The 2018 Ridgeland-Hardeeville High School graduates, received over $3.9 million in scholarship offers and awards.
The class valedictorian is Karen Cervantes, and salutatorian is DeAndre Smith-Brown, of 122 graduates.
Several students received full scholarship offers to college, those who plan to attend are Tuesday Cabang and Angel Jackson (S. C. State University), DeAndre Smith-Brown (Hampton University), Timothea Green (Benedict College). More seniors received full scholarship offers but will attend a different college/university.
Tuesday Cabang received the most scholarship offers totaling approximately $336,500.
We are incredibly proud of our class of 2018! Our graduates have a bright future ahead, earning their diplomas are the beginning of a bright future. Our students must stay dedicated to working towards a successful future. Congratulations to our students! Thanks to our staff members, parents, and community!”, said Board chairwoman Priscilla Green.
The high school also had several students to receive the Career and Technology Education (CATE) completer programs certificates. Students received certificates in areas of general management, administrative support, and family and consumer science. Additionally, students received completer programs certificates from Academy for Career Excellence (ACE) in the following areas: barbering, welding, culinary arts, building construction, media, electricity, auto tech, law enforcement, and carpentry.
After presenting the class of 2018, principal Dr. Karen G. Parker, her staff, and the graduates proudly chanted RHHS motto, twice, "We are Naming, Claiming, Believing and Achieving Success” as Parker encouraged them to continue their successful journey!