Perkiomen School News

Head of School Mark A. Devey Announces Speakers for Perkiomen School's 149th Commencement

Perkiomen School’s Head of School Mark A. Devey shared the names of the community members with the honor of speaking during the school’s year-end celebrations.


Paige Iacobacci, of Gilbertsville, Pa., has earned the honor of Valedictorian.  Iacobacci has the top academic standing in the Class of 2024, having taken 12 Advanced Placement courses and six honors courses, and will graduate with Entrepreneur and Design Institute Distinction. Iacobacci made an impact on the Perkiomen stage, with significant roles in school plays and musicals, as a member of choir, rock band, and jazz band, and as a soloist. Her campus leadership roles include Peer Tutor, Admissions Ambassador, Global Scholars Fellow, Student Senate Social Secretary, and a member of the Cum Laude Society. She also participated in lacrosse and strength and conditioning, as well as served on the student newspaper staff and as host of the school’s podcast, Cookies & Cupolas. Iacobacci will attend the University of Southern California. 



Valedictorian Paige Iacobacci '24



Garrett McKenzie, of Perkasie, Pa., has earned the distinction of Salutatorian. He has distinguished himself with excellent academic standing, taking 12 Advanced Placement classes, seven honors classes and has earned Entrepreneurial Distinction. McKenzie was the editor-in-chief of the student newspaper and served as a Writing Fellow, as well as a leader in the music program as a drummer, guitarist, and conductor.  He has also participated in soccer and lacrosse and was named to the Cum Laude Society.  McKenzie will attend Princeton University. 


Salutatorian Garrett McKenzie '24


In addition to Commencement speakers, Devey announced the Baccalaureate Service speakers, who were nominated by the members of the Class of 2024. History and Social Science Department Chair Jacob Wells will deliver the faculty remarks and Student Body President Shaelin Leach, of Green Lane, Pa., will represent the class. Leach will attend the University of Connecticut as a member of the Stamps Scholars Program. 

The Middle School Moving Up Ceremony, to be held on May 22, will feature eighth grade speakers Saoirse Manion, of Hereford, Pa., and Arthur Ville, of Fleetwood, Pa.