Beaufort County celebrates class of 2017
Beaufort County public high schools wrapped up their graduation ceremonies over the weekend.
Beaufort High held its graduation Friday night for 282 seniors who have earned a total of $8,303,034 in college scholarships.
Battery Creek’s class of 2017, which graduated Thursday, consisted of 183 graduates who have earned $5,356,534 in scholarships.
Whale Branch graduated 125 seniors who have earned $5,248,000 in scholarships May 26. Six Whale Branch seniors picked up their diplomas having already earned two years of college course credits.
The students took advantage of a partnership with the Technical College of the Lowcountry that allows Whale Branch students to take college courses and earn two-year associate’s degrees at no cost to themselves or their parents.
The six seniors earned “double” TCL associate’s degrees in arts and science. They were Thomas Felver, Destiny Hall, Briona Millidge, Liliana Molina, Thomas Vicuna and Judah Wood.
Twelve other seniors earned certificates for completing significant college-level coursework at TCL: Ebony Beasley, Tariq Clark, Kendra Crawford, George Delaney, Jordan Johnson, Kaya Maat, Elisabeth McMillan, Micaela Minter-Ford, Dayvon Polite, Tyleasha Robinson, Evelyn Serrano-Mundo and Shawna Wright.