See You at the Pole

Wilson Hall students and faculty met an hour before school started the morning of September 27 to participate in the annual See You at the Pole event which is part of the Global Week of Student Prayer. 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. The theme for this year’s event was “Fix Our Eyes” from Hebrews 12:2. Wilson Hall’s chapters of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, advised by Mrs. Karen Jones and led by senior and president Layton Creech, and First Priority Christian Club, advised by Ms. Heather Eldridge and led by eighth-grader and president Lucy Matthews, sponsored the campus event.


Goff to speak at Missions Series

The annual Mission Series program is open to the public, free of charge.

Bob Goff is the New York Times Best-Selling Author of Love Does, as well as an attorney who founded Love Does, a nonprofit human rights organization operating in Uganda, India, Nepal, Iraq and Somalia. Bob is a sought after speaker for leadership, church and university events, inspiring current and future influencers to get to the “do” part of life. Choosing to live audaciously, Bob connects to audiences in a powerfully inspirational, yet down to earth manner. Love Does has now been translated into ten languages.

Bob has pioneered the vision of Love Does (formerly Restore International) to fight for freedom and human rights, working to improve educational opportunities and to be helpful to those in need of a voice and a friend. Love Does has worked with Uganda’s judiciary in bringing over 200 cases to trial, as well as pursuing justice, intervention and education for at risk women and children in Uganda, India, Nepal, Iraq and Somalia. Restore Leadership Academy in Northern Uganda educates over 300 students with a focus on character and leadership development. Because of Bob’s vision and the work of Love Does, he serves as the Hon. Consul for the Republic of Uganda to the United States.

Bob continues to be inspired by friendships he’s developed with others around the world who live their lives pursuing strategic ways to help others. The impact of his life is fueled by love but not the kind of love that stops at thoughts and feelings. Bob’s love takes action; Bob believes Love Does.

Art Show Winners

Seventeen students earned a total of 20 ribbons at the Sumter County Fair Art Show. Winning first place in their respective categories were the following students: junior Angelica Agno – painting, eighth-grader Mary Claire Graves – open media, fifth-grader Ellie Hudson – open media, sixth-grader Clark Kinney – drawing, senior Crystal Moore – open media, fourth-grader Mary Ellen Thorne – open media, and seventh-grader Will Singleton – drawing. Sixth-grader Jeremiah Jones won first place in painting and second place in open media, seventh-grader Noah Kennedy won second place and third place in open media, and seventh-grader Caitlyn Schumacher won first place and second place in open media. The following students received second place ribbons for their work: fourth-grader Morgan Aycock – drawing, fifth-grader Logan Schumacher – painting, eighth-grader Madison Smith – drawing, fifth-grader Michael Warrick – open media, and fourth-grader Bowen Zitzke – open media. Earning third place students were fifth-grader Kaylan Boudreau – open media and fourth-grader Madisen Grace Hansen – open media. The art teachers are Mrs. Ashley Lareau, Ms. Mary Ann Reames and Mrs. Tara Schumacher.


ACT Scores

Students in the Class of 2017 earned an average composite score of 24.4 on the ACT, well above the state average composite score of 18.7. Eighty-four percent of Wilson Hall’s recent graduates took the test. The ACT consists of curriculum-based tests of educational development in English, mathematics, reading, and science designed to measure the skills needed for success in first-year college coursework. ACT research has shown that is the rigor of coursework, rather than simply the number of core courses, that has the greatest impact on ACT performance and college readiness.


Meyers & Lowder elected Mr. & Miss Wilson Hall

Seniors Jake Meyers and Liza Lowder 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 – Brown Osteen and Callie McAdams, Mr. & Miss Sophomore – Blake Richardson and Emily Reynolds, and Mr. & Miss Freshman – Parker VanPatten and Hannah Alsaadi.