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Caps in the air: Class of 2024 celebrates commencement


Written by Lily Chen, Rowan Chetty and Raima Saha, Co-News Editor, Co-T/E Life Editor and Co-Managing Editor

Photos by Miya Cao and Lily Chen, Co-Copy Editor and Co-News Editor

On June 4, Conestoga held the commencement ceremony for the Class of 2024, the largest class in school history. The event began at 6 p.m. with a speech from principal Dr. Amy Meisinger and the national anthem sung by senior Camerata members. Following the performance, TESD Superintendent Dr. Richard Gusick, school board president Todd Kantorczyk and student council executive president Michael Tierney gave speeches recognizing the class’s perseverance over the past four years.

Senior Camerata members performed “Louder Than Words,” accompanied by seniors and pianist Ryan Zhang, percussionist Ethan Marshall, guitarist Andrew Gardiner and bassist Joseph Cho. Following the musical act, seniors and commencement speakers Timmy Corben and Sanaya Irani spoke to the class, reflecting on their past four years and offering their advice. 

Senior class vice president Alessandro Shah, treasurer Aryan Rana and Meisinger then presented the class gift, improvements to Conestoga’s eatery dedicated to helping the implementation of Lunch and Learn next school year. 

For the first time, rather than administrators taking turns reading seniors’ names, the loudspeakers played a premade recording made by voice actors of all the names. Prior to graduation, seniors filled out a form for the correct pronunciation of their name. To correctly get the timing of the names when the seniors walked across the stage, each senior scanned a QR code before crossing the stage that played the audio recording of the senior’s name.

After all 682 seniors crossed the stage, the Class of 2024 threw their caps in the air, officially becoming Conestoga alumni. 

Check out some photos from the event below!

Senior Graduation 6/4/24

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Rowan Chetty can be reached at [email protected].

Raima Saha can be reached at [email protected].

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Miya Cao
Miya Cao, Co-Copy Editor
Miya Cao is a sophomore and Staff Reporter for The Spoke. She often writes for the News and Sports sections. Outside of The Spoke, she plays ice hockey and enjoys spending time with her friends.
Lily Chen
Lily Chen, Co-News Editor
Lily Chen is a sophomore and the Design Editor of The Spoke. She designs graphic spreads, covers community events and 'Stoga sports, and has a passion for photography. Outside of the newsroom, she is a member of many clubs at Conestoga, including Speech and Debate and HOSA.
Rowan Chetty
Rowan Chetty, Co-T/E Life Editor
Rowan Chetty is a sophomore and the Co-Multimedia Editor of The Spoke. As Co-Multimedia Editor, Rowan helps create and manage The Spoke's broadcast packages. In addition to creating video packages for stories, he enjoys covering features and adding puns to stories’ headlines. Chetty is a member of the cross country team and loves going on long runs.
Raima Saha
Raima Saha, Co-Managing Editor
Raima Saha is a junior and the Co-Opinion Editor of The Spoke. She previously served as a Design Editor. In addition to writing for the Opinion section, she likes to cover stories that impact the community and draw cartoons for The Spoke. Outside of the newsroom, she is a member of the Conestoga girls’ squash team and is a PAL for Conestoga's Peer Mediation. You can find her reading a book or eating sushi in her spare time.