Durham Technical Community College

Kelcie Bullock on Friday told her fellow Class of 2015 graduates that they chose to attend Middle College High School at Durham Technical Community College because they are mavericks. Lori Khan, who teaches eleventh and twelfth grade science at Durham Tech Middle College High School, was named Durham Public Schools' teacher of the year.

Ms. Khan's knowledge of content is unmatched, said school principal Charles Nolan. Durham Tech sent more than 300 new graduates into the world Monday, including seven members of one family. Its spring commencement played before a packed house at the Durham Performing Arts Center, a venue.