The Beaufort-Jasper Academy for Career Excellence recognized its 125 graduating seniors in a ceremony Friday at the Okatie-area school.
Speakers: The academy's 2010-11 Teacher of the Year Colleen Price and director Chris Dinkins.
Director's Award recipient: Sierra Chaplin participated in the early childhood education program and plans to continue studying at the Technical College of the Lowcountry.
Director's Award recipient: Michael Daley participated in the welding program and plans to either pursue a career in the military or as a firefighter.
From the principal: The "Class of 2011 will have the honor and distinction of being the first class to graduate from the 'new and improved' ACE. This class has endured much this year. Through it all, they have continued to work hard and remain focused on completion. Their resolve has strengthened my resolve. I will remember their camaraderie and the manner in which they approached all tasks." -- Director Chris Dinkins
Class of 2011:
Dos Santos, Miguel