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Annual commencement in Muncy marks 138 years

By Staff | Jun 6, 2018

RUTH FRY/The Luminary The top five graduating seniors at Muncy High School for 2018 are (left to right): Nathan Paisley, Joshua Sweeney, Jeremy Lloyd, Makenna Snyder, and Isabella Rymsza.

MUNCY – A timeless memory and a time to celebrate brought seventy students together for the 138th commencement celebration on the front lawn of Muncy High School on Friday, June 1st.

Starting at 6 p.m. students proceeded to the front steps of the high school building from the back lawn where they lined up to receive their diplomas.

With much enthusiasm School Superintendent Craig Skaluba greeted them and their families. “Enjoy the view, It doesn’t get any better than this,” he said and commented on the nice weather.

Each of the top five students remarked on their experiences and spoke of future endeavors after Lauryn Laidacker sang the “Star Spangled Banner”.

Isabella Rymsza gave an introduction before Makenna Snyder spoke of “The Past” reminiscing on past moments starting with elementary school. Next Jeremy Lloyd spoke on “The Present” and advised everyone to cherish joyful moments, followed by Joshua Sweeney who spoke on “The Future” and shared a bible verse. He told his peers to invest in others and help one another.

RUTH FRY/The Luminary Groundskeeper and maintenance employee, Corey Palmatier, greeted many Muncy graduates Friday night with a warm welcome and handshake.

The theme this year was from the movie “UP!” Senior class president and Valedictorian, Nathan Paisley spoke to his classmates about discovering “new adventures” and said, “Thanks for the adventure, now go have a new one!” He told them that this is not a “bittersweet ending” but an exciting beginning for a new adventure.