Carbondale Area Celebrates the Class of 2024 Commencement

Carbondale Area Celebrates the Class of 2024 Commencement


Carbondale Area held its annual commencement ceremony inside the Maureen Mussari Kania Memorial Auditorium to celebrate the Class of 2024 on Friday, June 7, 2024. The evening started with a parade around downtown Carbondale. The seniors then met in the high school commons area and processed into the auditorium. They were greeted by school administration, board directors, faculty, family, and friends.

Students processed into the auditorium to “Pomp and Circumstance.” Thomas Seymour and Collin Hollis, Eagle Scouts, took charge of the Presenting of the Colors. Mr. Lawrence Gabriel III, Assistant Principal, welcomed everyone as the Master of Ceremonies. The Advanced Chorus then sang the National Anthem and led all in attendance in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Salutatorian Kylie Kelly and Valedictorian Megan Cosklo addressed their classmates, reflecting on past memories and encouraging them to look towards the future and to dream big. Mr. Timothy Horan, Carbondale Area Class of 1995, gave his commencement address to the class and advice on how to overcome adversity and uncertainty to lead a successful life.

Kaci Bannon, Senior Class President, passed on the mantle to Junior Class President Abigail Wall. Afterwards, Mr. Joseph Farrell, High School Principal, and Mrs. Megan Ruggiero, Director of Guidance, presented the students who were awarded the Ruth Giles Schroeder Scholarship. Those recipients were: Kylie Kelly, Kaci Bannon, Molly Kelly, and Robert Waters.

Mr. Joseph Farrell, High School Principal, presented the Class of 2024 to the Superintendent of Schools, Mrs. Holly Sayre, and certified they have fulfilled all requirements to earn a High School Diploma in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Dr. Gary Smedley, School Board President, presented the diplomas to the class. The students celebrated their achievement and processed out to “You’re Gonna Go Far.”

CLICK HERE for all photos taken by Oak Tree Photography during the event. Photos are free to download.

CLICK HERE for the video of the ceremony taken by Oak Tree Photography. The video is free to view. If you are interested in purchasing a DVD of Class Night, contact Aaron Yurkanin at

Congratulations and best of luck in your future endeavors to the Class of 2024! #OnceAChargerAlwaysACharger

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