third class

The third class [noun] is the sophomore class. As a noun, it is two separate words. As an adjective, it is hyphenated.

The third-class [adjective] cadet was early to class.

Do not use numerals when referencing.


Only capitalized when it precedes a person’s name and becomes part of that person’s title.

Governor Nikki Haley thanked The Citadel for its support.

Joseph P. Riley, Jr., the former mayor of Charleston, accepted the newly-created chair in his name.