Eleven Pine Ridge students named Junior Scholars

WEST COLUMBIA, SC -- Twenty-eight Lexington Two middle school students have been named South Carolina Junior Scholars, eleven of them from Pine Ridge Middle School.


The program, developed by the state Department of Education, identifies eighth-graders with high scholastic achievement and intellectual ability through testing and other criteria, offering summer opportunities through South Carolina colleges and universities, according to the department website.


Junior Scholars from Pine Ridge are:


Pine Ridge Middle: Lily Branton, Josh Lindner, Harley McIver, Caitlyn Miller, Margaret Petermann, Mark Ritchie, Mary Stewart, Raven Taylor, Ved Thakor, Amaiyah Walker, Gracyn Whitaker


Other Junior Scholars in Lexington Two are:


Busbee Creative Arts Academy: Anna Hoppock, Adrian Ibarra Alonso, Violet Kelly, Xzaiver Mathis

Fulmer Middle: Eleanor Autry, Isabella Brown, Sydney Evans, Abigail Fisher, Ethan Jeffcoat, Jacob Kaminski, Eliana Kyzer, Kaden Peteja, Kenneth Randolph, Bryson Vaughan, Tobias Welch

Northside Middle:  Casey Brightwell, Edith Brooks

Lexington Two’s Junior Scholars will be recognized at an awards ceremony at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, April 25, before the monthly Board of Trustees meeting. The event will be at the District Education Center, 715 Ninth St.