2023届的毕业生投票选出了一位教师在毕业典礼上发言，今年的演讲者是Dr. 丹尼尔·皮肯. Dr. 皮肯于2016年加入KCD，担任发展办公室成员. 2021年秋天，奥巴马博士(Dr. 皮肯作为一名全职历史教师加入了高中教师队伍. 热情的学习者，慷慨的同事，热情的老师. 皮肯以幽默感和公正著称.
在她的演讲中. Picken shared three lessons she felt would be useful for our graduates as they continue their journeys beyond KCD: Lean into discomfort and self doubt when you’re faced with something new; Chasing success for the sake of being successful does not guarantee happiness, and sometimes the journey to happiness takes you to unexpected places; Community is everything.