Graduation Day!


The Class of 2012 has officially graduated. Anderson School District One presented diplomas during ceremonies Tuesday at Clemson’s Littlejohn Coliseum. Wren graduates received their diplomas during a 10 a.m. service. Fellow District One graduates at Palmetto followed at 2 p.m.

Wren High School graduation class of 2012 included 387 seniors receiving diplomas.

Wren High Principal G. Robert Binnicker presented diplomas. Wren High Valedictorian is Alex Batson. Salutatorian is Joy Leftwich.

Palmetto High Class of 2012 had 208 graduates. Salutatorian is Lauren Michelle Connelly. Valedictorian is Colton Hunt Smith.

Outgoing Palmetto High Principal Dr. Mason Gary performed his last graduation service with the Mustangs, presenting diplomas with the assistance of School District One Board Chairman Fred Alexander, Superintendent Dr. Wayne Fowler, Assistant Principal Mike Kelly and Assistant Principal Brian Couch.

An honorary diploma was awarded to Jaela Riane Kelley whose empty seat had roses in it. Kelley died in a car accident in November.

Woodmont graduation services were held Friday at Furman’s Timmons Arena.

Woodmont’s Valedictorian is Hailey Dillingham. Salutatorian is Preston Barbare.

A special salute to Palmetto, Wren and Woodmont graduates is in this issue of The Journal. The special section features class pictures, honor grad photos, list of all graduates and awards.