Jarecki Named State Scholar-Athlete of the Year


Senior Sydney Jarecki was awarded the Bill Simpson Award that recognizes the most outstanding male and female scholar-athlete in the S.C. Independent School Association each spring.  Each of the over 120 schools that are members of SCISA may nominate a scholar-athlete for this award, which is the highest award SCISA bestows upon a student. A resume with Sydney’s academic and athletic accomplishments, along with a recommendation from Mr. Fred Moulton, Headmaster, was forwarded to the selection committee at SCISA that made the final decision.  The criteria for the award include SAT score, class rank, involvement in extracurricular activities, academic and athletic achievement, coaches’ recommendations, and community service record. Mr. Mike Fanning, SCISA Athletic Director, presented Sydney with the award at the Spring Athletic Awards Program. Sydney is the twelfth Wilson Hall student to receive this award.


Art Showcase May 20

The tenth annual Wilson Hall Art Showcase will be held May 20 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM in the Fine Arts Building. The exhibition will feature the artwork of students in preschool through twelfth grade. Each art student will have at least one piece of artwork in the show which will feature over 1,000 works of art (ceramics, drawings, paintings, photographs and sculptures). At the reception, which will have live entertainment by the Instrumental Ensemble and High School Chorus, refreshments will be served by members of the National Art Honor Society.


Newspaper Named Best in State

Holly Poag

The school’s newspaper, The Baron Bulletin, won the Best in State award in the S.C. Independent School Assoc. State Publication Competition. This is the 26th time the newspaper, which is advised by Mr. Sean Hoskins and Mrs. Elizabeth Hyatt, has won this award. The newspaper, for which senior Holly Poag served as the editor-in-chief, also won the award for Best Artwork, Best Photography and Best Layout and Design. Holly won the award for Best Editorial and junior Elizabeth Kirby won the award for Best News Article. The 2017-2018 edition of the yearbook, Idylls, won the Best Theme Development award and received an honorable mention for photography. Emily Barnes and Grace Tristan, 2018 graduates, served as the co-editors of the yearbook and the advisors are Mr. Hoskins, Mrs. Hyatt, and Mr. Ben McIver.


McClun Spotlight Artist of the Month

Junior Sarah McClun is the Spotlight Artist for the month of May. She is a student in the Advanced Placement 2D art class taught by Ms. Mary Ann Reames. Each month a student is chosen for the honor and has his or her artwork displayed along with a brief profile of the student. Sarah answered the following questions for her profile: Who is your favorite artist? My favorite artist is Natalie Dark because she creates beautiful pieces with Prismacolor pencil. What is one thing you like to do when not creating art? When I am not creating art, I enjoy playing the piano. What are your plans after graduation? I am planning on majoring in English with a minor in art. What are some of the problems and solutions you came up with while creating this work? A problem that came up was hot show the textile of hair and fur. Ms. Reames guided me through the process until I learned how.