Academic Magnet High School - North Charleston, South Carolina.


Academic Magnet High School - North Charleston, South Carolina.


Academic Magnet High School - North Charleston, South Carolina.


Senior Spotlight pt. 6

Meet our AMHS Seniors!

Welcome to the sixth edition of the meet the seniors collection! Enjoy!


First up is Burton McCulley, a School of the Arts Middle School graduate. Burton is a 2005 baby, born on November 30th. She lives on Sullivans Island which could not be more fitting considering the fact that her spirit animal is a seagull. She makes sure to include that although a seagull is her spirit animal, her all-time favorite animal is a manta ray. A Deadhead through and through, Burton can never get enough of “Box of Rain” by the Grateful Dead. Her dream meal is an asiago bagel with sun-dried tomato cream cheese from the one and only Blondie’s Bagel Shop on Daniel Island with vanilla ice cream and chocolate truffles on top. When reminiscing on Magnet memories, Burton loves to think about the time when Harrison fell off the cafeteria table while yelling about a football game. Like many other Charlestonians, Burton is happiest when she is on the boat or at the beach.


Our next AMHS senior is Aiden Hanna. Aiden was born on June 8th, 2006. He only makes a short trek to school every morning coming from Park Circle in North Charleston. Aiden attended a small school called Hursey Montessori in middle school before coming to Academic Magnet as a freshman. Aiden has a hard time choosing his favorite animal because there are so many good ones to choose from, but if he had to pick just one, it would be a dog. “Rustin’ in the Rain” by Tyler Childers plays on repeat throughout Aiden’s life, perfectly showcasing that Southern lifestyle. Aiden dreams of enjoying malai kofta with basmati rice and naan from either Naan on North Woods or Taste of India, and to make him even happier, he would be sitting at his desk and writing or just chilling at home in bed. Aiden’s favorite memory at Academic Magnet is a true love story of how he met his current boyfriend. When he was a freshman, a senior at Magnet spotted his pride mask during a fire drill and told him that LGBTQ+ club met on Thursdays in Mr. Garris’s room, filling Aiden with a sense of solidarity and wonder. In that classroom is where Aiden found his future partner. Could it have been love at first sight?

Next up is Eliza Compton. A fellow pisces, Eliza was born on March 5th, 2006. She lives on James Island and graduated middle school at Buist Academy in downtown Charleston. Her favorite animal is a capybara– a unique, but great choice. A fun f

act is that a capybara is the largest rodent in the world, weighing in at a maximum of 174 pounds when fully grown. Eliza could never get tired of listening to “Fergalicious” by the one and only Fergie, and her dream meal is having pad thai in Thailand. Keeping it sweet and simple, Eliza’s favorite memories at Academic Magnet are the lunch table conversations she had with her friends sophomore year at the table in the back of the patio with the umbrella. She is happiest when she is kicking back at home and watching some good TV.

Isaac Chery II is a young, but wise senior born on September 1st, 2006. He lives in Mount Pleasant and attended Porter Gaud for middle school. Fast and ferocious, Isaac’s favorite animal is a cheetah which could also be his spirit animal in my opinion. Isaac starts his morning with a kick of motivation by listening to “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell while picturing his dream meal of steak with a side of Mac and cheese, French fries, chicken fingers, and a tall glass of sweet tea and strawberry lemonade to wash it all down. Although things hot a little hot inside the venue, he still had the best time at prom last year because the music was fire. Isaac is happiest when he is in nature.

“It’s an after-practice type of song, you know?” -Isaac Chery II









Our next senior is Harrison Crites who was born on September 14th, 2005. He attended Orange Grove Middle School and lives in West Ashley (although it seems he should be calling South America his home considering his intense love for crocodiles). Harrison’s favorite animal is a “Black Caiman because it is the only species of crocodilian that is present in the Amazon River.” Harrison is infatuated by the Black Caiman because it is the only crocodilian present in the 4,300 mile long river. He also feels a strong connection to the crocodile because it is one of a kind. Harrison claims that the black caiman is “very unique, like me (LOL

xd shout out the pooper).” The soundtrack to his life is “Walk Around the Moon” by Dave Matthews Band and he dreams of enjoying a nice ol’ peach. Harrison’s top favorite memory at Magnet is when he broke the school field-goal record and he is happiest when learning new facts about crocodilians.





Next up is Abby Poole. Abby was born September 22nd, 2005 and lives in Mount Pleasant. She went to the School of the Arts for middle school because of her spectacular painting and drawing skills before coming to Academic Magnet freshman year. Her favorite animal and spirit animal, I must say, is a seahorse. Abby is happiest when she is sleeping, painting, or hanging out with friends and she could never go without the song “Down the Line” by Beach Fossils. She is a Diet Coke girly for life, especially when paired with sushi and green tea ice cream. Abby’s favorite memories at Academic Magnet came from every AP Computer Science Principles class sophomore year.












To tie up the sixth part of the senior spotlight, I’ll go next. My name is Piper Hudgins and I was born March 13th, 2006. I was born in Charleston and live on James Island. I attended Buist Academy for middle school and my favorite animal is either a wombat because of how underrated and adorable they are or a sloth because of their chill nature. I could never go a day without listening to “No Other Heart” by Mac DeMarco and my dream meal is a bacon, egg, and cheese everything bagel with an iced caramel latte at any time of the day. My favorite memory at Magnet is when the sewage system broke and everyone got to go home before second block sophomore year. I am happiest when I’m at the beach, hanging with friends, or taking a nap in the comfiest bed ever (my bed).  

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