Local Beaufort High School senior, Karen “Kari” Workman was recently informed by the Horatio Alger Association that she was chosen as a 2015 Horatio Alger National Scholar. From thousands of applicants nationally, Kari is one of only 106 high school seniors chosen for this honor. As a tribute to her determination and hard work, she will receive a $22,000 college scholarship along with an all-expenses-paid trip to the 2015 Horatio Alger National Scholars Conference in Washington, DC this April.
Kari Workman is the daughter of James and Susie Workman, Ladys Island. Kari is an Eagle’s Scholar with a 4.8 GPA and in the top 5% of her class. She not only excels in academics; but also, is involved in numerous extracurricular activities as well. She is Captain of the Beaufort High School cheer squad where she has cheered all four years of high school. Kari was also on the competitive cheer team that won the 3A Lower State this past October. She serves as Treasurer of the National Honor Society and Captain of the National Honor Society of Dance Arts. Kari has danced for 15 years, primarily in ballet, pointe, lyrical and jazz. She takes classes at Jayne Richardson School of Dance and with Ms. Baker at BHS. She has taught dance classes and has choreographed routines for the BHS cheer squad, the BHS Chorus and Voices, as well as for recitals. Voted “Best All Around” by her senior class, she will be the female lead as well as choreographer for the BHS production of “Back to the 80’s” in March.