2014 Graduations

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Best & Brightest winner: Daniel K.L. Pippen, North Augusta High School

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SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: Interact Club chapter founder, varsity football, varsity track, FBLA, Student Council, Beta Club, National Honor Society, Future Business Leaders of America, Leo Club, Mu Alpha Theta Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Ultimate Environment Club, Buddy Club, French Club, Academic Team, Junior Advisory, Sophomore Advisory

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Daniel Pippen

AWARDS AND HONORS: National Honor Society, National Society of High School Scholars, North Augusta High Hall of Fame, James Otis Scholar, AP Scholar, Exchange Club Youth of the Month, Palmetto Boy’s State delegate and elected Mayor of Enoree, All-A honor roll, West Point Leadership Award, Clemson, Furman, Wofford, Presbyterian, USC Aiken scholar

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES: Make-A-Wish Foundation, North Augusta Chamber of Commerce Business Expo, Spooky to be Hunger Race, Nike Peach Jam and Nike Nationals, youth football camp, Rotary Bowl, Punt, Pass, Kick, Relay for Life, Bolivia Run, REC Football Clinic, First Baptist Church Vacation Bible School, Community Ministries of North Augusta Food Drive, feeding the homeless with First Baptist Church

COLLEGE/CAREER: Attend University of Michigan and major in chemical engineering, minor in business management

OF NOTE: Daniel enjoys running, reading (particularly Popular Mechanics) and volunteering at city events

NOMINATOR’S NOTE: “Daniel’s intelligence is overshadowed only by his caring nature, energetic spirit, his commitment to excellence and his ability to inspire these traits in others. I know that he is destined to accomplish great things, and I cannot wait to sit back and watch.” – Mary B. Davey, AP Calculus teacher


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