Newspaper Named Best in State

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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 22nd time the newspaper, which is advised by Mr. Sean Hoskins and Mrs. Elizabeth Mayes Hyatt, has won this award.  Senior Logan Lee Alderman, who served as the editor-in-chief, won the award for Best News Article and sophomore Cate McCreight won the award for Best Sports Feature. The newspaper also won the award for Best Photography. The 2014 edition of the school’s yearbook, Idylls, received honorable mentions for copywriting, photography, and theme development. Ann McCreight, a 2014 graduate, served as the editor of the yearbook which is advised by Mr. Hoskins, Mrs. Hyatt and Mr. Ben McIver.

Baseball Wins State Championship

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Row 1: Jay Barnes, Wells Gaymon, Dawson Price, McLendon Sears & Brent Carraway. Row 2: Dr. Tommy Jones, Walker Patrick, Sam Watford, Robert James, Charlton Commander & Mr. Pat Sears. Row 3: Mr. Pete Rickard, Mr. Daniel Gordon, Chase Belk, Edward McMillan, Drew Talley, John Ballard & Mr. Johnnie Griffin.

Wilson Hall’s varsity baseball team won the S.C. Independent School Association AAA State Championship for the second consecutive year. The Barons, who won the Region Championship and earned a record of 24-7, defeated Northwood Academy 8-4 and 6-5 in the championship series. In the semifinal the Barons beat Hammond School 7-3 and 5-4, and they beat Heathwood Hall 11-1 and 4-1 in the quarterfinal. This is the 12th state championship in baseball for Wilson Hall. The team is coached by Dr. Tommy Jones who is assisted by Mr. Daniel Gordon, Mr. Johnnie Griffin, Mr. Pete Rickard and Mr. Pat Sears.
To read more about the championship in The Item, please click the link below:
http://www.theitem.com/stories/remaining-on-top,246732

Art Exhibition and Reception

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The sixth annual Fine Arts Department Exhibition and Reception will be held May 18 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM in the Fine Arts Building. The showcase 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). Refreshments will be served. The art teachers are Ashley Lareau, Mary Ann Reames, Tara Schumacher and Jan Waggett.

 

Coffee House Concert

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Laura-Clare Thevenet performs in last year’s concert.

 

The annual Coffee House Concert will be held on the Nash Center Stage on May 15 at 6:00 PM. Students in the 10th-12th chorus, 9th chorus and 6th-8th chorus, directed by Dr. Laura Ballard, will perform a variety of contemporary songs for their final program of the school year. The instrumental ensemble will also perform.

May Day

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Jim Mayes and Kendall Brogdon

Seniors Jim Mayes and Kendall Brogdon were crowned the May King and Queen at the 42nd annual May Day celebration in the Nash Student Center.  Other members of the senior court were Madison Beasley, Chase Belk, Simmons deHoll and Thomas McGinnis.  Senior members of the court were elected by the 12th grade, and grades 9-12 elected the king and queen. The program began with the presentation of the court that included representatives from grades 1-12, followed by the traditional May Pole Dance by the fifth graders. The program concluded with a musical production, with the theme of “Up, Up and Away,” performed by students in grades 1-5 and emceed by junior Wells Osteen. Sponsored by the PTO, Mrs. Mary Simmons was the chairman of the event and Mrs. Susan D. Osteen was the co-chairman. The lower school music teachers are Mrs. Frankie Eldridge and Mrs. Jeanne Shaw.