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Palmetto Girls and Boys State Delegates named

John Paul II Catholic School is happy to announce that two juniors – Lissy Rembold and Aidan Tibbitt – have been chosen as the 2021 candidates for the American Legion Palmetto Girls State and Boys State.

“Our students were chosen to represent JPII based on their character, leadership skills, and a strong desire to be a part of Palmetto Girls and Boys State,” JPII Asst. Principal Heather Rembold said in a release. “The scholarship possibilities, as selected delegates, are extensive, and we are excited for Aidan and Lissy as future leadership opportunities become available.”

According to The American Legion and its Auxiliary, the Boys and Girls State educates youth in the “duties, privileges, rights, and responsibilities of American citizenship. State programs are held nationally, and alumni of these programs known and recognized nationwide for their academic achievement and civic leadership. Many alumni of Palmetto Boys and Girls States have gone on to successfully run for local and state office in South Carolina. Colleges and universities also offer scholarships to Boys and Girls State alumni.”

Beaufort’s Owens graduates Ole Miss

Beaufort’s Thomas Andrew Owens is among the more than 5,000 candidates for graduation in the Class of 2021 who will be celebrated during the University of Mississippi’s 168th Commencement exercises.

Owens, who is a Music major, is a candidate for a Master of Music degree in the Graduate School.

“This class of graduates is marked by incredible achievements, character and resilience, and it is a great privilege to celebrate them during Commencement,” UM Chancellor Glenn Boyce said in a release. “They have accomplished so much during their years at the university, and the path ahead is bright and filled with endless possibilities.”

The University of Mississippi, affectionately known as Ole Miss, is the state’s flagship university.

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