Berkeley High School’s top graduates 2019

VALEDICTORIAN: Ashley Ann Reichard

Family: John Reichard, father; Jeanette Reichard, mother; Amy Reichard, sister

Awards: three-time Breakfast of Champions honoree, National Merit Scholar, Palmetto Girls State Scholar, Friday Night Rivals Scholar Athlete Award, First Place Science Award at State Beta Club Convention

Offices held: Beta Club vice president, FCA Leadership Team, National Honor Society Leader

Extracurricular Activities: Varsity Girls Tennis, Varsity Cross County, Varsity Track, Beta Club, Student Government, National Honor Society, Key Club, Teacher Cadet, Spanish Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Scholarships earned: Palmetto Fellows, Clemson National Merit Scholarship, Clemson Presidential Scholarship, Friday Night Rivals Scholar Athlete Scholarship, Clemson Palmetto Pact Scholarship, BHS Athletic Booster Club Scholarship

Career interest: Chemical engineer

Message to fellow classmates: No dream is too big if you’re willing to put in the effort.

SALUTATORIAN: Makenzie Lynn Camlin

Family: Lynn Camlin, mother, Will Camlin, father

Awards: Breakfast of Champions Service Award, Distinguished Young Woman of North Berkeley County 2019, Overall winner for Distinguished Young Women of South Carolina, Honor Roll, Presbyterian College Scholar, Lander Fellow

Offices Held: Key Club Treasurer, National Honor Society President

Extracurricular activities: basketball, cheerleading, student government, choir member, etc.): Key Club, Beta Club, National Honor Society, Student Government

Scholarships: Jairy Hunter Scholarship, Palmetto Fellows, Palmetto PACT Scholarship, DYW Scholarship

Total Scholarships: $30, 500

College attending: Clemson University

Major: Nursing

Career interest: Neonatal Nurse

THIRD IN CLASS: Caitlin Alexis Lacey

Family: Crystal Lacey – mother, Scott Lacey — father

Awards: Junior Scholar, Honor Roll

Offices held: Varsity Soccer Team Captain, Student Government Secretary, Junior Beta Club Secretary

Extracurricular activities: Soccer, Student Government, Beta Club, National Honor Society, Key Club, National Spanish Honor Society, Math Club

Scholarships: Beta Club Scholarship, Summer Scholarship, Seton Hall Merit Scholarship, Wingate Trustee Scholarship, Lander Academic Scholarship, King’s College Presidential Scholarship, St. John’s Scholastic Excellence Scholarship, Palmetto Fellows, Cornell Trustee Scholarship

Todal scholarship: $624, 700

College attending: Seton Hall University

Major: Communications

FOURTH IN CLASS: Chloe Kathlynn Mayes

Family: Michele Steen, mother; Michael Mayes, father; Tracy Steen, stepfather

Awards: Breakfast of Champions Leadership Award, Honor Roll for 4 years

Offices Held: Junior Class Vice President, Beta Club VP of Social Media, Student Body Vice President, South Carolina State Beta Club Secretary

Extracurricular activities: Student Government, National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Key Club, Mu Alpha Theta Math Club, Mock Trial Team, Tennis Team

Scholarships: Palmetto Fellows, College of Charleston Merit Scholarship, University of Georgia Merit Scholarship, School of Earth, Ocean and Environment Scholarship, University Scholarship

Total Scholarships: $19, 200

College attending: University of South Carolina, environmental studies

FIFTH IN CLASS: Allyn Joy Smoak

Family: Alan Smoak, father; Michelle Smoak, mother

Awards: Academic Letter, Presbyterian College Scholar, Honor Roll all 4 years

Extracurricular activities: Beta Club, National Honor Society, Key Club, Student Government, Children’s Ministry volunteer at church, Child Care Worker at 02 Fitness

Scholarships: Palmetto Fellows, Anderson Founders’ Scholarship, Charleston Southern University Scholarship, Lander Academic Scholarship, Wingate Scholarship, Anderson Denmark Scholarship

Total scholarships: $268,000

College attending: Clemson University, nursing

Career interest: pediatric nursing