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BMC celebrates 47 graduates

Published on Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Berkeley Middle College will recognize and celebrate 47 graduates on June 18 at Cane Bay High (view more information).

The middle college concept is a national educational model that allows students to take dual credit classes on a college campus and earn both high school and college credit while completing their high school career.

These students enroll in college courses through Trident Technical College and, on average, graduate with 27 college credit hours by the time they receive their high school diplomas. By the end of their high school experience, these students are typically a year or more ahead of their peers academically.

This year's class scored an estimated $2,476,261 in academic scholarships and $48,000 in athletic scholarships.

Top Five Graduating Seniors:

  1. Jessica Hokulani Scannell (Valedictorian)
  2. Christian Gabriel Rios (Salutatorian)
  3. Aaron William King
  4. Marissa Nicole Moore
  5. Lantty Chen (Perfect attendance kindergarten through 12th grade)


jessica scannell

Jessica Hokulani Scannell

Parents: Jim and Dianne Scannell

Awards: Two-time Breakfast of Champions Honoree, Junior Scholar, American Legion Oratorical State Winner, VFW Voice of Democracy District Winner, FRA Americanism Essay - Second Place National Finalist, Palmetto Fellows, Completion of Associate of Science Degree from Trident Tech

Scholarships: Palmetto Fellows, American Legion Oratorical, Voice of Democracy, FRA

College attending: College of Charleston

Intended major: Business/Hospital Administration

Message to the senior class: “Don’t take yourself too seriously. Believe me; life will be more fun that way.”


christian rios

Christian Gabriel Rios

Parents: Carlos and Marisol Rios

Awards: Breakfast of Champions Honoree, Lander Junior Fellow, National Hispanic Merit Scholar, Boys State 2019, Completion of Associate of Science Degree from Trident Tech

Scholarships: College of Charleston, University of South Carolina STEM Supplement, Provost Scholar, Presidential Scholar, Dean’s Scholar, Palmetto Fellows

College attending: University of South Carolina 

Intended major: Chemical engineering

Message to the senior class: “With the future fast approaching, I am worried how the next few years of my life are going to turn out. Whether it be college, the military, or a career, we will all be challenged harder than we have ever been before. But I know we can all make it through any obstacles that come our way, and I have faith that we will all succeed in the next chapter of our lives.”

Berkeley Middle College's graduating class of 2020

Camrynn Paige Austin

Abigail Elizabeth Ayling

Joceana N. Taylor Bailey

Hailey Megan Bunch

Lantty Chen

Amanda Paige Clark

Taylor Madison Clarke

Amanda Rose Contois

Chantal Sandra Davis

Brandon Scott Evans

Cortez Luis Gonzalez

Michael James Green

Sarah Ann Hamilton

Taylor Elizabeth Herndon

Hill, Alexis Tamora Hill

Bryce Mahkai Hutto

Kiersten Rosemarie Hynek

Mayson Olivia Jacobs

Shakerra Na'Kayla Jenkins

Johnson, Taliya

King, Aaron William

Kraft, Ivy Alyssa Kraft

Connor Charles Lilkendey

Felicity Rose Masters

Meagan Ranee McCants

Lauren Brooke McKnight

Matthew Jacob Meree

Regen RaeAnn Meyer

Marissa Nicole Moore

Sophie Elizabeth Nessel

Hayden Brooke Nobles

Amaya Marie Perez

Samiya Sade Rebecca Pinckney

Cooper Channing Powell

Shelby Lynn Pucel

Christian Gabriel Rios

Carrian Janiece Roberts

Jessica Hokulani Scannell

Bryce William Scott

Latea Semaja Smalls

Kiyona Marie Trevino

Edwin Harold Walker

Christopher Anderson Webster

Brianna Chrysanthia Williams

Russell Alan Willis

Sarah Anne Willis

Stephen Alan Willis