The Penn-Trafford School District celebrated its ‘Class of 2023’ with two special parades on Wednesday, May 24. That morning, members of Penn-Trafford’s Senior Class boarded buses to travel to their own elementary schools and pay tribute to the school where they started their Penn-Trafford journey. They were met by signs, cheers, and fist-bumps from the elementary students and staff.
That evening at 6:00, a long line of student cars was joined by police and fire department vehicles for the community parade which began at St. Barbara’s Church and traveled through Municipal Park, and then around the High School. Student vehicles were adorned with green and gold balloons, streamers, and college colors. Some seniors even enjoyed a firepit from a flatbed truck that rolled by.
"The parade was a great chance to catch up with old friends you don't always see and a reminder of how nice PT can be," commented senior Kate Schall.
Sidney Bauer leads the senior parade at Level Green Elementary
Jackson Kerrigan and Nate Loughner at Sunrise
Seniors gather outside of McCullough Elementary
Seniors who attended Harrison Park pose outside the school
Trafford Elementary students are ready to greet the Seniors
Fifth-grader Nate Goldberg poses with his brother, Josh, at Level Green’s graduation parade
Camille Petrulak and Lillian Palladino parade through McCullough Elementary, which presented each of its seniors with a paper necklace to mark the occasion
Sophia Cordray and Rocco DeStefano parade through the corridors of Sunrise
3rd-grade teacher Mr. Hohman (center) joins his former students Emma Hauck, Ella Ritter, Kate Schall and Maddie Luchs