Graduating Senior Point to What’s Next
There is a quote by author and poet Donovan Livingston that describes the Class of 2017 perfectly. In his now famous 2006 commencement address, the Harvard grad likened education to “Lift Off.” To the soaring of stars. “At the core, none of us are meant to be common. We were born to be comets, darting across space and time and leaving our mark.” As for our soon-to-be-graduates near their own commencement - we look forward to following their journey into the future and proudly predict they’ll be leaving a mark wherever they go.
Each year, our graduates are accepted by some of the nation’s most prestigious colleges and universities and this year’s class is no exception. Our 2017 Vikings are headed for such notable schools as Centre College, Clemson, Converse, Davidson, Duke, Furman, Georgetown, Oxford College at Emory, Pratt, Sewanee, UCLA, UNC Chapel Hill, University of Pennsylvania, University of Richmond, University of South Carolina, University of Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, Washington and Lee, Wheaton and Wofford College, just to name a few.
On Friday, April 21, SHS held a signing day to celebrate the next steps for all of our students. With plans for college and career well in motion, and assignments already accepted for the armed forces, the Class of 2017 is well on its way to making a name for itself. We look forward to keeping you apprised of the adventures and opportunities that await them.
As we applaud the Class of 2017 for their tremendous contributions to Spartanburg High School, we also salute those young men and women who will be serving our country following graduation. Among them is Makala Harris who will attend USC this fall with a $180,000 scholarship from the Marine Corps. One of only ten recipients in the country to receive the full ride, Makala will be commissioned as a second lieutenant Marine, upon her graduation from USC. The scholarship is based on her stellar academic record, her potential to lead others and her physical fitness.
Each year, The Washington Post identifies high schools that excel in preparing students for college-level work, an honor SHS has received for the last several years. With the SHS graduation rate on the rise for the 6th consecutive year, average passing rate on AP tests at 79%, SAT scores above the state and national average, and over 85% of the school’s graduates pursuing higher education, it’s no wonder Spartanburg High School is attracting attention!
Graduating Seniors Point to What’s Next!
A Banner Day for Spartanburg High School Seniors
Makala Harris Accepting a $180,000 Scholarship Given By the Marine Corps to 10 Outstanding Seniors in the Nation
Senior Recognition Night, at Spartanburg High School