The 13 students of Abundant Life Academy's Class of 2013 graduated Thursday in the school's gymnasium in Hardeeville.
Total amount of scholarship money earned by graduates: Not available.
Speakers: Aaron Bush, Fellowship of Christian Athletes coordinator for the Lowcountry; valedictorian and salutatorian; invocation by Paul Broussard, pastor of Abundant Life Ministries.
Valedictorian: Lauren Elizabeth Gaymon earned a 4.0 grade point average and plans to study biology at the University of South Carolina Beaufort.
Salutatorian: Justin Phillip Clemmer earned a 4.0 grade point average and plans to study business at the University of South Carolina.
From the principal: "I am particularly fond of the Class of 2013. This is my 31st graduating class at Abundant Life Academy. They are so smart, and I am so proud of their accomplishments. We were even blessed by some of these seniors who led our chapel services this year. Our student body was truly blessed by them. Sixty-one percent of this class will attend six different colleges and universities throughout the state, while one has decided to serve in the U.S. Navy. I do pray God's blessings over the Class of 2013 -- not just from Abundant Life Academy -- but from all over the world. They are our future leaders." -- Julie W. Bowman
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Abundant Life Academy Class of 2013:
Allyson Kelsey Boyd
Austin Roger Sutherland
Briana Victoria Scott
Courtney Taylor Carson
Eduardo Hurtado Jimenez
Harley Dalton Wilson
Jazmin Jimenez Rendon
Jesse July Johnson
Justin Phillip Clemmer
Lauren Elizabeth Gaymon
Lindsey Michelle Woodward
Shacobbi Benjamin Fields
Sha'Keela Eveonta' Shiggs