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Makenna Lankford ('23) Selected for Prestigious Lyceum Scholars Program

Makenna Lankford

Congratulations to senior Makenna Lankford for being accepted as a member of the Lyceum Scholars Program at Clemson University, an extraordinarily competitive program. According to Clemson University, Lankford was selected as “one of 10 students chosen from over 730 applicants to receive $10,000 in scholarships to attend Clemson University.”

Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism’s Lyceum Program seeks to help students more fully understand “liberty, capitalism, the American founding, and moral character” in order to develop our nation’s “future entrepreneurs, teachers, and statesmen.” Next year, Lankford will take “eight classes” with her fellow cohort members, where she plans on studying genetics.

This scholarship and all that it entails is an especially meaningful one for Lankford given that her sister, AMHS class of 2022’s Somer Lankford was also selected to take part in the program last year.

Asked to reflect on the honor, Lankford shared that she is excited to represent Academic Magnet High School in the program and that she believes that it will complement her interests and balance her course load between both the sciences and humanities.