Other Best and Brightest nominees

Twenty of the 98 students nominated for this year’s Best & Brightest Awards were selected as finalists. A look at other top seniors from across the area:



• Carina Boyd, Silver Bluff High

• Jake Corbin, Silver Bluff High

• Sean DeMass, Aiken High

• Lee Fulmer, Wagner-Salley High

• Victoria Jacks, Silver Bluff High

• Steven Kekacs, Aiken High

• Courtney Livingston, North Augusta High

• Casey Thomas, Aiken High

• Courtney Tutt, Silver Bluff High

• William Victor, Aiken High

• Sonora Williams, Wagner-Salley High



• Hailey Armstrong, Greenbrier High

• Erin Beacham, Lakeside High

• Katherine Bollag, Lakeside High

• Emily Chizmar, Grovetown High

• Ashley Fischer, Evans High

• Marlee Garner, Harlem High

• Dana Harper, Evans High

• Jonathan Hartman, Harlem High

• Jeremy Lee, Greenbrier High

• Dorothy Li, Lakeside High

• Gabrielle Nichols, Grovetown High

• Jennifer Peters, Evans High

• Geyi Xiang, Evans High



• Tariq Cannonier, A.R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering Magnet

• Brianna Carter, Hephzibah High

• James Dee, A.R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering Magnet

• Christine Darracott, Westside High

• Jessica Enfinger, Hephzibah High

• Davlyn Hollie, John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet

• Timothy Howard, Westside High

• David Kyler, George P. Butler High

• Kevin Mays, George P. Butler High

• Dana Ortiz, A.R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering Magnet

• Raeven Robinson, Cross Creek High

• Paris Sumpter, Cross Creek High

• Dominique Swingler, Academy of Richmond County

• Brandi Thompson, Westside High

• Natasha Williams, Hephzibah High



• Ashley Bingnear, Thomson High

• Brea Boutwell, Thomson High

• Karlee Brinkley, Thomson High

• Kierra Collins, Burke County High

• My’Shermonteka Daniels,
Thomson High

• Jenna-Leigh Davis, Thomson High

• Kristin DeLoach, Jefferson County High

• Erin Dixon, Emanuel County Institute

• Joshua Griffin, Liberty Independent

• Rebecca Herrington, Thomson High

• Wanda Hightower-Lockett,
Thomson High

• Lindsey Jamison, Thomson High

• Brett Jenkins, Thomson High

• Aaron Johnson, Thomson High

• Meagan Lane, Jefferson County High

• Victoria Lewis, Thomson High

• Blia Lor, Emanuel County Institute

• Cody Martin, Thomson High

• Taylor Martin, Burke County High

• Whitney McCorkle, Thomson High

• Kathryn Poss, Lincoln County High

• Austin Proctor, Swainsboro High

• Olivia Rigdon, Emanuel County Institute

• Abby Smith, Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High

• Matthew Swann, Thomas Jefferson Academy

• Justin Thigpen, Burke County High

• Matthew Usry, Glascock County Consolidated High

• Brooke Vinson, Thomson High

• Taylor Whitaker, Thomson High

• Nakia Williams Jr., Burke County High

• Ashley Youmans, Emanuel County Institute



• Kelsey Horne, Saluda High

• Casey Kennedy, Barnwell High

• Austin Moore, Barnwell High

• Pender Nolind, Barnwell High

• Emily Sawyer, Saluda High

• Danielle Vargo, Williston-Elko High



• Dawson Atkinson, Edmund Burke Academy

• Mary Baynes, Nathanael Greene Academy

• Amaura Brandt, Augusta Christian Schools

• Erin Brousseau, Augusta Preparatory Day

• Mathieu Erramuzpe, Augusta Preparatory Day

• Kodee Holton, Victory Christian

• Andrew Medlock,
Francis Hugh Wardlaw Academy

• Brooke Mobley, Evans Christian Academy

• Melissa Pacifico,
Francis Hugh Wardlaw Academy

• Savannah Reese, Curtis Baptist High

• Shelby Rivers, home school

• Rachel Scaffe, Augusta Christian Schools

• Jacob Shealy, Wyman King Academy