View All Articles
June 6, 2019 Class of 2019 Awards & Decision Day
BDS community gathered to celebrate as students declared their final decision on where they will be attending college.
The class of 2019 worked hard their high school career, and it showed with 100% of students having been accepted to a two or four year school. We are all 100% proud of these young people, off to another leg in their life journey.
Students in the Graphic Design program passed and received their Adobe certification.
Shannon Hayes exceeded district averages with a 100% F.A.F.S.A. completion rate, ensuring students were primed to access financial resources available to attend college if they chose to do so.
National Arts Honor Society
Wayne Hudley – Architecture, was signed into the National Honor Society during the ceremony, closing out his high school career with a personal milestone.
National Honor Society
Wayne Hudley was the only student earning a perfect attendance award. He not only achieved perfect attendance for his senior year, but for ALL of his k-12 education. He showed up and got the job done.
Ms. Harris- Graphic Design (Left) and Ms. Harrell- Fashion (Right) with class of 2019 Salutatorian Hyla Wildt – Graphic Design (middle left) and Valedictorian Blair Hall- Fashion (middle right)
Ms. Hyla Wildt
Spontaneous group hug for Hyla Wildt.
Ms. Nutsugah congratulating 2019 Valedictorian Blair Hall- Fashion
Spontaneous group hug for Blair Hall.
Blair and Hyla
Blair Hall and Mom, Teresa Hall
Students committed to Bowie State University Brianna Barnes Shamira Blackwell Kyaih’ya Campbell Taylor Johnson Tatiana Read Dyani Stocks
Students committed to Baltimore City Community College Jaylin Atkinson Ayres Curtis-Lewis Miosotis German Solomon Harrell Damon King, Jr. Lamontra Johnson Shyasia McAllister Malachi Pearson Car’liq Price Alana Pugh Craig Robinson, Jr. Jordan VonderHaar
Jordan Miller Mack committed to Alabama A&M University
Kai Dia committed to the Kubert School
Students committed to the Maryland Institute College of ArtTrinaya Spriggs Kayla Yerby
Kayla Blackwell committed to Morgan State University
Students committed to ParsonsAshiara Freeman Sharnice Knox
Students committed to Salisbury UniversityEric Johnson, Jr. Hyla Wildt
Blair Hall committed to Spelman College
Students committed to Frostburg State UniversityAntonio Drummond, Jr. Icesis Graves
Serenity McRae committed to Bennett College
Students committed to Towson UniversityMonika Dickens Angel Wheeler
Students committed to Coppin State University Treavon Yancey Chebria Oliver Gregory Palmer Naya Stocks
Students committed to Stevenson UniversityAlexandria Goslee Dyani Stocks Precious Sullivan
Students committed to University of Maryland Eastern ShoreCharnae’ Fitzgerald Chance Mason
Students committed to University of Maryland College ParkElisha Davis Wayne Hudley Briana Kelly Lilly Pretl-Drummond Miyona Thompson-Payne
Students committed to the Community College of Baltimore County De’Shaun Fortune Luis Vazquez Galindo
Keziah Brown committed to Delaware State University
Fab Fashion Friends Forever
Mr. Shannon O. Hayes For four years, parents and students fuss, fight, cry and condemn this man for his methods. Yet, at the end of every school year, without fail, he’s hailed as a hero; a champion for youth; an angel that helped to push, pull, coax and drag students across the stage, but not without setting them up to continue their momentum forward. He’s the guy that’s on the phone late at night consoling a parent, showing up on the weekend to take a student to an interview, tapping in to his personal network to help a student find those last few thousand to attend their dream school. He’s the teddy bear through the tears, in-your-face when you make poor choices and in your head the rest of the time. He can often be a little “ extra” as one student put it, but our students know he’s their champion. Grandma Hammond recognized Mr. Hayes for being as such, that man. As one graduate put it “His yelling can be annoying, but at the end of the day, he’s got your back. You know he’s there for you and wants you to succeed. My advice to the Juniors…hang in there…Hayes will get you where you need to go.”