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The beginning of a new year is traditionally the time to make a resolution: to set the intention to make a positive difference in your life and the life of those around you.
Kristen Lovell wants a medical career, but the rising senior at Riverside High School is also a realist.
Voyager Academy Charter Schools’ Board of Directors has named Jennifer Lucas the school’s new managing director.
Lucas will succeed Carl Forsyth, the founding managing director, who is retiring at the end of June.
For seniors graduating from Durham Public Schools and their families, this week’s commencement ceremonies will be truly special. In this month’s Q&A column, we have some information about how to navigate the ceremonies — there are important security-related changes this year. We also have helpful tips for the high school students who will still be with us next year and are planning to take Advanced Placement courses.
On May 22, 204 seniors at our smaller specialty high schools — Clement Early College, City of Medicine Academy and Middle College — crossed the stage, shook our hands and took their first steps as high school graduates. By the end of the day on June 12, the total of Durham Public Schools graduates will swell to nearly 2,100 – 2,100 young adults ready for whatever comes next, a career, college, maybe the military. They will be ready to make their mark on the world.
And did we mention they bring with them some $29 million in scholarships?
Last week 3,100 eager students poured into our five year-round schools for the start of the school year. They were excited to meet new classmates, teachers and challenges, and their energy was catching. As I visited these schools on the first day, I felt just as excited. It was a new beginning for all of us.