2016 Beaufort County graduates

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Beaufort Academy

Congratulations to all of the Beaufort Academy students who graduated this year. The school celebrated seniors graduating from high school, eighth graders moving up to high school, and Kindergarten students officially becoming part of the elementary school.

Beaufort Academy Senior graduates: Maya Dixon, Madelyn Sumpter, Allison Alvarez, Taniqua "Sissy" Mungin, Mary Alice Strohmeyer, Carlyle O'Herron, Cali Blocker, Emily Gaskin, Michaela Russell, Michael Webb, Thomas Roddey, Jacob Dalton, Will Dukes, Jake Ingram, Ross Walker, Cain Richards, MacMillan Griffith, Jock Joyce, Alec Melville, Daniel Oelschlager, Charles Aimar.
Beaufort Academy Senior graduates: Maya Dixon, Madelyn Sumpter, Allison Alvarez, Taniqua “Sissy” Mungin, Mary Alice Strohmeyer, Carlyle O’Herron, Cali Blocker, Emily Gaskin, Michaela Russell, Michael Webb, Thomas Roddey, Jacob Dalton, Will Dukes, Jake Ingram, Ross Walker, Cain Richards, MacMillan Griffith, Jock Joyce, Alec Melville, Daniel Oelschlager, Charles Aimar.
Beaufort Academy 8th grade graduates: Top row; Ellie Muniz, Cal Harvey, Nathaniel Keenan, William Tumlin, Heston Ingraham, Thomas Holladay, Dawson Coleman, Gray Price, John Dastous, Ashton Bell, Jospeh Maraska, Peyton Polk.Seated: Cady Wilson, Emily Ann Hiers, Amelia Huebel, Maris Staley, Emma Melville, Eliza Nix, Jenny Harry, Josephine Trask, Grace Cope, Lauren Bartlett.
Beaufort Academy 8th grade graduates: Top row; Ellie Muniz, Cal Harvey, Nathaniel Keenan, William Tumlin, Heston Ingraham, Thomas Holladay, Dawson Coleman, Gray Price, John Dastous, Ashton Bell, Jospeh Maraska, Peyton Polk.Seated: Cady Wilson, Emily Ann Hiers, Amelia Huebel, Maris Staley, Emma Melville, Eliza Nix, Jenny Harry, Josephine Trask, Grace Cope, Lauren Bartlett.
Beaufort Academy Kindergarten graduates: Ryan Glover, Henry Adams, Kalvin Rogers, Naomi Puzzuoli, Ava Richards, Kate Rhodes, Lyanne Santiago-Gierbolini, Amelia Mitchell, James Bundy, Quinn Williams.
Beaufort Academy Kindergarten graduates: Ryan Glover, Henry Adams, Kalvin Rogers, Naomi Puzzuoli, Ava Richards, Kate Rhodes, Lyanne Santiago-Gierbolini, Amelia Mitchell, James Bundy, Quinn Williams.

Whale Branch High School

Top photo: Whale Branch Principal, Mona Lise Dickson, hugs a graduate.

Whale Branch Valedictorian, Brooke Everly
Whale Branch Valedictorian, Brooke Everly
Whale Branch Salutatorian and Senior Class Vice President, London Becker. Photo by Todd Stowe.
Whale Branch Salutatorian and Senior Class Vice President, London Becker. Photo by Todd Stowe.
Whale Branch graduating seniors
Whale Branch graduating seniors

South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind

The SC School for the Deaf and the Blind was founded in 1849 and is the state’s only specialized school for students who are deaf or blind, with the main campus located in Spartanburg. For more information, visit www.scsdb.org.

Hakeem Green works on a small engine in an Applied Academics class.
Hakeem Green works on a small engine in an Applied Academics class.

Hakeem Green, of Yemassee, will soon graduate from the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind, where he was recently named a Residential Life Student of the Year.  After graduation, Hakeem plans to work in maintenance. His job training at the school included basic carpentry, basic welding, workplace safety, food service, housekeeping, groundskeeping, and small business. He was also a member of the color guard while attending the school. He is the son of Renee Wright.

Devante´ works on the school yearbook with teacher Amy Sargent.
Devante´ works on the school yearbook with teacher Amy Sargent.

Devante´ Heywood, of Hilton Head Island, also will be graduating from the SC School for the Deaf and the Blind. After graduation, he plans to take photography classes at a community college.

Other graduates

Elizabeth Reid Davis of Beaufort graduated in May from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts.
Elizabeth Reid Davis of Beaufort graduated in May from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts.
Jacy Oswald, granddaughter of Johnny (right) and Joan Brewer (left) of Lands End on St. Helena, graduated from Barnwell High School. Jacy will be be attending Clemson University in the fall.
Jacy Oswald, granddaughter of Johnny (right) and Joan Brewer (left) of Lands End on St. Helena, graduated from Barnwell High School. Jacy will be be attending Clemson University in the fall.

Morgan E. McNeal was one of nearly 600 students who graduated from St. Lawrence University during commencement ceremonies held on May 22 in Canton, N.Y. A graduate of Hilton Head High School, McNeal majored in government and economics and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Lawrence

Cadet John Driscoll Schaaf III, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Schaaf of Whitefish Bay, Wis., graduated from the U.S. Military Academy on Saturday, May 21. Schaaf graduated from Academic Magnet High School, Charleston, S.C., in 2012. While at West Point, he concentrated his studies in History: Military w/ Thesis and Defense and Strategic Studies. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army within the Armor branch and will report to Fort Hood, Texas, for his first assignment. He is the grandson of Jack and Nancy Schaaf of Lady’s Island.