CCPS Seniors Receive Nearly $55 Million in Scholarship Offers

June 2, 2014

ValsandSalsCharles County Public Schools will honor 2,099 seniors on May 30, and June 2-3 during graduation ceremonies for six high schools. Students in the Class of 2014 were offered nearly $55 million in scholarship offers. Valedictorians and salutatorians were announced earlier this week. These positions are determined by students’ grade-point averages and represent the top academic achievers at each school.

Henry E. Lackey High School’s valedictorian is George Jenkins III of La Plata and the salutatorian is Tyler Turner of Marbury. Jenkins plans to attend the University of Maryland College Park to study electrical engineering. Turner plans to study business management at the University of Florida.

La Plata High School’s valedictorian is Julianna Dawson of Charlotte Hall and the salutatorian is Danielle Lauterborn of Waldorf. Dawson plans to attend Mercer University to study biochemistry and pre-medicine. Lauterborn is attending High Point University in the fall and plans to major in electronic media and business.

Christina Paras is Maurice J. McDonough High School’s valedictorian. She is attending the University of Maryland College Park in the fall and plans to study broadcast journalism. Taylor Blare is the salutatorian at McDonough and will also attend the University of Maryland College Park in the fall to study Biology.

North Point High School has two valedictorians this year – Amanda Lee of White Plains and Anthony “Tony” Teleky of Waldorf. Lee will attend the University of Maryland College Park and plans to study neurobiology/physiology. Teleky will attend Duke University and plans to double major in engineering and music. Ashlynn Stanley of Waldorf is North Point’s salutatorian and will attend the University of Michigan in the fall to study materials science engineering.

Representing Thomas Stone High School are Kaitlyn Crook of Waldorf as valedictorian and Virginia “Taylor” Webber of Waldorf as salutatorian. Crook plans to study political science and Spanish at Christopher Newport University in the fall. Webber will attend Towson University in the fall to study accounting and economics.

Westlake High School’s valedictorian is Michael Rowley of Waldorf and salutatorian is Byron Flynn, also of Waldorf. Rowley plans to major in Biology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Flynn is attending Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and plans to study nuclear engineering.

2014 graduation numbers by school (as of May 29)

Henry E. Lackey High School
• Total graduates: 316
• Total scholarship money offered: $5,500,000

La Plata High School
• Total graduates: 345
• Total scholarship money offered: $7,614,706
Maurice J. McDonough High School
• Total graduates: 229
• Total scholarship money offered: $6,739,068

North Point High School
• Total graduates: 534
• Total scholarship money offered: $17,474,099

Thomas Stone High School
• Total graduates: 317
• Total scholarship money offered: $9,190,000

Westlake High School
• Total graduates: 358
• Total scholarship money offered: $8,361,173

Charles County Public Schools Totals
• Total graduates: 2,099
• Total scholarship money offered: $54,879,046