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DC Prep Celebrates the Class of 2016

June 09 2016 | School News


DC Prep honored the graduating Class of 2016 tonight at a ceremony filled with proud families, friends, faculty members, and alumni of the Edgewood Middle Campus. In addition, graduates were greeted by special guest DC Mayor Muriel Bowser! The tenth anniversary graduating class continues DC Prep’s tradition of sending 100% of its graduates to college-prep high schools. Here is a snapshot of selected schools the Class of 2016 will be attending in the Fall:
• Benjamin Banneker,
• Georgetown Day,
• Maret,
• Washington Latin, and
• School Without Walls, among others.

The graduation ceremony, held at The Catholic University of America’s Hartke Theatre, included student remarks by Dane’t Harris and Poet Laureate Justin Broadnax.* Additionally, the following awards were distributed by members of the first graduating class to receive them in 2007:

Leadership Award (named for founding Board Members Lindsay and Terry Eakin, presented to the student demonstrating outstanding leadership while at DC Prep): Keon Eady

The Principal’s Academic Award (given to the class valedictorian, with the highest overall GPA): Kierstin Oliver

The Reverend Robinson Character Award (named for founding DC Prep Board Member, Reverend Donald E. Robinson, given to a caring, committed student who looks out for the entire DC Prep community): Princess Floyd

Founder’s Award (DC Prep’s highest honor, named for founder Emily Lawson, given to a student who best exemplifies a combination of all three objectives of DC Prep’s mission – academics, character, and leadership): Kierstin Oliver

Congratulations to DC Prep's Class of 2016!

 

*To read the speech by Dane’t Harris and poem by Justin Broadnax, click here. To view additional photos of the ceremony, click here.

 

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