WEST COLUMBIA, SC -- Thirty-five 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 this week’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. They were invited to Midlands Tech’s graduation, held May 4 at Colonial Life Arena.
Sixteen 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 Tiffany Lin, Alexander Ramirez, and Uryk Ramirez.
Students who received associate in arts diplomas are Adiah Anderson, Jasmine Booth, Ja’mese Corbitt, Arthur Kaminski, Amonei Maxwell, Shamia Pelzer, and Emily Sulser.
Students who received associate in science diplomas are Elisabeth Gonzalez, Yosselin Paniagua, Arianna Pee, Naizja Redding, McKenzie Thomas, and Terri Zummach.
Nineteen students, among them 10 juniors and nine 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. The students are Allen Jackson, Lillie Brady, Addie Daniels, Mary Kendall Dickerson, Sydney Evans, Deloni Haygood, Jennifer, Hughes, Jacob Kaminski, Chase Keisler, Eliana Kyzer, Danya Lester, Lyanna Natal-Alvarado, Joseph Partin, Kayden Giles, Thomas Reddick, Mark Ritchie, Jackson Shumpert, Kalise Truss, and Dylan Whitman.
There are roughly seventy-five Lexington Two high school students currently enrolled in various stages of the 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.