MCPS Announces High School Graduation Dates, Speakers

More than 11,000 Montgomery County Public Schools students will receive high school diplomas in commencement ceremonies this year.

The high school commencement season is set to begin Wednesday, June 2, and will end Thursday, June 17.

Last year, MCPS held virtual graduation ceremonies, but this year each school’s commencement ceremony will be in person and hosted at their respective schools’ sports stadium. Families are allowed two commencement tickets per student.

In total, 25 high schools and 7 programs will have graduation ceremonies this spring. MCPS is inviting families to email graduation photos that may be featured on their website to pio@mcpsmd.org. Photos can also be shared on Twitter using the hashtag #MCPSGrad.

Some of the speakers featured at this year’s commencement ceremonies include comedian Sarah Cooper, U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md. 8), and ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt.

MCPS Commencements on June 2

Here’s a look at the commencements happening on June 2 and their speakers.

  • Montgomery Blair High School, 9 a.m., featuring Takoma Park Mayor Kate Stewart.
  • Quince Orchard High School, 9 a.m., featuring Social Studies teacher Joshua Schuman, who was selected by the Class of 2021.
  • Stephen Knolls School, 10 a.m., featuring Robert A. Tarloff, a school age team leader.

MCPS Commencements on June 3

Here’s a look at the commencements happening on June 3 and their speakers.

  • Thomas S. Wootton High School, 9 a.m., featuring Maryland Del. Eric Luedtke (D-District 14)—a Wootton alumnus.
  • Wheaton High School, 9 a.m., featuring social studies teacher Giacomo T. Sciuto.
  • Rock Terrace School, 10 a.m., featuring retiring speech pathologist Barbara S. Delsack.
  • Rockville John L. Gildner Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents (RICA), 6 p.m., featuring the MoCo Show’s Alex Tsironis.

MCPS Commencements on June 4

Here’s a look at the commencements happening on June 4 and their speakers.

  • Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, 9 a.m., featuring Charlie Bowling, an instrumental teacher at Chevy Chase and North Chevy Chase Elementary Schools.
  • Damascus High School, 9 a.m., featuring chemistry teacher John Pisanic.
  • Paint Branch High School, 9 a.m., featuring Dr. Darryl Hill, a  Sr. Internal Medicine and father of a Paint Branch alumnus.
  • Walter Johnson High School, 9 a.m., featuring social studies teacher Fredrick P. Delello.
  • Model Learning School, 1 p.m. (MCPS did not announce a speaker for this commencement.)
  • Winston Churchill High School, 5 p.m., featuring Elizabeth Campbell, who works for CBS News’ Face the Nation.

MCPS Commencement on June 7

Here’s a look at the commencement happening on June 7 and its speaker.

  • Clarksburg High School, 9 a.m., featuring Sarah Galvez, a Clarksburg alumna who served as the director of social media and audience development for Joe Biden’s presidential campaign.

MCPS Commencements on June 8

Here’s a look at the commencement happening on June 8 and its speaker.

  • Poolesville High School, 9 a.m., featuring resource teacher Terry Young.

MCPS Commencements on June 9

Here’s a look at the commencements happening on June 9 and their speakers.

  • Northwest High School, 9 a.m., featuring the Rosette Award Winners from the Class of 2021.
  • Rockville High School, 9 a.m., featuring graduating senior Gabriella Diaz.
  • Springbrook High School, 9 a.m., featuring Senior Class President Marissa Chappell and Senior Class Vice President Brandon Benjamin.
  • Albert Einstein High School, 6 p.m., featuring Social Studies teacher Melanie Abercrombie.

MCPS Commencements on June 12

Here’s a look at the commencements happening on June 12 and their speakers.

  • James Hubert Blake High School, 10 a.m., featuring Bibi Bourelly—a singer-songwriter and a Blake alumna.
  • Sherwood High School, 10 a.m., featuring ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt—a Sherwood alumnus.
  • Walt Whitman High School, 10 a.m., featuring U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md. 8).
  • Watkins Mill High School, 10 a.m., featuring Watkins Mill alumna Grace Edwards.
  • Richard Montgomery High School, 10 a.m., featuring Scott MacFarlane, an investigative reporter for NBC4.

Note: These ceremonies were originally scheduled for June 11 but were pushed back to June 12 due to rain.

MCPS Commencements on June 14

Here’s a look at the commencements happening on June 14 and their speakers.

  • Northwood High School, 9 a.m., featuring social studies teacher Daniel Stein, who was selected by the Class of 2021.
  • Seneca Valley High School, 9 a.m., social studies teacher Jonathan D. Main, who serves as a co-sponsor for the Class of 2021.

MCPS Commencements on June 15

Here’s a look at the commencements happening on June 15 and their speakers.

  • John F. Kennedy High School, 9 a.m.,  featuring Allison Seymour, the morning anchor for WUSA9’s Get Up DC.
  • Alternative Education Programs, 10 a.m., featuring Toriano Cross, an outreach worker for Street Outreach Network.
  • Longview School, 10 a.m., featuring Lydia Dawley—the owner and CEO of Click. Speak. Connect.

MCPS Commencements on June 17

Here’s a look at the commencements happening on June 17 and their speakers.

  • Col. Zadok Magruder High School, 9 a.m., featuring comedian Sarah Cooper—a Magruder alumna.
  • Gaithersburg High School, 6 p.m., featuring Michele Staymates—the physical education teacher who’s retiring.

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About Deirdre Byrne

Deirdre Byrne is a social media coordinator for Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at dbyrne@mymcmedia.org or on twitter at @DeirdreByrneMCM.

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