High school graduation season gets underway next week in Loudoun County. Graduation speakers this year include authors, business executives, favorite long-time teachers, a military hero, and one aspiring comedian.
Here’s a rundown:
Academy of Science
Liz Asai, a 2009 Academy of Science graduate and a graduate of Yale University.
Number of Graduates:64
Wendi Manuel-Scott is director of African and African-American Studies at George Mason University.
Number of Graduates: 137
Briar Woods High School
Jeff Kinney, author of “Diary of a Wimpy Kid.”
Number of Graduates: 450
Broad Run High School
Jo Ann Pearson, chair of the English Department and the final faculty member left from Broad Run High School’s first year.
Number of Graduates: 425
Loudoun County Public Schools Administrative Offices
Dr. Francine DeFerreire, management consultant and associate professor with American University.
Number of Graduates: 109
Dominion High School
Steve Hicks, chairman of the Social Sciences Department and a charter member of the Dominion faculty.
Number of Graduates: 310
Freedom High School
Scott M. Hamberger, CEO and co-founder of Fortessa Tableware Solutions, LLC.
Number of Graduates: 438
Heritage High School
Heritage High School English teacher Ken Schiffer. Schiffer served with the FBI for 29 years and was the 1995 National Team Roping champion.
Number of Graduates: 275
Loudoun County High School
Kathleen “Kitty” Saylor, retired chief executive of REHAU North America, a Leesburg based company.
Number of Graduates: 313
Loudoun Valley High School
Troy Mohler, 1996 Loudoun Valley graduate. After graduating from the University of Virginia medical school in 2005, Mohler treated patients in Ghana, Azerbaijan, New Zealand and Antarctica before returning to Lovettesville to set up a practice.
Number of Graduates: 247
Monroe Technology Center
Katie Geaneasm a Family Nurse Practitioner and 2001 graduate of Monroe.
Number of Graduates: 280
Park View High School
Wendall Fisher, supervisor of outreach for Loudoun County Public Schools. A former member of the Loudoun County School Board, Fisher served for 20 years as the executive director of the Loudoun County YMCA.
Number of Graduates: 278
Potomac Falls High School
Rosalind Wiseman, author of “Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and Other Realities of Adolescence.
Number of Graduates: 395
Stone Bridge High School
Peter Bladel, a 2004 graduate of Stone Bridge who works for Turner Broadcasting in New York while pursuing his dream of becoming a stand-up comedian.
Number of Graduates: 490
Tuscarora High School
Navy Vice Adm. David Dunaway, commander of the Naval Air Systems Command. A graduate of the United State Naval Academy, Dunaway has accrued more than 2,900 flight hours and 290 arrested carrier landings.
Number of Graduates: 330
Woodgrove High School
Mark Stavish, president and general manager of Evergreen Partners, which helps people and organizations achieve their goals. Stavish is the former executive vice president of human resources at AOL.
Number of Graduates: 385
Young Adults Program
Blue Ridge District Supervisor Janet Clarke
Number of Graduates: Six to eight