McMillan & Whaley Named Mr. & Miss Wilson Hall

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Seniors Edward McMillan and Kate Whaley received the honor of Mr. and Miss Wilson Hall. Each fall the upper school faculty nominates students for Mr. and Miss Wilson Hall and the Mr. and Miss for grades 9-11. When nominating a student the faculty considers the following factors: above average academics, participation in athletics and/or extracurricular activities, outstanding citizenship and excellent character.

From the list of faculty nominated candidates, students in grades 9-11voted for their own class, and all students in 9-12 voted for Mr. and Miss Wilson Hall. While voting, students consider the same criteria the faculty considers when choosing the most well rounded representatives of their class and of Wilson Hall.

Edward, an honor student and an Honor Marshal, is a member of the Beta Club, Latin Honor Society and National Honor Society. He serves as the Chess Club President and is a member of the Key Club and Latin Club. Edward is the co-captain of the varsity football team and is a member of the varsity baseball team, and he volunteers as a Baron Ambassador and a Baron Mentor.

Kate, an honor student and an Honor Marshal, was named an Advanced Placement Scholar. She serves as the Beta Club President, National Honor Society President, and Senior Class Vice President. Kate also serves as the varsity cheerleading squad co-captain and Key Club Vice President, and she is an officer for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She is a member of the Latin Honor Society and chorus, and she volunteers as a Baron Ambassador and Baron Mentor.

The following underclassmen received this honor: Mr. and Miss Junior – Campbell Mims & Sallie Spencer, Mr. and Miss Sophomore – Justin Timmons & Chandler Curtis, and Mr. and Miss Freshman – Mills Herlong & Chandler Patrick.


See You at the Pole


Wilson Hall students met an hour before school started the morning of September 23 to participate in the annual See You at the Pole event. Held the fourth Wednesday of each September, this international event encourages Christian students to gather around the flag pole for prayer and scripture reading before the start of the school day. Members of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, led by senior and president Anna Lyles, and First Priority Christian Club, led by eighth grade student and president Waverly McIver, sponsored the event for the school. The FCA is advised by Mrs. Karen Jones and First Priority is advised by Mr. Glen Rector. 


National Commended Students

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Madeline Rauch & Catherine Kelley

Seniors Catherine Kelley and Madeline Rauch have been named Commended Students in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. These students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the competition by taking the 2014 Preliminary SAT.

Sixth Grade Trip

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Hui Hong Su, Tate Sistare, Anne Marie Torchia, Mrs. Dianne Sprott, Paige Panos & William Hardee raft down the French Broad River in North Carolina.

Through activities such as white water rafting on the French Broad River, the 64 students in the sixth grade experienced an educational and enjoyable trip to Camp Kanuga in Hendersonville, N.C., from September 8-11. The annual trip, organized by Mrs. Stacey Reaves, middle school principal, gives the students the opportunity to participate in four classes taught by the Mountain Trail Outdoor School: a cooperation and low ropes course, a hands-on course in rappelling, an orienteering and wilderness survival course, and a course in forest ecology.

Green Out for Leukemia/Lymphoma


Senior Elliott Kissam, a leukemia survivor, collects money on behalf of the Key Club to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Wilson Hall raised $1,581 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society through the Give Green and Green Out campaigns. For the Give Green campaign sponsored by the Key Club, students in preschool through twelfth grade donated money to honor the six Wilson Hall students who have or have had leukemia or lymphoma. Students wore green, the color for lymphoma awareness, to the varsity football game for the Green Out on September 4 at which time members of the Key Club collected donations from fans. Mr. Ben McIver is the advisor for the club and senior Nicolette Fisher serves as the president.