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92 graduate from Northside High School

PINETOWN — With bright futures ahead, 92 seniors at Northside High School turned their tassels on Saturday, preparing to step into the world of adulthood.

The ceremony honoring the Class of 2018 began with an invocation from Senior Class Treasurer Savannah Credle. NHS Principal Charles Clark honored students graduating with honors.

Autumn Breanne Venters, the senior class president, was allowed an opportunity to share her message with her peers, reflecting back on the years they have spent together at Bath Elementary, Northeast Elementary, and ultimately Washington High School.

The top four students in the graduating class were recognized for their accomplishments. While Braeden Cooper and Satoru Shinohara were recognized as co-salutorians, Amanda Bresica held the honor of being the valedictorian of the NHS Class of 2018. Cooper delivered the salutary address.

HIGH HONORS: Class of 2018 Valedictorian Amanda Bresica addresses her fellow graduates during Saturday’s ceremony. (Matt Debnam/Daily News)

“Graduates, while the future may seem daunting, I urge you to embrace all of the new experiences, people, and ideas that you will encounter,” Bresica said in her address to her fellow seniors. “Don’t be afraid to gain a new perspective, to have your opinions changed, or to step outside of your comfort zone. Understand that this is a time of growing, learning, making mistakes, and accomplishing more than you have ever imagined possible. These swiftly approaching adventures will be what shape you into successful adults.”

Following the presentation of diplomas, Beaufort County Schools Superintendent Dr. Don Phipps invited the seniors to turn their tassels, officially marking themselves as graduate of Northside High School.

For coverage of graduations from Southside High School, Washington High School and the Beaufort County Ed Tech Center, see future editions of the Washington Daily News throughout this week.