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Today I will become a Tiger by blood.

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Posted: May 7, 2016 7:30 AM
 
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4 short years ago, my daughter sweet Melissa Hayden Potter enrolled in Clemson on a Palmetto Fellow scholarship. Even as a child, she was driven towards Excellence. She has not had the typical college career. At 22 years old, her curfew has been 6:30 pm because Hayden is a Live In RM for 3 Clemson Life students. Hayden has sacrificed her time to take an active roll helping others day to day. Hayden was accepted into Vanderbuilt for her Masters in Special Education. She has declined and will be employed as a Resource teacher at Easley High. I recommended she get her Masters now but she declined. She told me she needed to get in a classroom now to help change others now!

At 2:00 she will walk across the stage and get her Diploma. She will graduate Top 3% of all Clemson students.
Suma cume Laude. 3.96 GPA! My heart is happy.

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Posted: May 7, 2016 7:32 AM
 

She sounds cute. Pics of 22 year old Hayden?


congrats

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Posted: May 7, 2016 7:35 AM
 

And she's in a good place to work on her masters as she goes

Best of both

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Your daughter obviously was special long before

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Posted: May 7, 2016 7:36 AM
 

she sought the Special Education degree! Easley High is fortunate.

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Congratulatins! You too have a special daughter.***

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Congratulations

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Posted: May 7, 2016 7:58 AM
 

Wishing Her The Best

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Posted: May 7, 2016 8:22 AM
 

Excellent choice , and she sounds like a kid with a great upbringing . Congrats!

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Posted: May 7, 2016 8:39 AM
 

Great story and I know you are going to be a very proud mother on Mother's Day! Congratulations and best wishes to your daughter and her new adventure!


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Posted: May 7, 2016 10:11 AM
 

?? Thumbs up anyway

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Great respect for all teachers, counsellors & educators

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Posted: May 7, 2016 8:54 AM
 

Especially those that help the special needs. Their work is a cornerstone to"make America great again". They should be compensated better.

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Posted: May 7, 2016 9:52 AM
 

Congrats!!!

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Posted: May 7, 2016 10:03 AM
 

Outstanding. What a special young lady. I can't imagine all of the wonderful things she has already experienced just working with the Life program

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What a wonderful young daughter you have!

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Posted: May 7, 2016 10:05 AM
 

Congrats to her and the entire family!

May God Bless her as she helps make this world a better place. She's a special person and we need more individuals like her.

Thanks for sharing her story. You did a fine job raising her.

~JKB


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Posted: May 7, 2016 10:22 AM
 
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ha..Baby & Grad pics both show a Beauty with a twinkle in the eye!

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Posted: May 7, 2016 11:21 AM
 

Love that pic in front of Tillman, where i graduated in august 1966 due to missing the Earlier one in amphitheater due to breaking my hip in January in a snow fall while delivering my sports article to The Tiger student newspaper office at the Loggia.

CONGRATS!

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Good luck Clemson Grad of 2016. My daughter was in the 2015 class.

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Posted: May 8, 2016 11:44 AM
 

I know you will accomplish great things in your life. Congrats and good luck with your future. I pray that you get your Masters in the near future.

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Posted: May 7, 2016 11:34 AM
 

Congrats to Mom, Dad and your very special daughter. She is obviously a very caring person who is dedicating her life to helping others. You have a right to be extremely proud.

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Congratulations to everyone involved!***

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Congrats to her! and you!


Posted: May 7, 2016 12:22 PM
 

Great that she was involved with Clemson Life program!

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That's great, congrats and best of luck to her!***

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Posted: May 7, 2016 1:16 PM
 



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Congratulations. You have every reason to be proud.***

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Re: Congratulations. You have every reason to be proud.***

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Posted: May 8, 2016 6:16 PM
 

No doubt raised by great parents.

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You have every reason to be proud. I have a daughter who

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Posted: May 8, 2016 8:36 AM
 

teaches special needs children and it can be both challenging and extremely rewarding. Wishing your daughter much success!

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Congrats to your daughter and all of your family!


Posted: May 8, 2016 11:40 AM
 

I too think she should get her masters now but I will keep her in my prayers that she will get it sometime in the near future. And I am very impressed with her dedication to help others.

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Posted: May 8, 2016 5:47 PM
 

It's people like your daughter that make the world wonderful!

I've been a Clemson fan for 50 years, my grandson walked the stage yesterday too, it seems to make it official that I am indeed "A Clemson Man!"

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Posted: May 8, 2016 6:05 PM
 

Congratulations! From one special educator to another, tell her to get her Master's now. Don't put it off. She can do it while teaching, Proud to welcome another Tiger to my profession!


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Posted: May 8, 2016 11:30 PM
 

There is something in these hills..... Her desire to get busy and give back says it all. Good for you both.


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