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Churchill ‘96 alum, NFL linebacker Dhani Jones gives commencement speech at his alma mater.

In every graduation ceremony, a little rain must fall. Or at least that’s what happened at Winston Churchill High School’s commencement exercises at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, May 31.

The indoor rainfall was a symphony of sound effects orchestrated by commencement speaker Dhani Jones. A ‘96 Churchill graduate, an alum of the University of Michigan’s honors program and now a professional football linebacker with the Philadelphia Eagles, Jones led the Churchill grads through the exercise to show how quickly people and things can change.

With that, the 540 members of Churchill’s class of 2006 officially became high school graduates. A giant majority of Churchill graduates are going on to four-year colleges. The University of Maryland, College Park will have 96 Churchill grads next fall, while 13 Bulldog graduates will attend Washington University at St. Louis.