Valedictorian: Kendall Tyler 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
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
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
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
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