Wilson Hall’s seventh grade went on the 23rd annual trip to Camp St. Christopher on Seabrook Island April 28-30. At this educational camp students learned about the ecosystem, visited the Botany Bay estuary, and went crabbing and seining for shrimp. The group also learned the value of cooperation through a variety of teambuilding exercises such as a low ropes course. The trip, which was organized by Mrs. Sheri Singleton, was taken in conjunction with the life science class she teaches.
The Wilson Hall Golf Team won the S.C. Independent School Association AAA State Championship held at The Hackler Course on the campus of Coastal Carolina University. The Barons had a two-day score of 600, 20 strokes ahead of the second-place finisher. Christian Salzer led the Barons with a 146, followed by Grier Schwartz and Coker Lowder, who each shot a 150. Walker Jones finished with a 154 and Easton Ward had a 158. Coached by Mr. Glen Rector, the Barons won the Region Championship for the seventh consecutive year and finished the season with a record of 51-6. This is the seventh state golf title in the school’s history.
The Senior Class spent the day on April 24 performing their second Senior Service Project of the year. The students visited Brookdale Sumter, McElveen Manor, and National Health Care, assisted living homes located in Sumter. Divided into three groups, the 60 seniors visited and played games with the residents and also assisted residents with arts and crafts projects. Mrs. Elizabeth Hyatt, school counselor, coordinated the project.
Mr. Scott Warren, French teacher, escorted a group of students and parents on the seventh biennial trip to Paris for six days during spring break. The group took a guided tour of the city and saw many famous sites, including the Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower and the Cathedral of Notre Dame, walked the Champs Elysees, and took a trip outside of Paris to visit the village of Versailles to tour the palace and gardens. Students also visited the Louvre, the world’s largest art museum, and the Musee d’Orsay which houses the largest collection of impressionist and post-impressionist masterpieces in the world. Members of the group had the opportunity to visit Chartres and Loire Valley, the art commune of Auvers-sur-Oise, and Les Grands Boulevards to attend a French culture class.
Mr. Wills Bryan, a science teacher, escorted a group of students to Costa Rica for six days during spring break. The group first went to San Jose and toured the natural park and research station created by the National Institute of Biodiversity, and they hiked the three different ecosystem trails. They also visited the Poas Volcano before going to the Arenal Volcano, San Carlos Plain, Pacific Lowlands, LaFortuna Waterfall and hot springs. The group toured the canopy of the rain forest and took a boat tour of the Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge, and then headed to Guanacaste on the Pacific Coast where they visited Vieja National Park.