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SC Whitmore School Announces Blue Diamond Scholarship Winners

June 15, 2017

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SCWS Blue Diamond Scholars

Columbia, SC – Sixty-four seniors received their high school diplomas from SC Whitmore School on June 3, 2017 during the school’s spring commencement exercises at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.

Of those 64 graduates, 13 students received the SCWS Blue Diamond Scholarship of $1,000.00 each. Students eligible for the Blue Diamond Scholarship must earn a minimum GPA of 4.0 in SCWS courses and be enrolled in SCWS for at least one year in addition to submitting an essay and receiving recommendation from a teacher.

SCWS is the only public school in the state of South Carolina that provided scholarships directly from the school to the students.

The award will be paid directly to the college, university, or trade school each student chooses to attend this fall.

The full list of Blue Diamond Scholars:

  • Athena Doherty, Anderson
  • Julia Grimes, Dorchester
  • Hanna Hall, Aiken
  • Serenity Johnson, Sumter
  • Sydney Kinard, Elgin
  • Karolin Krzeminski, Myrtle Beach
  • Jamie Mercer, Spartanburg
  • Audrey Rochester, Eastover
  • Shelley Sasser, Conway
  • Andrew Singletary, Florence
  • Ashlyn Whittemore, Summerville
  • Julia Willingham, Greenville
  • Tinsley Wilson, Spartanburg

SCWS is a leader in offering unique learning environments to its students. Since 2012, over 250 students from across South Carolina have graduated from SCWS.

Founded in 2011, SCWS is a free virtual public charter school offering academic opportunities to students who don’t fit the traditional brick and mortar school. For more information visit

Tyler Jones

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