Plymouth Whitemarsh High School’s 345 seniors accepted their diplomas during the school’s graduation ceremony on Wednesday, June 14th, at Colonial Field.
The keynote speaker was Larry Williamson Jr., a Plymouth Whitemarsh High School alumnus who was recently inducted into the Distinguished Graduate Organization. Mr. Williamson, Class of 1973, has received numerous awards and accolades for his work as the former leader of The Ohio State University’s Frank W. Hale Cultural Center, which boasts one of the country’s highest-value African-American art collections and is one of the largest employers of African American students in the country.
Other speakers included Olivia Bell, student; Olivia Wellman, student poet laureate; Dr. Jason Bacani, principal; and Dr. Michael Christian, superintendent.
Below are some stats about the graduating class:
- 345 students will be accepting diplomas
- 40 percent graduated with a 4.0-grade point average (or higher)
- Nearly 100 students were named AP Scholars by the College Board
- 92.1% are going to four- or two-year colleges/universities (for a map of where seniors are headed following graduation, click here)
- Four students are going into the military
- The Class of 2023 has received a one-year total of $4,430,453 in scholarship and award money, and a four-year total of $18,043,086
- The Class of 2023 includes 10 National Merit Scholarship Commended students
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