Class of 2019
Future Ready: Achieving Excellence

Excellence is our standard for every student, from the first day of school to graduation day. We proudly celebrate our young achievers for charting a course beyond high school that will prepare them for a bright future. Through a commitment to academic excellence, our graduates have earned their success and our admiration.

- Dr. Monica Goldson, Interim Chief Executive Officer

Our Stories

Newsbreak: Graduation Triumphs

From words of wisdom to tales of struggle and achievement - watch a video wrap-up of the class of 2019 graduations.

ACHIEVING EXCELLENCE: Cheers to the PGCPS Class of 2019!

Class of 2019 grads from more than 30 schools will receive their diplomas including the very first graduating classes from three high schools: the International High Schools at Largo and Langley Park and College Park Academy!

College Park Academy Graduates First High School Class

The event was a milestone for the 86 seniors who earned their diplomas!

Singer Tank Surprises Crossland Grads

R&B singer and #PGCPSProud alum Tank was a surprise guest speaker at Crossland High School's graduation!

Grads Surprised with Employer Scholarships

Two high school students recently were surprised with much bigger checks than they expected from their employer. Meet the winners of Taco Bell Foundation’s Live Más Scholarship!

2019 Valedictorians and Salutatorians!

View a complete list and photo gallery of students who emerged at the top of their class!

High Point Seniors Featured in U.S. HBCU Campaign

To kick off graduation season, seniors from High Point High School were featured in a campaign by the U.S. Department of Education's White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. 

Gwynn Park HS Seniors Among Nation's First Amazon 'Future Engineer' Grads

Gwynn Park High School AP Computer Science seniors will soon be among the nation's first Amazon Future Engineer grads! Research shows that students are 8 to 10 times more likely to pursue college degrees in computer science if they have taken AP computer science in high school.

Croom High Community Helps Star Student Reach College

Just a year ago, Croom High School senior Nyree Walden was unsure whether or not he would be able to earn his high school diploma. This month, Nyree will graduate as Croom's Class of 2019 valedictorian and is college-bound.

CTE Students Prove The Future is Now!

PGCPS seniors with post-graduation plans to launch into careers in private industry and apprenticeships celebrated during the school system’s inaugural Career and Technical Education (CTE) Career Signing Day!

2019 College and CTE Signing Day

Graduation season in Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) begins with College Signing Day on May 1, a celebration of students’ commitment to higher education. PGCPS College Signing Day aims to inspire more students to pursue higher education as part of the national College Signing Day/Reach Higher initiative by former first lady Michelle Obama.

Graduating seniors are encouraged to share their plans on social media with the hashtags #PGCPSCollegeSigningDay, #CTECareerSigningDay and #AchievingExcellence.

View photos from 2019 College Signing Day >>

Senior Spotlight: Potomac HS Student Ashantie Pernell

Senior Spotlight recognizes outstanding students with exemplary academic performance and contributions to their schools and community. This week, meet Potomac High School senior Ashantie Pernell, a standout scholar with plans to improve the world around us!

Senior Spotlight: Frederick Douglass HS Student Kierra Hughes

Senior Spotlight recognizes outstanding students with exemplary academic performance and contributions to their schools and community. This week, meet Frederick Douglass High School senior Kierra Hughes, an International Baccalaureate student who excels inside and outside of the classroom!

Senior Spotlight: Oxon Hill HS Student Sulaman Shah

Senior Spotlight recognizes outstanding students with exemplary academic performance and contributions to their schools and community. This week, meet Oxon Hill High School senior Sulaman Shah, a Science and Technology star who aspires to impact the world through science and service.

Senior Spotlight: Suitland HS Senior Destiny Brevard

Senior Spotlight recognizes outstanding students with exemplary academic performance and service to their schools and community. This week, find out how Suitland High senior Destiny Brevard’s plans for the future honor her family while also blazing her own path!

Senior Spotlight: Wise HS Student Tamara Bethea

Senior Spotlight recognizes outstanding students with exemplary academic performance and service to their schools and community. This week, find out why Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. High School senior Tamara Bathea is an all-around standout!

Senior Spotlight: Eleanor Roosevelt HS Student Daelyn Waters

Senior Spotlight recognizes outstanding students with exemplary academic performance and service to their schools and community.

This week, find out why Eleanor Roosevelt High School's Daelyn Waters is a triple threat!

Senior Spotlights: Bowie HS Twins Mikaila and Alexis Esuke

Senior Spotlight recognizes outstanding students with exemplary academic performance and service to their schools and community.

This week, meet Bowie High School twin sisters Mikaila and Alexis Esuke who are alike in both appearance and excellence!

Senior Spotlight: Crossland HS Student Medossa Madamesila

Senior Spotlight recognizes outstanding students with exemplary academic performance and contributions to their schools and community.

This week, meet Medossa Madamesila, an International Baccalaureate scholar athlete at Crossland High School.

Senior Spotlight: Largo HS Senior Christian Magruder

The Senior Spotlight feature recognizes outstanding students with exemplary academic performance and contributions to their schools and community.

This week, meet Christian Magruder, an honors student at Largo High School who Principal Afie Mirshah-Nayar describes as showing integrity and leadership in addition to a strong academic record!

Senior Spotlight: Charles H. Flowers HS Senior Janiya Brooks

Charles H. Flowers High School senior Janiya Brooks is our Senior SpotlightSenior Spotlight highlights outstanding students with exemplary academic performance and contributions to their schools and community.

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Our Future

Delaware State University

Nadira Al-Salam Bland graduate testimonials Nadira Al-Salam Bland , C.H. Flowers High School
Daryn Boden graduate testimonials Daryn Boden, Bladensburg High School
Danielle Mullins graduate testimonials Danielle Mullins, C.H. Flowers High School
David Sanders IV graduate testimonials David Sanders IV, College Park Academy
Jason Reddick graduate testimonials Jason Reddick , Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr. High School

Morgan State University

Keenan Alexander graduate testimonials Keenan Alexander, Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr. High School
Joshua Marshall graduate testimonials Joshua Marshall, Oxon Hill High School
Jaime Lyons graduate testimonials Jaime Lyons, C. H. Flowers High School

North Carolina A&T State University

Sanai Hyman graduate testimonials Sanai Hyman, Eleanor Roosevelt High School
Shamya Moore graduate testimonials Shamya Moore, C.H. Flowers High School

North Carolina Central University

Christian Manning graduate testimonials Christian Manning , Largo High School

United States Naval Academy

Jonathan Simmons graduate testimonials Jonathan Simmons, Bowie High School

University of Maryland College Park

Patrice Shumate graduate testimonials Patrice Shumate , Oxon Hill High School
Liana Stewart graduate testimonials Liana Stewart, Oxon Hill High School
Arsalan Siddiqui graduate testimonials Arsalan Siddiqui, Eleanor Roosevelt High School
Duvall Harrell graduate testimonials Duvall Harrell, Bowie High School
Tamara Bethea graduate testimonials Tamara Bethea , Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr. High School

Bowie State University

Guy Agnant graduate testimonials Guy Agnant, Oxon Hill High School
Olivia Watts graduate testimonials Olivia Watts, C.H. Flowers High School
Christiana Pablo graduate testimonials Christiana Pablo, Bowie High School
Kamri Johnson graduate testimonials Kamri Johnson , Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr. High School

Juniata College

Elizabeth Bailey graduate testimonials Elizabeth Bailey, Bowie High School

Knox College

Kamille Sloane graduate testimonials Kamille Sloane, Bowie High School

Notre Dame of Maryland University

Katya Miranda Garcia graduate testimonials Katya Miranda Garcia, International High School @ Langley Park

Penn State University

Jordan Witcher graduate testimonials Jordan Witcher, Largo High School

Towson State University

Zanoh Lewis graduate testimonials Zanoh Lewis , Largo High School
Jordan Pemberton graduate testimonials Jordan Pemberton, Bowie High School
Shiyann Palmore graduate testimonials Shiyann Palmore, C.H. Flowers High School
Brandon Ford graduate testimonials Brandon Ford, Bowie High School
Myles Chandler graduate testimonials Myles Chandler, Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr. High School

University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Gabby Mebane graduate testimonials Gabby Mebane, C.H. Flowers High School
Camryn Blake-Burroughs graduate testimonials Camryn Blake-Burroughs , Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr. High School
Cydney Blake-Burroughs graduate testimonials Cydney Blake-Burroughs , Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr. High School

University of Miami

Aaron Hawkins graduate testimonials Aaron Hawkins, Oxon Hill High School

Bucknell University

Bryan Nelson graduate testimonials Bryan Nelson, Bowie High School

George Washington University

Anaya Shaw Taylor graduate testimonials Anaya Shaw Taylor, Bowie High School
Ruben Gore graduate testimonials Ruben Gore , Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr. High School

Howard University

Kemariah Edwards graduate testimonials Kemariah Edwards, Bowie High School
Quentin Williams graduate testimonials Quentin Williams , Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr. High School

Lafayette College

Mikias Stewart graduate testimonials Mikias Stewart, Bowie High School

Methodist University

Christopher Shoffler graduate testimonials Christopher Shoffler , Bowie High School

Spelman College

Gabriella Solomon graduate testimonials Gabriella Solomon, Bowie High School

Syracuse University

Obinna Irobereachi graduate testimonials Obinna Irobereachi, Bowie High School

University of Maryland Baltimore County

Nyah Tahir graduate testimonials Nyah Tahir, Bowie High School

University of San Fransisco

Waverly Bah graduate testimonials Waverly Bah, Bowie High School

West Point

Kevin Ruthmeyer graduate testimonials Kevin Ruthmeyer, Bowie High School

Xavier University of Louisiana

Scott Lipscomb graduate testimonials Scott Lipscomb, Bowie High School

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Titilayo Sunday graduate testimonials Titilayo Sunday , Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr. High School

Hampton University

Teyoni Scrivner graduate testimonials Teyoni Scrivner , Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr. High School

University of Tampa

Camren Owens graduate testimonials Camren Owens , Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr. High School
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