ATC Foundation Awards More than $72,000 in Scholarships to Class of 2018 High School Graduates

Staff Report From Aiken CEO

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

The Aiken Technical College Foundation recently awarded more than $72,000 in scholarships to area Class of 2018 high school graduates.

"We are excited to award these scholarships to students who have chosen Aiken Technical College to further their higher education,” said Mary Commons, ATC Foundation Director. “These students are our future workforce and will be productive members of our diverse community. We look forward to seeing these students at ATC in the fall and helping them reach their goal of higher education."

The scholarships were announced during each school’s awards ceremony and are for the upcoming 2018-19 academic year. The scholarships range in amount from $300 to $1,500.

Recipients, by school, are:

Aiken High School

Tia Fulmer – ATC Within Reach, $1,000

Nikki Miller – ATC Within Reach, $1,000 

Alexander Morey – ATC Within Reach, $1,000 

Sebastian Negrete – ATC Within Reach, $1,000

Elizabeth Rodriguez – ATC Within Reach, $1,000

Trevor Goldwire - ATC Within Reach, $1,000

Hailey Rodrigues – Centerra SRS Criminal Justice Scholarship, $1,000

Emily Stephan – Marketing Scholarship, $300

Cameron Wilbanks – Vernon R. Ford High School Scholarship, $1,000

Midland Valley High School

Kara Baker – ATC Within Reach, $1,000 

Anna Barton – ATC Within Reach, $1,000

Chadwick Bonham – ATC Within Reach, $1,000 

Jacob Criscillis – ATC Within Reach, $1,000

Austin DeRemigio – ATC Within Reach, $1,000

Emily Hartley – ATC Within Reach, $1,000

Kinley Johnson – ATC Within Reach, $1,000

Brittany Matranga – ATC Within Reach, $1,000

Ansleigh McIntosh – ATC Within Reach, $1,000

Fallon Riner – ATC Within Reach, $1,000

Sonjai Simpkins – ATC Within Reach, $1,000

Dalton Whittle -  ATC Within Reach, $1,000

Darius Cummings -  Midland Valley Chamber of Commerce, $1,500

Rebecca Strickland – Vernon R. Ford High School Scholarship, $1,000

North Augusta High School

Ryan Zamperini– Aiken County Home Builders Association in Memory of Maurice Williams, $500

Haley Powell– ATC Within Reach, $1,000

Elisabeth Harkins– ATC Within Reach, $1,000

Carlee Jennings – ATC Within Reach, $1,000

Chase Harper – ATC Within Reach, $1,000

Isabel Leon – ATC Within Reach, $1,000

Wyatt McMahan – ATC Within Reach, $1,000 

Cayla Nunez – ATC Within Reach, $1,000

Brenda Olvera – ATC Within Reach, $1,000 

Dylan Smith – ATC Within Reach, $1,000

Micaella Suratt - ATC Within Reach, $1,000

Jarae Buggs - John D. Bryan Criminal Justice Scholarship, $500

Lindsey Cusino– Travis Miller Memorial Basic EMT Scholarship, $1,000

Claire Porter– Vernon R. Ford High School Scholarship, $1,000

Ridge Spring Moneta High School

Rodger Berry– ATC Book Scholarship, $300

Nicole Burdett – ATC Within Reach, $1,000

Jacob Layton – Vernon R. Ford High School Scholarship, $1,000 

Silver Bluff High School 

Ronald Cambell – ATC Within Reach, $1,000

Alisha Lark – ATC Within Reach, $1,000 

Sara Labra-Rodriquez – ATC Within Reach, $1,000 

Ashley Miles– ATC Within Reach, $1,000

Poyprapat Pongrujipitiporn - ATC Within Reach, $1,000

Shikorian Corbitt – ATC Within Reach, $1,000

Jasmine Swartzlander – ATC Within Reach, $1,000

Zeth Siry– Bridgestone America Scholarship, $625

Dalton Hair– Energy Solutions Scholarship, $500

Nigel Williams– Vernon R. Ford High School Scholarship, $1,000

South Aiken High School

Olivia Horton – ATC Within Reach, $1,000 

Bryson Sanders– ATC Within Reach, $1,000

Dillon Wilhoit– Vernon R. Ford High School Scholarship, $1,000

Wagener Salley High School 

Megan Danley – American Association of University Women Scholarship, $500

Brenna Kirkland - American Association of University Women Scholarship, $500

Zachary Dunbar-  ATC Within Reach, $1,000

Wade Friday III– ATC Within Reach, $1,000

Montaisha Golson– ATC Within Reach, $1,000

Wyatt Gray ATC Within Reach, $1,000

Jayle Kunz– ATC Within Reach, $1,000

Krista Reese-Tindal– ATC Within Reach, $1,000

Tanner Turner – ATC Within Reach, $1,000 

La"Java Williams - ATC Within Reach, $1,000

Mark Williamson - ATC Within Reach, $1,000

Dequan Robinson – Energy Solutions Scholarship, $500 

Serena Romines– Vernon R. Ford High School Scholarship, $1,000

Aiken County Career and Technology Center

The below students are all recipients of the Vernon R. Ford Career Center Scholarship, $1,000 each:

Jeffrey Adams

Erica Jennings

Michael Lamar

William Leopard

William L. Martin

Charles T. McGee

Austin Meyer

Sara E. Williams

Fox Creek High School

Mac Hamlet– Vernon R. Ford High School Scholarship, $1,000

Strom Thurmond High School

Austin Byrd– Vernon R. Ford High School Scholarship, $1,000

Williston-Elko High School

Rieanna Wagnon– American Association of University Women Scholarship, $500