WEST COLUMBIA, SC -- Thirty-six Lexington Two high school students in the district’s Early College and dual enrollment programs have earned diplomas or certificates and were invited to participate in Wednesday’s Midlands Technical College’s graduation ceremony.
All of the students, from Airport and Brookland-Cayce High Schools, earned college credits -- at no cost -- during their regular high school days, as a result of Lexington Two’s partnership with Midlands Technical College. These students were invited to Midlands Tech’s graduation, held at Colonial Life Arena.
Seven students, all seniors, received associate in art and/or associate in science diplomas. These students have earned a minimum of 62 college credits and have taken 20-plus college courses.
Lexington Two students who received both their associate in art and associate in science diplomas are Jacob Kaminski, Thomas Reddick, and Mark Ritchie, all of Airport High School, and Jackson Allen of Brookland-Cayce High School.
Students who received associate in art diplomas are Deloni Haygood, Eliana Kyzer, and Kalise Truss, all of Airport High School.
Twenty-nine students, among them 19 juniors and 10 seniors, received their General College Studies Certificates. These students have earned at least 18 college credits and successfully completed six or more specific courses identified as transferable to all South Carolina 4-year colleges.
Airport High School students who received their General College Studies Certificates are Adrian Beamer, Lily Branton, Bradley Chavis, Jaylin Conyers, Sydney Edmond, Omarion Fladger, Taylor Gooding, Daniella Jackson, Addison Keisler, Mackenzie Laskowski, Anthony Muller, Savanna Newman, Madison Rucker, Abigail Santamaria, Mary Stewart, Chase Turner, Lilianna Virgili, Tinaye Watson Wesley, and Graham Whittle. Brookland-Cayce High School students who received their General College Studies Certificates are Freddie Asberry, McKenzie Boatwright, Cameron Boyd, Callie Burgess, Alana Cramer, Olivia Cullum, Tierney Denny-Lybbert, Naahzeikial Mays, Ian McGehee, and Thomas Spangler.
Lexington Two seniors who received their General College Studies Certificates in May 2022 are Sydney Evans, Deloni Haygood, Jacob Kaminski, Eliana Kyzer, Thomas Reddick, Mark Ritchi, and Kalise Truss, all of Airport High; and Jackson Allen, Addie Daniels, and Mary Kendall Dickerson, all of Brookland-Cayce High.
There are roughly 75 Lexington Two high school students currently enrolled in various stages of the district’s Early College and dual enrollment programs. Lexington Two was the area’s first school district to partner with Midlands Tech to offer the Early College program.