The Beaufort County School District honored eight Beaufort High School seniors for outstanding academic achievement at their annual Senior Scholars Banquet.
Seniors who receive this recognition have maintained a 3.5 grade-point average, are in the top 10 percent of their classes and have earned at least an 85 average in each quarter of all of their high school courses.
“This year’s Senior Scholars are definitely an impressive group,” said Board of Education Chairman Bill Evans. “Not only have they worked hard and been very successful in their academic work, but they’ve also been active leaders in their schools and powerful role models for younger students. To say that their future is bright would be an understatement.”
This year’s banquet speaker was Lt. Joni Lattice Tillman, a pharmacist in the U.S. Navy whose duties have included being deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan in 2010 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. She is currently Pharmacy Department Head at the Naval Hospital Beaufort, the Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island Branch Health Clinic and the Marine Corps Air Station Branch Health Clinic. Scholar banquet honorees are Keaton Butler; Allison Crandall; Andrew Jezewski; Rebecca Mandell; Frances Myrick; Vincent Phaneuf; John Pike; and Alexandra Zapp.