Trinity-Byrnes students honored during award ceremony

Students, faculty and staff, and parents filled the Sonoco gymnasium on the campus of Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School on Monday, May 21 to celebrate the academic achievements of the 2017-2018 student body.

The top graduates for the class of 2018 are:
• Honor graduates – Stephen Josey and Bang Tran
• Salutatorian – Adam Cheng
• Valedictorians – Eddie Buckhouse and Bennet Joyce

Top Honors students Bang Tran, Stephen Josey, Adam Cheng, Eddie Buckhouse, Bennett Joyce

The 2018 Junior Marshals and Ushers are chosen for their outstanding academic achievement and grade point average. Serving in the graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 26 will be:
• Marshals: Harrison Corns, Taylor Cunningham, Joseph Desser, Ben Naso, Sam Smith, Madeline Tuck
• Ushers: Trae Buck, Rachael Dauksch, Grayson Jeffords, Carson S. Munn, Morgan Terry, Kayla Winnie

The assembly began with awards students had earned in the community. The Susan Johnson Memorial Award, given to a senior pursuing a career in the medical field by Darlington Presbyterian Church, went to Eden Wallace. Nucor awarded a renewable scholarship of $3,500 to Javontay Robinson. Ryan Florio, founder of the K24 Foundation, presented a check for $500 to Kathleen O’Connor in memory of her son, Justin O’Connor, a member of the class of 2018 who passed away last summer. The yearbook staff also presented a yearbook to Mrs. O’Connor in dedication of Justin.

Trinity-Byrnes Latin students

Academic teams and student leaders were acknowledged for their roles in continuing a high level of academic standards and leadership at Trinity-Byrnes.

Latin students received top scores on the National Mythology exam, National Creative Writing contest, and the National Greek exam. Ninety-five percent of the Trinity-Byrnes students who take Latin earn honors on these exams.

The SCISA George Grice Award honors Dr. George Grice, who was a founding member of the South Carolina Independent School Association. In recognition of Grice’s contributions to independent education in South Carolina, SCISA awards a George Grice 8th Grade Scholar certificate. Eighth-graders must score at or above 90 percent on any one of the reading or math subtests of the Stanford Achievement Test and be recommended by the head of school. The TBCS George Grice recipients are: James Bagwell, Maya Chokshi, Caulder Christian, Joe Commander, Gracie Corns, McKenzie Davis, Emiliano Figueroa, Abigail Greenwood, Jacqueline Herbert, Penelope Kremydas, Maddie Lowe, Hampton Munn, Maggie Murrell, Dylan Odin, Claire Peebles, Cate Phipps, Helen Player, Cooper Poston, Jennifer Rials, Carsyn Ridgeway, Sami Rosi, Hugh Runyan, Pearce Scott, Chris Stephens, Josh Sturgis, Barbara Urban, and Amelia Whitehead.

Javontay Robinson receives the Nucor Scholarship from Jack Morris, a representative from Nucor.

60,581 students nationally were identified by the Duke Tip Talent search this year. Of those 17,466 achieved high enough scores for individual state recognition. Drew Jeffords is one of the 763 in South Carolina to receive this recognition.

The South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA) awards graduating Seniors who have a cumulative numerical grade average of 92 or above and a minimum of 24 on the ACT or 1100 on the SAT (math and verbal only). Almost 45 percent of the class of 2018 earned this distinction.

They are: Vanessa Brown, Eddie Buckhouse, Adam Cheng, Georgia Clark, Shea Gregg, Gresham Hindman, Lizzie Johnston, Stephen Josey, Bennett Joyce, Lanie Kirby, Eric Liang, Amy Maistros, Mary Catherine Mitchell, Carson Munn, Colby Poston, John Saverance, Raffy Sto. Domingo, Jake Swartz, Bang Chi Tran, Eden Wallace, Rachel Warr, Kera Wayne, Simeon Zammitt, and Selina Zhang.

Members of the junior class who met an individual college’s declared minimum GPA and standardized test scores by a specific date won Junior Fellows and Scholars awards. They are:
• Columbia College – Taylor Cunningham, Rachel Dauksch, Grayson Jeffords, and Morgan Terry.
• Lander University Junior Fellow– Miles Blum, Trae Buck, Taylor Cunningham, Joseph Desser, and Sam Smith.
• Wofford Scholar – Ethan Beasley, Andrew Bernhardt, Miles Blum, Harrison Corns, Carson S. Munn, Ben Naso, and Madeline Tuck.
• Presbyterian College – Ethan Beasley, Andrew Bernhardt, Trae Buck, Harrison Corns, Taylor Cunningham, Joseph Desser, Ben Naso, Madeline Tuck, Sam Smith, Grant Winstead.
• Converse College Junior Scholar – Madison Collins, Ragan Swartz, Hope Wilberger, and Kayla Winnie.
• Furman University – Ethan Beasley, Andrew Bernhardt, Harrison Corns, and Ben Naso.

Faculty members announced awards in each subject. Winners have not only exceptional grades but are also the most engaged and serve as great ambassadors for the subject.

The announcement of special awards followed the distribution of academic honors.
• The Loyalty, Honor, and Perseverance Award is nominated and voted on by the school faculty. This award goes to an eighth-grade girl and boy who best exemplify our school motto. This year the recipients are Helen Player and Joe Commander.
• Students earning more than 125 hours of community service, both on and off campus, demonstrate a student’s ability to go above and beyond the required 15 hours per year that Trinity-Byrnes requires. It is a true representation of heart and commitment and service to others. This year’s recipients are: Luke Baker, Harrison Corns, Grayson Jeffords, Chandler Jordan, Stephen Josey, William Lynn, and Saviah Miller.
• The Titan award, selected by the faculty, recognizes a student who has shown maturity and exceptional personal growth throughout the school year. The 2018 winner is junior Shamar Byrd.
• The Faculty Award is given to students, usually members of the Junior class, who best represent the mission of Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School. The winners are Carson S. Munn and Madeline Tuck.
• The Mr. Ed Hoffman award is given to Juniors who are welcoming and who promote Trinity-Byrnes throughout the school year. Miles Blum, Henry Brunson, Tymere Ervin, William Lynn, Sam Smith, Ragan Swartz, Morgan Terry, Bethany Weatherford, Kayla Winnie, Angeline Yuan, Micaelis Zhang, and John Zou.
• Special recognition for senior students who have served Trinity-Byrnes in a number of ways, with a positive attitude received the Headmaster’s award. Seniors who were recognized are: Georgia Clark, Ryan Frierson, Terence Mack, Colby Poston, Rachel Warr, and Edison Zhai.
• The final award, The Trinity-Byrnes Award, goes to the “best all around” seniors including attitude, character, and academic focus. Voted on by the faculty, the award for 2017-2018 goes to Kera Wayne and Eddie Buckhouse.

Author: Stephan Drew

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