Cap and Gown Weekend 2009

More than 300 seniors, families and members of the Trinity community gathered in Notre Dame Chapel for Cap and Gown Weekend on September 26-27.

Cap and Gown Convocation featured keynote remarks by Trinity graduate Philonda Johnson ’05, founding principal of the KIPP DC: Discover Academy.  Johnson is the youngest person to serve as a principal of a KIPP school. The KIPP DC: Discover Academy in Ward 8 in Southeast Washington, D.C., is a college-preparatory early childhood school serving 100 pre-kindergarten students; the school will grow to capacity to serve 280 students in grades pre-school through kindergarten.

President Patricia McGuire presented her with a Trinity Washington Woman of Genius Award for her dedication to public service.