completed all graduation requirements, and 96% of the class has been accepted to an institution of higher education. Especially remarkable about this 2015 class of Neuse Charter graduates, is that the students have been awarded close to a combined $1 million in scholarship money, most of which is based on academic merit and performance.
Colleges to which students were accepted include: The University of Alabama, Auburn University, North Carolina State University, East Carolina
University, Southern Illinois University, and 21 others. The Valedictorian for the Class of 2015 was Skyler O’Conner and the Salutatorian was Aggie Karafas.
“This class deserves special recognition, not just for their academic prowess, but for what I have seen them demonstrate on a daily basis as students— leadership, problem-solving ability, teamwork and collaboration, and respect for themselves and all others. These graduates emulate what every school would want for their graduating seniors,” said Executive Director, Dr. Julie Jailall.
Neuse Charter School Board of Directors recognized this graduating class as a landmark event that culminates its 7 years of existence as a successful charter school in Johnston County and the first class to graduate from their new High School building.
Construction begins this summer on additional classrooms and parking areas at Neuse Charter’s campus, located on Booker Dairy Road, in Smithfield.