DCPS to graduate 3,100 seniors
(Published June 4, 2001)
More than 3,100 D.C. Public Schools seniors are planning to participate in their high school commencement exercises June 8-15 to receive their diplomas. Many of the schools have scheduled special speakers as part of the ceremonies.
Friday, June 8
- Mamie D. Lee Senior High School’s graduation ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. at the school, 100 Gallatin St. NE. Thirteen seniors will receive their diplomas. Speaker TBA.
- Phelps Senior High School’s graduation will take place at 11 a.m. at Galluadet University in Elsteadea Theater at 800 Florida Ave. NE. One-hundred seniors will graduate and hear a speech from Charlene Drew Jarvis, president of Southeastern University and former Ward 4 council member.
Sunday, June 10
- At 10 a.m., 157 seniors will receive their diplomas from Anacostia Senior High School at Howard University’s Cramton Auditorium, 2400 Fourth St. NW. Keynote speaker will be the Rev. Lewis Anthony, pastor at Metropolitan Wesley AME Zion Church.
- One-hundred ninety Coolidge Senior High School seniors will graduate at 6 p.m. at Howard University. Speaker TBA
Monday, June 11
- About 94 seniors will receive diplomas from Banneker Senior High School at 10 a.m. at Howard University, with keynote speaker Freeman A. Hrabowski III, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
- Omar Tyree, author of several books including Flyy Girl and For the Love of Money, will deliver the keynote speech at M.M. Washington Senior High School’s graduation at 3 p.m. at Howard University. One-hundred twelve seniors will receive diplomas.
- At 7 p.m., 113 seniors will graduate from Ballou STAY Senior High School. The ceremony will include student speakers and will take place at P.R. Harris Educational Center, 100 Livingston Road SE.
Tuesday, June 12
- One-hundred sixty seniors will graduate from Cardozo Senior High School at 10 a.m. at Howard University. Speeches will be delivered by class valedictorians, Lee Alderman and Thu-An Trinh.
- Julian Earls, deputy director of NASA’s Glenn Research Center, will deliver the keynote speech at Eastern Senior High School’s graduation ceremony at Constitution Hall, 1776 D St. NW, at 10 a.m., and 325 seniors will receive diplomas.
- Eighty seniors from School Without Walls will graduate at 10 a.m. Ed Ruppert, a science instructor at the school, will deliver the keynote speech at the ceremony at George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium, 2121 I St. NW.
- At 2 p.m., 40 seniors from Moore Academy will receive their diplomas. John Marshall, the outgoing U.S. marshal from the Clinton administration, is the keynote speaker at the graduation, which will be at Catholic University’s auditorium, 620 Michigan Ave. NE.
- Ballou Senior High School’s graduation ceremony will be at Howard University at 3 p.m. One-hundred fifty seniors will receive diplomas and hear William Lockridge, District IV school board member and a graduate of Ballou Senior High, deliver the keynote speech.
- Three-hundred seventy-five seniors will receive diplomas from Wilson Senior High School at 3 p.m. at Constitution Hall. Wilson students will deliver speeches at the ceremony.
- Randall Robinson, president of TransAfrica Forum, will be the speaker at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts graduation ceremony. The 6:30 p.m. event will be held at the school, 1698 35th St. NW, and 118 graduates will receive diplomas.
- Woodson Senior High School/Business and Finance Academy will hold graduation 251 seniors at 7 p.m. at Constitution Hall. Stacey H. Davis, president and CEO of the Fannie Mae Foundation, will speak.
Wednesday, June 13
- One-hundred eighty seniors will graduate from Dunbar Senior High School/Dunbar Pre-Engineering High School at 10 a.m. Valedictorians India Patrick, Vanessa Allen and Kaliesha Harrison will speak at the Howard University ceremony.
- Bell Multicultural Senior High School’s graduation ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. at Howard University. One-hundred sixteen seniors will get diplomas. Speaker TBA.
- Twenty-five students will graduate from Spingarn STAY Senior High School at 6:30 p.m.
The class valedictorian will speak at the ceremony, which will be held at the Catholic University School of Nursing Auditorium.
Thursday, June 14
- The class valedictorian will speak at Spingarn Senior High School’s graduation ceremony, where 375 seniors will receive diplomas. The ceremony will be held at Howard University at 10 a.m.
- Roosevelt Senior High School’s graduation ceremony will be at Howard University at 6 p.m. Attorney Phyllis J. Outlaw will speak as 151 students receive diplomas.
Friday, June 15
- Five students will graduate from Sharpe Health School at 10 a.m. at the school, 4300 13th St. NW. Speaker TBA.
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