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Last modified: 12/19/2012 1:21:37 PM
News Release

Largo High School Alumni Give Back
December 19, 2012
For Immediate Release
CONTACT:
Office of Communications
301-952-6001
Largo Alumni

LARGO, MD – More than 30 alumni of Largo High School visited with current students yesterday to share their experiences in preparing for persevering through and graduating from college.

“Largo has a college-going culture,” said Angelique Simpson-Marcus, principal of Largo High School. “Everything we do supports the goal of preparing our students for the future - and we want them to succeed.”

Keadrick Peters, a 2006 graduate of Largo High School, was the driving force behind this event. Peters, who works for the Office of Residence Life at Bowie State University, says he wants students to be motivated, write down their goals and see them through.

Alumni visited with ninth-grade students during their first and second period classes.  During the visits, students had the opportunity to ask questions and gain insight on college life.

“My purpose for being here is to encourage students to get a jumpstart on college and their future,” added Peters.

 

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About PGCPS: Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) is one on the nation’s 25 largest school districts, with 208 schools and centers, more than 127,000 students, and nearly 22,800 employees. With an annual budget of $1.79 billion, the district serves a diverse student population from urban, suburban, and rural communities. PGCPS offers a wide variety of innovative academic programs, including language immersion, high school career academies, and dual enrollment. Its location just outside of Washington, D.C. enables the district to partner with higher education and local and national agencies and businesses to provide unique learning opportunities for students.