West Oak Lane’s Martin Luther King High School closed out an eventful 2013-2014 school year on Thursday.
In addition to absorbing an influx of students arriving to the school after nearby Germantown High School closed, the football team was featured in a documentary titled ‘We Could Be King,’ and won the school’s first Public League championship.
“Against all odds, at the beginning of this school year who would think we would be as successful as we were,” said the school’s principal, William Wade.
Eighty-one percent of the 288-person senior class graduated.
“Our work continues. We still have a lot of work to do. We have to continue to put together the best instructional program for our young people,” Wade said.
Speakers included Salutatorian Chamoya Waller, Valedictorian Pametra Geer and Reverend Dr. Alyn E. Waller of the Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church.
Former Germantown High Principal Margaret Mullen-Bavwidinsi was on hand to present her former students with diplomas.
Over $80,000 in scholarships were awarded at graduation.