SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities celebrates 21st graduating class

Christina Vandiver

The South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities is proud to present the following 112 students of the Class of 2021.

Aiken County:
Dezmond Ahmaad Chavous
Edward Beaufort Kelso
Amaud Vashon Odom

Anderson County:
Tatum Virginia Gee
Ashley Elizabeth White 

Beaufort County:
Alexander Barrett Gentemann
RaNajah Jon’Quelle Henderson
Luke Andrew Herman

Berkeley County:
Jacob Riley Spell 

Charleston County:
Mersina Alexandra Argyropais
Richard Douglas Keefauver
Henry Dennison Schrecker
Grace Anne Secor
Alexa Kennedy Smith

Chesterfield County:
David-Johnathan Rufus Johnson

Darlington County:
Aislinn Rea Bramlett
Jason Franklin Culbertson
Sophia Ellen Lefew

Dorchester County:
Ashlyn Britt DuPree
Charles Freeman Everett
Kaitlyn Maria Hernandez
Emma Anglina Perez
Riley Joan Russell

Florence County:
Annaliese Grace Arvay
Jasmine Imani Doctor
Christian Dante Dukes
Dylan Anthony Hudson
Woodward Howard Morgan
Lois Isabelle Sarmiento
Danett Clarisa Vargas Sanchez
Christa Faye Young

Greenville County:
Isaiah Zavion Boozer
Ethaniel Lawrence Curcio
Thomas Alexander Denney
Noah Daniel DeYoung
Audrey Elizabeth Dickson
Taylor Henry Esbenshade
Camila Isabel Escobar
Dylan Sandford Fritz
Kathryn Elizabeth Green
Felix Miller Killingsworth
Sofia Magdalena Klimkowski Arango
Aimee Grace LaRue
Olivia Erin Lee
Natalie Hope McElhinny
Miriam Wangeci Muriithi
Cari Ann Nazario Bayron
Hannah Sloane Pancoast
Ashliegh Elizabeth Ratgen
Kaela Mairi Redman
Constante Gayle Rhodes
Ashton Layne Rivera
Erin Kathleen Rutherford
Lukas Schober
Alina Maria Shaner
Olivia Faith Spadavecchia
Ashley Taylor Spikings
Aja Noelle Trice
Sophia Rose Young
Sofia Eden Zwerdling 

Greenwood County:
Aubrey Bell Chapman
Stevii Brooks Randall 

Hampton County:
Alyssa Lula-Jane Wilson

Horry County:
Brigham Logan Freyburger
Olivia Marie Klein
Cristina Teresa Sanchez
Abigail Lorraine Stewart 

Lancaster County:
Willow Marie Edmonds
Gavin MacGregor Mahoney 

Laurens County:
Madison Kathryn Carlton
Isabella Kay Conlin
Hampton Roy Stroble

Lexington County:
Lydia Lauren Cross
Naomi Corinne Goodson
Emma Rose Gowans
Camryn Whitley Hambrick
Andrew Scott Johnson
Jeffrey Hayden McCann
Elizabeth Noel Nicholson
Joanne Maree Tagabi Sison

Marion County:
Anier Isabel Colón-Flores

Oconee County:
Lauren Elizabeth Bleuel
Abigail Victoria Lambert
Garrick Langston Reeder
Jaden Thomas Taylor

Orangeburg County:
Faith Lea Bachman 

Pickens County:
Madyson Alyene Grant
Tyler Michael Kellogg 

Richland County:
Virginia Beverley Dunlap
Hayden Coughlin Gavin
Anna Katherine Gossett
Sophie Jin Ying MacRae
Ally Marie Montgomery
Arthur Bade Nyanfor
Sarah Margaret Smith
Tyler Jordan Wesley 

Spartanburg County:
Emma Brooke Alley
Katelyn Nisha Boyd
Bryce Cunningham Daniels
Claryn Ivy Greenway
Diana Maria Ilie
Leia Mai Johnson
Cameron Dawn Mitchell 
Arturo Emilio Romero

Sumter County:
Isabella Ricci Land
Jaden Caleb McGuire
Jayde Taylor Torres

York County:
Emily Anne Barwick
Daniel Cesar Villanueva Carey
Bailey Reese Greemon
Sampson William Piermattei
Hector Miguel Silva Rodriguez

Collectively, these graduates have received millions of dollars in scholarship offers from prestigious colleges, universities and conservatories across the nation, and have been recognized regionally and nationally for their achievements in the arts and academics.

Among these graduates, nearly half were inducted into the National Honor Society and 24 were named Academic Achievement Award Scholars. Thirty-five seniors were named AP Scholars, including 5 with distinction and 13 with honors. Five seniors received medals in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, including a Gold Medal for Writing Portfolio and an American Visions Award. Two seniors were selected as YoungArts finalists and U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts Semifinalists. Three dance seniors placed in the 2021 Grand Jeté student ballet competition. Four seniors were honored in the SC Music Teachers National Association Competition, including one winner. Two seniors were named finalists in the William Warfield Scholarship Classical Vocal Competition for African American High School Students. Two seniors had artwork selected for the 2021 Artfields Jr. One senior won first place in Bennington College’s 2021 Young Writers Award. 

The Governor’s School is holding an in-person, invitation only, commencement ceremony on May 28 at the Peace Center.