CHESTER, PA--(Marketwired - June 11, 2014) -
TO: City Editors, Education Editors, Photo Editors, Assignment Editors, News Directors, and Broadcast Editors
WHAT: Chester, PA., June 11, 2014 - On Wednesday, June 11th, and Thursday, June 12th, 118 and 98 eighth-grade students will graduate, respectively, from the east and west campuses of Chester Community Charter School (CCCS), Pennsylvania's largest K-8 charter school. More than 650 parents, administrators, faculty, and community members are expected to attend each commencement ceremony, held at the Clarion Hotel, in Essington, PA.
Approximately 50 students have received scholarships, grants, and/or financial aid awards, totaling more than $1 million from the following private and parochial schools: Cardinal O'Hara High School, Springfield Township, PA; Archbishop John Carroll High School, Radnor Township, PA; St. Joseph's Preparatory High School, Philadelphia, PA; The Milton Hershey School, Hershey, PA; West Nottingham Academy, Colora, MD; St. Elizabeth High School, Wilmington, DE; Salesianum School, Wilmington, DE; Archmere Academy, Claymont, DE; and Saints John Neumann and Maria Goretti Catholic High School, Philadelphia, PA.
Autumn Brown, valedictorian, T'Kel Brown, CCCS student since kindergarten, and Mika Reed, CCCS alumna and rising senior at Neumann College, will serve as keynote speakers, at the east campus commencement ceremony. At the west campus ceremony, keynote speakers include Endiyah Coleman, valedictorian; Kylair Blackston and Brion Hammond, class representatives; and Jeffrey Driggins and Nicholas Benozich, CCCS alumni.
- Dr. David Clark, CEO, Chester Community Charter School
- Keynote Speakers - CCCS East: Autumn Brown, valedictorian; T'Kel Brown, CCCS student since kindergarten; and Mika Reed, alumna and rising senior at Neumann College
- Keynote Speakers - CCCS West: Endiyah Coleman, valedictorian; Kylair Blackston, class representative; Brion Hammond, class representative; Jeffrey Driggins and Nicholas Benozich, CCCS alumni
- Approximately 216 eighth-grade graduates, in total
- More than 650 parents, guardians, administrators, faculty, and community members, for each ceremony
WHEN: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 (East Campus)
Thursday, June 12, 2014 (West Campus)
6:00pm - Opening Remarks
7:00pm - Conferring of Certificates
WHERE: Clarion Hotel
76 Industrial Highway
Essington, PA 19029