Simon, a B-CC grad, is a former Baltimore Sun crime reporter and a 2010 MacArthur Fellow.
He delivered the commencement address at Georgetown University this month. And earlier this year, he spoke to student newspaper The Tattler about his time at B-CC.
Simon wrote for the student paper during his high school years, according to the article, and became its editor-in-chief. In the story, he offered this advice to high school journalists: “Don’t cheat,” he told The Tattler. “Don’t shape the facts to fit the story. Respect the people you write about and grant each of them their humanity in your depictions. … Instead, do your absolute best, as a storyteller, to acquire and then tell some truth.”
The ceremony is set for 10 a.m. June 4 at the DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, DC. You can also watch the ceremony online at DAR’s website.