WEST COLUMBIA, SC -- Several Lexington Two high school students were recently recognized by the Columbia Urban League as 2018 Young and Gifted Award recipients.
The annual program recognizes African-American high school seniors from Richland and Lexington counties, as well as Allendale, Clarendon, Fairfield, Florence, Kershaw, Lee, Marion and Newberry, who have excelled in academics, the arts, leadership, technology, and athletics. A Spotlight Award for special recognition also was given.
The Lexington Two recipients and their areas are:
Academics: Yasmeen Sabree, Travis Campbell, Faizah Sabree, Daniel Parga, Christopher Staley, B’nita Crawley, Landers Morris, Alisha Smith, Abbriana Washington, Miyah Simmons, Breyonca Thompson, Jessie Chestnut, Kiersten Bennett, Essence Johnson, Joy White
Arts: Joy White, Angelle Burns, Michael Taylor, Jaelen Canzater
Leadership: Christopher Staley, Larry Gaines, Jessie Chestnut, Breyonca Thompson
Career and Technology Education: David Heard, Adam Kenner, Cedric Walters, Rashaud Price
Athletics: Calvin Ford, Travis Campbell, Wesley Gilliard; Abbriana Washington, Emerald Johnson, Essence Johnson
Spotlight Award: Larry Gaines
Academics: Miracle Bonnett, Taejah Butts, Elexus Clark, Arianna Fuller, Jasmine Gantt, Calista Harris, Courtney Harris, Tianna Hurst, Brea Jackson, Alicia Johnson, Jordan Moore, Lakeya Richardson, Tasia Sanders, Ashanti Velox-Guinyard, Dantae Vereen
Arts: Jackara DeWalt, Niaja Holman, Benisha Hopkins, Malik Jefferson
Leadership: Kenneth Adams, Kelcey Balles, Kennedy Caldwell, Onye Cosom
Career and Technology Education: Cedrick Belton, Dimitri Bradacs, Jerome Middleton, Shania Staley
Athletics: Taylor Anderson, Taylor Brazell, Jamir Robinson; Mya Benn, Taylor Gaston, Diamond Moore
Spotlight Award: Arianna Fuller
Award recipients were honored at a recent ceremony.