HMSHS scholarships total $1.12 million
Hilliard Middle-Senior High School seniors eyed education, employment and military career plans.
Seniors celebrated their goals by signing certificates based on their college and career goals Monday with approximately $1.12 million in scholarships.
Forty-nine seniors plan to attend colleges and universities across the nation including Briley Angle and Tyler Salis. They will attend Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Ga.
Matthew Holland will play football for Elon University while Nokia Thompson will attend Florida A&M University. Attending Florida State College at Jacksonville are Ryane Allen, Brook Brandt, Deanna Cagle, Chloe Doser and Kaylee Hair. Also attending FSCJ are Samantha Holcombe, Rayanne Stokes, Patrick Tuggles, Kayla Roswan, Brooke Swanson and Shelby Whitley.
Kaycie Dziedzicki and Hannah Simpkins will attend Florida State University while Georgia Southern University will welcome Grace Franklin and Aimee Knight. Makayla Cauley will attend Jacksonville University while Raquez Alderman, Lorenzo Morgan and Mei Hui Wu plan to study at Johnson and Wales.
Hattie Baldwin and Kearsten Holley will play softball at St. Johns River State College while Amanda Holcombe will attend Savannah College of Art and Design.
South Georgia State College will welcome Cynthia Rogers while Tallahassee Community College will welcome Landon Howard.
Forrest Barrera, Scout Chaires, Robert Gentry, Gavin Millan and Jacob Waters will attend the University of Florida.
Alexis Barber and Taylor Edwards plan to attend the University of North Florida while Ethan Bulford will study at Upper Iowa University.
Armani Scott and Brandon Wilkes plan to play football for Webber International University in Babson Park.
Several seniors will serve the U.S. Armed Forces including Sydney Robinette. She plans to enlist in the Air National Guard.
Dalton Denmark, Brandon Graham, Kevin Marshall, Justin Reed, Dillon Rozar, David Shamahs, Peter Street, Kent Tyson and Daniel Vroman plan to join the U.S. Army while Walker Burnette will join the Marines.
The Class of 2017 will cross the stage in the University of North Florida Arena in Jacksonville Saturday, May 20. Commencement begins at 6:30 p.m.