Calvin B. Aduma, Kelvin B. Aduma, Will Billbrough, Jackie Robinson Booker Jr., Danielle M. Dantzler, Ivana Devine, Rick Karen Kakanou Kouamegni and Parth Patel, all of Orangeburg County, graduated from the S.C. Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics on June 2 at the DeLoach Center in Hartsville.
Calvin Aduma and Kelvin Aduma, children of Josephine Aduma and the late Henry Aduma of Orangeburg; Billbrough, child of Rachel Berry and Ray Billbrough of Branchville; Kouamegni, child of Berthe Pahatouo and Erick Kouamegni of Orangeburg; and Patel, child of Rashmi and Bharat Patel of Orangeburg, will all attend Clemson University.
Booker, child of Kathy and Jackie Booker Sr. of Orangeburg, will attend the United States Naval Academy.
Dantzler, child of Doris Gathers Dantzler of Orangeburg, will attend North Carolina State University.
Devine, child of Tawanica Kluttz of Orangeburg, will attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The 120 students who comprise the GSSM Class of 2018 hail from 34 different South Carolina counties and 76 high schools. Graduates will attend a variety of public and private colleges and universities across the country, including Agnes Scott College, Brown University, Davidson College, MIT, Princeton, Reed College, Rice University, University of Alabama-Huntsville, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Notre Dame, U.S. Naval Academy, University of Virginia, Washington and Lee University, Wellesley College and Yale University.
Nearly 70 percent of the graduates will remain in state to pursue undergraduate degrees, enrolling in the following institutions: Anderson University, Clemson University, College of Charleston, Furman University, Presbyterian College, University of South Carolina and Wofford College.
In total, the class of 2018 received $14.6 million in scholarship offers.
“Our wonderful students continue to do wonderful things, and we are proud of the hope and bright future they represent for our state,” said Dr. Hector Flores, GSSM president.