On Saturday, May 30, 2009, Councilmember Johnson delivered the keynote address at the middle school graduation ceremony for Girls & Boys Preparatory Academy. The ceremony was held at the Riceville Church on S. Gessener.
"Take your future seriously students", said the Councilmember. "And know that although grades are important, they do not mean everything because grades can't truly define who you are. Be the best you."