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NHCS Announces the Class of 2018 Graduation Report

New Hanover County Schools congratulates the 1,953 recent graduates from the Class of 2018. Collectively, this graduating class earned approximately $22 million in scholarships and have been accepted into prestigious colleges and universities in North Carolina and around the country. About 87% of the students have chosen to continue their education at two and four-year colleges and universities, while about 3% will serve our country in different branches of the military. The remaining 10% have chosen to begin their careers and enter into the workforce.

This year, Hoggard High School graduated the first cohort of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme. Click here to read more about this group’s achievements.

Below is the list of the Class of 2018 valedictorians and salutatorians and the colleges or universities they plan to attend.


Ashley High School
Valedictorian: Madeline Gabrielle Hayes - UNC-Chapel Hill
Salutatorian: Colby Ryan Stoner - UNC-Chapel Hill

Madeline Gabrielle Hayes   Colby Ryan Stoner
Madeline Gabrielle Hayes   Colby Ryan Stoner


Career Readiness Academy at Mosley

Valedictorian: Tun Khaing - Cape Fear Community College
Salutatorian: Keeley McKeever - Cape Fear Community Colleg

Tun Khaing   Keeley McKeever
Tun Khaing   Keeley McKeever


Hoggard High School

Valedictorian: Madison Lee - Duke University
Salutatorian: Christopher Gregoire - US Naval Academy

Madison Lee   Christopher Gregoire
Madison Lee   Christopher Gregoire


Isaac Bear Early College High School

Valedictorian: Ben Latter- NC State University
Salutatorian: Easton Brinkley - NC State University

Ben Latter   Easton Brinkley
Ben Latter   Easton Brinkley


Laney High School

Valedictorian: Allison Carpenter - UNC-Chapel Hill
Salutatorian: Nicklas George Karras - Wake Forest University

Allison Carpenter   Nicklas George Karras
Allison Carpenter   Nicklas George Karras


New Hanover High School

Valedictorians: Sara Scott Howard - UNC-Chapel Hill and Mary Grace Kiernan - UNC-Chapel Hill
Salutatorian: Anna Catherine Lloyd - UNC-Chapel Hill

Sara Scott Howard   Mary Grace Kiernan   Anna Catherine Lloyd
Sara Scott Howard   Mary Grace Kiernan   Anna Catherine Lloyd 


Wilmington Early College High School

Cohort 7 Valedictorian: Kaylah Webb Russ - UNC Wilmington
Cohort 7 Salutatorian: Amanda Lee Amarando - UNC Wilmington
Cohort 8 Valedictorian: Danielle Alicia Woods - NC State University
Cohort 8 Salutatorian: Sophia Arianne King - UNC Wilmington

Kaylah Webb Russ   Amanda Lee Amarando   Danielle Alicia Woods   Sophia Arianne King
Kaylah Webb Russ   Amanda Lee Amarando   Danielle Alicia Woods   Sophia Arianne King



Posted: 06/25/18