The 66 students of Hardeeville High School's Class of 2012 graduated Thursday in a ceremony at the school.
Total amount of scholarship money earned by the graduates: More than $614,000
Speakers: Valedictorian and salutatorian
Valedictorian: Tamekia Daniels earned a 4.7 grade-point average and plans to major in accounting at S.C. State University.
Salutatorian: Rubi Santos earned a 3.9 grade-point average.
From the principal: "The Class of 2012 is a very special class, indeed. Throughout the year, they have shown perseverance, courage and (the) grit necessary to take on the unique challenges of the 21st century -- their century. This remarkable group of young adults has built relationships and bonds that will serve them well and will keep them grounded in the tempest that is adulthood. Good luck and congratulations to the Class of 2012." -- principal Jamal Crawford
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