“I am so very proud of our Class of 2021 Titan graduates. This class stood out early on as a group with immense school pride and became a class that was passionate about using their voice. While I am, of course, proud of all of their academic and athletic achievements, what I will remember most about this class is their advocacy for others and their continuing involvement in fighting social and racial injustice. While they will be remembered for many obvious reasons, the Class of 2021 will be going out into the world fully equipped to make a difference,” said T.C. Williams High School Principal Peter Balas.
The graduation ceremony at Chinquapin Park in Alexandria included remarks from Alexandria City Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr., T.C. Williams High School Principal Peter Balas, Black Student Union President Fina Osei-Owusu, and Class of 2021 President Karam Burjas. There were also two student performances by Jessica Zolbe, singing The Star-Spangled Banner, and Mia Humphrey singing her original song, “Summer 17.” Class of 2021 Treasurer Ella Kahl presented the class gift, which will be painting the bleachers red and blue in the student cheering section of the school’s newly renovated Parker-Gray Memorial Stadium.