2 Beaufort-area students graduate from SC Governor’s School

From staff reports

Two students from northern Beaufort County were among the 97 graduates in the S.C. Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities’ Class of 2022.

The school held its 2022 commencement ceremony on May 27 at Furman University’s McAlister Auditorium.

Scarlet Mercier, a Drama student from Beaufort, previously attended Holy Trinity Classical Christian School. Mercier served as Secretary of the National Honors Society and as Student President of the Library Club. After graduation, Mercier will attend the College of William and Mary.

Jamari Young, a Drama student from Port Royal, previously attended Beaufort High School. After graduation, Young will attend New York University.

The Governor’s School’s residential high school program provides pre-professional training in the arts as well as a nationally recognized academic education. Artistically talented students from across the state are selected through an application and audition process and attend during their sophomore, junior and senior years depending on their selected art area.

Upon successful completion, graduates receive a South Carolina high school diploma and a Scholar Diploma. As a public school, tuition is free. Students only pay for meal plan and housing costs. Financial assistance is available through the Governor’s School Foundation. Applications for the 2023-2024 school year will open in the fall at SCGSAH.org.

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