The Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) Class of 2023 will be honored during outdoor graduation ceremonies set for May 30 through June 2 at Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf.
The Class of 2023 includes 2,013 graduates who earned a record-breaking number of scholarship offers totaling almost $200 million. The total is likely to increase as graduates report scholarship offers to their respective high schools.
First in the CCPS high school graduation schedule is North Point High School at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 30.
The schedule is as follows. All graduations will stream live at www.ccboe.com.
- Tuesday, May 30: North Point High School, 9 a.m.
- Tuesday, May 30: Henry E. Lackey High School, 1 p.m.
- Wednesday, May 31: St. Charles High School, 9 a.m.
- Wednesday, May 31: Maurice J. McDonough High School, 1 p.m.
- Thursday, June 1: Westlake High School, 9 a.m.
- Thursday, June 1: La Plata High School, 1 p.m.
- Friday, June 2: Thomas Stone High School, 9 a.m.
Valedictorians and salutatorians for the Class of 2023 were announced this week and represent the top academic achievers among graduates at each school. These positions are determined by student GPAs.
Leading the Henry E. Lackey High School graduating Class of 2023 is Raymond Guzzone as valedictorian and Kaylee Alvey as salutatorian. Guzzone will attend the University of Maryland, College Park, in the fall and plans to study mechanical engineering. Alvey plans to study computer engineering at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
La Plata High School Class of 2023 leaders include valedictorian Devon Bragunier and salutatorian Brady Keech. Bragunier plans to study chemical engineering and material science at the University of Maryland, College Park. Keech plans to study computer science and will attend the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) in the fall. He plans to finish his degree at the University of Maryland, College Park.
The Maurice J. McDonough High School Class of 2023 is led by valedictorian William Edwards and salutatorian Jean Hughes. Edwards plans to study chemical engineering and will attend the University of Maryland, College Park. Hughes plans to major in cybersecurity and will attend Rochester Institute of Technology.
Valedictorian for the Class of 2023 from North Point High School is Julianne Tinana and class salutatorian is Amira Abujuma. Tinana will study finance and economics at the University of Maryland, College Park. Abujuma also heads to the University of Maryland, College Park, in the fall and plans to major in aerospace engineering with a minor in science, technology, ethics and policy.
St. Charles High School senior Maya Dixon leads the Class of 2023 as valedictorian. Monet Fisette is the class salutatorian. Dixon will attend Worcester Polytechnic Institute to study physics. Fisette plans to study Biology with a pre-medicine track and will attend the University of Notre Dame in the fall.
Valedictorian for the Class of 2023 at Thomas Stone High School is Olivia Warren and class salutatorian is Jonathan Rand-Crawford. Warren will attend the College of William and Mary in the fall and plans to study computational applied mathematics and statistics on a biology track. Rand-Crawford heads to St. Mary’s College of Maryland in the fall and plants to study Biology with a possible pre-medicine focus.
The graduating class from Westlake is led by valedictorian Nina Dizon and salutatorian Jolie Prasad. Future plans for Dizon were not available as of May 26. Prasad will attend James Madison University in the fall and plans to major in performing arts with a focus in music.
2023 graduation numbers by school (scholarship totals may increase as offers are received).
Henry E. Lackey High School
- Total graduates: 224
- Scholarship offers: $24,924,946
La Plata High School
- Total graduates: 285
- Scholarship offers: $22,604,388
Maurice J. McDonough High School
- Total graduates: 234
- Scholarship offers: $20,652,943
North Point High School
- Total graduates: 425
- Scholarship offers: $61,764,398
St. Charles High School
- Total graduates: 328
- Scholarship offers: $28,054,035
Thomas Stone High School
- Total graduates: 251
- Scholarship offers: $24,929,718
Westlake High School
- Total graduates: 266
- Scholarship offers: $12,687,716
Total Class of 2023 graduates: 2,013
Total scholarship offers: $195,618,144
Charles County Public Schools provides 27,598 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 37 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.
The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Kathy Kiessling, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Nikial M. Majors, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.
CCPS provides nondiscriminatory equal access to school facilities in accordance with its Use of Facilities rules to designated youth groups (including, but not limited to, the Boy Scouts).