Beaufort News

17 graduate from Beaufort Academy

The 17 students of Beaufort Academy's Class of 2011 graduated Saturday in the school's gym.

Total amount of scholarship money earned by the graduates: $1.3 million.

Speakers: Brig. Gen. Frederick Padilla, commanding general of Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island.

Valedictorian: Lily Westergaard plans to study political science and history at Georgetown University.

Salutatorian: Peter Olsson plans to study international relations at American University.

From the board president: "The Class of 2011 embraced the core values of Beaufort Academy -- intellect, respect, integrity, leadership and pride. The students demonstrated these values during the interim session by participating in real-world experiences, challenging themselves academically, while contributing to the community through internships and service projects." -- Herb Gray, president of the Beaufort Academy board of trustees

Class of 2011:

Natalie Reid Aitken

Nathaniel Edwin Akers

Jaymie Elizabeth Baggerly

Matthew Thomas Bass

Brittany Taylor DellaValle

Patrick J. Ferri Jr.

Bennett Wayne Fultz

James Christopher Huckabee

Ethan Worth Kindwall

Leif Christian Koppernaes

Stefan Eric Moser

Peter Crawford Olsson

Connelly Megan Rhodin

Bianca Adrianna Sanchez

George Murray Verity

Patrick John Walker

Lily Valentine Hephzibah Menuhin Hauser Westergaard