Wilson Hall to participate in Sumter Feeds My Starving Children

Thank you for your support of the members of the Class of 2018 as they led a tremendous effort to fundraise on behalf of Sumter Feeds My Starving Children. Founded in 1987, Feed My Starving Children is a Christian non-profit that provides nutritionally complete meals specifically formulated for malnourished children.

Because of their commitment and your generosity, Wilson Hall is hosting a shift on August 8th from 2:30-4:30 at the Sumter Civic Center. The session is open to 240 volunteers packing food for hungry children around the world.  Each volunteer packs roughly $50 worth of food.  We want your family with us as we experience this fun and moving event as a school!

The packing event is an opportunity for adults and children ages 5 and up.  You can make this a service opportunity for your whole family!  Please contact Mrs. Elizabeth Hyatt, school counselor, at elizabethhyatt@wilsonhall.org if you should have any questions. Sign up now to make sure we fill our session.

Registration is now open.  Follow the link below to sign up:

http://volunteer.fmsc.org/Register/Group/JoinGroup.aspx?gid=1459184

Hats off to the Class of 2018

The 69 members of the Class of 2018, the 48th graduating class, joined the 2,406 people who count themselves among the ranks of Wilson Hall’s alumni. Merit-based scholarships, valued at $5.2 million, were awarded to 96% of the graduates. The scholarships included five full academic scholarships, 22 half academic scholarships, 14 Palmetto Fellow Scholarships, and 44 Life Scholarships.

The average SAT score for the top 25% of the class is 1418, with a high score of 1510, and the average score for the entire class, with all seniors taking the SAT, is 1242. Over 88% of the graduates took at least one Advanced Placement course, with the average student taking at least four, and were eligible to receive college credit.

Every member of the class gained acceptance to a four-year college or university. In addition to all of the major South Carolina institutions, students were accepted to a wide variety of schools such as Baylor University, University of California, University of Georgia, Pennsylvania State University, Villanova University, and University of Virginia.

Members of the Class of ’18 volunteered 6,960 hours of community service during the school year. The recent graduates contributed to the school’s newspaper and yearbook which were named the Best in State, and competed on the Chess Team, Debate Team, Drama Team and Literary Meet Team, all of which won multiple state championships. They also won the top awards in the state for art and music competitions. In addition, they were members of teams that won numerous state championships in baseball, girls’ bowling, boys’ cross-country, boys’ golf, and softball.

Newspaper Named Best in State

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 25th time the newspaper, which is advised by Mr. Sean Hoskins and Mrs. Elizabeth Hyatt, has won this award. The newspaper, for which senior Abby Zilch served as the editor-in-chief, also won the award for Best Photography and Best Layout and Design. Campbell Mims, a 2017 graduate, won the award for Best Editorial and junior Brown Osteen won the award for Best News Article. The 2016-2017 edition of the yearbook, Idylls, won the Best Layout and Design award and received honorable mentions for photography and theme development. Sallie Spencer, a 2017 graduate, served as the editor-in-chief of the yearbook and the advisors are Mr. Hoskins, Mrs. Hyatt, and Mr. Ben McIver.

Lyles Named State Scholar/Athlete

 

Senior Bryce Lyles 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 Bryce’s academic and athletic accomplishments, along with a recommendation from Mr. Fred Moulton, headmaster, was forward 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 Bryce with the award at the Spring Athletic Awards Program. Bryce is the eleventh Wilson Hall student to receive this award.

Duke TIP Recognition

Jackson Mahr, Sarah Sonntag & Annabelle Huffman

Seventh-grade students Annabelle Huffman, Jackson Mahr and Sarah Sonntag qualified for state-level recognition by the Duke University Talent Identification Program and were invited to the State Recognition Ceremony at Furman University. To qualify for this honor students had to score at least a 540 on the math portion or a 550 on the reading and writing portion of the SAT. Seventh-grade students who receive this recognition earn a score equal to or better than half of the college-bound seniors who took the tests.