Junior Class Retreat

Emily Moersen, Madeline Owens, Isabelle Weston, Amanda Kimbrell, Grace Piasecki & Mallory Hobday

As part of the curriculum, the members of the Junior Class attended the 15th annual Junior Class Retreat at the Kanuga Conference Center in Hendersonville, North Carolina, February 24 – 26. Coordinated by Mrs. Laura Barr and Mr. Glen Rector, the retreat provided rising seniors with a “beyond the classroom walls” experience with a focus on loyalty, leadership and legacy.

The retreat included group activities, structured discussions, and opportunities for enjoying the facilities of the conference center located in the mountains of North Carolina. Activities included an obstacle course operated by the Mountain Trail Outdoor School, team-building exercises, and cooperation games.

Dr. Milt Lowder, a licensed counseling psychologist in Greenville who graduated from Wilson Hall in 1990, delivered the keynote speech with the topic of “Defining Success.” There were also presentations given by Mr. Fred Moulton, Headmaster, as well as from some of the dozen faculty members who attended the retreat.

Every member of the Class of 2020 had the opportunity to enjoy the significant benefits of a time set apart for community building and individual character development in a way that will not only benefit each student individually, but continue Wilson Hall’s strong tradition of effective preparation for college and beyond.

Norris Wins State Bee

 

Wilson Hall seventh grade student Maggie Norris won the S.C. Independent School Association State Spelling Bee for her grade level. She advanced to the state bee after finishing as a finalist in a regional bee hosted by Wilson Hall. There were 20 regional finalists from each grade, third through eighth, who participated in the state competition.

 

Dance Champions

Liza Ridgeway, Mary Catherine Matthews, Lucy McIver, Emily Moersen & Mallory Hobday

A team of dancers representing Wilson Hall in the S.C. Independent School Association State Dance Competition won two first-place trophies, winning the Best Small Group Overall Championship and the Best Small Group Tap Championship. Juniors Mallory Hobday, Mary Catherine Matthews, Emily Moersen and Liza Ridgeway and freshman Lucy McIver performed a tap routine to “Attention.” Held in the Nettles-Schwartz Auditorium at the University of South Carolina Sumter, the competition had over 80 groups and individuals participating.

Sporting Clays Champions

Samantha Richards, Ann Weathers Blankenship & Madisen Galiano

The sporting clays team won numerous trophies at the S.C. Department of Natural Resources State Tournament. The middle school girls’ team of Ann Weathers Blankenship, Madisen Galiano and Samantha Richards won the championship in both trap shooting and skeet shooting. The J.V. boys’ team of Brandon Davey, James Hiott and Sam Louis Tisdale placed second in skeet shooting, and the middle school boys team of Eddie Donnald, Dominic Marro and Bennett Wilson also placed second in skeet shooting. In the S.C. Independent School Association State Tournament, the middle school girls’ team placed second in trap shooting and fourth in skeet shooting. The team is coached by Mr. Brent Hiott.

 

Coulter Spotlight Artist of the Month

Sophomore William Coulter is the Spotlight Artist of the Month for February. He is a student in the Art I class taught by Ms. Mary Ann Reames. Each month a student is chosen for the honor and has his or her artwork displayed along with a brief profile of the student. William answered the following questions for his profile:
What is your favorite medium? Pencil, because I feel like they are the easiest to use.
What are your favorite subjects? History and math.
Who is your favorite artist? Leonardo da Vinci.
What is the one thing you like to do when you are not drawing or doing artwork? Watch football.