• News Release: PGCPS Class of 2018 Embarks on College, Careers

    May 15, 2018
    For Immediate Release
    Office of Communications

    UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Graduation season in Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) is a time of celebration for students, schools and families. Student success will be highlighted at events and graduation ceremonies over the next few weeks:

    Thursday, May 17  – Board of Education Awards

    Martin’s Crosswinds, 7400 Greenway Center Drive, Greenbelt

    6:00 p.m.

    The Prince George’s County Board of Education will honor students, staff and community partners at its annual awards night.  

    Tuesday, May 22 through Monday, June 4 – High School Graduation Ceremonies

    Gwynn Park and Largo high schools will kick off PGCPS graduation ceremonies on May 22.

    Academy of Health Sciences @ Prince George’s Community College will graduate nearly an entire class on May 24 receiving their associate’s degree and high school diploma the same day.

    DuVal High School Aerospace Engineering and Aviation Technology Program will graduate its first class May 29, with seniors receiving nearly $1 million in scholarships.

    Many seniors faced significant challenges on the road to graduation. Despite behavioral issues during her first two years, Friendly High School senior Destiny Allen will graduate with a 4.0 GPA and attend Clark Atlanta University on a band scholarship. Potomac High School senior Jimia Tiamiyu spent much of senior year in the hospital with a chronic heart condition. Through persistence, perseverance and the support of faculty and staff, she completed her studies while maintaining a 3.0 GPA. Largo High School senior Anthony Draughn received a “wake up call” after getting expelled from school for participating in a fight. He returned this year more focused than ever on his grades and future.

    For more information about graduation season, visit www.pgcps.org/futureready.

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    Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS), one of the nation's 25 largest school districts, has 207 schools and centers, more than 130,000 students and nearly 19,000 employees. The school system serves a diverse student population from urban, suburban and rural communities located in the Washington, DC suburbs. PGCPS is nationally recognized for innovative programs and initiatives that provide students with unique learning opportunities, including arts integration, environmental and financial literacy, and language immersion.