The South Carolina Governor School for the Arts and Humanities held its 2022 commencement ceremony on May 27 at Furman University’s McAlister Auditorium. A Darlington County student was among 97 graduates in the class of 2022.
Alden Rondeau is a creative writing student from Hartsville, Rondeau previously attended the Robert E. Lee Academy. She is a student leader of the film club and a member of the visual storytelling club. This summer, Rondeau will write and illustrate freelance, in addition to illustrating a children’s book. After graduation, Rondeau will attend Temple University to study English and creative writing.
The Governor’s School residential high school program provides pre-vocational training in the arts as well as a nationally recognized college education. Artistically talented students from across the state are selected through an application and audition process and attend their sophomore, junior, and senior years based on their selected artistic field. Upon successful completion, graduates receive a South Carolina High School Diploma and a Scholarly Diploma. As a public school, tuition is free. Students only pay for the meal plan and accommodation costs. Financial aid is available through the Governor’s School Foundation. Applications for the 2023-2024 school year will open in the fall at SCGSAH.org.