On the warm morning of June 10, Lake Braddock Secondary School seniors and their friends and families gathered at Jiffy Lube Live to celebrate their commencement—the first time they all gathered together since before the pandemic. The ceremony opened with the presentation of colors by the school’s JROTC, followed by a recorded performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” by singers from Lake Braddock Secondary School and elementary schools from the area.
According to The Connection Newspapers, "Principal Dr. Daniel Smith welcomed the graduates and guests with a short address. He noted that the graduates earned a total of $7.88 million in scholarships—the highest in Lake Braddock history. “Graduates, you’ve been created in order that you might make a difference,” he said. “You have within you the power to change the world. Your life and what you do with it today, tomorrow and each and every day afterward matters, and it will matter forever.” The Lake Braddock Secondary School Senior Choir then came to the stage and sang “Will The Circle Be Unbroken."
As per The connection Newspapers, "Senior Class Administrator Teri Hampton then gave a speech presenting the class of 2021, drawing on their unique circumstances. “Your senior year began virtually, as you coped with a global pandemic, and now you are beginning your year with a cicada plague,” she said. “You always said your class would be the one to remember and one to write down in Lake Braddock’s history books. Your class definitely has not disappointed. You will always be remembered and cherished by us all."