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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

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NAME: Dani (Danielle) Sexton PARENTS: April Jana Sexton and Jimmy Lindell Sexton COLLEGE PLANS: University of South Carolina Upstate TOP HONORS AND DANI ACHIEVESEXTON MENTS: Academic Letter, Golden Paw, Good Citizenship WHY IS IT COOL TO BE SMART?: I like that people expect more of me because it’s a challenge to myself to live up to expectations. I also don’t have to pay much for college!! (Cha-ching go the scholarships $$$)

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NAME: Kathleen Ruse PARENTS: Aileen Ruse and David Wiltrout COLLEGE PLANS: University of Pittsburgh TOP HONORS AND ACHIEVEMENTS: Palmetto Fellow, Golden KATHLEEN Paw RUSE WHY IS IT COOL TO BE SMART?: Knowledge is power.

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NAME: Ebony Chisolm PARENTS: Verlie Chisolm and Tony Chisolm

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Bunton, Freeman top AJA grads Courtney Danielle Bunton was the valedictorian at Andrew Jackson Academy for the Class of 2011 and Ashley Taylor Freeman was the salutatorian. Commencement exercises for 16 seniors were Thursday at the Ehrhardt school. The daughCOURTNEY ter of Chris BUNTON and Christy Bunton of Smoaks received several scholarships, including a Palmetto Fellow. She will attend Clemson University and plans to major in nursing. During her high school career, she played varsity volleyball. Bunton also had the highest average in English and science. She has an older sister, Nicole, and is the granddaughter of Danny and Lynah Crosby of Smoaks, the late James Franklin and the late Grace Bunton. Freeman is the daughter of James O. and Rebecca Freeman. She received the President’s Scholarship from the University of South Carolina Salkehatchie where she is enrolled. She has a younger brother Raleigh and is the granddaughter of Lanette Bennett, the late Emmet D. Stanley, the late Jay Oliver Freeman and the late Linda F. Morris. She is a great-granddaughter of the late Eunice Morris and the late Claude and Thelma Stanley.

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NAME: Morgan McCaskill PARENTS: Ken and Susan McCaskill COLLEGE PLANS: University of South Carolina, management and finance, MORGAN speech paMCCASKILL thology TOP HONORS AND ACHIEVEMENTS: president of student body, sophomore and junior classes, National Honor Society, Dale Hawley Leadership award, vice chairmen of District One South Carolina Association of Student Councils, Golden Paw, Academic Letter, Good Citizenship, Washington, D.C. Youth Tour Representative, S.C. Association of Student Councils Leadership Hall of Fame, Palmetto Fellow WHY IS IT COOL TO BE SMART?: Being an intellectual opens doors to worlds of humor and sarcasm you didn’t know existed. And because I’m going to be your boss one day.

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NAME: (Calvin) Trey Bailey PARENTS: Calvin and Mary Kaye Bailey COLLEGE PLANS: University of South Carolina Columbia TOP HONORS AND ACHIEVECALVIN MENTS: BAILEY Student body vice president, National Honor Society president, varsity football letterman (four years), varsity soccer lettermen (three years), varsity golf letterman (one year), Golden Paw, Academic Letter, Palmetto Boys State delegate WHY IS IT COOL TO BE

SMART?: Knowledge is something that some people may say you only need while in school, but basic knowledge produces incite (sic). Movies, magazines, news articles, any type of print or show at some point have alluded to an issue or topic of the past. If you are not smart, you don’t pick up on these allusions, which in many cases are funny.

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NAME: Mikalah Ramey PARENTS: Jim and Cathy Ramey COLLEGE PLANS: University of South Carolina Aiken TOP HONORS AND ACHIEVEMENTS: MIKALAH Honor Roll RAMEY (four years), Golden Paw, varsity soccer lettermen (four years), Good Citizenship, National Honor Society, Academic Letter (four years), Miss Senior WHY IS IT COOL TO BE SMART?: Being smart is a wonderful thing to be! It’s cool to be smart because working hard pays off in the end. Being smart allows on to exempt exams and earn respect from teachers and other students and there is no better feeling than the feeling of accomplishment.

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NAME: Terlandra Buckner PARENTS:Terease Buckner Landy Jenkins COLLEGE PLANS: Winthrop University, business administration TOP HONTERLANDRA ORS AND BUCKNER ACHIEVEMENTS: Post 9-11 G.I. Bill of $100,000, AMVETS scholar, Tuskegee Airmen scholarship WHY IS IT COOL TO BE SMART?: Being smart does not make you lame! In fact, begin smart opens up so many doors of opportunities and knowledge that will make you feel invincible. No, I’m not a genius, nor do I have the answer to everything but I can find out the answer somehow. When you’re capable of being both smart and cool, you’re blessed and everywhere I go I’m going to let

my intelligence and coolness shine!

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NAME: Karan Patel PARENTS: Gita Patel and Hajmukh Patel COLLEGE PLANS: University of South Carolina Columbia, pharmacy TOP HONORS AND ACHIEVEKARAN MENTS: PATEL HOPE Scholar, Palmetto Boys State delegate, National Honor Society, DECA (placed second in hotel management at DECA state championships). Marketing completer

at TCTC. WHY IS IT COOL TO BE SMART?: It makes you feel as if you’re ahead of the rest of the students. Also, while other students struggle at the end of the year, the people that have worked hard have an easy ride.

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NAME: Spencer Floyd PARENTS: Mark and Melissa Floyd COLLEGE PLANS: University of South Carolina Columbia, pre medicine TOP HONORS AND ACHIEVEMENTS: National Honor Society, Golden Paw, Palmetto Boys State delegate, Youth Leadership Colleton, SCISA All-Region basketball

team (sophomore), varsity basketball letter (three years), varsity letter golf, varsity letter, tennis, All-region SPENCER two-year FLOYD highest academic average on varsity basketball team. WHY IS IT COOL TO BE SMART?: One can be smart outside of the classroom and in. This shows leadership and if others see that you apply yourself to make good grades, then maybe they will follow. this is ideal for making the average GPA in any high school higher.

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Sexton headed to USC By LINDA SALSBERRY

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ALL DIPLOMAS RECEIVED. Members of the Colleton County High School Class of 2011 begin the celebratation as the last student receives a diploma. Soon they would turn their tassels and officially be graduates, and always Cougars. n COLLETON COUNTY HIGH

'The road has been long, the journey tough' By LINDA SALSBERRY lsalsberry@lowcountry.com

The road for Colleton County High School Class of 2011, according to the salutatorian and valedictorian was not always easy, but the lessons learned along the way will guide the students toward success. “The road has been long, the journey tough,” said Trey Black, salutatorian, reminding the students that high school is a brief interlude in life. He called the class special for being the last one to graduate from the building that is now the high school, and because it was the first to participate in the GEAR UP program from middle school to graduation. Black challenged the class to strive to be the ones who

change and mold the world “from what it is to what it can be.” He called on his classmates to “tear down walls of injustice that stand between us and success.” He said in closing, “We, the Class of 2011, promise to make our mark on the future.” Valedictorian Dani Sexton said with graduation, the class begins its trip on the super highway of life. “We may be afraid to get on the ramp,” she said, but “we will find the right lane.” Sexton suggested to her classmates, “Be mindful always to take the best route to succeed.” She also asked that they “embrace an attitude of possibilities.” The Saturday morning exercises at a crowded Cougar Stadium also had spectators listening, as Kathleen Russo,

third in class ranking, offering the invocation. “We are so thankful for the educators who have taught us and families who have loved us,” she said. She closed with “Live responsibly and to God be the glory.” Morgan McCaskill, student council president, offered the benediction after every student had his or her name and major accomplishments announced while walking up on the stage to receive a diploma from Leila Williams, superintendent, and Wayne Shider, chairman of the board of education. Upon leaving the stage, students received a white carnation from Cliff Warren, high school principal, or Bridget Runyon, class guidance counselor. During the program,

Sharena Ruth, class president, announced that the class gift is a the cougar statue that will greet visitors in the lobby of the new high school. As Warren had asked, the crowd and the class, for the most part, remained quiet and respectful of the ceremony. The biggest cheer came when Robert Glover, who had been tutored at home since October while undergoing treatment for leukemia, walked the stage to receive his diploma. Both top students offered inspirational quotes from Winston Churchill, and Sexton also quoted Oprah Winfrey and Maya Angelou, who said, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Dani Sexton was a seventh-grader when she enrolled in school in Colleton County. Her goal to be first in the class started then. “I’m so relieved it’s over,” she said. In middle school, she watched her classmate Trey Bailey get all the awards and she decided that she wanted to be that person. In high school, she was ranked first in the class from freshman year to graduation. (Bailey ranked sixth in the class). She maintained her top ranking while taking three Advanced Placement classes — art, calculus and European history — the last semester. The number one spot was in question for just awhile, “I kind of slacked off and I shouldn’t have,” she said. Senior year was an “overload” with AP classes, National Honor Society and Student Council. “It was school and extracurricular activities, I didn’t have a life.” Her plans for life after high school include finding a summer job, then heading to the University of South Carolina Upstate, where schol-

arships and aid will pay for most of her education. Her real goal is designing web sites and graphDANI ics and SEXTON studying art at the College of Charleston, which she said is too expensive for first year. She has a portfolio of works ready because art and drama are her “outlets,” and activities she plans to continue. Sexton, who gave a speech at commencement, admitted “I’m not very good with word choice.” She did have words of advice for freshmen, and even middle school students. “The further you are ahead, the more leeway you have. Don’t get lazy your senior year, it causes you a lot of grief. Have fun.” Asked if there were a quote that she keeps in mind, she said it comes from the movie “Something’s Gotta Give.” “When something happens to you that hasn’t happened before, don’t you at least have to find out what it is?”

BRITTAN CARTER and CAITLYN CROSBY n TOP CPA GRADS

Crosby going to Clemson, Carter to University of S.C. By LINDA SALSBERRY lsalsberry@lowcountry.com

Photo by LINDA SALSBERRY

TURNING TASSELS. Members of the Colleton Preparatory Academy Class of 2011 turn to face the audience and turn the tassels on their mortarboards to the left, symbolizing they have graduated, during Friday evening's commencement exercises. n COLLETON PREP

'Hold true to what shaped your yesterday' By LINDA SALSBERRY lsalsberry@lowcountry.com

Graduates at Colleton Preparatory Academy heard the same theme from classmates and the guest speaker during commencement exercises Friday evening — the people you meet all contribute to the person you are. Salutatorian Brittan Carter said, “Hold true to what shaped your yesterday.” She, like Caitlin Crosby, valedictorian, attended Colleton Prep since kindergarten. Crosby said with the lessons the class has learned in those years, “We all have the necessary tools to venture into the world.” She also expressed the belief that “nothing will

change to the point where we no longer consider each other friends.” Mitch Mongell, president and CEO of Colleton Medical Center, told the class that family, friends, co workers, “They all mold you.” He told of growing up in a small town, the deaths of his father and three grandparents when he was a teenager, poor grades in school, lack of a clear career path. He found direction, he said, with guidance from family and encouragement from people he encountered. “Emulate the great points of leaders and forget the bad ones,” he said. Being a leader, he learned, requires “a kindness, persaverance and

tenacity.” Throughout your career, he told the class, “You need to be honest, you need to be tough.” Mongell’s ending message to the students was “Love your family, love your friends, and, most importantly, love yourself.” During her speech, Carter thanked her parents and her friends for their support and caring. She named each class mate and listed the trait that most defined that person to her — good nature, enthusiasm, diligence, loyalty, creativity, a kind heart. She was also thankful for “the wonderful opportunities we were exposed to here.” Crosby challenged her classmates to “Live without

regrets. Laugh about the small problems and pray about the big problems.” The ceremony also included the chorus singing “Time of Your Life” and Jennifer Bratsafolis, head of school in her first year, presented the Headmaster’s Award, given each year for spirit, attitude and actions that helped make the year a success. She praised the “enthusiasm, optimism and leadership” of the recipients Tabor Copeland and Victoria Rizer. The Rev. Barry Morehead of Ruffin Baptist Church offered the invocation and benediction. Philip N. Rizer, chairman of the academy’s board of directors, presented diplomas.

At Colleton Preparatory Academy, the top seniors are both looking toward the same career, nurse anesthetist. Caitlyn Crosby, valedictorian, plans to obtain a bachelor’s degree in nursing at Clemson University, then continue for the two years it takes to become a specialist. “It was her idea,” Crosby said, pointing to Brittan Carter, salutatorian, sitting beside her. Carter is headed to the University of South Carolina to major, she thinks, in biological science. She isn’t “totally sure” about her career path, but right now, it’s a nurse anesthetist. Both girls have attended CPA since kindergarten, both worked for many years on obtaining good grades, as evident by both serving as graduation marshals (two per class with highest grade point averages) since ninth grade, and both consider the school a part of their families. Crosby, an only child and the daughter of Payton Crosby, is especially close to her school associates. Her mother, Leann Crosby, died when she was in the eighth grade. “During that hard time, they were constantly by my side, they’re still by my side,” she said of both students and staff. Crosby visited a lot of schools before deciding on Clemson. She has already met her teachers and her roommate and many of the students who will be a freshmen group. “Forty students is bigger than CPA, but not that crazy,” she said. She added while “I’m certainly going to miss it, I am

ready for new experiences, I’m very excited.” Carter said she visited “tons of schools” in South Carolina and Georgia before deciding on USC. “I love the campus, everything is right together and,” she stressed, “it’s in a city.” She, too, is ready for a change, although she has appreciated the closeness of students and staff at the school. “You just feel so comfortable,” she said. The daughter of Paige Bates and Garrett Carter, she has two siblings and two stepsisters attending CPA. She also has three other stepsiblings. While neither senior could think of a particular memory from their 13 years at the school that stood out, they both have mementoes. Carter said, “I still have my white mortarboard,” from kindergarten graduation and her mom has all the newspaper clippings of her softball career. In addition to playing for CPA, she has participated in a traveling softball league since 12, and is this summer. “My dad keeps a bunch of stuff in a box,” Crosby said. “It’s going to be my job to make it presentable.” The top seniors had advice for younger students, particularly freshmen. Crosby said, “Study hard, but don’t make that your only priority, cause you’ll get burned out.” She also admitted she has worked toward being first in the class since sixth grade when she overheard a teacher tell her father that if she continued on the same academic track, she would be class valedictorian. Carter’s advice was to “just try to work hard and keep your mind focused on school. Have fun, too, so it’s not all just school work.”


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n CCHS SPIRIT AWARD

n LEADERSHIP AWARD

McCaskill honored Douglas: 'Get involved and get serious' for leadership By LINDA SALSBERRY

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By LINDA SALSBERRY lsalsberry@lowcountry.com

It was a big surprise to Morgan McCaskill to receive the Principal’s Leadership Award during the Colleton County High School senior awards program earlier this month. It was one of MORGAN several local MCCASKILL awards she received during the evening event for invited seniors and their families. In the statement Cliff Warren prepared, he said he remembers McCaskill as a freshman and has watched her mature as a student and a person. “I was very nervous as a little ninth-grader,” McCaskill said, who was entering public school after attending Colleton Preparatory Academy from kindergarten to eighth grade. “I got involved with lots of things and made friends.” Her four years at the school have involved “a lot of traveling and a lot of friendmaking,” she said. She was very involved with student council and chorus. As a council officer at the local and state levels, she attended a lot of conferences and knows students from all over the state. Because of her leadership role in the organization, she has been named to the association’s leadership hall of fame. As a chorus member, she was involved in the planning and fund-raising of the chorus trip to sing at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Involvement with those activities, she said, has taught her two things,

“definitely time management” and “people skills that help with interactions with teachers and students.” “I wouldn’t change anything,” she said. “I’ve loved every minute with chorus and student council. I loved every second of it.” While she appreciates the “connections” of a small town, she is ready to see other places and live in the big city. “I don’t think I’d be the person I am if I hadn’t been in a small town,” she said. This summer, she has at least three trips on her calendar. One is a cruise with members of the honors calculus class. All year, the class has been using math skills to design and build a boat. On the cruise, they will tour the ship and study the mechanical systems, with behind-the-scenes tours. “As hard as the project was, it was definitely more relaxing than an Advanced Placement exam,” McCaskill said. The other traveling is for a mission trip and a family vacation with her parents, Ken and Susan McCaskill. She will enter the University of South Carolina in August to major in management and finance. She plans to pursue a master’s degree in speech pathology. “My mom is a speech therapist at Black Street Early Childhood Center. I think she has the coolest job in the world,” she said. “My dream job would be speech therapist in a neonatal unit.” She wants to help premature babies who didn’t develop the ability to suck or swallow. A speech therapist, she said, can work anywhere — hospitals, nursing homes, schools, private practice. “I want to be my own boss,” she said.

n PERFECT ATTENDANCE

Linder perfect for five years There were 72 seniors in South Carolina this year to graduate from high school without missing a day of school in 12 years. Alicia Linder, an honors diploma recipient at Colleton County High School, was one of them. For that achievement, applause from her classmates ALICIA and the auLINDER dience accompanied her walk across the stage during Saturday morning’s commencement exercises at Cougar Stadium. According to the South Carolina Department of Education, there were about 44,000 students to receive their diplomas this year. “It’s an extraordinary accomplishment to attend school for more than 2,000 consecutive days and never miss one,” said State Superintendent of Education Mick Zais. “These students should be proud, and the families and schools that supported them should be proud, too.” Since 1979, seniors with 12 years of perfect school attendance have been recognized by the South Carolina Department of Education. They receive certificates and congratulatory letters from Zais. This year’s 72 “perfect” students are from districts and high schools both large and small: Greenville County, seven;, Spartanburg District 6, six; Aiken, Cherokee and Oconee, five; and Anderson District 5 and Pickens; four. For the second consecutive year, Dorman High had the most of any single school with six students. Gaffney High had five students, while Westside High had four. Boiling Springs High, Woodruff High and Sumter High each had three students who

never missed a day. Alexis and Asante Dawkins, who graduated from Boiling Springs High School, became the fourth set of twins in South Carolina to graduate with perfect attendance over the last five years.

Chelsea Douglas said homecoming each year was her favorite part of high school. So, it should not have been a shock when she received the Spirit of Colleton County High School award during the senior awards program May 17. The tailgate party for seniors, she said, was “worth waiting for. It was a lot of fun.” Her efforts throughout high school were, she explained,

“to get students not involved involved to show them how much fun it can be.” “I liked to help with a lot of school stuff and cheer students on,” she said, and she meant all groups, mentioning DECA at Thunderbolt Career and Technology Center, not just athletic teams. She won’t stop cheering for a school anytime soon. Following graduation, she plans to take a speech class at the University of South Carolina Salkehatchie this summer. Then she’ll continue at the Walterboro campus for

Vacation Bible School and babysitting. To the younger students, she has some advice. “Get involved in the right school activity and get serious about academics.” If a student slacks off freshman year, she explained, it is hard to catch up and at the end of a high school career, you may find the results are not what you wanted. “Keep a balance all through high school,” Douglas said, with studying, activities and fun. “It’s about managing time really,” she said.

n SENIOR VIDEO

Smalls' video at awards brings tears, joy By LINDA SALSBERRY lsalsberry@lowcountry.com

One of LaPorsha Smalls’ last acts as a senior at Colleton County High School brought many students to tears — more than once. Her project also brought funds to the Student Council. “I knew there were going to be wet faces,” she said of the 12-minute video she did that was shown at the conclusion of the senior awards program. It was so popular that students immediately began asking for a copy. It was shown during lunch hours the following day and sold, with all money raised benefiting Student Council. “I always wanted to do a video,” she said. She started months ago and asked students in person, via facebook and twitter to send photographs of senior activities. She was particularly interested making sure those seniors not often in the spotlight, groups that didn’t make the yearbook last year, such as the track team, and groups not always featured were given attention. “I’m not everywhere so I

had people send me photographs and videos to help me with things I couldn’t capture,” she said. She did LAPORSHA the techni- SMALLS cal stuff and added inspirational songs, including “Closer to My Dreams,” and “I’m Not Gonna to Cry.” If the music didn’t bring on the tears, the featuring of classmate Robert Glover, who was diagnosed with leukemia in October, did. His story, she said, “hit home and brought us closer as a class.” Glover completed his class work at home while undergoing treatment and did graduate with the class on Saturday. “I wanted to do something for the senior class,” Smalls said. It was the first time a video had been made that tried to record the year. “Every single person, I loved them to death,” she said, adding she knows a lot of the members of the class of almost 300. “I try not to stay in one group,” she said,

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while still close with a “circle of friends.” She said she will miss the people but not the uniforms. “I’m probably going to burn these uniforms,” she said. She hopes to find a summer job to have money to purchase a whole new wardrobe, one that shows her personality. In the break before school, she will also take the cruise to the Bahamas with the calculus class and wants to serve as a counselor at Palmetto Girls State. Smalls also wore another uniform during high school, that of a Band of Blue member, this year serving as an assistant captain. She said that activity required the most time, but she

worked hard “to be more versatile than just a band kid.” Band did, she admitted, help her with “planning and being organized.” Because of band, she added, there is “nothing in college I won’t be able to handle.” Smalls leaves for the University of South Carolina Upstate Aug. 14. Some students have suggested she develop her video skills, but she plans to major in English and minor in Latin. “I want to understand the English language a little bit better,” she said. Her education plan leads her to law school and once she has that degree she wants to specialize in sports and entertainment law.

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ZACHARY DOWD

BRIANNA DOYLE-HILLIE BLAKE DREW

DYLAN DRIGGERS

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VICTORIA FISHER

DEREK FITCH

MICHAEL FLOYD

CHRISTOPHER FORD SAMMUEL FORD

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ANGEL FRASER

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COURTNEY FRAZIER

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DANIELLE GAYDON

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CALEB HAIR

DENA HALL

ANTOINETT HAMILTON DESIREE HAMILTON

JOI HAMILTON

DEVANTE HAMPLETON HARLEY HARRIS

SETH HARRIS

JACQUELYN HARRISON HUNTER HART

JUSTIN HEATH

LARRY HENDERSON

JARED HICKMAN

SUSAN HIOTT

ADAM HOLMES

JAMES HOLMES

JESSICA HOLMES

TE'RRA HOLMES

DESTINY HOWARD

THOMAS HOWIE

SHANNON HUNT

SHANTISIA JARIDO

BRANDY JARRELL

CHRISTOPHER JARRELL

NICHOLAS JARRELL

SHAQUILLE JENKINS

TAKAYLA JENKINS

SYDNEY JOHNS

ASHTON JOHNSON

DEREK JOHNSON

KALIN JOHNSON

LABRANDIA JOHNSON

ARTHUR JONES

KEAISHA JONES

KELLIE JONES

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XAVIER JONES

TYREN KEARSE

TYLER LAKE

ANTONIO LANCASTER KAYLA LEAF

JENNA LIGHT

ALBERT LONSBERRY KAREN LYNAH

THOMAS MABRY

SINQUETTA JOHNSON TAMESHIA JOHNSON

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JEFFERY MILLER

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DENNIS MORRIS

JOSHUA MORRIS

ASHLEY MOSLEY

JAMORE MOULTRIE

JACOB MUEGGE

COURTNEY MULLIGAN CHRISTIAN MURDAUGH WILSON MURDAUGH

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ERIC NETTLES

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ERICKA RAYSOR

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MICHAEL REICHLE

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JESSICA RHEAM

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JAMEL RICHARDSON JORDAN RICHARDSON KELLY RIDGLE

CAROL RIPLEY

ASHLEY RISHER

WILLIAM RISHER

RAEGAN RITTER

CAITLIN RITUNO

SHARENA RUTH

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KEVONA RUTLEDGE

KELSEY RYAN

KAYLA SADLER

DYLAN SAIMES

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HERNANDEZ SANDERS JANIQUA SANDERS

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K SEAN SIMMONS

KELLY SIMMONS

SHARDONNE SIMPSON LATONIA SINGLETON

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CHERYL SPENCE

ROYCE STANFILL

JESSICA STANLEY

THELMA STEED

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SHAKERI STEPHENS

JAYNE STEVENS

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TYLAR STANFIELD

WILLIAM STONE

LA DONTE SUTTER

TEONIA TERRY

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SYENA TROCHE

CHARLES UTSEY

KATIE VARN

LEON WALTERS

AMANDA WARREN

BREYONTAY WASHINGTON NYAISHA WAY

TIFFANY WEATHERFORD AMBER WEST

CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS JEMETRIAUS WILLIAMS

MICHELLE WILLIAMS NAQUON WILLIAMS

RAJ'E WILLIAMS

TATYANA WILLIAMS

AMBER WILSON

TYREA WILSON

CAMPBELL WILTSHIRE GABRIELLE WINFIELD

BRIANA WRIGHT

CHONDISE YOUNG

DEVON YOUNG

KENA YOUNG

ANTHONY ZEIGLER

MATTHEW YOUMANS

TEERIA VAUGHAN

ALEX WALKER

CHRISTOPHER WALKER BRANTLEY WALLING

BRITTANY WALLING

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BRITTAN CARTER

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RYAN CRAVEN

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BRANDON DUBOISE

RHETT FENDER

MATTHEW FOSS

GARRETT HALL

PIERCE JORDAN

JORDAN MITCHELL

ALLIE MURDAUGH

KATIE OSTEEN

TYE RICHARDSON

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n USC SALKEHATCHIE

USC Salk holds May graduation The University of South Carolina regional campuses present their own commencement exercises. USC Salkehatchie, with campuses in Walterboro and Allendale, conducted graduation ceremonies early in May. Completing the program to obtain Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees were Catherine Harvey of Walterboro and Bobijo Carpenter of Ruffin. Also receiving degrees were: Walterboro residents: Allan Badger, Associate in Arts; Ashley Bellinger, Associate in Arts and Associate in Science; Jennifer Breland, Associate in Arts and Associate in Science; Marvin Brown, Associate in Science; Stevie Byrd, Associate in Science; Meghan Carter, Associate in Arts; Brenton Coker, Associate in Science; Kimberly Davis, Associate in Science; Mitchell Dixon, Associate in Arts; Meagan Drawdy, Associate in Arts and Associate in Science; Jessica Edwards, Associate in Science; Cokeshia Farmer, Associate in Arts; Stephanie Felder, Associate in Arts; Amy Ferguson, Associate in Science; Amanda Floresca, Associate in Arts; Dylan Fraiser, Associate in Science; Becky Fussell, Associate in Arts and Associate in Science; Jessica Griffin, Associate in Science; Andrea Hall, Associate in Science; Shelena Jenkins, Associate in Science; Ghia Johnson, Associate in Science; Shamell

Johnson, Associate in Arts; Cordelia Jones, Associate in Science; Teresa Kinneary, Associate in Arts; Crystal Lingard, Associate in Arts; Richard Massey, Associate in Science; Melinda McClendon, Associate in Science; Bryan McCollum, Associate in Science; Michael McDonald, Associate in Science; Danielle Moore, Associate in Arts; Lafayette Mungin, Associate in Arts; Candance Pinnix, Associate in Arts; Iijima Saunders, Associate in Arts; Shalleka Stephens, Associate in Arts; Jason Todd, Associate in Science; Delinda Walker, Associate in Science; Cathryn Weeks, Associate in Arts; Other Colleton County residents to earn degrees were: Chelsea Edens, Associate in Science; Jerry Edens, Associate in Arts; and Ceria Gantt, Associate in Science, all of Cottageville; Orion Cook, Associate in Arts; Stacy Fender, Associate in Arts; Monique Mitchell, Associate in Science; and Jessica Stanley, Associate in Arts, all of Islandton; Blakeny Garsney, Associate in Arts; Sarah Mixon, Associate in Arts; and Kirby Walling, Associate in Science, all of Ruffin; Delia Creel, Associate in Arts; and Jennifer Mazalic, Associate in Arts, both of Round O; Deleta Hodges, Associate in Arts, of Smoaks; and Jacob O’Quinn, Associate in Arts, of Yemassee.

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DEGREES SOON IN HAND. Students about to receive Bachelor of Science in nursing degrees from the USC Salkehatchie process for commencement exercises on May 2. From left are Renee Beach of Walterboro, Jennifer Britt of St. George, Bobijo Carpenter of Walterboro, Jennifer Sweatman and Jeremy Jones of St. George.

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TRIO WITH TITLES. Posing at the May 2 commencement exercises at USC Salkehatchie are Dr. Sarah Miller, again voted Professor of the Year; Dean Ann Carmichael; and Emily McAlhany of Cottageville, president of the Student Government Association.

Congratulations to All of our High School Graduates througout Colleton County Class of 2011

A WINDY WALK. Marilyn Faulks, from Hampton, attended classes at the Walterboro campus. She had trouble with her mortarboard as she walked to commencement exercises at the Allendale campus May 2.

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