Friday, May 17, 2013
In a speech rich with historical references, the first lady reminded the Bowie State class of 2013 why education is important.
In a speech celebrating the history of Bowie State University and the struggles of African Americans forced to fight for their education, First Lady Michelle Obama told the class of 2013 on Friday that it was time to "feel hungry" again. “For generations, in many parts of this country it was illegal for black people to get an education,” Obama said, telling tales of students who were threatened, teachers who were beaten and schools that were burned when African American first sought education. “But despite the risks, students flocked to these schools in droves,” she said, speaking to a crowd of thousands at the University of Maryland's Comcast Center in College Park. Bowie State—Maryland’s oldest historically black university—was founded …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
When and where the county's seniors will cross the stage.
It may only be spring break, but graduation is just around the corner for the Class of 2013. Below, find a rundown of graduation times, dates, and locations for every public high school in Prince George's County. Locally, Northwestern High School will hold its graduation on Tuesday, May 28 at 9 a.m.; High Point High School on Thursday, May 30 at 9 a.m.; and Parkdale High School on Friday, May 31 at 1 p.m. All three ceremonies will take place in the University of Maryland's Comcast Center.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Scenes from the Class of 2012's big day.
Hundreds of seniors garbed in green and yellow robes graduated Thursday morning in Parkdale High School’s graduation ceremony. The ceremony, held at University of Maryland’s Comcast Center, was a celebration of the students’ accomplishments, and an appeal to succeed in either higher education or the workforce. Principal Cheryl J. Logan gave the keynote address, highlighting the school’s diverse background. She implored students to “fit no stereotypes,” a quote by former Secretary of State Colin Powell printed on the students’ academic agendas during the school year. “Did you know that as you move to college and the world of work, many people will put you in box because of your background?” Logan said. “They will take one look at your …
Photos from Eleanor Roosevelt's Graduation Ceremony at the Comcast Center.
Eleanor Roosevelt's Class of 2012 graduated this week at the University of Maryland's Comcast Center. Don't forget to take a look at the Class of 2012's graduation video.
Friday, May 25, 2012
Prince George's County students are preparing for graduation next week, several of whom will receive their diplomas at the Comcast Center.
Prince George’s County Public School seniors will proudly accept their diplomas next week, several of them in the University of Maryland’s Comcast Center near Paint Branch Drive. Area residents will want to be aware of heavy traffic due to the ceremonies, running from Tuesday to Friday, according to a message distributed by the UMd. Office of the President. “Traffic will be heaviest at the Campus Drive/Route One, and Paint Branch Drive/Route 193 intersections. Incoming traffic prior to each ceremony, and departing traffic following each ceremony, will be particularly heavy,” according to the announcement, which was shared on the Riverdale Park listserve TownTalk. Parking for the commencements will be in surface lots surrounding Comcast …
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Comcast Center court dedicated to former coach Gary Williams.
The University of Maryland had the makings of an upset in last night's game, with Duke University having an unusually poor performance in 3-point shooting, The Diamondback reported. In the end, the sell-out crowd of 18,000 watched Maryland fall in a 74-61 loss in the Comcast Center, newly dedicated to legendary former coach Gary Williams; meanwhile, the prepared stack of celebratory scrap wood on campus went unburned. Check out photos from the game, courtesy of The Diamondback.