Class of 2023's achievements: Nearly $13 million in scholarships, 200-plus honor grads

WEST COLUMBIA, SC – The nearly 500 graduates from Airport High School and Brookland-Cayce High School in Lexington Two’s Class of 2023 posted a number of distinctions. 

Among them:

  • 203 Honor graduates, GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Nearly $13 million in scholarships
  • $230,000-plus saved in professional certifications training at Lexington Two’s Innovation Center
  • 23 Palmetto Fellows
  • 32 LIFE (with enhancement) scholarship recipients
  • 218 LIFE or HOPE (without enhancement) scholarship recipients
  • 17 Early College program graduates, 7 of whom received associate in art and/or associate in science diplomas with at least 434 college credits earned, 10 who received General College Studies Certificates with at least 180 college credits earned – all free
  • 32 South Carolina Seal of Biliteracy recipients
  • 17 entering the military

Airport High School Honor Graduates

275 total graduates

Honor With Distinction (GPA 4.5 or Higher):  34

High Honor (GPA 4.0-4.5):  41

Honor (GPA 3.5-4.0): 44

Total Honor Graduates: 119

Percentage of Total AHS Grads with GPA of 3.5 or Higher: 43% 

Valedictorian: Jacob Kaminski 

Salutatorian: Mark D. Ritchie

Brookland-Cayce High School Honor Graduates

206 total graduates

Honor With Distinction (GPA 4.5 or Higher):  31

High Honor (GPA 4.0-4.5):  20

Honor (GPA 3.5-4.0): 33

Total Honor Graduates: 84

Percentage of Total BCHS Grads with GPA of 3.5 or Higher: 40% 

Valedictorian: Riley Emma Moore

Salutatorian: Ella Lee Everett

10 top college destinations for Lexington Two Class of 2023:

University of South Carolina-Columbia

Clemson University

Midlands Technical College

Coastal Carolina University


Winthrop University

Charleston Southern

Newberry College

Claflin University


Sampling of out-of-state colleges that Lexington Two grads will attend this fall: University of Rhode Island, Western Carolina University, North Carolina AT&T University, Kansas State University, Earlham College, Johnson & Wales University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

*Note: The map that accompanies this story shows where Lexington Two graduates have attended college since 2018