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Lexington Two Academic Scholars

Lexington Two is proud of our academic scholars and committed to offering students and parents opportunities  to learn about scholarships and Advanced Placement course offerings in high school. The PRMS Guidance and Careers department offer student workshops and informational meetings for parents during the year.  See the below links for more information.  

PSAT Information

South Carolina Junior Scholars

Duke TIPs

Myrdis Walker Scholars

 
PRMS Junior Scholars 2018
Pine Ridge Middle School more than doubled the number of Junior Scholars this year! Lily Branton, Margaret Peterman, Mary Stewart and Gracyn Whitaker qualified via Duke TIP in 7th and in both Reading and Math on the PSAT/8th. Mark Ritchie and Raven Taylor, qualified in both Reading and Math. Amaiyah Walker, Caitlyn Miller, Harley McIver, Ved Thakor, and Josh Lindler also made the cut.
 
PRMS Myrdis Walker Scholars 2018 
Pine Ridge Middle School and Lexington Two honored Lexington Two PRMS students at the district's Myrdis Walker Scholars 15th Annual Induction Ceremony on February 19th. Scholars have been identified as gifted or have a class rank in the top fifteen percent of their class. Honorees include students Isaiah Burton, Deloni Haygood, De'sean Henry, Cameron Marsh, Samari Pearson, Taylor Simon,
Najee Simpson, Raven Taylor, Kalise Truss, and Amaiyah Walker.
 
PRMS Duke TIPS Scholars 2018 
6th Grade: Tamiyah English, Cooper Langford, Jo’niya Pradubsri, Christian Rivers, Aaden Serra,  and Jaylynn Spires. 
7th Grade: Faith Agutu, Chise Corbitt, Matthew Davis, Kobe Gary, Octavio Martinez Montes, Zoe Mehner, and Jace Schneider. 
8th Grade: Benjamin Barrs, Lily Branton, Jennifer Chavez-Jarquin, Johana Cruz-Vargas, Lenere Cummings, Ashley Gamboa-Clara, Casey Lindner, Joshua Lindner, Samari Pearson, Margaret Petermann, Anderson Richbourg, Elizabeth Schaffer, Najee Simpson, Mary Stewart, and Gracyn Whitaker. 
 
2018/19 Academic Challenge Team Co-First Place in Division
The 8th Grade Academic Challenge team finished the year in a tie for first place in the Midlands Lower Division for smaller middle schools. Team members: Maggie Petermann,    Marley Stewart, Lily Branton, Averi Vann, Joshua Lindner, Casey Lindner, Elizabeth Schaffer, Emily Slice, Caitlyn Miller, and Gracyn Whitaker.
The 7th Grade Academic Challenge team finished in second place in the Midlands Lower Division for 7th graders in smaller middle schools. Team members: Courtney Chavis, Hannah Davis, Matthew Davis, Sarah Gabino-Calixto, Octavio Martinez-Montes, Eva Platt, Madelyn Rivers, Haigen Shelley, Danyelle Tollison, and Tyler Woodward. Both teams are coached by Social Studies teacher Jana Locklair.
  
PRMS 2018/2019 Honors & Accomplishments

September 

Pine Ridge Middle School Social Studies teacher Diana Tanner attended a history teachers workshop on the USS Yorktown and spent the night on the ship this summer. She also attended a Facing History workshop about the Holocaust.  

October
Pine Ridge Middle School science teacher Amanda Chapman wrote and received a Colonial Life Strong Schools Grant.
PRMS Career Specialists Lynn Bouknight completed the requirements for the NCDA's (National Career Development Association) new Certified School Career Development Advisor credential. She is among one of the first in in the nation to receive this new designation.

Pine Ridge Middle School health teacher and Rise Above it faculty advisor received an award for excellence from the Rise Above it Coalition on Monday, October 8th.
 
November
Congratulation to PRMS athletes who have been named to the All PAC Team for their perspective sports. Football: 8th graders Foster Barrs and Presley Reeves; Volleyball: 7th Grader Madelyn Rivers, and 8th graders Harley McIver, Elizabeth Schaffer and Jennifer Chavez.

PRMS Health teacher Susan Pipkin recently completed her Education Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership.
 
December
PRMS student Mark Ritchie won the PRMS school chess tournament on December 12th and is the PRMS Chess Grand Master Champion for the first semester.

PRMS teacher Brian Schaffer and his advanced Creative Writing class have created an online student run newspaper, The Golden News. It is available at https://prmsgoldennews.org/. Students decide on topics, research and interview subjects and then write the articles themselves.
 
PRMS Student Government and staff donated ten boxes of food items to the Council on Aging. The items were distributed to area seniors during the holidays.
 
Two PRMS students qualified for state wrestling on Saturday, December 22nd. Trey Neil placed 1st and Anderson Richbourg placed 3rd. They will attend the state competition at River Bluff High School on January 12th.
 
PRMS 8th graders went to Midlands Technical College on a field trip December 14th. PRMS Career Specialist, Lynn Bouknight, arranged for them to tour the school and see the range of college courses and career training available. Students were able to hear from Dr. Ronald L. Rhames, the president of MTC, as well as instructors in different fields, and get hands-on time with equipment in different labs.
 
PRMS students were able to experience the Mattie C. Stewart Foundation’s Choice Bus on Dec 4th. PRMS Career Specialist Lynn Bouknight arranged for the bus to visit. Students learned about the consequences of dropping out of school and choices they should make in life.
 
January
PRMS student Mark Ritchie won the PRMS school chess tournament on December 12th and is the PRMS Chess Grand Master Champion for the first semester.

PRMS teacher Brian Schaffer and his advanced Creative Writing class have created an online student run newspaper, The Golden News. It is available at https://prmsgoldennews.org/. Students decide on topics, research and interview subjects and then write the articles themselves.
PRMS Student Government and staff donated ten boxes of food items to the Council on Aging. The items were distributed to area seniors during the holidays.

Two PRMS students qualified for state wrestling on Saturday, December 22nd. Trey Neil placed 1st and Anderson Richbourg placed 3rd. They will attend the state competition at River Bluff High School on January 12th.

PRMS 8th graders went to Midlands Technical College on a field trip December 14th. PRMS Career Specialist, Lynn Bouknight, arranged for them to tour the school and see the range of college courses and career training available. Students were able to hear from Dr. Ronald L. Rhames, the president of MTC, as well as instructors in different fields, and get hands-on time with equipment in different labs.

PRMS students were able to experience the Mattie C. Stewart Foundation’s Choice Bus on Dec 4th. PRMS Career Specialist Lynn Bouknight arranged for the bus to visit. Students learned about the consequences of dropping out of school and choices they should make in life.
 
February
Pine Ridge Middle School Girls’ Volleyball finished the 2018 season with a 14-2 record, winning the Lexington District 2 and PAC East titles. Jennifer Chavez, Harley McIver, Madelyn Rivers, and Elizabeth Schaffer were named All-PAC.

The PRMS Girls’ Basketball finished the 2018-19 season with a 15-1 record, winning the Lexington District 2 and PAC East titles. Saniya Boland and Ausheona Hammonds were named All-PAC.

Pine Ridge Middle School more than doubled the number of Junior Scholars this year! Lily Branton, Margaret Peterman, Mary Stewart and Gracyn Whitaker qualified via Duke TIP in 7th and in both Reading and Math on the PSAT/8th. Mark Ritchie and Raven Taylor, qualified in both Reading and Math. Amaiyah Walker, Caitlyn Miller, Harley McIver, Ved Thakor, and Josh Lindler also made the cut.

March
PRMS student Lily Branton is the PRMS Cayce West Columbia Sertoma Club National Heritage Essay Contest winner. Lily, PRMS teacher Jana Locklair, and other district winners were honored at an awards dinner on March 12th.

April
PRMS teacher Kari Hayes and PRMS student government members attended the 71st SCASC State Convention. They won 1st place awards in the categories of School Service and School Spirit and 2nd place for their recognition project hosting a Veteran's Day Breakfast. PRMS Student Body President Liz Schaffer was elected the second Vice Chair of District 3 of the SCASC.
 
PRMS hosted the First Annual Royal Knights Chess Tournament, sponsored by Communities in Schools and our CIS Site Coordinator, Susan Key, on Saturday, March 30th. Winners were: 1st place Mark Ritchie, 2nd place Josh Lindner, 3rd place Gavin McCaskill, Most Improved Santino Spencer, and Best Sportsmanship Caleb Platt.
 
The Pine Ridge Middle School Concert Band, under the direction of James Lindler, earned a rating of Excellent at the Carowinds Festival of Music on Friday, April 5th.
 
May
PRMS Coach R. Gibson and his team of current and former PRMS students won an AAU basketball tournament the weekend of April 27th. The Pelican’s beat the Mighty Warriors 64-43, and then beat the Dazzle Heat 52-44 in the 9th grade bracket. Current PRMS student players included Trey Hampton, Emmanual Pelzer, Casey Duncan, Jaysiah Patterson, and Jamal McBride.
 
Pine Ridge Middle School students Grace Lemke and Jacob Lindler earned a "SUPERIOR" rating for their duet at the South Carolina Band Director's Association Solo and Ensemble Festival on Friday, April 26th at Dutch Fork High School. Grace also earned an "Excellent" rating for her solo.