Hats off to the Class of ’19

The 58 members of the Class of 2019, the 49th graduating class, joined the 2,464 people who count themselves among the ranks of Wilson Hall’s alumni. Merit-based scholarships, valued at $4.1 million, were awarded to 97% of the graduates. The scholarships included nine full academic scholarships, 12 half academic scholarships, 9 Palmetto Fellow Scholarships, and 37 Life Scholarships. 

The average SAT score for the top 25% of the class is 1380, with a high score of 1490, and the average score for the entire class, with all seniors taking the SAT, is 1226. Over 88% of the graduates took at least one Advanced Placement course, with the average student taking at least four, and were eligible to receive college credit.

Every member of the class gained acceptance to a four-year college or university, earning admission to 80 colleges and universities. The graduates will attend college at 25 different schools in 13 states. In addition to attending South Carolina institutions such as Bob Jones University, The Citadel, Clemson University, College of Charleston, Francis Marion University, Presbyterian College, University of South Carolina, and Wofford College, the graduates will attend the following schools: Baylor University, Christopher Newport University, Covenant College, George Washington University, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Syracuse University, United States Air Force Academy, University of Denver, University of Kansas, University of North Florida, University of Pittsburgh, University of Southern California, University of Washington, and Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University. 

Members of the Class of ’19 volunteered 3,728 hours of community service during the school year. The recent graduates contributed to the school’s newspaper which was named the Best in State, and participated on the Chess Team, Dance Competition Team, Debate Team, History Day Team, Literary Meet Team, and Reading Fair Team which won multiple state championships during their high school careers. They also won the top awards in the state for art and music competitions, and they were members of the state champion softball team.