Two hundred and twenty seven students graduated from Martin Luther King High School on Tuesday evening. The ceremony, which was held at Temple University’s Liacouras Center, also marked the graduation of 74 students that began high school at the now-shuttered Germantown High School.
Seventy-six percent of the students who graduated will be going on to higher education. That’s an all-time high for the school, according to Principal William Wade, who also noted the class of 2015 is the first class that he has seen all the way through MLK High School. He started at the school four years ago.
Philadelphia School District Superintendent William Hite delivered the keynote address to the graduates.
Graduate Jonplair Cureton was recognized for 15 years of perfect attendance and honored with an award a letter from President Barack Obama.