Our Purpose

The purpose of this program is to recognize African- American students in grades eight through twelve who have demonstrated the potential to excel in academics.  In order to qualify to be a Myrdis Walker Scholar, a student must be identified as gifted according to the South Carolina criteria or have acquired a class rank in the top fifteen percent of his/her high school class. An additional goal of the program is to establish a peer support group of outstanding African- American scholars in our school district.