Governor’s School welcomes 11 Beaufort County students

Jacob Bhoi, Grace Brueggman, Neelia Heath, Ashton Lancaster, Veronica McLeod, Grace Rhodes, Michael Schwartz, Sarah Sheppard, Amanda E. Steel, Melis Tirhi and Jacqueline Tobin, all from Beaufort County, have been accepted to the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) in Hartsville. They join students from across South Carolina to form the Class of 2016.

This year, the school celebrates its largest student body since its inception in 1988, with 259 students representing 117 high schools and 33 counties.

Jacob Bhoi, son of Paul and Karen Bhoi, and Sarah Sheppard, daughter of John and Sallie Sheppard, transferred to GSSM from Beaufort Academy. Grace Brueggman, daughter of Richard M. and Judy A. Brueggman, attended Bethel Park Senior High School prior to transferring to GSSM. Neelia Heath, daughter of Michael Heath and Aileen Cangiano-Heath, transferred from Battery Creek High School.

Transferring from Beaufort High School are Ashton Lancaster, daughter of Andy and Paige Lancaster; Veronica McLeod, daughter of John and Pearly McLeod; Grace Rhodes, daughter of Vincent and Bet Rhodes; Michael Schwartz, son of Tim and Jennifer Schwartz; and Melis Tirhi, daughter of Tareq Tirhi and Yucel Tirhi-Henderson.

Learn more about the school by visiting www.scgssm.org.

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