The 71 members of the Class of 2019 proudly received their diplomas on May 25 at Neel Auditorium on the campus of State College of Florida. The class was highlighted by four National Merit Scholar finalists and a National Hispanic Scholar. As always, every member of the class was accepted to a college or university. Of the graduates who identified a first-choice college, 92-percent were accepted to that college. Two graduates were awarded their university’s top academic scholarship, paying full tuition plus research and/or study abroad grants. Nine graduates were offered Honors College/Leadership program enrollment at their chosen college/university. Five graduates were recruited to play intercollegiate sports: football, golf, soccer, and swimming. In all, the class earned more than $6-million in merit aid and $1.1-million in Bright Futures awards.