Emmanuel Christian School graduates 13 in Class of 2019 at Hartsville
HARTSVILLE, S.C. - Thirteen members of the Class of 2019 received their diplomas Friday night during graduation ceremonies at Emmanuel Christian School in Hartsville.
“Class, we finally did it. Graduation is finally here,” said salutatorian Chandler Morrell.
Valedictorian Edward Morris urged his classmates not to settle for being just good enough. “Strive to be better than just good enough,” he said.
The commencement speaker was Lt. Col. Scott Howell (U.S. Army ret.), ECS Class of 1993. Howell graduated from Emmanuel when it was Emmanuel Baptist School and went on to graduate in the top third of his class at the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1997. During his military career, Howell served four combat tours in Afghanistan and Kuwait. He is the recipient of a number of military honors, including two Bronze Stars.