IRMO – Four students from Lexington-Richland School District Five have been named Carolina Master Scholars: Sullivan French, Dutch Fork High School, Surya Swaminathan, Irmo Middle School, Christopher Targia, Dutch Fork Middle School, and Robert Wolff, Spring Hill High School

The students were part of the sixteenth graduating class earning the designation Carolina Master Scholar for their successful completion of at least three Adventure Series courses. The Carolina Master Scholar Adventure Series is a summer academic program for academically talented or gifted rising 6th-12th graders. Thirty-two middle and high school students across the country took the program at the University of South Carolina over the summer to earn the distinction of Carolina Master Scholar.

The four students in School District Five who earned the Carolina Master Scholar distinction include:

“These students represent some of the brightest in School District Five,” said Tami Richardson, Coordinator for Gifted and Visual and Performing Arts Programs. “The Carolina Master Scholars program provides students with a unique summer experience that gives them the chance to experience college life while exploring careers that can help them prepare for the future. Their individual hard work and the network of support behind them in School District Five have enabled them to reach this prestigious recognition.”

As a result of their accomplishment, the students were recognized by the USC Alumni Association and given a special certificate from the University.

Students completed courses ranging from Forensic Science, Law & Crime, Medicine: Ultrasound, Health Sciences, Vex Robotics, Creative Writing, Pharmacy, Graphic/Digital Design, Aviation-Learn to Fly, Be a Pilot, Computer Gaming, Business-Entrepreneurship, Cooking and Nutrition, Filmmaking, Anthropology, Art, Aerospace, Speech Pathology, Web Design and Development, Women in Engineering, Extraordinary Chemistry, Information Technology, Electrical Engineering, and Neuroscience.

The program will offer a wide variety of weeklong academic courses again this summer in 2019 and online registration is now open.

For more information about the Carolina Master Scholars Adventure Series, visit

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