A Crowning Achievement
More than 11,000 high school seniors have started receiving their diplomas during commencement exercises that began today, June 1, and continue through June 14.
The ceremonies feature an array of commencement speakers, including TV and newspaper reporters, politicians, educators and others representing a variety of professions and interests. MCPS is also inviting parents and students to share photos of graduation via email and on Twitter. Watch the MCPS Moment.
The first graduation ceremonies were today (June 1) for Sherwood, Walter Johnson, Poolesville and Wheaton high schools. They continue through the week for Damascus, Montgomery Blair, Springbrook, Quince Orchard and Paint Branch high schools and Stephen Knolls School and RICA.
Graduations are being held at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Mount St. Mary’s University, and on individual high school campuses.
MCPS is also inviting students, parents and staff to submit their favorite graduation snapshots. Families should select the best graduation photo and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Many of the pictures will be posted on the MCPS website. Families and staff also can submit photos via Twitter (using the hashtag #mcpsgrad). To contribute a photo via email, follow these simple steps:
- Choose your best, horizontal snapshot.
- Send the photo as a jpeg file (no larger than 4 MB) and email it to email@example.com.
- Include the school name.