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Pickens County students graduate from the SCGSAH

GREENVILLE — Six students from Pickens County were among the 102 who graduated from the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities in Greenville.

Graduates include Hagen Curtis Bell, Olivia Kathleen Feltus, Olivia Grace St. Peter and Ying Lauren Xu, who all attended D.W. Daniel High School prior to being selected for the Governor’s School; Caroline Leslie Ann Campion, who previously attended Easley High School; and Sydnie Hunter Krebs, who previously attended South Carolina Connections Academy.

“These graduates have had a unique high school experience, unlike most others,” said Dr. Cedric Adderley, Governor’s School president. “In addition to the required coursework in their artistic area and a heavy schedule of performances and presentations, our graduates were successful in balancing intense requirements for traditional academic classes and advanced AP classes. The Governor’s School experience allowed them to not only cultivate their artistic talents to the highest level, but also those life skills such as independence and self-discipline that will prepare them for success at the collegiate level and in their chosen profession.”

Collectively, the Governor’s School’s Class of 2017 received a record-breaking $36 million in scholarship offers. They will be attending prestigious universities and conservatories across the nation including American University, Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music, Boston Conservatory, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, Cleveland Institute of Art, Kenyon College, Mannes School of Music, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, The New School, Oberlin Conservatory, Pratt Institute, Purdue University, Savannah College of Art and Design, Ringling College of Art and Design, University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Vanderbilt University, and almost every major university in South Carolina.

The Governor’s School will begin accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year and summer programs beginning September 1, 2017. Individuals can apply online at www.scgsah.org.

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