Class of 2022 brings in nearly $18 million in scholarships

WEST COLUMBIA, SC – As many of Lexington Two’s Class of 2022 graduates begin heading to college campuses in August, they are doing so with nearly $18 million in scholarships.

Among the district’s nearly 500 graduates from Airport High School and Brookland-Cayce High School, college-bound students earned $17,882,389, the highest scholarship amount in recent years.  Sixteen graduates already have earned associate in art and/or associate in science diplomas, with a minimum of 62 college credits earned and 20-plus college courses taken, through the district’s Early College program in partnership with Midlands Tech.

The SC colleges drawing the highest numbers of Class of 2022 Lexington Two grads include University of South Carolina, Clemson University, Midlands Technical College, and Lander University. A map detailing colleges and universities where Lexington Two graduates over the past 5 years are attending is included with this story.

Career-bound graduates saved more than $200,000 by completing their training for professional certifications at the Innovation Center during the high school day, rather than taking the training post-graduation.