Hats off to the Class of 2018

The 69 members of the Class of 2018, the 48th graduating class, joined the 2,406 people who count themselves among the ranks of Wilson Hall’s alumni. Merit-based scholarships, valued at $5.2 million, were awarded to 96% of the graduates. The scholarships included five full academic scholarships, 22 half academic scholarships, 14 Palmetto Fellow Scholarships, and 44 Life Scholarships.

The average SAT score for the top 25% of the class is 1418, with a high score of 1510, and the average score for the entire class, with all seniors taking the SAT, is 1242. 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. In addition to all of the major South Carolina institutions, students were accepted to a wide variety of schools such as Baylor University, University of California, University of Georgia, Pennsylvania State University, Villanova University, and University of Virginia.

Members of the Class of ’18 volunteered 6,960 hours of community service during the school year. The recent graduates contributed to the school’s newspaper and yearbook which were named the Best in State, and competed on the Chess Team, Debate Team, Drama Team and Literary Meet Team, all of which won multiple state championships. They also won the top awards in the state for art and music competitions. In addition, they were members of teams that won numerous state championships in baseball, girls’ bowling, boys’ cross-country, boys’ golf, and softball.