Seniors Graduate From Beaufort High

Lindsay Ware

Lindsay Ware, daughter of Jim and Nancy Ware of Distant Island, is the 2010 Valedictorian at Beaufort High School. Ware earned a 5.15 Grade Point Average and will be attending Duke University in the Fall. She will study Economics, Political Science and International Relations. Rebecca Tkach was Salutatorian and will attend Clemson University. Tkach graduated with a 5.04 GPA. See below for Lindsay’s Valedictory Speech to her peers and a list of the 348 graduating seniors.

Valedictorian Speech, Class of 2010

As we gather for a final time this evening, I would first and foremost like to recognize and thank all of the parents, family members, and educators for making these past four years so enriching and memorable. Without such influential figures, none of us would be here today.

Life is a journey, an adventure, a road that we travel. And in life, our drive is what keeps us alive, and not only alive, but thriving. It’s within this drive, this journey, this road that our purposes and our passions flourish.

Up to this point, many of us have felt as though we have just been riding along in the passenger seat of life. Whether we have been guided by parents or teachers, we’ve always had discretion in making our own choices, yet we’ve never had complete control of the wheel.

But today as we embark on a new journey with new destinations, we’re in the driver’s seat, and a new road – our road – lies ahead. With our hands on the wheel and the world at our feet, we’re shifting gears – we’re revving the engine and ready to floor the gas pedal. We’re not quite sure where we’re going or where we’ll end up, but somehow we know we can make it.

So our road begins here, at this commencement, and will take us wherever we want to go. Whether this road takes us to college, to the military, or to the workforce, it will be what we make of it. Our drive, our perseverance, and our determination steer our direction on this road.

On this road, we’ll face twists and turns, curves and loops. We’ll weather rain, sleet, snow, and fog to reach our destinations. We’ll push the speed limit. We’ll get pulled over. Sometimes we’ll get caught at red lights. We’ll climb hills and cross bridges. We’ll slow down and speed up. We’ll pop a tire and get lost. There will be traffic jams and fender benders, speed bumps and u-turns. We’ll have to re-fuel. We’ll reach dead ends. We’ll surely break down and eventually we’ll have to stop and ask for directions. We’ll yield to others. We’ll make green lights. We’ll take detours. We’ll take wrong turns and right turns. We might even end up with a ticket or two. But whether we’re traveling down dusty dirt roads or smooth concrete highways, in an extravagant Porsche or a beat-up station wagon, we will drive and drive and drive.

But as we look forward to the exciting and unknown road that lies on our horizon, we must remember where we’ve been. We need to keep our eyes on the road ahead, on the future, but glance at the past – through our rear-view mirrors – and remember the reflection of the road that we’ve traveled.

Because this road, the road that we grew up on, the road that took us through elementary school, the road that showed us the beauty of the world, the road that carried us through Beaufort High School, the road that led us to one another – it’s still the same, it’s just heading in a new direction: and it’s up to you to decide where it goes.

So to the class of 2010, congratulations. I’m not sure where our roads will take us, but as we part today, remember this: keep your drive, because with it, you can go anywhere.

Thank you.

    Graduates of Beaufort High School, Class of 2010

  • Abendshein, Rachel Lynne
  • Able, William
  • Adderley, David Paul
  • Alexander, Bonnie Elizabeth
  • Allen, Jessica Renee’
  • Alston, Conrad
  • Alston, Ebanie Janiris
  • Alston, Myra
  • Amaya, Alex Michael
  • Anderson, Terrie Leann
  • Anderson, Samantha Danielle
  • Andoga, Robert
  • Arce-Ruiz, Guillermo
  • Ardila, Jonathan Israel
  • Arnold, Michael
  • Arthur, Kaydee
  • Austin, Denise T.
  • Avery, Jasmine
  • Axelsen, Alexia Sheri
  • Bagwell, KeShawn L.
  • Banner, Blake Ariel
  • Barnes, Benjamin B.
  • Bartholf, Maria
  • Baumgardner, Brian
  • Bibbins, Tyler
  • Binette, Alexus Breann
  • Birchenough, Robert
  • Blackburn, Victor
  • Blanding, Thelma Trevia
  • Bolles, Sade’ N.
  • Boyd, Symba
  • Bradley, Cresencia
  • Brais, Makenzie Dean
  • Brantley, Amber
  • Brittingham, Adrian Elizabeth
  • Britton, Timothy William
  • Brown, Angel
  • Brown, Jasmine Lara
  • Brown, Veneshia S
  • Bunting, Sharika M
  • Burton, Jevonta T
  • Byas, Mannie C
  • Caldwell, Lindsey
  • Cannon, Samantha Lee
  • Capo, Michael Anthony
  • Carli, Michael Farrell
  • Carr, Tamara
  • Carusillo, Amanda Rae
  • Chaplin, Colden
  • Chisolm, Ariel A.
  • Chrome, Kenneth
  • Clark, Keith
  • Clark-Leedberg, Starkia P.
  • Clyburn, Kristen Elizabeth
  • Cole, Brian
  • Coleman, Ann Elise
  • Colter, Lauren
  • Conn, Ashley Alexis
  • Conners, Morgan Ashleigh
  • Cormier, Hayden Robert
  • Corregan, Courtney
  • Cost, Richard Andrew
  • Couch, Catherine
  • Counts, Chanel
  • Cribb, Lyndsay Danielle
  • Crockett, Chrystal
  • Crouse, Kevin
  • Cruz, Joseph
  • Cuthbert, Ralph Lawton
  • Cuttino-Shaw, Alix Sonora
  • Daise, Taneka J.
  • Damude, Taylor William
  • Danner, Jasmine Lalita
  • Dantzler, Angellica L.
  • Davis, Briana Nicole
  • Davis, Kenneth
  • DeFranc, David Israel
  • Delatorre, Humberto
  • Dennis, John Patrick
  • Dennis, Katelyn
  • Dickson, Haley Patrice
  • Dixon, Tyler D.
  • Doe, Asia
  • Doe, Rachell
  • Downey, Leah Nicole
  • Dunbar, Joshua
  • Ellis, Andrea
  • Evans, Ethan
  • Faale, Victoria Celeste
  • Fabian, Kyle N.
  • Farrell, Ryan Skylar
  • Fawcett, Olivia Katherine Suber
  • Feltner, Daniel John
  • Ferguson, Rochelle Neicole
  • Ferreri, John Gregory
  • Fiesta, Phoebe Mae H.
  • Finley, Tiaisha
  • Fisher, Matthew
  • Foster, Maria
  • Fowler, Nytifah Lashay
  • Frazier, Brandon A.
  • Freeman, Fleetwood
  • Fulton, Stacy
  • Gadson, James
  • Gadson, Kiara
  • Gaskins, Charmain N.
  • Gasque, Cody Michaux
  • Gay, Hilary
  • Gay, Robert
  • Gibbs, Mickael
  • Gilliland, Alyssa
  • Gornichec, Kevin
  • Graham, Jordan C.
  • Grant, Lionel S.
  • Grant, Ross
  • Gratton, Kylie Dawn
  • Graves, Jerica Alayne
  • Green, Andrese
  • Green, Nyree
  • Greene, James
  • Greene, Tevin
  • Greenwood, Christopher Antonio
  • Greer, Quasha’ Lashay
  • Gresham, Sarah Louise
  • Gruel, Thomas David
  • Guillot, Richard Kenneth
  • Harley, De’Aandre Leshae
  • Harris, Kalia Nicole
  • Harrison, Chelsea
  • Harrison, Paulese DeShawn
  • Haynes, De’Vante B.
  • Heim, Jessica
  • Heyward, Jerica
  • Heyward, Shanitque Shataya
  • Heyward, Shellise Natori
  • Hindahl, Joseph
  • Hinkle, Dwayne E.
  • Ho, Andrew Saw-Won
  • Hodgson, David
  • Holland, William Burke
  • Holmes, Chenika Patrice
  • Holmes, Kayla Shabazz
  • Holmes, Kiera L.
  • Holmes, Shantel J.
  • Holmes, Trevor
  • Hopkinson, Ashley
  • Howard, De’Onte L.
  • Howe, Caitlin
  • Hulett, Jazmine Simone
  • Jackson, Stevetta D.
  • Jackson, William Andrew
  • Jacobs, Ashley Nicole
  • James, Miranda Gail
  • Jamison, Raven Alexandra
  • Jenkins, Ashley R.
  • Jenkins, Shentima
  • Jenkins, Teairah Brandi
  • Johnson, Darren T.
  • Johnson, Madelyn Gant
  • Johnson, Nicholas
  • Johnson III, Gerald Joseph
  • Jones, Phillip Tyler
  • Justice, Patrick
  • Kearns, Sean Patrick
  • Kemp, T’Keya
  • Kennedy, Charnel Omoh
  • Kennedy, Taylor K.
  • Kinard, Caroline
  • Kozlowski, Tawana Marie
  • Lambert, Daniel
  • Lane, Marian
  • Lauricella, Michela Ann
  • Lawton, Travis D.
  • Lestrud, Drew Kristen
  • Lewis, Monet’
  • Linyard, Charles Andrew Dwight
  • Little, Rebecca Lauren
  • Littlejohn, Tyler
  • Loper, William
  • Lyttle, Karl
  • Mack, Kevin J.
  • Major, Be’Yonca
  • Major, LaQuntus Kamari
  • Manning, Patricia
  • Manzira, Naomi Nomthandazo
  • Marrero, Dakota
  • Martinez, Michael Anthony
  • Martinez, Morgan Xavier
  • Mason, Taylor
  • Mayes, Keanu
  • Mayhew, Kristina
  • McDonald, Kenneth
  • McEachern, Donovan M.
  • McGowan, Ahbassi
  • McKinley, Shane
  • McLellan, Christopher J.
  • McNair, Jibri Derrell
  • Melton, Paul Josuha
  • Merritt, Ashley
  • Mickel, Philip James
  • Middleton, Brittany
  • Mills, Michaela Ashton
  • Mills, William
  • Mimnaugh, Christopher
  • Mitchell, Christopher A.
  • Moffitt, Kaitlyn Michele
  • Molony, Raymond Deal
  • Moore, Brittany Moore
  • Moore, Lorenzo D’Andre
  • Morales, Katie R.
  • Morris, Megan M.
  • Morris, Mindy
  • Morris, Xavier
  • Morton, Freddie
  • Mothershead, Victor
  • Moultrie, Ashley N.
  • Moultrie, Yasheka A.
  • Mullins, Dylan Spencer
  • Mumma, Blair
  • Murdaugh, Kelsey Marie
  • Murphy, Connor Timothy
  • Nelson, Richard
  • Newcomb, Savannah Jewell
  • Newell, Andrew Duncan
  • Norton, Luke Jeremiah
  • Oliva, James
  • Palmer, Kai Noni
  • Palmer, Sher’man K.
  • Palombo, Lewis Gregory
  • Parker, Jonathon T.
  • Parker, Justin Rakeem
  • Parmelee, Ashleigh Nicole
  • Pasternak, Steven Angulo
  • Patterson, Edwin Lee
  • Pearce, Zachary
  • Pender, Jordan
  • Pettigrew, Samantha Elise
  • Pittman, Bobby
  • Pittman, Samantha Louise
  • Pittman, Troy Lane
  • Plank, Leta Suzanne
  • Pontillo, Tresha M.
  • Power, Matthew
  • Price, Tiajuana Wa’shaun
  • Quirin, China Kim
  • Rabon, Shaun
  • Radford, Tevin Tramel
  • Ramos, Ashli
  • Randolph, Leonard Robriquez
  • Rauenhorst, Whitney M.
  • Ray, Malia Halei
  • Reaves, Craig
  • Reed, Shawn Casey
  • Riemer, Michael
  • Robinson, Christopher L.
  • Robinson, Ericka S.
  • Romine, Jessica M.
  • Rowell, Daniel
  • Rutland, Nicholas
  • Sanborn, Jennifer B.
  • Sandifer, Kimberly Michelle
  • Santiago, Katherine
  • Santiago, LaShawn Simone
  • Savel, Joseph Paul
  • Sawn, Ashley Lynn
  • Scheper, Kaitlin Jean
  • Selby, Robert
  • Seng, Shelby Devlin
  • Sherrod, Stephon
  • Shoemaker, Nicholas
  • Simmons, D’Andre Michelle
  • Simmons, Julian Edward
  • Simmons, Marion
  • Simmons, Michael L.
  • Simmons, Shantae S.
  • Simmons, Sharonda
  • Sinderman, Hope Clotilde
  • Singletary, Kyla
  • Singleton, James Perry
  • Sisco, Meghan Karisa
  • Smalls, Alexis Jonathae
  • Smalls, Brianna J.
  • Smalls, Brittany
  • Smalls, Christopher
  • Smalls, Cierria La’Sha
  • Smalls, Kiarra
  • Smalls, Latisha
  • Snell, Rapheal
  • Snipes, London Ivy
  • Snowten, Brittany Lashay
  • Somers, Taylor
  • Spade, Heather Michelle
  • Spain, Ronald
  • St. Julien, Christen
  • Stedronsky, Alexandra
  • Steele, Russell
  • Stoddard, Anna Grace
  • Suarez, Jonathan
  • Sullivan, Samantha Nicole
  • Sutcliffe, Morgan Chelsea
  • Szatkowski, Caitlin
  • Taylor, Celeste Imon
  • Taylor, Joshua
  • Tealey, Bobbi
  • Thames, Edward Hayden
  • Thorpe, Evan J.
  • Tkach, Rebecca E.
  • Topshe, Bryce Ethan
  • Trent, Zachary
  • Tucker, William Traylor
  • Tuttle, Clarence
  • Van Dam, Desiree Nicole
  • Vandenende, Rashia Nicole
  • Vellucci, Marco
  • Vido, Ronald
  • Villalta, Jisniel
  • Wallace, Kandice R.
  • Walls, Sara E.
  • Ward, Victoria R.
  • Ware, Lindsey Ann
  • Warren, Shanice
  • Washington, Arthur T.
  • Washington, Brandon
  • Washington, Candace Deborah
  • Washington, Danielle Mercede
  • Washington, James
  • Washington, Keith R.
  • Watson, Andrea S.
  • Weedon, Amber Cheyanne
  • Werner, Hannah Shea
  • Werner, Haynes Alexander
  • White, Leah Symone
  • Wiggers, Sloane E.
  • Wiles, Christopher
  • Williams, Jennifer
  • Williford, Dennis
  • Wilson, Abigail
  • Wilson, Brittany Maree
  • Wilson, Crystal Devern
  • Wilson, Jamie D.
  • Wilson, Patrick
  • Wilson, Shabazz K.
  • Wingate, Rosa Ann
  • Winston, Niaya
  • Witt, Matthew Connor
  • Young, Margaret Sarah
  • Yslas, Perfecto Manuel
  • Zapp, Ashley Nicole
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