Thursday, June 20, 2013
The Goose Creek High School Salutatorian for the Class of 2013 is Uzuri Umoja Olivia Boatwright, the daughter of Raeesa Barnett.
She received the following awards: Junior Marshall, 13th Annual MLK Business Breakfast Youth Speaker, NAACP Black history Program Youth Speaker, Palmetto Girls State delegate, Prom Queen, Top Student in the Berkeley Center for the Arts.
She held the offices of Step team Captain and secretary of Goose Creek High School’s School Improvement Council.
Her extracurricular activities included: Youth Advisor/Peer Mentor at church; National Honor Society; BETA Club; Step team; Spanish Club; Mu Alpha Theta Honors Math Team; Tri-M Music Society; 9th grade Mentor for GCH; Volunteering with Goose Creek Concerned Citizens.
She earned the following scholarships: Anderson University Palmetto Girls' State Citizen Award, Andrea Matthews-Glover Scholarship, Barry University Academic Scholarship, Clemson University Scholar Award, College of Charleston Upward Bound Book Scholarship, LIFE Scholarship, Order of the Eastern Start District 2 Scholarship, Presbyterian College Girls State Leadership Scholarship, St. Andrews University Service Leadership Scholarship, St. Andrews University Trustee Scholarship, University of South Carolina Gamecock Award, University of South Carolina Full Tuition Scholarship, Virginia Commonwealth University Academic Excellence Scholarship, West Virginia University Blue & Gold Scholarship and the Wofford College Palmetto Girls' State Scholarship. Her scholarships add up to 365,727.
She will attend the University of South Carolina and major in Chemistry/Forensics. She plans to have a career as a Forensic Scientist working in a lab with finger printing and ballistics.