Media Alert: Graduation Media Briefing


For Immediate Release: June 11, 2018

Contact: Tina Firesheets (336) 370-8307
Media Desk (336) 574-5730

GCS Graduation Media Briefing


WHAT: While most of the district’s academies and early/middle colleges have completed commencement ceremonies, graduations for traditional high schools begin Wednesday, June 13, and conclude Sunday, June 17.

Superintendent Sharon L. Contreras, Ph.D. will make remarks at the briefing, as well as announce the grant and scholarship totals offered to the Class of 2018.

Five outstanding graduates will also be present to share their remarkable stories. They are:
* Caitlyn Smith, of STEM Early College at N.C. A&T State University, an emergency vehicle driver and first responder who wants to be a vehicle crash test engineer.
* Wesley Francis, of Ragsdale High, a Guilford Apprenticeship Partners recipient who will serve an apprenticeship with Central Carolina Heating and Air.
* Aleah Brown, of Northern High, initially struggled academically, but worked hard to earn top awards in math, history, science and scientific visualization.
* Faraji Joseph-Chandler, of Dudley High, was also dually enrolled at N.C. A&T. He will attend Howard University, where he will play football and study medicine.
* Olivia Romine, of Grimsley High, is a Morehead-Cain scholarship recipient and an accomplished triathlete.

WHEN: 3-4 p.m., Tuesday, June 12.

WHERE: Meeting room 7, Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center, 1921 West Gate City Blvd., Greensboro.

CONTACT: Tina Firesheets, (336) 669-3309.

About Guilford County Schools
Guilford County Schools, the third largest school district in North Carolina, the 47th largest of more than 14,000 in the United States, and serves more than 73,000 PK-12 students at 126 schools. With approximately 10,000 employees, GCS works in partnership with parents, businesses, colleges and the community to deliver an education that connects student interests and skills with the careers and economy of our future here and around the world. We provide educational choices to meet individual student needs in a culturally diverse citizenship and new opportunities to help our students Soar to Greatness. For more information, visit the district’s website at

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