Welcome to Faithful Scholar’s 2021 Graduation Ceremony to be held at the fabulous and fun Hagood Mills Historic Site in Pickens, SC joining in with the Old Time Jam Festival and Campout.
Ceremony is open to all home school graduates regardless of membership with Faithful Scholars or SC residency.
- What: A FUN out-of-the-box graduation ceremony ending with a bon fire and s’more’s bar
- Open to ALL graduates regardless of Faithful Scholar’s membership/SC residency
- Combined with Hagood Mill’s Old Time Jam and Camp Out
- Camping (primitive but w/ a great bathhouse) rates are $10/tenting and $5/hammocking – space is limited but there are several other nearby campgrounds.
- HeartRidge Retreat & Cultural Center nearby for those wanting running water
- Date: May 21, 2022
- Location: Hagood Mills Historic Site (Pavilion), Pickens, SC
- Cost (early bird) $175 includes:
- Walk up song (student’s choice of music as he/she processes)
- Commencement speaker
- Senior swag
- Cap/gown/2022 tassel
- Diploma (for Faithful Scholar’s members) and cover (for all)
- Join Faithful Scholars (and receive your own hand holding guidance counselor!)
- Student slide show
- Keepsake program
- Professional photographer on site (private per family purchases)
- Reduced on site tenting/hammocking rates (reserve directly with Hagood Mills)
- Amazing on site Disc Golf course
- Dedicated Face Book page: Faithful Scholars Graduation
- Dedicated email FaithfulScholars@gmail.com -don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or comments!
- Streamed ceremony for those unable to attend
Hagood Mill is located on Hagood Branch, earlier known as Jennings Creek, a tributary of the Twelve Mile River. Although mills had existed on the site as early as the 1790s, the current mill was built in 1845 by James Hagood and it remained in the Hagood family and continued to operate until 1966. During the historic period the mill and the neighboring store were a gathering place for county residents.
The mill and surrounding property were donated to the Pickens County Museum in 1973. The water wheel and mechanical components of the mill were rebuilt in the mid-1970s using much of the surviving fabric, and they were restored again by local historians and volunteers.
We look forward to celebrating you and your student’s accomplishment of choosing the ‘Road Less Traveled’, digging deep, AND SUCCEEDING!!!