The ceremony consisted of the conferring of diplomas, certificates and awards, with remarks from Dr. Michael J. Bina, MSB President and Ms. Marcella Franczkowski, Assistant State Superintendent of Schools. The program also featured keynote speaker, Mr. Gary Lay. Lay serves on the MSB board of directors and is an educator for Baltimore County Public Schools. His daughter Carman was a student at MSB before her untimely death at the age of eight. He and his wife, Tricia established the Carman Lay Foundation in her memory. In his address to the graduates, Lay praised the students for overcoming adversity and encouraged them to make their own way in the world by using their talents and skills. "Start where you are, use what you have and do what you can," said Lay.