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Bridges Prep’s Dawson Cadd inducted to National Society of High School Scholars

  • Dawson Cadd

Dawson Cadd, a 10th grade student at Bridges Prep in Beaufort, is now a member of a scholarship organization founded by the Nobel Prize family.

Cadd received notice of his acceptance during the summer break, he said.

“When I first got (the envelope), I didn’t know what it was, but when I opened it, it was pretty cool,” he said.

Cadd was a member of the National Junior Honor Society in eighth grade, and served on Bridges Prep’s Student Council in grades six and seven. While it’s still early, he says he might be interested in studying engineering in college.

“We are very proud of Dawson’s achievement and recognition by the National Society of High School Scholars,” said Dee Matthews, chair of the Bridges Prep Board of Directors. “He has been with our school since we opened and he’s an outstanding young man.”

Bridges Prep student Suchir Shetty also was inducted to the National Society of High School Scholars by founder and chairman, Claes Nobel, during the summer. Nobel’s family established the international Nobel Prizes.

“We are extremely proud of both these young men’s academic achievements, and we look forward to following them as they make even greater gains and contributions in coming years,” Bridges Prep Head of School Nick Ithomitis said.

Bridges Preparatory School was chartered by South Carolina in mid-2012 and opened at near capacity in August 2013. Since then, enrollment has grown steadily, with almost 700 students enrolled in K-10 this year. In two years, Bridges will be a full-service K-12 state charter school.

As a state charter school, Bridges Prep is open to all students in the Lowcountry without tuition. Bridges Prep follows the Paideia principles of education: All children can learn and therefore they all deserve the same quality of schooling, not just the same quantity; and the quality of schooling to which they are entitled is what the wisest parents would wish for their own children, the best education for the best being the best education for all.

To learn more about Bridges Preparatory School, visit or call 843-982-7737.