FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) - It's a dream many high school graduates have this time of year. Walking across the stage, receiving a high school diploma and having money for college. That dream is becoming a reality for the Florence High School class of 2014. Out of the 270 students graduating, 129 students received a scholarship to further their education.
A grand total of $102, 78,607 in scholarship money have been awarded to this class.
Florence High School senior Brianna Williams believes their hard work paid off.
"We're just a good class. A good working class," said Williams.
Her band scholarship will help cover some of her cost as she pursues a nursing degree at the University of North Alabama.
Principal Lynn Hice credits the students’ success to their family, friends and educators.
"These kids are amazing. I think that the talents that they bring to the table, to our community and to our world is something that I can't wait to see what they bring," says Hice.
Those talents all started in the halls of Florence High School. A place Williams will miss dearly as she prepares to walk across the stage on May 30.
It’s kind of sad, but I’m glad that I’m graduating and going on at the same time," Williams.