USC Upstate Announces Junior Scholars

June 4, 2012 at 3:46 pm

The University of South Carolina Upstate recently announced a list of 608 high school juniors who have been named Junior Scholars in honor of their academic achievements. High school guidance counselors from around the state of South Carolina can nominate up to five students from their school to be selected as a Junior Scholar. Students must have a 3.25 grade point average (GPA) and have scored at least 1100 on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). Junior Scholars do receive early consideration for admission to USC Upstate if they choose to apply to the University.

USC Upstate is a thriving metropolitan university located along the thriving I-85 corridor in Spartanburg. USC Upstate offers more than 40 bachelor’s degree programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business administration, nursing and teacher education, and master’s degrees in education. The USC Upstate Spartans now compete on the NCAA Division I level as a member of the Atlantic Sun Conference. The Spartans field 17 varsity sports — basketball, soccer, tennis, golf, cross country, and track and field for both women and men; baseball for men; and softball and volleyball for women. Among the fastest growing universities in South Carolina, USC Upstate is a diverse and dynamic community of 5,500 students from across the Upstate, 38 states, and 71 countries. To learn more, visit

Abbeville High School
Mattavia Blackwell, Robert Elliott, Nickolas Patters, Erin Smith, and Cody White

Aiken Preparatory High School
Zachary Harrington

Airport High School
Sounita Campbell, Marshall Clyburn, Michael Elbrecht, Justin Hall, and Courtney Watson

Andrews High School
Laura Dunn, Kientay Filmore, Melissa Matthews, Marissa McCrea, and Jaya Wragg

Aynor High School
Harley Coates, Jeffrey Garland, Grayons Grainger, Kishan Patel, and Hunter Windham

Bamberg-Ehrhardt High School
Nathan Kearse, George McIntosh, Kristopher Morris, Alexis Toomer, and Sarah Williams

Barnwell High School
Walker Carroll, Raven Cooler, Zachary Hebbard, Shelby Peay, and Brett Williams

Batesburg-Leesville High School
Sarah Boykin, Alkeiver Cannon, Rebecca Caughman, Allie Cobb, and Rose Davis

Battery Creek High School
Tina Kwok,Grayson Morgan, and Wyatt Trevithick

Belton Honea Path High School
Rebecca Ashley, Sarah Clinkscales, and Harrison Timms

Ben Lippen High School
Amanda Boyd, Rebecca Bradley, Ryan Calvert, Jamie Caswell, and Collin Clayton

Berea High School
Albertano Moreno, Alyssa Smith, Neris Soto, Steven Soto, and Christine Tirador

Bethune-Bowman Middle High School
Bernard Mack

Blacksburg High School
Maria Collins, Brittany Floyd, Chelsea Lawhorn, Nicholas Major, and Abigail Pruitt

Boiling Springs High School
Taylor Cabe, Courtney Dotherow, Christa Greene, Brooke Troxell, and Thomas Wert

Brashier Middle College Charter High School
Amber Griffith, Jonathan Hurst, Dianna McKinnie, and Christopher Sewell

Brookland-Cayce High School
Laura Hutto, Malachi Koenig, Caleb Morris, Scott Newman, and Devin Wagner

Broome High School
Greyson Furnas, Trevor Gilmer, Marcus Jones, Hannah Roberts, and Caroline Staton

Buford High School
Dylan Altman, Braydon Horton, and Phillip Jones

Burke High School
K’Shanna Cludd

Calhoun Academy
Kalyn Harley, Lauryn Hutto, James Kitchings, Catherine Moore, and Frances Wienges

Calhoun County High School
Ashley Russell

Calhoun Falls Charter High School
Michael Stradford

Camden High School
Samuel Buckelew, Cortis Calk, Cody Davis, Salvador Lopez, and Roderick Todd

Cardinal Newman High School
John Curtin, Charles Holbrook, Haley Poole, Xindi Wang, and Dakota Watson

Carolina Forest High School
Samantha Barrett, Caitlin Brock, Tatiana Calderon, Sara Saad, and Samuel Wathen

Carolina High School & Academy
Taurice Bussey, Cameron Farr, Anthony Hicks, James Hugg, and Katrina Leopard

Central High School
Brandi Cato, Zachary Clemente, Joshua Donahue, and Todd Jordan

Chapin High School
Alyssa Blankenship, Briana Deans, and Hannah Derrick

Chapman High School
Max Gilbert, Heather Haynes, Ethan Peeler, Abigail Ratchford, and Anna Waters

Chesnee High School
Sarah Harbaugh, Mercedes Mintz, Mackenzie Morrow, Shelby Spears, and Katlyn Walden

Chesterfield High School
Charles Delaney, Kayla Gibson, Lanie Luck, and Maeghan Morris

Christ Church Episcopal School
Megan Carrigan, John Grant, Thomas Ledbetter, and Crawford Lewis

Clinton High School
Takeeveua Campbell, Mandasia Dillard, Austin Fowler, Brandon Reece,  and Hannah Shealy

Clover High School
Michael Gore, Bradley Johnson, Megan Ripke, Khoi Tran, and Tonia Walls

Crescent High School
Anna Harvley, Dennis Lollis, Jabob Pinson, Abigail Robinson, and Tiffany Smith

Crestwood High School
Sharon Jones, Jessica Miller, Carrington Murray, Claire O’Loughlin, and Megan Walker

D. W. Daniel High School
Noah Jodice, Noah Liebman, Elizabeth Qualkinbush, Hannah Reeves, and Mikhail Webber

Darlington High School
Katelyn Moore and Aaron Stafford

Dixie High School
Benjamin Branham, Vivianna Cassandra, Bobbie-Jo Evans, Samantha Lein, Steven McMahan, and Jacob Tollison

Dorchester Academy
Alletta Gentry, Jason Loomis, and Alex Weeks

Dorman High School
Jacob Evans

Dutch Fork High School
Beau Bennett, Marissa Cantwell, Karishma Dewnani, Taylor Quindlen, and Charles Solomon

Easley High School
Jessica Davis, Dion DeJong, Emily Freeman, Hannah Hansen, Nicole Henderson, Alexander Houck, Anna Jewell, Layla Joudeh, Jeffrey Kaisner, Morgan Kern, Kelsey Limbaugh, Pace Lowery, Bryan Nicholas, Franco Porras, Charlotte Price, Taylor Schaff, Daniel Strange, Turner Waddell, Brooke Watson, and Rebecca Wynne

East Clarendon High School
Kaitly, Beard and Tyler Kirby

Eastside High School
Kimberly Golden, Andrew Martin, Kailey Phillips, Caroline Rankin, and Emma Webb

Edisto High School
Justin Jackson, Justin Schneider, and Tanner Swain

Fort Dorchester High School
Lauren Alford, Cailin Aucoin, Kimberly Bui, Jeffrey Decedue, and Kristina Toney

Gaffney High School
Nolan Auton, Scottie Auton, Kimberly Guthrie, Malcom Miller, and Jabria Reid

Georgetown High School
Addie Crawford, Caitlyn Goodwin, Jessica Jordan, April Lindsey, and Harrison McConnell

Gilbert High School
Gillian Brown, Ashly Higgins, Alexis Kalec, Vanessa Mosher, and Caleb Taylor

Green Sea Floyds High School
Joshua Collins, Krysten Elliott, Zackery Messetler, Hampton Tiller, and Damon Tunnell

Greenville High School
Jordan Bosman, Russell Madray, Alton Martin, Jon Evan Smith, and Parker Stroud

Greer High School
Emily Hamberg, Kayla Hess, Cheryl Mancilla, Cullen Mason, and Zachary Smith

Greer Middle College Charter High School
Dylan Bargar, Logan Bullock, Hunter Cook, Hunter Massey, and Mattison Williams

Hannah-Pamplico High School
Brittany Gray

Hemingway High School
Tiesha Brayboy

Hillcrest High School
Darian Deipholz, Davide Fields, Zachary Humphrey, Sean Kelley, Taylor Mack, Alexandra Mariona, Ashley McRoy, Garrett Mickle, Kendall Stone, and Jonathan Webb

Holly Hill Academy
Chelsea Calaway, Patrick Walters, and Grace Westbury

Hunter-Kinard-Tyler High School
Seth Hanna

J. L. Mann High School
William Grosskopf, Lauren Miller, Julie Nelson, Cullen Parks, and John Speaks

Johnsonville High School
Alyssa Hinson, Gregory James, Konnor Owens, Courtney Squires, and Jeffrey Timmons

Lake City High School
Shacara Hanna, Alexander Luna, Taylor Miles, Aaron Shown, and Mariah Williams

Lake Marion High School
Shyann Bellizio, Eliza Brown, Keshawna Canty. Angel Jackson, and Brandi Jackson

Lamar High School
Adonikam Hudson, Miles Poole, and Reid Stephens

Landrum High School
Joshua Butler, William Clayton, Ryan Herbst, Jason Lathwell, and Jessica Rhyne

Latta High School
Amber Emanuel, Alexander Joyce, Travise Kinney, Allison Moody, and Christopher Stiles

Laurens 55 High School
Mary Kate Bartlett, Olivia Crotts, Brandon Field, Brooklyn Leopard, and Copeland Pennington

Lewisville High School
Roger Brown, Johnnie Catoe, Staci Ernandez, Caroline Moss, and Christian Smith

Lexington High School
Benjamin Bartlett, Caroline Haggard, Chandler Hendrix, Sarah Stansill, and Erin Taylor

Liberty High School
Ashley Bagwell, Caitlyn Bryant, Taylor Hendrixks, Dalton Kirby, and Jesse Smith

Loris High School
Hannah Edwards, Jessica Hughes, Darcy Nirenstein, Brent Qualls, and Justine Uy

Lower Richland High School
Vanessa Anderson, Toney Benson, Dorothy Davis, Danny Lloyd, Nary Mann, Eliza McCray, Jaguar Palmer, Harold Taylor, Katherine Wilbur, and Manuel Zambrana

Lugoff-Elgin High School
Robert Adolphson, Lauren Dance, Cameron Hinson, Olivia Nelson, and Paul Tafel

Manning High School
James Fleming, Charlotte Fout, Amy Murdoch, Samantha Muster, and Caitlin Wirth

Marion High School
Idalis Blackwell, Stacy Coleman, and Ashleigh Evans

Marlboro Academy
Cutter Boyles, Malcolm Calhoun, Laura Fowler, Katie McLaurin, and Megan Quick

Marlboro County High School
Wayne Easterling, Tkoiya Gibson, Suraj Patel, and Tucker Yarborough

Mauldin High School
Michaela Myers, William Peay, Camren Skelton, and Autumn Wiley

Mid-Carolina High School
Arthur Boozer, Brent Caldwell, Emily Davis, Savanna Edwards, Savanna Edwards, and Kendall Pollard

Midland Valley High School
Natalie Arthur, Aleisa Baksh, Matthew Bryant, Lindsey Harris, and Spencer Tinkey

Mullins High School
Kelly Elliott, Anna Jackson, and Brittany Rogers

Myrtle Beach High School
Tyler Berkey, Joseph Desjardins, Caitlin Hastie, Zachary McMillan, and Jessica Molnar

Nation Ford High School
Alison Huh

Newberry High School
Mark Fleming, Jamie Fulman, Aja Gaulden, Sloan Hazel, and Samantha Knight

Ninety Six High School
Timothy Burke, Megan Douglass, Megan Pruitt, Charles Rimsky, and Jake Roberts

North Augusta High School
Jessica Dollar, Amber Perry, Jennifer Price, Zackary Rogers, and Henry Shuford

North Central High School
Christopher Duvall

North Charleston High School
Tre’Ona Prioleau

North Myrtle Beach
Cody Gause, Elijah Oxendine, Harrison Smith, Timothy Wilkie, and Jared Woody

Northwestern High School
Hayden Childress, Logan Childs, Marshall Comer, Robert Dallas, and Shelby Dove

Oakbrook Preparatory School
Caroline King, Spencer Walker, and Will Woodard

Orangeburg Preparatory School
Steven Cooke, Aaron Crandall, Damon Manley, Austin Williams, and Madison Yongue

Pelion High School
Jesse Hooker, Faith O’Neal, Cameron Padgett, Kati Seay, and Ashley Sharpe

Pendleton High School
Ian Cummings, Adam Edwards, and Shelly Saville

Richard Winn Academy
Carroll Caudill, Logan Gibbons, Blake Little, Codie Revis, and David Wallings

Richland Northeast High School
Kevin Chargualaf, David Garren, Angela Jones, Carl Virkus, and Steve Wallace

Ridge View High School
India Green, Chantel Hall, Heather Robison, Jeremiah Wells, and Alexander Welte

Riverside High School
Nathaniel Banks, Carly Boyle, Benjamin Butler, Vera Foli, and Jessica Fourspring

Rock Hill High School
Sommer Barber, Anna Gustin, Parth Patel, Chloe’ Robinson, and Valerie Vasquez

Saint James High School
Ryan Crum, Christopher Krier, William Crier, Tyler Rhorick, and Margaret Shelton

Saluda High School
Emily Hallman, Rebekah Miller, Steven Spradley, and Jessica Will

S.C. Governor’s School for Arts & Humanities
Julia Coleman, Kristina Osborn, Leigh Sabisch, Julie Stewart, and Rachel Taylor

Scott’s Branch High School
Shantae Brown

Seneca High School
Rylee Hartmann, Nikair Hoover, Sara Rogers, Shelby Rushe, and Rebekah Wales

Shannon Forest Christian School
Lydia Auffarth, Susan Heiser, Black Schultz, Brandon Troka, and Clayton Young

Silver Bluff High School
Kendall Evans, Walter Gordon, Bacilia Hernandez, Christopher Jacobson, and Celeste Terry

South Aiken High School
Carmen Perez, Brianna Snelling, and Shaquez Thomas

South Florence High School
Kayley Green, Bryce Kennedy, Connor Lentz, Emily Nance, and Alicia Robinson

South Pointe High School
Margaret Black and Eduard Krasnov

Southside High School
Sai Bikkani, Ion Garcia, Angela McKinney, Haleigh Redmon, and Mortiz Wienands

Spartanburg Christian Academy
Allison Gaminde, Kristen Kirchner, Kayla Mason, Isaac McCullough, and Lee Steele

Spartanburg Day School
Abby Tillman

Stratford High School
Mindaugas Anderson, Joshua Crawford, Emilt Gissendaner, Alyssa Marion, and Devon Morris

Strom Thurmond High School
Brandy Boneck, Jacob Goforth, Allie Jhant, Ebony Johnson, and George Thompson

Summerville High School
Molly Callahan, Benjamin Falter, David Hagan, Camila Villacreses, and Richard Winter

T. L. Hanna High School
Benjamin Emanuel, Jeanette Gonzalez, Azfar Hossain, Alexander Stoll, and Matthew Turner

Timberland High School
Amy Benton, Andrea Blanding, Diandra Prioleau, Trevor Prioleau, and Brittany Stafford

Travelers Rest High School
Ronnie Augustine, Taylor Bagwell, Kevin Baker, Jo Anna Hall, and Joshua Wilkinson

Wade Hampton High School
Jacob Armstrong, Kaitlyn Bartley, Michael Burch, Phillip Davies, Rane Hardgrave, Breana Intlekofer, Alexis League, Roslie Shumate, Tracy Stansfield-Ryles, and Aja Willis

Wagener-Salley High School
Elizabeth Busbee, Marisa Finlayson, George Gallop, April Jeffcoat, and Grayson Joye

Walhalla High School
Ashley Carroll, Marley Fischer, Paige Kisker, Graham Matalik, and Brandy Turpin

West Florence High School
Jeffrey Burgess, Kiana Creese, and Robert Fugate

West Oak High School
Jared Collins, Ashley Copeland, Tabitha Scrimpsher, Landon Stevenson, and Cassidy Westmoreland

Westside High School
Kimbrionna Hunter, Tridrekus Martin, Kendra Tamaklo, Maegan Thompson, and Lauren Tollison

White Knoll High School
Michelle Corley, Benjamin Harmon, Kristen Phelps, Andrew Roof, and Sally Wright

Whitmire Community High School
Breanna Lindler

Williston-Elko High School
Carol Harvey

Wilson Hall High School
Justin DuRant, Paige Leighton, Mary Newman, Tyler Pannell, and Samuel Umbaugh

Wilson High School
Emily Chen, Megan Cielo, Chia-Fu Lee, Meghana Rao, and Zachary Smith

Woodland High School
Elizabeth Brondsema, Alexis Hargett, Makayla Hedulund, Kristin Patrick, and Lauren Simon

Woodmont High School
Grant Anderson, Amanda Back, Brianna Budd, Cody Davidson, and Ethan Ruff

Woodruff High School
Christopher Abercrombie, Elizabeth Abercrombie, Brindel Ogston, Megan Robertson, Lani Smith, and Dylan Wood

Wren High School
Clancy Crawford, Jonathan Gambrell, Brandon Matthews, and Haley Pearson

York Comprehensive High School
Hannah Crews, Breanna Dawkins, Christopher Ingolia, Erin Langford, and Stephen McAfee