DHS AA Graduate Spotlight – Alexis Ramirez
Alexis Skye Ramirez is one of seven Darlington High School Early College Honors Program students set to graduate with her Associate of Arts degree from Florence-Darlington Technical College.
Two years ago, when DHS unveiled its Associate of Arts Degree program for qualified Early College Honors Program students, Alexis decided to rise to the challenge and take advantage of this opportunity. While only a high school sophomore, Alexis committed to spend the next two years, including two summers, devoted to a full-time college course load each semester in addition to her other high school classes. Her hard work has paid off because with the successful completion of her spring courses, Miss Ramirez will walk during Florence-Darlington Technical College’s Spring commencement ceremony in May and then receive both her college degree and high school diploma during Darlington High School’s graduation ceremony on May 27th.
Alexis is a dynamic and active student at DHS and stated, “Even with my busy schedule, I was able to finish the AA program.” Alexis actively participates in the DHS National Honor Society and Key Club and is a varsity member of both the DHS volleyball and soccer teams. Even with participating in clubs and athletics, Alexis still participates in other activities within and outside of DHS and enjoys spending time with her friends.
Alexis plans to attend the University of South Carolina, and then medical school to eventually become a surgeon. She says that when she finishes DHS, she hopes that she “can look back and have no regrets about my time here and know that I had a successful high school career.” Considering she has earned a weighted high school GPA of 4.983 and a college GPA of 3.745 thus far and should be receiving her Associate of Arts degree the day she graduates from high school, we would say that Alexis has definitely had a successful high school career.
Congratulations Alexis Skye Ramirez!