Editorial: CHS Class of 2017 brings home awards, honors
When the Class of 2017 walked out of the Clinton High School gymnasium last Wednesday night, they were freshly-recognized high school graduates who had garnered a total of almost 100 scholarships and awards considered worthy enough to be listed in the graduation program. In consideration of available space, we will list only those who received a minimum of three scholarships and/or awards and honors: Audrey Atkinson- Winthrop Teaching Fellow, Mercer Academic Merit Scholarship and Oglethorpe Merit Award; Delaney Atkinson- SC Palmetto Fellows Scholarship, Erskine Dean’s Scholarship, Erskine Girls State Scholarship, Erskine Fellows Scholarship; Jon Barnes- PC Founders Scholarship, PC Boys State Scholarship, Wofford Old Main Scholarship; Stephanie Braswell- SC Palmetto Fellows Scholarship, Clemson Palmetto Pact Scholarship, Clemson Freshman STEM Scholarship; Lawrence Coleman- SC Palmetto Fellows Scholarship, Clemson Presidential Scholarship, Clemson Palmetto Pact Scholarship, Clemson Freshman STEM Scholarship; Caleb Gilbert- PC Highlander Scholarship, PC Fellow Scholarship, Newberry Academic Scholarship; Victoria Gresham- Erskine Dean’s Award, Erskine Education Scholarship, Erskine Founder’s Vision Award, Newberry Academic Scholarship, PC Belk Scholarship; MK Kelly- PC Highland Scholarship, PC Girls State Scholarship, Gardner-Webb Trustee Scholarship, Queen Legacy Scholarship, Queen Academic Scholarship, Anderson Provost’s Scholarship, Charleston Southern Student Success Award; Skylar Leopard- SC Palmetto Fellows Scholarship, Wofford Merit Scholarship, PC Highlander Scholarship, Lander Academic Scholarship, Charleston Southern Jairy C. Hunter Scholarship, USC Columbia Academic Scholarship; Ami Meadors- SC Palmetto Fellows Scholarship, Erskine Dean’s Scholarship, Erskine Fellows Scholarship, Erskine History Scholarship; Beth Meadors- PC Highlander Scholarship, PC Legacy Scholarship, Newberry Academic Scholarship, Newberry Investment Grant; Jill Meadors- Pfeiffer Presidential Scholarship, Pfeiffer Letti Pate Whitehead Scholarship, Pfeiffer United Methodist Scholarship; Alexis Pagano- SC Palmetto Fellows Scholarship, Furman Academic Scholarship, Erskine Fellows Scholarship, Wofford Merit Scholarship, PC Fellows Award, Wingate Trustee Scholarship, Better Business Bureau Student of Integrity Scholarship, Clemson Scholars Scholarship; Lexi Sparkman-Williams- Erskine Biology Scholarship, Erskine Founder’s Vision Award, Erskine Garnet Scholarship, PC Tartan Scholarship, Claflin High Achievers Scholarship, Carson-Newman Faculty Scholarship; Brooks Threatt- PC Highlander Scholarship, PC Boys State Scholarship, PC Fellow Scholarship, Wofford Merit Scholarship, Coker Presidential Scholarship. (The scholarships and other honors printed in the graduation program were based on information provided by the students and subject to final confirmation. Not included were scholarships and honors presented during the graduation ceremony. Athletic scholarships were also not listed). Overall, the students, faculty, family – all those influencing the members of the Class of 2017 – should be proud and happy. We congratulate all the graduates and wish them the very best in the next phase of their still-developing lives.