The 60 members of the Class of 2015, the 45th graduating class, joined the 2,222 people who count themselves among the ranks of Wilson Hall’s alumni. Merit-based scholarships, valued at $5.7 million, were awarded to 100% of the graduates. The scholarships included three National Merit Scholarships, 16 full academic scholarships, 33 half academic scholarships, seven Palmetto Fellow Scholarships, and 40 Life Scholarships.
The average SAT score for the top 25% of the class is 1400, with a high score of 1510, and the average score for the entire class, with all seniors taking the SAT, is 1216. Over 90% of the graduates took at least one Advanced Placement course, with many taking six or more, and were eligible to receive college credit.
Every member of the class gained acceptance to a four-year college or university. In addition to all of the major South Carolina institutions, students were accepted to a wide variety of schools such as the American University in Paris, California Polytechnic State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, New York University, University of Virginia and Vanderbilt University.
Members of the Class of ’15 contributed to the school’s newspaper which was named the Best in State, and competed on the Chess Team, Drama Team and Literary Meet Team, all of which won state competitions. They also won the top awards in the state for art and music competitions. The class volunteered 2,889 hours of community service in twelve months.
Two graduates signed national letters of intent to compete athletically at the collegiate level. The recent graduates were members of teams that won state championships in baseball, boys’ bowling, girls’ bowling, football, boys’ golf, softball, boys’ track and girls’ track.