The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce recently awarded 25 area high school students with Accelerate Greater Charleston 2 (A2) Scholarships to attend the Trident Technical College.
"The basis of our talent platform is to ensure that our children and grandchildren can graduate high school with the skills necessary to fill high-demand jobs in the Charleston region," Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board Mark Lattanzio said. "These students have been given the opportunity to attend Trident Technical College and find fulfilling careers without having to leave the region.”
From Goose Creek High School, the awardees are James Howell and Zion Jerido.
From Hanahan High School, the scholarship awardees are Kaala Richardson and Brandon Stanton.
The three students from Stratford High School are Kacey Williamson, Amanda Martinez and Ian McLane.
Jannah Campbell is the sole awardee from Timberland High School, while William Rosamond is the lone awardee from St. Johns High School.
From Military Magnet High School, the awardees are Anntwanique Heyward and Dylan White.
John Thomas, Aubrey Wilson and Diamond Philips are recipients from Stall High School.
From Wando High School, Devon Mora and Alejandro Perez received the scholarship.
Five students from Ashley Ridge High School received the scholarship: D’Andre Chisholm, Isaiah Drayton, Edward Haselden, Santana Hickman and Logan Kaskin.
Joshua Odom from Ft. Dorchester High School al
Finally, Everett Smith and Nicholas Crosby are the scholarship awardees from Summerville High School.
The awardees are graduating seniors from a regional Career Academy with an average of 2.0 to 2.9 GPA. A total of $2,000 per year will be given to each student to pursue higher education at Trident for up to two years to pursue a degree in the region’s high-demand career sectors.
Since its inception four years ago, the scholarship program has already provided an opportunity for more than 150 students to pursue further education at Trident.