Anderson & Reynolds voted Most Likely to Succeed


Drew Reynolds & Paige Anderson

The following seniors were elected by their classmates for the Senior Superlatives: Most Likely to Succeed – Paige Anderson & Drew Reynolds, Most Athletic – Danielle deHoll & McLendon Sears, Most Dependable – Diamond Crawford & Brad Russell, Most Intelligent – Lane Herlong & Sam Hilferty, Friendliest – Emily DuRant & Patrick Muldrow, Most School Spirit – Cate McCreight & Drew Talley, Most Talented – Anna Katherine Graves & Banks Burns, and Wittiest – Madeleine Maury Shuler & Campbell Mims.


Talley and Segars Named Mr. & Miss Wilson Hall


Drew Talley & Maggie Segars

Seniors Drew Talley and Maggie Segars 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.

The following underclassmen received this honor: Mr. & Miss Junior – Greyson Sonntag and Carly Cooper, Mr. & Miss Sophomore – Nathan Drakeford and Lindy Watford, and Mr. & Miss Freshman – Bynum Kelley and Haley McCaffrey.

Drew serves as the Spanish Honor Society Treasurer, co-captain of the varsity baseball team, and co-captain of the varsity basketball team. He is a member of the National Honor Society, Beta Club, and Key Club, and he volunteers as a Baron Ambassador and Baron Mentor.

Maggie serves as the captain of the varsity cheerleading squad, Nike Service Club President, and National Honor Society Vice President. She is a member of the Key Club, Latin Honor Society, Art Honor Society, and Beta Club, and she volunteers as a Baron Ambassador.




Herlong & Hilferty Named National Merit Commended Students


Lane Herlong & Sam Hilferty

Seniors Lane Herlong and Sam Hilferty have been named Commended Students in the 2017 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 2015 Preliminary SAT.

Sixth Grade Trip

Through activities such as white water rafting on the French Broad River, the 52 students in the sixth grade experienced an educational and enjoyable trip to Camp Kanuga in Hendersonville, N.C., from September 6-9. Organized by Mrs. Stacey Reaves, middle school principal, the 17th annual trip gave the students the opportunity to participate in four classes taught by the Mountain Trail Outdoor School which is located in the Appalachian Mountains. These classes included a co-operation and low ropes course, a hands-on course in rappelling, an orienteering and wilderness survival course, and a course in forest ecology. Students also enjoyed activities to promote bonding and team building with their classmates, such as campfires and recreational games, as well as time for a daily devotion.