Fifteen high school students recently received scholarships from the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce to attend Trident Technical College for two-year associate degrees.
The scholarships, made possible by the Chamber’s Accelerate Great Charleston (AGC) initiative, awards recent high school graduates from Career Academies in the area. The purpose of these scholarships is to offer assets for innovation, talent and advocacy.
The students are the second group to receive AGC scholarships and will begin their studies in the fall.
Twelve students received the scholarship in 2014 and have already finished their first year of college. Eleven of those students were the first in their families to attend college.
Recipients included two representatives from Ashley Ridge High School (Steven Headlee and Mateo Patino); five from Berkeley High School (Shania Reid, Shana Shuler, Shelby Phillips, Kirsten Davis and Tyler Rachel); one from Cane Bay High School (Tabbath Boedeker); two from Goose Creek High School (Justin Riggs and Dustin Williams); one from Military Magnet High School (Shawn Pyatt); one from Stall High School (Lorena Haro); two from Summerville High School (Melissa English and Robert English); and one from Timberland High School (William Schumann).
The students were formally recognized at the Accelerating Career Education event on Monday hosted by Trident Technical College.