USC Upstate News

USC Upstate Names High School Students As Junior Scholars

05- 14- 2009

Spartanburg, S.C. - The University of South Carolina Upstate recently announced its  Junior Scholars. High school guidance counselors from around the state of South Carolina can nominate up to five high school juniors from their school to be selected as a Junior Scholar. Students must have a 3.25 grade point average (GPA) and have scored at least 1,100 on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). Junior Scholars do receive early consideration for admission to USC Upstate if they choose to apply to the University.

Among the 2009 Junior Scholars are:

Berea High School
Megan R. Banks, Brittani Lorelei Rodgers and Raven M. Holbrooks

Boiling Springs High School
Daniel Didok

Brashier Middle College Charter High School
Jessica N. Forbes

Broome High School
Katherine E. Sparks, Nicholas Alan Sessions and Zach Carter

Calhoun Falls High School
Clarissa Felima

Carvers Bay High School
Carmen A. Ruffin

Central High School
Courtney D. Terry

Chapman High School
Monica R. Levitt

Christ Church Episcopal School
Marc Thomas Fleischhauer

Clinton High School
Jamel Devon Roberts

Conway High School
Tierra L. Brown

D.W. Daniel High School
Daniel Francis 

Dreher High School
Ryan S. Cowert

Dorman High School
Elizabeth Ann Walker

Gaffney High School
James C. Wilkins, Gregory C. Whitt and Joshua M. Reome

Georgetown High School
Erin E. Gainey

Lake Marion High School
Monica Latrice Evans

Lancaster High School
Dagon W. Simmons

Latta High School
Michael Grice

Laurens 55 High School
Ashlon N. Wilson

Loris High School
Mary C. Causey and Jessica Sillsbury

Mauldin High School
Alexa Neiling

Mayo High School for Math, Science and Technology
Ashli Nicole O’Neal, Stacy D. Burr and Michael C. Watson

McBee High School
Rebecca D. O’Neal

Ninety Six High School
Grant H. McDonald

Pickens High School
Jennifer A. Simmons and Kiersten A. Meeder

Ridge View High School
Sheimaliz E. Glover

Riverside High School
Tessa Dobie and Harrison M. Luttrell

Rock Hill High School
Jessica Lynn Byers, Melissa Molony and Samantha Waldrop

Seneca High School
Dominic Piccirillo

Shannon Forest Christian School
Lauren Good

Spartanburg Christian Academy
Amy Michelle Boyter and Anna Elizabeth Johnson

Spring Valley High School
Tonia C. Thomas

Swansea High School
Harold Lee Sanford

T.L. Hanna High School
Alessandra Small

Travelers Rest High School
Kayla M. Jenerette

Union County High School
John Michael Fowler

Wade Hampton High School
Sarah E. Turner

Westside High School
Chase N. Cochran

York Comprehensive High School
Ashlie E. Pyatt and Kristen Taylor Moose

The University of South Carolina Upstate is a coeducational, public, comprehensive metropolitan institution located conveniently along the thriving economic I-85 corridor in Spartanburg between Atlanta and Charlotte. As a senior comprehensive public institution of the University of South Carolina, the University’s primary responsibilities are to offer baccalaureate education to the citizens of the upstate of South Carolina and to offer selected master’s degrees in response to regional demand.

The University is fully accredited to offer degree programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, George Dean Johnson Jr. College of Business and Economics, Mary Black School of Nursing, School of Education, and the graduate division. Overall enrollment is 5,000 students, which reflects the diversity of the region with 71 nations represented among the student population. Nearly 85 percent of all USC Upstate graduates remain in the Upstate to build their lives and careers.