Congratulations: Class of 2008!

Tomorrow, our three local high schools will graduate the Class of 2008!

The seniors who make up the Classes of 2008 in our district are very talented in academics, the arts, athletics and more. Here are just a few highlights of our three graduating classes:

Chapin High School• Number of graduates = 296
• Percent attending four-year colleges: 57%
Two-year colleges: 35%
Military: 1%
Work: 7%
• 19 Palmetto Fellows
• 2 National Merit Finalists
• 127 Preliminary Life Scholarship qualifiers

Dutch Fork High School• Number of graduates = 422
• Percent attending four-year colleges: 60%
Two-year colleges: 34%
Military: 3%
Work/Undecided: 3%
• 26 students chose to complete the District Five Extended Studies diploma
• 198 Preliminary Life Scholarship qualifiers
• One National Achievement finalist
• 34 Palmetto Fellows
• Total scholarship earnings: $11,654,463

Irmo High School• Number of graduates = 395
• Percent attending four-year colleges: 51%
Two-year colleges: 19%
Military: 1%
Work Force: 1%
Undecided: 28%
• Three members of this graduating class earned 12 years of perfect attendance. Irmo High is the only school in the Midlands to have even one student in the Class of 2008 graduate with 12 years of perfect attendance. Only five schools in the state had more than two students earn 12 years of perfect attendance.
• One National Achievement finalist
• 28 Palmetto Fellows
• 222 Preliminary Life Scholarship Qualifiers
• Total scholarship earnings: $8,409,470

(Information from District Five website)