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More than 50% of T.C. Williams graduates received advanced studies diploma

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On June 14, 661 seniors received diplomas at the T.C. Williams High School graduation ceremony held at George Mason University's Patriot Center in Fairfax. More than 90 percent of actively enrolled members of the senior class received their diplomas during the commencement exercises. Fifty-two percent of the graduating class received Advanced Studies Diplomas.

Sixty-six graduates received Board of Education seals by earning final GPAs of 3.7 or above, while 255 students were awarded the Governor's Seal for earning advanced studies diplomas with final GPAs above 2.7 and completing at least three Advanced Placement or Dual Enrollment courses.

Sixty-two percent of the class self-reported plans to attend a four-year college or university in the fall, while 25 percent recorded plans to attend a two-year college. Four percent of the senior class has plans to enlist in the U.S. armed forces, and 2 percent will enroll at a trade or technical college. Approximately 7 percent of the class plans to enter the workforce.

The ceremony included speeches by Valedictorian Carter Goodwin and Salutatorian Leia Moran. Carter, who finished his high school career with a 4.56 GPA, will attend the University of Pennsylvania in the fall. Leia, who closed her high school career with a 4.54 GPA, will be earning a Joint Degree, Bachelor of Arts (International Honours), at the College of William & Mary and the University of St Andrews. Hira Mohyuddin and Steven Hetzer each earned the Principal's Award as outstanding members of the Class of 2014.

About 60 actively enrolled members of the senior class remain eligible to earn their diplomas during summer school.

For more information, please contact the Office of Communications and Public Relations at 703-824-6635 or watch the ceremony on demand and read the graduation speeches.

Source: T.C. Williams High School

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