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PHOTOS: BCSD celebrates summer graduates

Published on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022

CBH graduate looking at camera while walking HHS graduate walking across stage


Berkeley County School District would like to congratulate all of its summer 2022 graduates.

Families gathered at Goose Creek High on Aug. 8 to cheer on BCSD’s summer graduates as they officially leave high school and begin a new chapter.

The district holds 11 graduation ceremonies during the summer: one for each of the nine high school programs (including Berkeley Middle College), one for the Adult Education graduates, and one for the district’s summer graduates.

This year’s summer graduation ceremony included recent Goose Creek High graduate Micaela Cruz performing the National Anthem. Members of the high school’s JROTC program led the Presentation of Colors as well as the Pledge of Allegiance. Goose Creek High Assistant Principal Lauren Canfield kicked off the celebration with welcoming remarks. Dr. Anthony Dixon, BCSD Chief Academic and Innovation Officer, introduced retired district educator Willis Sanders as the guest speaker. Once all the graduates had crossed the stage, BCSD Superintendent Deon Jackson delivered closing remarks.

Not all summer graduates participated in the actual graduation ceremony but are still being celebrated for their hard work. Berkeley County School District would like to recognize the following graduates:


Berkeley High

Maggie Grace Driggers

Dajuan Qadeem Jewelz Doughty

Kathren Elizabeth Gilliam

Taylor Alexis-Renee Shirey


Cane Bay High

Ian Taniel Banks

Sara Elizabeth Elrod

Robert Omar Gilliard

Joshua Stephen Muckenfuss

Sophia Marie Mulders

Emily Yamileth Portillo

Marian Sophia Shefsky

Jonathan Ezequiel Tirado


Goose Creek High

Kamira Malaika Mayle

William Ryan Turner


Hanahan High

Juan David Diaz-Itzep

Katherin Yanira Martinez Verde


Philip Simmons High

Jacob Leander Avinger

Wesley Jordan Burnett

Kelsiana Noell Whitton


Stratford High

Lorianne Bray Baltero-Cruz

Tyler Damian Gifford

Paul Louis Howard, Jr.

Madison Frances Jones

Elijah Nathaniel Raptou

Isaiah Ricardo Ravenel, Jr.

Michelle Joy Olopai Rivera

Sae’von Amir Devon Speights

Jazzielee Love Terry

Jae’la Letrice VanBuren

Jasmin Aaliyah White

Davin Camren Wiggins

Rodney Jordan Jerome Williams

Tativanna Marisza Wright


Timberland High

Logan Lewis Mitchum

Ryne Alan Potts

Jacquez Ah-Jay Prioleau

Aaliyah Ja’Nay Simmons

Kamari Makahi White