Graduation Ceremony 2023

Welcome to Faithful Scholar’s 2023 Graduation Ceremony to be held at the fabulous and fun Hagood Mills Historic Site in Pickens, SC to coincide either the Old Time Jam Festival and Campout, the Herbal Workshop weekend, or another 3rd Saturday Hagood Mills event.

Ceremony is open to all home school graduates regardless of membership with Faithful Scholars or SC residency.

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  • What:  A FUN out-of-the-box graduation ceremony including walk up songs, food trucks, and ending with a bon fire and s’more’s bar
  • Date:  May 20, 2023
  • Location:  Hagood Mills Historic Site (Pavilion), Pickens, SC
  • Cost: $100 includes:
    • Ceremony
    • Walk up song (student’s choice of music as he/she processes)
    • Commencement speaker
    • Senior swag
    • Diploma  (for Faithful Scholar’s members only)
    • Diploma cover (for all)
    • Student slide show
    • Keepsake program
    • Reduced rates for on site RV, tenting, or hammocking (reserve directly with Hagood Mills)
    • Amazing on site Disc Golf course
  • Dedicated Face Book page:  Faithful Scholars Graduation
  • Dedicated email  -don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or comments!
  • Streamed ceremony for those unable to attend

****FUN CHANGE****  Our pricing has been reduced so that each family can order their preferred color of cap and gown, or just a cap while wearing church casual (nothing revealing or a long sweater may be provided).  Feel free to decorate your caps!

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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!!!  Studies are showing the most successful adults were raised in parent oriented settings.