INDIANAPOLIS (August 2016) – Herff Jones, a leading provider of graduation and educational products and services, partnered with Carolina High School to design custom graduation attire for the 2016 Carolina High School graduating class.

In 2010, fewer than half of the Carolina High School senior class received a diploma on graduation day. Principal Michael Delaney realized something would need to change at the lowest-performing school in Greenville County. He implemented a motto “whatever it takes” to prove to his students that he and the rest of the staff were willing to do whatever it takes to help each student graduate. Last year, Carolina High School’s graduation rate increased to 76 percent.

As a celebration of the school’s success, the entire senior class was surprised with custom caps and gowns from the new SpiritSplash line from Herff Jones to reflect the essence of the school motto – “whatever it takes.”

“Every day, we strive to inspire students, capture experiences, and celebrate achievements,” said John Newby, president of Herff Jones. “Principal Delaney and the students at Carolina High School have gone to incredible lengths to achieve academic success, and we could not be more thrilled to help them celebrate their school spirit through our new line of caps and gowns.”

Instead of traditional one or two-toned attire, the SpiritSplash line showcases custom fabric prints and is the ultimate expression of school spirit and student achievement.

The 2016 Carolina High School graduating seniors were the first to wear Herff Jones’ SpiritSplash apparel at their graduation ceremony on June 1.

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About Herff Jones
Indianapolis-based Herff Jones is the leading provider of graduation and educational products and services designed to inspire achievement and create memorable experiences for young people. A division of Varsity Brands, Herff Jones’ products include class rings and jewelry, caps and gowns, yearbooks, and motivation and recognition programs. Focuses on building long-term relationships through a nationwide network of over 2,000 employees, the professionals at Herff Jones have been helping elevate the student experience and celebrate academic milestones for nearly 95 years.

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