Class of 2019 commences their lives as alumni (Photos)


The commencement ceremony for Carlisle High School’s Class of 2019 was held on Thursday, May 30. Although the initial plan for the ceremony was to host it outdoors, fears of heavy rain moved the ceremony to Dickinson College’s Kline Center. The seniors met at CHS for check-in, then were transported via bus to the Kline Center, where family, friends, and CHS faculty greeted them.

The ceremony, which began at 7 pm and lasted approximately an hour and a half, included speeches from the Class of 2019’s President, Trevor Hamilton, as well as four commencement speakers: Daija Berry, Dominick DeLorenzo, Emma Stone, and Brianna Murray. Each student speaker discussed the challenges they encountered throughout their years at CHS, and how beloved mentors, classes, and extracurricular programs influenced their current path for the future.

Diplomas were then distributed to each member of the Class of 2019, with one hiccup: around halfway through the ceremony, the staircase off of the commencement stage collapsed. No one was hurt, and after several minutes, the ceremony was allowed to continue as normal.

The ceremony finished with the throwing of the graduation caps, and with that, the Class of 2019 joined the ever-growing group of Carlisle High School alumni.