The 45 students of Hilton Head Preparatory's Class of 2014 graduated Saturday in a ceremony at the Joseph B. Fraser Field House on Hilton Head Island.
Total amount of scholarship money earned by graduates: $1,732,180
Speakers: Seniors Brianna Caspersen and Christian Steinmetz
Valedictorian: Brianna Elizabeth Caspersen earned a 5.15 grade point average and will attend the University of California Berkeley.
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Salutatorian: Christian James Steinmetz earned a 4.93 grade point average and will attend Clemson University.
From the principal: "This year's senior class has distinguished itself in many areas: international science fair, three state champion athletic teams, 14 states where they will be attending college, over $1.7 million in college scholarships, 10 athletes signed to play their sport at the college level, outstanding performances on the stage, fantastic artwork, hundreds of hours of service to others, and much, much more. We appreciate and admire all that this group of young men and women has accomplished and we look to them to keep up this remarkable array of achievements." -- Peter Cooper
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