Academically Talented Youth Receive Special U of SC Recognition

The University of South Carolina conferred the designation of Carolina Master Scholar to eleven middle and high school students Dec. 3, 2021, at 5 p.m. at University Conference Center. During the ceremony, scholars were presented with a special certificate from the university.

These students constitute the eighteenth graduating class earning the designation of Carolina Master Scholar for their successful completion of at least three Adventure Series courses. Carolina Master Scholar Adventure Series is a summer academic program for academically talented rising 6 - 12 grade students. Adventure Series was chosen “best program” by the University Continuing Education Association and “best program” by SC Association for Higher Continuing Education.

Our sincere congratulations go to:

Takiyah Abernathy, W.J. Keenan High School, Columbia, SC; Payton Davis, Spring Valley High School, Elgin, SC; Reilly Gerhart, Palm Beach State College Dual Enrollment, Haverhill, FL; Matthew Golden, Heathwood Hall, Orangeburg, SC; Ava Grant, Spring Hill High School, Chapin, SC; Jonas Harik, Pleasant Hill Middle School, Lexington, SC; Aaron Jacobs, Cardinal Newman School, Elgin, SC; Ava Kanitkar, Lexington High School, Lexington, SC; Tegan Meetze, SC Virtual Charter School, Blythewood, SC; Miranda Northcott, Lexington Middle School, Lexington, SC; Morgan Swygert, Brookland-Cayce High School, West Columbia, SC.

These outstanding young students completed courses ranging from Aerospace, Creative Writing, Computer Gaming, Culinary Arts, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Extraordinary Chemistry for Extraordinary Lives, Filmmaking, Forensic Science, Law & Crime, Medicine – Ultrasound, Mechanical Engineering, Pharmacy, 3D Printing, and Vex Robotics. Continuing Education and Conferences extends its appreciation to the university faculty and field experts who coordinate and provide instruction for the Carolina Master Scholars Adventure Series.

The program will offer a variety of weeklong academic courses again in summer 2022 and online registration will open in January. View the website for list of courses and to register.


About the University of South Carolina:

The University of South Carolina is a globally recognized, high-impact research university committed to a superior student experience and dedicated to innovation in learning, research and community engagement. Founded in 1801, the university offers more than 300 degree programs and is a top-tier Carnegie Foundation research institution. More than 50,000 students are enrolled at one of 20 locations throughout the state, including the research campus in Columbia. With 60 nationally ranked academic programs including top-ranked programs in international business, the nation's best honors college and distinguished programs in engineering, law, medicine, public health and the arts, the university is helping to build healthier, more educated communities in South Carolina and around the world.

University of South Carolina
Hilary Dyer Brannon
Director, Continuing Education and Conferences 803-777-9444