Thirty-four Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) seniors finished their high school coursework requirements and graduated from Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) July 28 during Summer Commencement Exercises at Westlake High School.
Representing the seven CCPS high schools, the 34 graduates wore caps and gowns in their respective schools’ colors.
Superintendent Kimberly Hill was guest speaker at the graduation and said the 34 graduates traveled a unique road filled with challenges, but never gave up their goal to graduate. “Graduates, all of you have a story to tell about what brought you here. A story about your journey, the journey that led you to finish your high school credits at summer school. … Congratulations, we’re very proud of you,” Hill said.
Members of the 2016 summer school graduating class were:
Henry E. Lackey High School
Demetrius Brown, Branden Holland, Austin Kuhn and Michael Weeks
La Plata High School
Maurice J. McDonough High School
Jose Cruz, Alexis Davis, Austin George, Tanisha Hicks, Daniel Martin and Demarco Mitchell
North Point High School
Charles Hendrix, Jeremiah Nicholas, Antonio Phillips and Sean Strozier
St. Charles High School
Noah Bell, Taylor Bell, Dorian Brown, Alaza Ford, Jaylen Fures, Derrick Johnson, Mandrell Johnson, Elijah Mitchell, Michael Morre, Justin Mothershead, Charles Poindexter and Malik Williams
Thomas Stone High School
Xzavier Collins, Angelique Fraley, Kevonie Gilroy, Jose Henriquez-Parra, Amber Swann and Le Sandra Wooley
Westlake High School
Charles County Public Schools provides 26,500 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 36 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 Dr. Patricia Vaira, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Pamela K. Murphy, 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. Summer graduation 2016