2014 Graduations

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Best & Brightest finalist: Jacob K. Goforth, Strom Thurmond High School

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SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: Fellowship of Christian Athletes, varsity football, varsity baseball, student council, Future Farmers of America, prom committee

Jacob K. Goforth

AWARDS AND HONORS: Palmetto Fellows Award, player of the week, best all-around in senior superlatives, nominated outstanding senior by faculty

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES: Member of Life, Harmony Youth Group at Harmony United Methodist Church; leader of youth group (Salkehatchie Summer Service); Operation W.A.R.M

COLLEGE/CAREER: Attend Clemson University and major in either construction management or civil engineering

OF NOTE: Jacob enjoys playing paintball.

NOMINATOR’S NOTE: “I thank Jake for the impact that he has had on others and the stand that he has taken to be a wholesome, Christian role model for children and adults alike. I am honored to have had the privilege to teach him. In 20 years of teaching, he ranks as the most qualified total package of the ‘best of the best’ that I have known.” – Susan Jolly, math teacher

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