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Graduates file into the auditorium and prepare for the ceremony. Penn High School conducted its 55th commencement exercises in the Joyce Center at Notre Dame on Friday night, June 6, 2014. (James Buck) (Buy this photo)

Principal Steven Hope makes introductory remarks. Penn High School conducted its 55th commencement exercises in the Joyce Center at Notre Dame on Friday night, June 6, 2014. (James Buck) (Buy this photo)

Members of the graduating class who will be entering military service stood to be acknowledged. Penn High School conducted its 55th commencement exercises in the Joyce Center at Notre Dame on Friday night, June 6, 2014. (James Buck) (Buy this photo)

The Penn High School Combined Concert Choir sings "Hand in Hand." Penn High School conducted its 55th commencement exercises in the Joyce Center at Notre Dame on Friday night, June 6, 2014. (James Buck) (Buy this photo)

Graduates file into the auditorium and prepare for the ceremony. Penn High School conducted its 55th commencement exercises in the Joyce Center at Notre Dame on Friday night, June 6, 2014. (James Buck) (Buy this photo)

Families cheer as graduates file into the auditorium and prepare for the ceremony. Penn High School conducted its 55th commencement exercises in the Joyce Center at Notre Dame on Friday night, June 6, 2014. (James Buck) (Buy this photo)

Graduates file into the auditorium and prepare for the ceremony. Penn High School conducted its 55th commencement exercises in the Joyce Center at Notre Dame on Friday night, June 6, 2014. (James Buck) (Buy this photo)

Graduates file into the auditorium and prepare for the ceremony. Penn High School conducted its 55th commencement exercises in the Joyce Center at Notre Dame on Friday night, June 6, 2014. (James Buck) (Buy this photo)

Penn's 16 valedictorians stood on the stage after receiving their awards. Penn High School conducted its 55th commencement exercises in the Joyce Center at Notre Dame on Friday night, June 6, 2014. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Seungyup Sun, once of Penn's 16 valedictorians, crossed the stage in turn to receive his plaque. Penn High School conducted its 55th commencement exercises in the Joyce Center at Notre Dame on Friday night, June 6, 2014. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Ji-Yun Suh, once of Penn's 16 valedictorians, crossed the stage in turn to receive her plaque. Penn High School conducted its 55th commencement exercises in the Joyce Center at Notre Dame on Friday night, June 6, 2014. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Basketball player Taylor Brooks smiles after receiving his diploma. Penn High School conducted its 55th commencement exercises in the Joyce Center at Notre Dame on Friday night, June 6, 2014. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Graduates walk across the stage to receive their diplomas. Penn High School conducted its 55th commencement exercises in the Joyce Center at Notre Dame on Friday night, June 6, 2014. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Graduates walk across the stage to receive their diplomas. Penn High School conducted its 55th commencement exercises in the Joyce Center at Notre Dame on Friday night, June 6, 2014. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Graduates walk across the stage to receive their diplomas. Penn High School conducted its 55th commencement exercises in the Joyce Center at Notre Dame on Friday night, June 6, 2014. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Penn High School conducted its 55th commencement exercises in the Joyce Center at Notre Dame on Friday night, June 6, 2014. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Penn High School conducted its 55th commencement exercises in the Joyce Center at Notre Dame on Friday night, June 6, 2014. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Mackenzie Joecken walks across the stage to receive her diploma. Penn High School conducted its 55th commencement exercises in the Joyce Center at Notre Dame on Friday night, June 6, 2014. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Kevin Latimer, one of Penn's 16 valedictorians, walks across the stage to receive his diploma. Penn High School conducted its 55th commencement exercises in the Joyce Center at Notre Dame on Friday night, June 6, 2014. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Dr. Jerry L. Thacker, superintendent, addresses the auditorium. Penn High School conducted its 55th commencement exercises in the Joyce Center at Notre Dame on Friday night, June 6, 2014. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Kevin Latimer, one of Penn's 16 valedictorians, delivers his part of the valedictory address. Penn High School conducted its 55th commencement exercises in the Joyce Center at Notre Dame on Friday night, June 6, 2014. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Penn faculty, administrators and school board members listen to the speeches. Penn High School conducted its 55th commencement exercises in the Joyce Center at Notre Dame on Friday night, June 6, 2014. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Timothy Liu, one of Penn's 16 valedictorians, delivers his part of the valedictory address. Penn High School conducted its 55th commencement exercises in the Joyce Center at Notre Dame on Friday night, June 6, 2014. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Harisa Spahic, one of Penn's 16 valedictorians, delivers her part of the valedictory address. Penn High School conducted its 55th commencement exercises in the Joyce Center at Notre Dame on Friday night, June 6, 2014. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Cameron Moore, once of Penn's 16 valedictorians, crossed the stage in turn to receive her plaque. Penn High School conducted its 55th commencement exercises in the Joyce Center at Notre Dame on Friday night, June 6, 2014. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Kevin Latimer, once of Penn's 16 valedictorians, crossed the stage in turn to receive his plaque. Penn High School conducted its 55th commencement exercises in the Joyce Center at Notre Dame on Friday night, June 6, 2014. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)
Penn High School's class of 2014 graduates

Posted on June 7, 2014 at 9:25 a.m. | Updated on June 7, 2014 at 5:54 p.m.

Penn High School’s class of 2014 graduated Friday, June 6. 

The commencement was held at 7 p.m. on Notre Dame’s campus. 

Sixteen valedictorians were honored in the ceremony: Alberte Eskildsen, Josie Gidman, Linda Gong, Kimberly Hochstedler, Kevin Kuo, Kevin Latimer, Eric Lee, Timothy Liu, Cameron Moore, Emily Song, Harisa Spahic, Ji-Yun Suh, Elena Sucharetza, Seungyup Sun, Wayne Zhang and Susan Zhu. Three salutatorians, Jessica Nelson, Richa Patel and Andy Wang, were also recognized.

Penn alumnus Rick Singleton, who graduated in 1974, spoke at the ceremony.