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Beaufort Co. high school seniors getting air time

Seventeen seniors preparing to graduate from Beaufort County School District high schools will discuss their experiences and share their opinions during a one-hour television program airing on the County Channel.

The seniors, selected by their high schools, will answer questions posed by Superintendent Herb Berg.  Berg will ask the seniors to share their experiences and suggest ways to improve the district’s schools.

“This is an absolutely outstanding group of young people,” Berg said. “Their intelligence and their maturity speak well not only of the students themselves, but also of their parents and the Beaufort County educators who worked so hard to make them successful. Anyone in our community who watches this show will be very proud.”

The show will air on Comcast’s Ch. 2, Hargray’s Chs. 9 and 113, and Spectrum Ch. 1304 for the rest of May at 2:30 p.m. Saturdays, 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m. Thursdays.

In addition, the show will be archived by the County Channel and can be watched any time via the channel’s “Video on Demand” feature.

Students featured on this year’s program are:

Battery Creek High – Brandon Benke, Lucas Bukoffsky, Adriana Heath, Gabriella Morales.

Bluffton High – Trevor Rizzo, Ana Dominguez, Perla Jimenez, Caleb Watkins.

Hilton Head Island High –Abigail Hartberger, Trinity Feltner, Zach Waters.

May River High – A’Nya Marshburn-Foushee, William Shropshire, Joshua Yeddulayyagari. 

Whale Branch Early College High – Keona Dopson, Hezekeiah Jackson, Allie Rodgers, Christopher Sanders

Locals looking for performers for children’s choir

Local singer and performer, Marlena Smalls along with Beaufort Middle School chorus teacher, Karen Harmon, are casting a traveling children’s show choir. The selected ensemble will travel the Lowcountry showcasing song, dance and spoken word performances inspired by the reconstruction era.

Auditions will be held from 4-6 p.m. May 14 -15 in the Beaufort Middle School chorus room. Spaces are limited to middle school and high schoolers ages 11-17 years old. Candidates should prepare two songs between 2-3.5 minutes long each in addition to a reading from a poem, book or monologue. 

To reserve your spot or for more information, please contact Karen Harmon at Karen.Harmon@beaufort.k12.sc.us or Marlena Smalls at marlenasmalls@yahoo.com or 843-271-8157.

Join TCL for graduation ceremonies

Technical College of the Lowcountry is holding these commencement exercises this week:

– Physical Therapist Assistant Pinning, 10 a.m., Thursday, May 9, Building 4 Auditorium, TCL Beaufort Campus, 921 Ribaut Road

– Associate Degree Nursing Pinning, 10 a.m., Thursday, May 9, MacLean Hall Auditorium, TCL Beaufort Campus, 921 Ribaut Road

– Commencement Ceremony, Honoring 275 associate degree, diploma and certificate graduates, 6:30 p.m., Friday, May 10, Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park

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