Loudoun’s Graduation Speakers Include Penn State Quarterback

Loudoun County Public Schools has announced its lineup of graduations speakers for this year’s 19 graduation and completion ceremonies.

The list of men and women who will formally send off the county school system’s class of 2018 includes Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley, former Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder, and Cathy Lanier, former Washington DC police chief who’s now working as the NFL’s head of security.

The end-of-year ceremonies run through June 15, with the first, the CAMPUS graduation ceremony, held tonight.

The list of speakers and ceremony times and locations is as follows (in alphabetical order by school):

Academy of Science grads will hear from Isaac Clizbe, a 2014 Academy of Science alumnus and 2018 graduate of Virginia Tech. The ceremony is 7:30 p.m. June 8 at the Loudoun County school administration building, 21000 Education Court in Ashburn.

McSorley, a quarterback for Penn State and a Briar Woods graduate will address Briar Woods’ class of 2018. The ceremony is at 2 p.m. June 15 at George Mason University’s EagleBank Arena, 4500 Patriot Circle in Fairfax.

Wilder, a former Virginia governor whose two grandsons graduated from Broad Run High School, will address the high school’s class of 2018. The ceremony begins at 7 p.m. June 15 at George Mason University’s EagleBank Arena.

Loudoun County Chairwoman Phyllis J. Randall (D-A Large) will address students at the CAMPUS ceremony, held at 7 p.m. today at the Loudoun County school administration building, 21000 Education Court in Ashburn.

John Champe High School grads will hear from Kristin Muncy, director of student activities and involvement for James Madison University. The ceremony begins at 9 a.m. June 14 in the high school’s gym, 41535 Sacred Mountain St. in Aldie.

Dominion High School’s grads will hear from Joseph Haberman, teacher of AP psychology and AP biology and director of Dominion’s improv troupe Blankslate. The ceremony begins at 2 p.m. June 10 in Dominion’s gym, 21326 Augusta Drive in Sterling.

Loudoun schools’ Chief of Staff Michael Richards will speak at Douglass School’s graduation ceremony, held at 10:30 a.m. June 6 at the school, 407 E. Market St. in Leesburg.

Cathy Lanier, former Washington DC police chief who’s now working as the NFL’s head of security, will address Freedom High School’s class of 2018. The ceremony is at 2 p.m. June 14 at George Mason University’s EagleBank Arena.

Heritage High School graduates will hear from Wes Driskill, a charter member of the Heritage faculty, longtime Latin teacher, World Languages Department Chair and the school’s first head football coach. The ceremony begins at 7:30 p.m. June 13 at Riverside High School, 19019 Upper Belmont Pl. in Leesburg.

Loudoun County High School grads will hear from one of their classmates, Grace Anne Allen, at a ceremony beginning at 8 a.m. June 14 on the school’s lawn, at 415 Dry Mill Road SW in Leesburg.

Dr. Nekisha Grigsby, 2008 Loudoun Valley alumna and a doctor of pharmacy, will address Loudoun Valley graduates. The ceremony is 9 a.m. June 14 in the high school’s stadium, at 340 N Maple Ave. in Purcellville.

Monroe Technology Center graduates will hear from the school’s first principal, Michael Megeath. The ceremony is at 7 p.m. June 7 at Tuscarora High School, 801 N. King St. in Leesburg.

Park View High School history teacher Andrew Johnson will speak to the school’s class of 2018. The ceremony begins at 7 p.m. June 14 at George Mason University’s EagleBank Arena.

Potomac Falls High School social science teacher Kira Hoilman will address the school’s graduates. The ceremony begins at 9 a.m. June 15 at Potomac Falls, 46400 Algonkian Pkwy, Potomac Falls.

Riverside High School seniors selected English teacher Angela Astroga to speak at their graduation. The ceremony is at 8 a.m. on June 15 at Riverside’s stadium, 19019 Upper Belmont Pl. in Leesburg.

Rock Ridge High School AP psychology and government teacher Allison Alison will address the school’s graduates. The ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. June 14 at Rock Ridge’s stadium.

Stone Bridge High School grads will hear from their government teacher Aaron Stiles  at a ceremony beginning at 9:30 a.m. June 14 at George Mason University’s EagleBank Arena.

Tuscarora High School’s class of 2018 will get its official send off from fellow graduate Amanda Presgraves. The ceremony is at 7 p.m. June 11 in the school’s stadium, 801 N. King St. in Leesburg.

Lovettsville Mayor Robert Zoldos will address Woodgrove High School graduates at a ceremony beginning at 8 a.m. June 15 in the school’s stadium, at 36811 Allder School Road in Purcellville.

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