School briefs for September 22nd-28th

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Colleges make pitches to over 2,500 students

Seventy-five colleges and universities made sales pitches to Beaufort County public and private high school juniors and seniors recently at a college fair that drew more than 2,500 students to Bluffton High School.

Schools advertising their programs to students ranged from small private colleges to large public universities.

Local schools included the University of South Carolina Beaufort and the Technical College of the Lowcountry, while out-of-state schools included Florida State, Ohio State and Alabama.

Students visited booths staffed by college and university representatives who answered students’ questions about academic offerings, tuition costs and scholarship opportunities.

Superintendent Jeff Moss said that the annual college fair focuses students on preparing for new goals after they graduate from high school.

“We know that the best careers for our students will require more education beyond high school,” Moss said.  “Our annual college fair points students in that direction, and it’s also exciting for them to see so many colleges and universities competing for their attention.”

The Citadel welcomes the Class of 2020

The Citadel officially welcomed the Class of 2020. The incoming class of over 800 new cadets and students represents 36 states and seven foreign countries.

The following cadets matriculated as part of The Citadel’s Class of 2020, the largest recorded freshman class in the history of the college: Thomas Henderson, Logan Hofmann, John Inglis, David Lentz, Alec Melville and Evan Parry, all of Beaufort; and Bridgette Beach, Carmen Jones, Jessica Phillips, Maria Urso, Matthew Seelman, Max Brown, Maxine Chisolm and Melissa Lavery, all of Bluffton.

In other Citadel news, the Band Company has been awarded the Commandant’s Cup for the 2015-16 school year.

Christopher Wallace, of Beaufort, was among 59 other cadets in Band Company recognized for their performance during parade and squad drill.

Additionally, Carli Cline and Forrest Kimbrell, both of Beaufort, were part of the company awarded the 2016 President’s Cup. It is awarded annually to the cadet company that establishes the highest combined score in academic achievement, military performance, extracurricular participation and class retention.