Thomas Stone High School Vice Principal Shanif Pearl hugs graduate Erika Lopez Urias during summer commencement exercises Aug. 8.

LA PLATA, Md. – Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) celebrated summer commencement exercises Aug. 8 at Thomas Stone High School. Thirty-eight members of the Class of 2018 earned their diplomas after finishing course work over the summer.

“This accomplishment should not be taken lightly,” Marvin Jones, executive director of schools, said. “Through all of the challenges that you faced and all the opportunities to give up, you didn’t. You pressed on and you persevered. Your diploma is just as important as anyone else’s and perhaps, even more meaningful thanks to the road you traveled to get here.”

“It is only the beginning,” he said. “You now showed that you have what it takes to succeed, and you are ready for the world. Now go out and conquer it.”

Graduates include:

Henry E. Lackey High School

  • Jominique D. Burgess
  • Javonte T. Burns
  • Tyran M. Carroll
  • Kedric A. Deleaver II
  • Chynia A. Hill
  • Hugo S. Robinson III
  • Shelby L. Rose

Maurice J. McDonough High School

  • Ta’Nyia K. Alderson
  • Lenard J. Cannaday II
  • Rafael A. Galeas Herrera
  • Dawson L. Phifer
  • Kellyn Y. Revolorio-Samayoa
  • Tyrik A. Travis
  • Lydell M. Vines

North Point High School graduate Naseem Franklin is all smiles after he receives his diploma during summer commencement exercises held at Thomas Stone High School.

North Point High School

  • Alia Abdur-Rahman
  • Dylan K. Coleman
  • Tyler T. Dowson
  • Naseem X. Franklin
  • Joseph W. Lewis
  • Unique J.I. Moore
  • Brandon J. Powell
  • Emma I.R. Queen
  • Corey M. Thomas
  • Janaya A. Thompson

St. Charles High School

  • Joell T. Carreathers

Michael Heim, assistant superintendent of supporting services for Charles County Public Schools, congratulates Kayla Bullock of Thomas Stone High School after she receives her diploma.

Thomas Stone High School

  • Rae’jon A. Beamon
  • Kayla A. Bullock
  • Da’mon J. Dancy
  • Neko F. Ennis
  • Destiny M. Jones
  • Erika Y. Lopez Urias
  • Emiliano A. Roque
  • Paige T. Simmons

Westlake High School graduates Zion Simpson, left, and Romel D. Harrison share a laugh before summer commencement exercises held Aug. 8 at Thomas Stone High School.

Westlake High School

  • Myese D. Credle
  • Romel D. Harrison
  • Xavier L. Munden Jr.
  • Zion C. Simpson
  • Amirah J. Williams