Valedictorian: Melanie Alecia Tieman

Melanie Alecia Tieman

Melanie

Tieman

Family: Parents: Joseph Tieman and Menchu Tieman; Siblings: Matthew Tieman, Joseph Tieman Jr., Melodie Capole, Emilia Havens Awards: Three- time Breakfast of Champions honoree; two-time Most Outstanding Percussionist; Excalibur Award; Junior Scholar; Big P Award; Best Percussion section at the Lowcountry Invitational (2017); Drum Major Award; Senior Hall of Fame; Junior Marshall Offices held: Pit Captain (2016-2018); Stratford Wind Orchestra Principal Percussionist; Science QUEST team lead; Handbell Director Assistant Extracurricular Activities: Marching Band; Concert Band; Stratford Wind Orchestra; Jazz Band; BETA Club; National Honor Society; Science QUEST; Teacher Cadets; All-Region Band; All-County Band; Our Savior Lutheran Church Handbell Choir member and choral choir member; Habitat for Humanity volunteer; Operation Save the Child volunteer; Summerville Miracle League volunteer; Flood relief volunteer; Church Newsletter volunteer Scholarships: Palmetto Fellows; University of South Carolina USC STEM Supplement and Valedictorian Scholar Scholarships total: $44,500 College attending: University of South Carolina Honors College, Biological Sciences Career interest: Radiologist Message to classmates: Don’t let your failures hold you back. Salutatorian: Elisa Lin

Elisa Lin

Elisa Lin

Family: Parents: Kwai Wing Lin and Xiao Xia Lin; Siblings: Chelky Lin, Grace Lin Awards: Junior Scholar; Renaissance Scholar Athlete; A-Honor Roll; Advanced Placement Scholar Offices held: Beta Club Treasurer Extracurricular Activities: Piano; four-year Stratford High School Tennis Team; National Honor Society member; Beta Club member; QUEST; MAO Scholarships: Charleston Southern University Jairy C. Hunter Scholarship; Clemson University Gateway2Clemson Scholarship and Palmetto Pact Scholarship; Palmetto Fellows Scholarship; University of South Carolina Dean’s Scholar Award and USC STEM Supplement Scholarships total: $99,700 College attending: Clemson University Career interest: Physician’s Assistant Student Ranked Third in Class: Jared Michael Heckman

Jared Michael Heckman

Jared

Heckman

Family: Parents, John Heckman and Georgia Heckman; Sibling: Sophia Heckman Awards: Junior Scholar; four-year A-Honor Roll; ACT Wall of Fame; Biomedical Science Completer Offices held: President of Mu Alpha Theta Extracurricular Activities: JROTC Raider Team; National Honor Society member; Beta Club member Scholarships: Clemson University Palmetto Pact Scholarship and Presidential Scholarship; Palmetto Fellows Scholarship Scholarships total: $41,200 College attending: Clemson University, biochemistry Career interest: Pharmaceuticals Student Ranked Fourth in Class: Noah Matthew Ledbetter

Noah Matthew Ledbetter

Noah

Ledbetter

Family: Parents: Craig Ledbetter and Chrystal Ledbetter; Sibling: Hayden Ledbetter Awards: Heart of a Knight Award; Coat of Arms Award; Knight of the Roundtable Award; Director’s Award; Most Improved Woodwind; Junior Marshall; ACT Wall of Fame Offices held: Clarinet Section Leader; Final Band Captain Extracurricular Activities: Marching Band; Concert Band; Stratford Wind Orchestra; Social Studies QUEST; National Honor Society member; Jazz Band; All-Region Band; All-County Band Scholarships: College of Charleston Merit Scholarship: Palmetto Fellows Scholarship Scholarships total: $62,400 College attending: College of Charleston, History Student Ranked Fifth in Class: Marian Alejandra Mayen

Marian Alejandra Mayen

Marian

Mayen

Family: Parents: Jose Mayen and Monica Mayen; Siblings: Norman Mayen, Josue Mayen, Jennifer Mayen Awards: 3rd Chair All-State Band; Charleston Animal Society Teen Club graduate; Best Drum Major Award; Senior Hall of Fame; Junior Marshall; six-time All-State Clarinet Player; Renaissance Scholar; Presidential Scholar Nominee; SC Biliteracy Seal – Silver (Spanish) recipient; Semper Fidelis Music Award; ACT Wall of Fame; SAT Wall of Fame; English Department Outstanding Senior Award Offices held: Assistant Drum Major; Drum Major; Church Youth Group Leader; Principal Clarinet Player of Stratford Wind Orchestra; Principal Clarinet Player South Carolina Youth Wind Symphony Extracurricular Activities: Marching Band; Concert Band; Stratford Wind Orchestra; All-County Band; Region Band; All-State Band; South Carolina Youth Wind Symphony; BETA Club member; National Honor Society member; Science QUEST; Reniassance member; Mu Alpha Theta; Varsity Soccer; Teacher Cadet Scholarships: Charleston Southern University Jairy C. Hunter Scholarship; College of Charleston Merit Scholarship; Furman University Bell Tower Scholarship and Winds-Percussion Scholarship; Newberry College Music Achievement Scholarship; Palmetto Fellows Scholarship; University of South Carolina Dean’s Scholar Award Scholarships total: $305,600 College attending: University of South Carolina. Music Education

Stratford High School’s top graduates of 2019

Valedictorian: Melanie Alecia Tieman

Family: Parents: Joseph Tieman and Menchu Tieman; Siblings: Matthew Tieman, Joseph Tieman Jr., Melodie Capole, Emilia Havens

Awards: Three- time Breakfast of Champions honoree; two-time Most Outstanding Percussionist; Excalibur Award; Junior Scholar; Big P Award; Best Percussion section at the Lowcountry Invitational (2017); Drum Major Award; Senior Hall of Fame; Junior Marshall

Offices held: Pit Captain (2016-2018); Stratford Wind Orchestra Principal Percussionist; Science QUEST team lead; Handbell Director Assistant

Extracurricular Activities: Marching Band; Concert Band; Stratford Wind Orchestra; Jazz Band; BETA Club; National Honor Society; Science QUEST; Teacher Cadets; All-Region Band; All-County Band; Our Savior Lutheran Church Handbell Choir member and choral choir member; Habitat for Humanity volunteer; Operation Save the Child volunteer; Summerville Miracle League volunteer; Flood relief volunteer; Church Newsletter volunteer

Scholarships: Palmetto Fellows; University of South Carolina USC STEM Supplement and Valedictorian Scholar

Scholarships total: $44,500

College attending: University of South Carolina Honors College, Biological Sciences

Career interest: Radiologist

Message to classmates: Don’t let your failures hold you back.

Salutatorian: Elisa Lin

Family: Parents: Kwai Wing Lin and Xiao Xia Lin; Siblings: Chelky Lin, Grace Lin

Awards: Junior Scholar; Renaissance Scholar Athlete; A-Honor Roll; Advanced Placement Scholar

Offices held: Beta Club Treasurer

Extracurricular Activities: Piano; four-year Stratford High School Tennis Team; National Honor Society member; Beta Club member; QUEST; MAO

Scholarships: Charleston Southern University Jairy C. Hunter Scholarship; Clemson University Gateway2Clemson Scholarship and Palmetto Pact Scholarship; Palmetto Fellows Scholarship; University of South Carolina Dean’s Scholar Award and USC STEM Supplement

Scholarships total: $99,700

College attending: Clemson University

Career interest: Physician’s Assistant

Student Ranked Third in Class: Jared Michael Heckman

Family: Parents, John Heckman and Georgia Heckman; Sibling: Sophia Heckman

Awards: Junior Scholar; four-year A-Honor Roll; ACT Wall of Fame; Biomedical Science Completer

Offices held: President of Mu Alpha Theta

Extracurricular Activities: JROTC Raider Team; National Honor Society member; Beta Club member

Scholarships: Clemson University Palmetto Pact Scholarship and Presidential Scholarship; Palmetto Fellows Scholarship

Scholarships total: $41,200

College attending: Clemson University, biochemistry

Career interest: Pharmaceuticals

Student Ranked Fourth in Class: Noah Matthew Ledbetter

Family: Parents: Craig Ledbetter and Chrystal Ledbetter; Sibling: Hayden Ledbetter

Awards: Heart of a Knight Award; Coat of Arms Award; Knight of the Roundtable Award; Director’s Award; Most Improved Woodwind; Junior Marshall; ACT Wall of Fame

Offices held: Clarinet Section Leader; Final Band Captain

Extracurricular Activities: Marching Band; Concert Band; Stratford Wind Orchestra; Social Studies QUEST; National Honor Society member; Jazz Band; All-Region Band; All-County Band

Scholarships: College of Charleston Merit Scholarship: Palmetto Fellows Scholarship

Scholarships total: $62,400

College attending: College of Charleston, History

Student Ranked Fifth in Class: Marian Alejandra Mayen

Family: Parents: Jose Mayen and Monica Mayen; Siblings: Norman Mayen, Josue Mayen, Jennifer Mayen

Awards: 3rd Chair All-State Band; Charleston Animal Society Teen Club graduate; Best Drum Major Award; Senior Hall of Fame; Junior Marshall; six-time All-State Clarinet Player; Renaissance Scholar; Presidential Scholar Nominee; SC Biliteracy Seal – Silver (Spanish) recipient; Semper Fidelis Music Award; ACT Wall of Fame; SAT Wall of Fame; English Department Outstanding Senior Award

Offices held: Assistant Drum Major; Drum Major; Church Youth Group Leader; Principal Clarinet Player of Stratford Wind Orchestra; Principal Clarinet Player South Carolina Youth Wind Symphony

Extracurricular Activities: Marching Band; Concert Band; Stratford Wind Orchestra; All-County Band; Region Band; All-State Band; South Carolina Youth Wind Symphony; BETA Club member; National Honor Society member; Science QUEST; Reniassance member; Mu Alpha Theta; Varsity Soccer; Teacher Cadet

Scholarships: Charleston Southern University Jairy C. Hunter Scholarship; College of Charleston Merit Scholarship; Furman University Bell Tower Scholarship and Winds-Percussion Scholarship; Newberry College Music Achievement Scholarship; Palmetto Fellows Scholarship; University of South Carolina Dean’s Scholar Award

Scholarships total: $305,600

College attending: University of South Carolina. Music Education