Chas. Co. Students Graduate During Summer Program - Southern Maryland Headline News

Chas. Co. Students Graduate During Summer Program


Derrick Johnson, a 2016 graduate of St. Charles High School, is congratulated by board member Margaret Marshall, left, and Board Chairman Virginia McGraw. Derrick Johnson, a 2016 graduate of St. Charles High School, is congratulated by board member Margaret Marshall, left, and Board Chairman Virginia McGraw.

CITY, Md. (Aug. 1, 2016)—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

Mickael Goldring

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

Niah Stephens

Jose Cruz, a Maurice J. McDonough High School graduate in the SAIL program, receives his diploma from Amy Hollstein, deputy superintendent of Charles County Public Schools. Jose Cruz, a Maurice J. McDonough High School graduate in the SAIL program, receives his diploma from Amy Hollstein, deputy superintendent of Charles County Public Schools.

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