Duke Ellington School of the Arts celebrates graduation to close its 40th anniversary year. The Commencement Address was delivered by Dr George Faison -- a Washington DC native who became the first African American to win a Tony award for best choreography for The Wiz. In typical Ellington fashion, the graduation program was full of wonderful student performances, and overflowed with recognitions and awards.

The Guests

The Guests

The Performances

The Speakers

The Speakers

The Awards

The Awards

The Graduates