The 128 students of the Beaufort-Jasper Academy for Career Excellence's Class of 2014 received their completer certificates Wednesday in a ceremony at Sun City Hilton Head.
Total amount of scholarship money earned by honorees: $18,000
Speaker: Kelley Richardson, guidance counselor at Battery Creek High School
Female Student of the Year: Myril Nobleza is a health science student from Ridgeland-Hardeeville High School. She plans to continue her post-secondary education in nursing.
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Male Student of the Year: Johnathan Wright is a cosmetology student from Battery Creek High School. He plans to use his state license to work in cosmetology while he attends college.
From the director: "The 2014 ACE completers stand out from other graduates because not only have they earned a high school diploma from their respective schools in Beaufort or Jasper County, 93 percent of them have also received an industry certification. They have made an impact on those students to follow and their successes have been instrumental in the roughly 60 percent increase in anticipated enrollment for the 2014-15 school term. They are true ambassadors for the academy." -- Dandi Daniels
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