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23 seniors graduate from The Carolina Academy

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LAKE CITY, S.C. – Seniors took their last stroll across the fields of The Carolina Academy as students on Saturday night at commencement exercises.

The twenty three graduates combined earned $406,000 in scholarships to date.

Taylor Moore was the valedictorian. Ava Palmer was the salutatorian.

Moore gave the commencement address. Palmer spoke about the history of the graduating class.

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Senior Nicolas Matthews sang, "This is Not Goodbye," accompanied on the keyboard by senior Preston Privette.

Wheeler Floyd and Lillie Blakelyn Coker were crowned Mr. and Mrs. Leaves, a title voted on by students. Wheeler Floyd and Cody Sauls were recognized for All-State and All-Region in football.

Palmer received the team's Bobcat award, an award given to the student-athlete with the highest GPA.

The Carolina Academy Headmaster Stevie Phillips and Curriculum Coordinator Kim Poston presented the diplomas.

Teacher Christine Spring was recognized with a dedication by the Carolina Leaves yearbook staff, and Ann Poston was named TCA Teacher of the Year.

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