London high schools celebrate successful academic year

June 11, 2018 by  

On a recent Saturday morning, the principal of a high school near London congratulated the class of 2018 on an excellent year, both academically and regarding extracurricular activities.

The South Laurel High School Class of 2018 had 246 graduating students. Of them, 42 received diplomas of distinction summa cum laude and 16 received diplomas of distinction magna cum laude. Five of the graduates will enlisting in the military. The graduating class received a total of $3.5m in scholarship money.

Schools can use stationery printers to produce the programs used during commencement ceremonies to recognize the achievements of the students and of the school.

During the 2017-2018 school year, several sports teams at South Laurel High made it to the state and regional competitions. In the music department, the choir was in the All-State honors contest and the marching band participated in the state marching band finals.

Dr. Doug Bennett, the superintendent of the school district, offered congratulations to the graduating seniors, noting that that high school had earned a silver ranking from US News and World Report. He also encouraged students to be open to lifelong learning, to strive to do their best, and to live by the Golden Rule.

Deven Hampton, the class president, also addressed the students, as did the four salutatorians and the valedictorian, Lucas Maxey.