Valedictorian: Kendall Tyler Vorhis

Kendall Vorhis

Kendall Vorhis

Family: Connie Vorhis, mother; the late Kristian Vorhis, father; Kylie Vorhis, sister.

Awards: Breakfast of Champions Honoree, Junior Scholar, National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Alumni, Published in numerous literacy journals (e.g. The Best Teen Writing of 2018, The Battering Ram, The Good JuJu Review), Poet Delegate for Piccolo Spoleto Festival, Quest Level IV Media Winner at Trident Technical College, Palmetto Girls State Delegate

Offices held: Sponsor Liaison and Co-President of Gay-Straight Alliance

Extracurricular activities: Gay-Straight Alliance, Beta Club

Scholarships: Best in Grade, New York Life (National Scholastic Art and Writing), University of South Carolina Valedictorian Scholarship, Palmetto Fellows

Career Interest: Experimental Psychologist

Message to fellow classmates: Our struggles and endeavors over the past four years have not been in vain; the preparation is complete, and we are finally ready to take our next step.

Salutatorian: Sabrina Rosemary McCracken

Sabrina McCracken

Sabrina McCracken

Family: Larry McCracken, father; The Late Tanya McCracken, mother;

Awards: AP Scholar Award, USCA Scholar, Superior at Solo and Ensemble Festival, GCHS Academic Letter Recipient

Offices held: Co-President of the Gay Straight Alliance, Historian of the National Honor Society, Historian of Rho Kappa

Extracurricular activities: Tri-M Music Honor Society, National Beta Club, Teacher Cadet NHS, National Honor Society, Teacher Cadet, Gay-Straight Alliance, Berkeley Center for the Arts – Orchestra, Tennis

Scholarships: Palmetto Fellows, Teaching Fellows, College of Charleston Merit Scholarship, National Honor Society of GCHS Service Scholarship, GCHS Faculty Memorial Scholarship

Value of scholarships: $94,600

College attending: College of Charleston, majoring in secondary education and biological sciences.

Career interest: High School Science Teacher

Student Ranked Third in Class: Matthew Alexander Valdez

Matthew Valdez

Matthew Valdez

Family: Orlando Valdez, father; Michelle Shaffer, mother.

Awards: Junior Scholar, 32 ACT Score, CTE Completer, Social Studies Student of the Year

Extracurricular activites: National Honor Society, Beta Club, Trebuchet Club

Scholarships: Palmetto Fellows, Presidential Scholarship, University of South Carolina Stem Supplement, University of South Carolina Dean’s Scholarship

Value of scholarships: $48,500

College attending: University of South Carolina, majoring in civil engineering

Career interest: Civil Engineer

Student Ranked Fourth (tie) in Class: Lauryn Makenzie Brown

Lauryn Brown

Lauryn Brown

Family: Jamie Brown, mother; Darien Brown, father

Awards: Breakfast of Champions, Top 25 for three years, Top 10 in class, GCHS Academic Letter Recipient.

Offices held: President of the National Honor Society, Treasurer of Tri-M, Band General

Extracurricular activities: Band member (Marching Band and Wind Ensemble), National Honor Society, Beta Club, Tri-M, Rho Kappa, Senior Board

Scholarships: Charleston Southern University Scholar, SLU Scholarship, Palmetto Fellows

Value of Scholarships: $67,200

College attending: Charleston Southern University, majoring in computer science.

Career interest: Cybersecurity

Student Ranked Fourth (tie) in Class: Isabelle Rose Dodson

Isabelle Dodson

Isabelle Dodson

Family: Nancy Dodson, mother; Robert Dodson, father.

Awards: Two-Time Breakfast of Champions Honoree, Student of the Month, National Renaissance Student of the Month Nominee, All-Region Soccer Player, Three Time Offensive MVP Varsity Soccer

Offices held: Captain of Soccer Team for three years

Extracurricular activities: Varsity soccer, travel soccer, Senior Board, National Honor Society, Beta Club

Scholarships: Palmetto Fellows

Value of scholarships: $29,200

College attending: Clemson University, majoring in biochemistry