Ceon Dubose | Watch Ceon's Senior Spotlight Address here
Ceon Dubose is a community activist who volunteered as a peer leader in IDEA’s Peer Group Connection program, played shortstop for the Timberwolves softball team, and earned awards for perfect attendance. She served as concessions manager and learned sports management with Coach Peter Camacho, and enjoyed her art studio and print design classes. For the past five years, Ceon has been an active member of Black Swan Academy, a community organization that inspires students to become “catalysts for change in their local communities” through political advocacy and community service. A member of the student advisory board of the DC State Board of Education, Ceon has participated in a variety of community conversations and conference panels on issues such as safe schools, dress codes, gun violence, and others. Life lessons Ceon will take from IDEA include that “asking for help never hurt anybody,” and “to perform to my best ability and push to greatness.” After graduation, Ceon plans to study political science at Johnson C. Smith University with the goal of becoming DC’s Ward 7 Councilmember or Mayor of the District of Columbia.