The 15 students of Beaufort Academy's Class of 2014 graduated Saturday in a ceremony at the school on Lady's Island.
Total amount of scholarship money earned by graduates: $2,533,600
Speaker: Michael Hostilo, attorney and Beaufort Academy alumni class of 1983
Valedictorian: Rebecca Elizabeth Strawn earned a 4.631 grade point average and will attend Davidson College.
Salutatorian: Caroline Joy Avera earned a 4.613 grade point average and will attend Winthrop University.
From the principal: "This graduating class of 2014, the last in my tenure at Beaufort Academy, exemplifies all that we stand for -- all of our core values. They have displayed leadership both in the community and the school; they are respectful of others, be they teachers or fellow students; they have intellect as demonstrated by the many colleges that have accepted them and the substantial aid they have been offered; they have pride in Beaufort Academy, Beaufort, and themselves; and finally they have integrity which is a cornerstone for future success.." -- Julia Stewart Corner
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