Charles County Public Schools will honor 2,099 seniors on May 30, and June 2-3 during graduation ceremonies for six high schools. Students in the Class of 2014 were offered nearly $55 million in scholarship offers. Valedictorians and salutatorians were announced earlier this week. These positions are determined by students’ grade-point averages and represent the top academic achievers at each school.
Henry E. Lackey High School’s valedictorian is George Jenkins III of La Plata and the salutatorian is Tyler Turner of Marbury. Jenkins plans to attend the University of Maryland College Park to study electrical engineering. Turner plans to study business management at the University of Florida.
La Plata High School’s valedictorian is Julianna Dawson of Charlotte Hall and the salutatorian is Danielle Lauterborn of Waldorf. Dawson plans to attend Mercer University to study biochemistry and pre-medicine. Lauterborn is attending High Point University in the fall and plans to major in electronic media and business.
Christina Paras is Maurice J. McDonough High School’s valedictorian. She is attending the University of Maryland College Park in the fall and plans to study broadcast journalism. Taylor Blare is the salutatorian at McDonough and will also attend the University of Maryland College Park in the fall to study Biology.
North Point High School has two valedictorians this year – Amanda Lee of White Plains and Anthony “Tony” Teleky of Waldorf. Lee will attend the University of Maryland College Park and plans to study neurobiology/physiology. Teleky will attend Duke University and plans to double major in engineering and music. Ashlynn Stanley of Waldorf is North Point’s salutatorian and will attend the University of Michigan in the fall to study materials science engineering.
Representing Thomas Stone High School are Kaitlyn Crook of Waldorf as valedictorian and Virginia “Taylor” Webber of Waldorf as salutatorian. Crook plans to study political science and Spanish at Christopher Newport University in the fall. Webber will attend Towson University in the fall to study accounting and economics.
Westlake High School’s valedictorian is Michael Rowley of Waldorf and salutatorian is Byron Flynn, also of Waldorf. Rowley plans to major in Biology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Flynn is attending Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and plans to study nuclear engineering.
2014 graduation numbers by school (as of May 29)
Henry E. Lackey High School
- Total graduates: 316
- Total scholarship money offered: $5,500,000
La Plata High School
- Total graduates: 345
- Total scholarship money offered: $7,614,706.
Maurice J. McDonough High School
- Total graduates: 229
- Total scholarship money offered: $6,739,068
North Point High School
- Total graduates: 534
- Total scholarship money offered: $17,474,099
Thomas Stone High School
- Total graduates: 317
- Total scholarship money offered: $9,190,000
Westlake High School
- Total graduates: 358
- Total scholarship money offered: $8,361,173
Charles County Public Schools Totals
- Total graduates: 2,099
- Total scholarship money offered: $54,879,046
Charles County Public Schools provides 26,400 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 35 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, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Dr. Patricia Vaira, Title IX Coordinator and Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Pamela Murphy, Section 504 Coordinator (employees/adults), at Charles County Public Schools, central office building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, Maryland 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.