SC Junior Scholars Honored
Forty seven (47) District 7 students representing E.P. Todd School, Carver Middle School, and McCracken Middle School were honored during the Spartanburg County Junior Scholars Awards Ceremony at Converse College on March 1, 2018. These students were named South Carolina Junior Scholars for receiving high scores on the PSAT (Preliminary SAT).
The honorees are: Jessie Arrington, Aidan Atance, Carson Baker, Alex Barron, Emmett Baymiller, Anna Becknell, John Bolinger, Maxwell Booker, Abigail Bright, Payton Browning, Ethan Button, Savany Carrera, Anna Wallace Cheek, Suzanne Colbath, Katie Cole, Muntaiya Dillard, Isabelle Edwards, Juliana Egge, Parker Fix, Jack Foster, Nicole Giesbertz, Langston Green, Sean Hall, Sullivan Hammond, Lillian Hayes, Elizabeth Hull, Charlotte Johnson, Nathan Johnson, Thomas Keller, Lilly Sophie Krick-Aigner, Sahaan Lawrence, John Love, Kirsti McEnroe, Madison McJimpsey, Sarah Mellon, Caroline Patrick, Taylor Quintyne, Mac Salley, Burd Satterfield, Ross Scheel, Bella Scott, Wesley Shelton, Elizabeth Skinner, John Staley, Adianna Steinbach, Cooper Stone, and Gracie Wood.
To become a South Carolina Junior Scholar, eighth grade students must take the PSAT (Preliminary SAT) and earn a score of five hundred and fifty (550) or higher on the Evidence Based Reading and Writing portion of the test, or a score of five hundred and thirty (530) or higher on the Mathematics portion of the test. Additionally, a student that earns State or Grand Recognition in the Duke TIP program is recognized as a South Carolina Junior Scholar. Students who qualify as Junior Scholars become eligible for a variety of summer enrichment opportunities offered by local and regional colleges, and receive special recognition and awards from the South Carolina Department of Education.
“I am pleased to see this promising group of students selected for this annual honor,” said State Superintendent Molly Spearman. “This program provides exceptional students with the opportunity to collaborate with our technical colleges and universities. It opens doors for students entering high school with challenging academic opportunities, and I am excited for the young men and women selected,” concluded Spearman.