Thank You for Supporting Our Seniors

Thank You for Supporting Our Seniors
Posted on 06/22/2020
Thank you Middletown

Dear Community,

On behalf of the Middletown Area School District Board of Education, Administration, Faculty, and Staff, we would like to extend our deepest gratitude to all of the residents who lined the streets of Middletown, Royalton and Lower Swatara Township on the evening of June 3 to cheer for the Class of 2020 as they made their way along the parade route. What a wonderful send-off for a fantastic group of young men and women whose senior year of High School was disrupted by a global pandemic! The graduates and their parents will never forget the experience everyone created for them on graduation night, and none of it would have been possible without the many people who donated their time, talent and resources to ensure that this class would have a lasting memory of their final moments in MASD.

Thank you to the following organizations and individuals who assisted in making the 141st Annual Middletown Area High School Commencement Honoring the Class of 2020 a success. We could not have done it without your help and support!


Lori A. Suski, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools
Michael P. Carnes, M.S., High School Principal

Honors Night & Commencement Videos

Produced by Sean Burke, MAHS Business Education Teacher

Graduation Parade Video

Filmed & Created by Jody Zorbaugh, MASD Communications Specialist & Drew Stief, Communications Intern

Drive-by Diploma Pick-up Ceremony

Greeters – MAHS Administration, Faculty & Staff with Mia the Service Dog
Campus Logistics – William Meiser & MASD Operations Department
Diploma Staging – Diane Hepner, Jennifer Staker, Yvette Howard and Linda Mehaffie
Live Radio Broadcast – WMSS 91.1 FM
Music – Allen Norton, Disc Jockey
Radio Co-Announcers – John Wilsbach, WMSS General Manager & Cheryl Friedman, High School Counselor
Balloon Arch – donated by Middletown Area Education Association
Rally Towels – donated by Matinchek Funeral Home, designed by Jessica Welsh, and printed by Chris Hughes of Hughes Awards
Personalized Senior Yard Signs – donated by MAHS Alumni Association & Middletown Area Blue Raider Foundation and produced by Lenny Yospa of Youth Sports Photo, Inc.
Class of 2020 Face Masks – donated by American Legion Post 594, designed and sewed by Lori Shafaye & screen printed by Amy Ebersole of With Kidz in Mind
Administrator Face Masks – donated, created and embroidered by Patricia Carnes
Aerial Photographer – Dave Martin, MASD Industrial Arts Teacher
Penn Live Photographer – Vicki Vellios Briner
Press & Journal Reporter/Photographer – Laura Hayes

Graduation Parade

Parade Route Mapper – Middletown Fire Chief Kenny Whitebread
Parade Escorts – Middletown & Lower Swatara Township Fire Companies
Safety,Traffic Control & Parade Escorts – Middletown, Royalton & Lower Swatara Township Police Departments
Commencement Coins – Mayor James Curry

Additional Features

#SENIORSTRONG Yard Signs - created by With Kidz in Mind
Honor Your Grad Feature & Special Supplement – created by The Press & Journal
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