LIST: Outstanding graduating seniors in Richland One


COLUMBIA, S.C. (WACH)-- Seniors in Richland School District One will be graduating next week and there are a number of outstanding students in the Class of 2018.

Below are a list of some of those students and their accomplishments.

Michael Craig Mathews, Columbia High School

Michael plans to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point and, upon graduation, begin his career as a U.S. Army officer. He is also an Honor Roll student, Air Force JROTC Cadet Group Commander, captain of the cross country team, captain of the wrestling team and a member of the archery team, Model UN, the school’s orchestra and the Columbia Community Orchestra. He was named Richland One’s Mr. Sportsarama, and he has received Coaches Awards for cross country and wrestling and the Best Rookie Award for Model UN.

Jackson Lloyd Reynolds, Dreher High School

Jack plans to attend a four-year university to prepare for an engineering career. In addition to being a National Merit Scholarship winner, Jackson is president of Dreher’s National Honor Society chapter, secretary of the Key Club, and a member of the cross country and track teams and the math team. He does mission work at various locations in the Columbia area two hours a week with Eastminster Presbyterian Church, and he has worked with summer campers in Aiken for the past two summers and was asked to be a full-time counselor this summer.

Bryant Christopher Cain, Eau Claire High School

Bryant’s dream is to become a corporate attorney. He plans to pursue an undergraduate degree in economics and financial planning then attend law school. He is president of the school’s Beta Club and National Honor Society chapters and senior class vice president. He is Concert Master with The Mighty Shamrock String Orchestra, captain of the cross country and track teams, and a member of the Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra. His honors and awards include being Palmetto Boys’ State representative, a Principal’s List and an A/B Honor Roll recipient, a South Carolina Legislative Black Caucus Youth Conference participant and an honoree at the Eau Claire North Columbia Rotary Club’s Celebration of Student Achievement.

Elinor Page Chapman, A.C. Flora High School

Elinor plans to enroll in the University of South Carolina’s nursing program. At Flora she is an International Baccalaureate Diploma candidate, student body president, captain of the varsity tennis and lacrosse teams, and a member of the Dance Marathon Executive Board, Falcon Republicans and Spanish Club. She has appeared in several of the school’s theatrical productions. She volunteers with Homeworks of America, Harvest Hope Food Bank and St. Lawrence Place.

Diamond Webb, C.A. Johnson High School

After high school, Diamond plans to attend Baldwin University where she will major in engineering and enroll in the Coast Guard ROTC program. After four years, she will be commissioned into the Coast Guard as an officer and she will specialize in marine, mechanical and architectural engineering. Her career goal is to work with Homeland Security. At C.A. Johnson she is involved in basketball, JROTC, band, drama and chorus. She is enrolled in the C.A. Johnson Health Sciences Magnet and is a member of the National Honor Society and National Technical Honor Society. She has earned the rank of major in C.A. Johnson’s AFJROTC Unit and has received several awards, including the Outstanding Cadet Award, American Legion General Military Excellence Award, Good Conduct Ribbon and Longevity Ribbon. She also has been on the “A” Honor Roll since her freshman year.

Ronald Deshion Fuller, Lower Richland High School.

After graduating from Lower Richland, Ronald will attend the University of South Carolina on a full track scholarship. During his sophomore year, he plans to participate and medal at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. He eventually wants to become a software developer. At Lower Richland, he is active in track and field, JROTC, Student Council, the Technology Student Association, National Society of Black Engineers, Upward Bound Trio Program and the Columbia Youth Commission. He is a state champion in the 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash and the 400-meter relay, a seven-time All American and a five-time All State recipient, and he has been named Most Valuable Athlete at Lower Richland. He is also a command sergeant major with the Diamond Battalion.

Ashley Ramirez, Richland One Middle College

Ashley plans to graduate this year with two associate college degrees then transfer to the Advanced Biblical Teachings program at Columbia International University. She will actually receive her associate college degrees before she gets her high school diploma. At the Middle College, she is president of Students in Action and a National Honor Society tutoring advisor. Her other activities include the International Order of the Rainbow Girls Grand Faith and the Greenlawn Baptist Youth. She has been named to the Principal’s Honor Roll and the Dean’s Honor Roll, the National Beta Club, National Society of High School Scholars and the Principal’s Student Cabinet. She is ranked Number 1 in her class and she was named a QuestBridge National College Match finalist.

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