PC type).

After the presentation of diplomas, the ceremony ended with Quakers Dozen performing "Sing Your Way Home" and the Penn Charter alma mater.

View the 2023 Commencement webpage, which includes photos to view on Penn Charter Flickr or purchase from Barksdale Photography, plus, a video of the ceremony, transcripts of the remarks, and other information.

Congratulations, Class of 2023!

Graduate processes onto Maguire Field

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