Class of 2021

2021 Commencement Speakers

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William W. Brown, Founder and Board Chair, Legacy Early College

William believes in the success of every child. His life-long advocacy for education is reflected in his passion for creating opportunities where children can “be all they can be.” As Founder and Board Chair of Legacy Early College, William is transforming education in South Carolina with a unique school model that combines academic excellence, physical fitness, and superior nutrition.

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Dana Pittard is Vice President of Defense Programs for Allison Transmission (Allison). In this role, he oversees Allison’s domestic and global defense business. With defense products in over 110 countries, Allison is the leading provider of wheeled and tracked military vehicle transmissions in the world. He is the first African-American Vice President in Allison’s 105 year history.

Ms. Madison Petersen, Our 2021 Valedictorian

Madison Petersen is Valedictorian of the 2021 senior class of Legacy Early College High School.  She is also a dual enrollment student at Greenville Technical College having currently earned over 30 college credits as a high school scholar.  She has been accepted at Harvard College, Cornell University, North Carolina A&T University, Clemson University, among other prestigious universities.

Mr. Kameron Little, Our 2021 Salutatorian

Kameron Little is a true example of a Legacy Scholar-Athlete.  His commitment to his academics and participation on our varsity basketball team shows the discipline and dedication that we preach here at Legacy. Kameron also served on several student/faculty committees that affected the culture within the school. This shows the confidence that many had in Kameron as a leader. We are very proud of Kameron and all of his accomplishments.

2021 graduating scholars

What do YOU want to be most remembered for during your time here at Legacy?

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I want to be most remembered for having a positive and optimistic mindset. I want to be remembered as an individual who spread smiles across the faces of everyone she encountered.

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I would want to remembered for my personality. Also I would like to be remembered as a student that put in hard work. 

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Always to remember that whenever you or others try to belittle yourself, God will always put people around you that are going to remind you of the potential you hold. 

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I want to be remembered for my positive attitude and the joy I bring to my peers.

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My good energy.

Jeira Montero-Olmos

At legacy you will always remember amazing people forever.

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Being a leader and an example for the coming generations of Legacy scholars.

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By staying true to myself and never falling under peer pressure.

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The moment may be temporary, but the memory is forever.

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Bringing positive energy everywhere.

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Being a ray of sunshine and brightening people’s days.


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My ability to not give up.

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Out-going and go-getter.

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My vibrant personality.

Natalia Antonio-Martinez

I want to be remembered as a first generation graduate in my entire family.

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Always smiling.

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My integrity, intelligent, and my bright spirit.

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I want to be most remember during my time at Legacy is that I motivate and accomplish to help others at Legacy.

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I want to be remembered for my work ethic, my creativity, and my honesty. My ability to accept change and my growth as a person from being shy and timid to presentable and friendly.


Being optimistic and that I am caring and love to see others doing good! 

Noemi Jaimes: "my spirit."

Shanell Robinson: "For being a nice and respective to my teachers and peers."

Jeron Pendarvis:  "Be open minded "

J’Lynne Hellams: "Pep rallies."

Marqavius McDowell: "My friendship building with other people." 

kendra robinson: "My Kindness."

Seni Downs: "Having a good connection with my teachers."

Jadora davis: "The prettiest 😘."

Deshawna Riley: "Always having some type of snack with me or dancing."

Bryce McGowens: "The love and support I got and was welcomed with open arms." 

Shaniya Clement: "I would like to be remembered for being unapologetically myself, consistently putting myself in the running for opportunities, and not allowing any obstacle to stop me from my goals."

Jade Hopkins: "hard work and dedication."

Elijah Isai HernandezJordan: "Nothing at all. I prefer people remember the name of Jesus rather than my own."


2021 Shout Outs


Graduating Seniors


Full/Partial Scholarships and Counting!


Athletic College Scholarships


Completed College Hours and Counting!

$2.6 million +

Scholarship Given to Date and Many More Pending!

Scholar Thoughts

"I do hope that the scholars after me utilize their time wisely, and have fun! High school is over in a blink, and you never truly realize that until the day actually comes around. Hardships are inevitable, but pushing through them is what defines your character. Always keep that in mind." Trinity Singletary

"It’s a great place to meet new people." Marqavius Mcdowell

"once you get used to it then the school is good. you are 100% gonna have more opportunities and your teachers really do go above and beyond to make sure students succeed."  Jada T Hopkins

"work as hard as possible because no matter what it will pay off way more then you think." kendra robinson

"Amazing place." Bryce McGowens

"they are able to provide you with an opportunity to be better than you are today." Karrington Sutton

"Legacy is a great school for students that want to put in the hard work in now. You will be push to your full potential even if you don’t see it in yourself."  Eryka Mack 

"Thank you to all of the Legacy staff, teachers, and scholars for making my high school experience a great one!" Madison Petersen "I MADE IT !!! Thank God !!!" Kanasia Smith 

"Legacy is a good program to attend." Thomas Jackson

"There are teachers who are actually invest to help you. Their actions speak louder than their words." Estefany Cortes

"It's a good school and unlike most schools it is smaller so you can build better relationships with teachers and other scholars." Shanell Robinson 


"That legacy is to and through college." J’Lynne Hellams

"I want others to know that Legacy Early College High School holds their students to a high standard. They never lose hope in you, they treat you like their own family. Guiding you every step of the way, until you are ready to soar into the world." Amanda Chineyenwa Nnodim

"I’m just proud of getting accepted into 14 different colleges." Sakyrio Stewart

"Legacy is a school for knowledge. scholars, It gives you a 100% opportunity to go to college and begin early due to Dual Enrollment. In addition, the mentorship and relationships I have built with teachers and administrators is astounding. I couldn't have done it without Legacy!" Natalia Antonio-Martinez

"Going to legacy has made me mature in the best way possible." Deshawna Riley

"It is a wonderful school to start your future." Jacobi Barfield

"Legacy is actually a good school and they push you for greatness." Myra Williams

"I would like others to know that in order to attend Legacy they must be confident and focused. The experience at Legacy is what you make it."  Shaniya Clement

"I want others to: Legacy is a good school that help you to succeed in high school and college." Shakira Olivera-Bautista

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