On Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 1:00 PM, we celebrated our UChicago Charter Woodlawn (UCW) High School Class of 2021 at their commencement ceremony on the University of Chicago campus. You can watch the livestream of the commencement ceremony on YouTube: https://youtu.be/7ZP_yXmzTNU


  • Processional Faculty and Class of 2021 Pomp and Circumstance – Sir Edward Elgar 
  • Master of Ceremonies – William Torres,  Mistress of Ceremonies – DeAndrea Flowers
  • Pledge of Allegiance  Julien Sims, Lift Every Voice and Sing  Jadah Gibson, School Creed  Zyan Hardaway
  • Welcome – Dr. Daena Adams, UCW Director
  • Class Address – Salutatorian, Julien Sims
  • Video Presentation  UCW Staff
  • Class Address – Valedictorian, Mia Rodgers 
  • Senior Awards  Faculty and Staff
  • Awarding of Diplomas – Administration and Faculty
  • Closing Remarks and Final Charge – CEO, Tanika Island Childress
  • Recessional  Graduates and Faculty