SCGSAH welcomes incoming young artists from across the state

Christina Vandiver

The SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities is proud to announce the 112 artistically talented students who were selected to attend the prestigious arts school’s residential high school program after participating in a competitive application and audition process. 

“Each year, we reach out across South Carolina to encourage passionate young artists to follow their dreams by applying to the Governor’s School,” said Cedric Adderley, Governor’s School president. “We commend these students who rose to the top for their talents and dedication to their art. They will be rewarded with a transformative experience that will prepare them for life success where ever they choose to go from here.”

Gary Crews, North Augusta High School
Maggie Davisson, South Aiken High School

Jet Joyner, Allendale Fairfax High School

Caroline Baker, Palmetto High School
Savannah Bell, Belton-Honea Path High School
Cassi Bleitz, Wren High School
Rachael Clark, Pendleton High School
Larissa Fowler, Powdersville High School
Anne Hughes, T. L. Hanna High School
Cydney Jenkins, Wren High School
Lillian Morris, Wren High School
Nathan Watt, Wren High School

Marquez Turner, Denmark Olar High School

Kyra Blanthorn, Goose Creek High School
Alyssa Cousino, Goose Creek High School
Liv Dermody, SC Connections Academy
Jake Montroy, Stratford High School

Cadence Heidenreich, University School of the Lowcountry
Deirdre Hickey, Bishop England High School
Adlai Moore, Palmetto Christian Academy
Hudson Seifert, Wando High School
Meredith Taylor, Lucy Beckham High School

Ella Prevatte, Cheraw High School

Jessica Hamilton, Mayo High School for Math Science and Technology
Paige Higgins, SC Connections Academy
Leah Smith, Mayo High School for Math Science and Technology

Lily Brittain, Ashley Ridge High School
Midori Brown, Ashley Ridge High School
Empress Fogle, Summerville High School
Elodie Hamilton, Summerville High School
Tyler Hanson, Summerville High School
Lainey Keefauver, SC Connections Academy
Erin Semple, Fort Dorchester High School
Brooke Turner, Fort Dorchester High School

Grace Farnsworth, Wilson High School

Bella Bishara, Greenville Technical Charter High School
Landon Bollinger, Wade Hampton High School
Carmen Bunche, J. L. Mann High Academy
Katie Cunningham, Eastside High School
Rusty Daniel, Brashier Middle College
Shania Dotson, Berea High School
Piper Dunn, Saint Joseph's Catholic School
Joplin Gagné, Brashier Middle College
Tota Garboua, Eastside High School
Kiran Hafner, Greenville Technical Charter High School
Griffin Jones, Wade Hampton High School
Clara Lanning, Riverside High School
Gianna Marullo, Wade Hampton High School
Karolina Montalvo, Saint Joseph's Catholic School
Abigail Nelsen, Mauldin High School
Seth Nodurft, Live Oak High School
Maya Pinto, Mauldin High School
Tom Stanton, Saint Joseph's Catholic School
Kate Tolchinsky, Riverside High School
Natalie Ware, Mauldin High School
Meredith Wiper, Saint Joseph's Catholic School

Alan Tran, Emerald High School

Norah Kehrli, Lowcountry Montessori School
Margo Morris, South Carolina Virtual Charter School

Connor Fanny, South Carolina Virtual Charter School
Ryan Vasquez, Scholars Academy High School

Laina Canetto, Sandhills School

Ace Denham, Lancaster High School
Emma Estridge, Andrew Jackson High School

Kat Davis, Spring Hill High School
Liwa Hamidi, River Bluff High School
Cassidy Holt, Chapin High School
Kyle Humphries, Airport High School
Molly Smith, Irmo High School
Eevee Snider, Lexington High School
Owen Whitehead, Brookland-Cayce Senior High School

Ava Beasley, George Washington High School
Hannah Brinkley, Seneca High School
Eddy Lopez-Yanez, Walhalla High School
Samuel Prosser, Seneca High School
Bella Winkler, Seneca High School

Sarai Winkler, Gray Collegiate Academy

Kaylee Bennett, D. W. Daniel High School
Skyler Green, D.W. Daniel High School
Claire Manson, D. W. Daniel High School

Maddie Aitken, A. C. Flora High School
Noah Allen, Spring Hill High School
Mackenzie Ice, Spring Hill High School
Carrena Spann, Richland Northeast High School
Logan Stephens, Spring Hill High School
Reagan Taylor, Spring Hill High School
David Vandelay, Spring Valley High School
Malcolm Wright, Ridge View High School

Michael Cassel, Greer High School
Cassie Cullison, James F. Byrnes High School
Taylor Frazier, Cyber Academy of South Carolina
Isabel Hong, James F. Byrnes High School
Christy Hudson, Oakbrook Preparatory School
Anna Ilie, Oakbrook Preparatory School
Emma McLeod, Dorman High School

Hayden Thompson, Union County High School

Trey Buie, Westminster Catawba Christian School
Jackson Haywood, Clover High School
Kat Hoover, Nation Ford High School
Maggie Keenum, Fort Mill High School
Caris Kulbok, York Preparatory Academy
Grant Luebbe, Nation Ford High School
Natalie Sevel, Nation Ford High School
Julia Smith, Fort Mill High School
Nahari Suchanek, Clover High School
Sarah Swoope, SC Connections Academy
Lua Yousefian, York Preparatory Academy

The Governor’s School opened its doors for the 2021-2022 school year on Aug. 14 for in-person classes, after a year of virtual and hybrid learning, with the mantra “2021-2022: Reset. Refresh. Renew.” 

Located in downtown Greenville, the Governor’s School offers pre-professional training in creative writing, dance, drama, music and visual arts. Students attend from all over the state to learn from established, practicing artists in an environment that provides the resources needed to hone their artistic abilities. This includes specialized arts studios, state-of-the-art performance halls, a world-class library and dedicated rehearsal spaces. Tuition is free and financial assistance is available to cover meal plans and residence hall fees. 

Governor’s School graduates attend the nation’s top colleges, universities and conservatories, and many students receive arts and academic scholarships. The Residential High School program has been nationally recognized by U.S. News and World Report, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast and Niche. The Palmetto Gold award-winning high school consistently ranks above state and national averages for SAT and ACT scores and had a 100% graduation and college acceptance rate for the 2020-2021 school year. The reviews and rankings site ranked the Governor’s School the third “Best College Prep High School” and the fourth “Best Public High School” in South Carolina.

South Carolina students interested in attending the Governor’s School’s Residential High School or summer programs can apply online at beginning Sept.15, 2021, for the 2022-2023 school year.