Dance Team Wins State Competition

Sarah Emily Durham, Liza Ridgeway, Mary Catherine Matthews, Emily Moersen, Mallory Hobday, Sam Fisher & Lucy McIver

The Dance Competition Team won three first place trophies in the S.C. Independent School Association State Dance Competition held at the University of South Carolina Sumter. In the high school division, the team won best small group overall, best small group contemporary, and best small group tap. Members of the team are Sarah Emily Durham, Sam Fisher, Mallory Hobday, Mary Catherine Matthews, Lucy McIver, Emily Moersen and Liza Ridgeway. Mrs. Jennifer Reimer is the team adviser.

Students Win State Art Competition


Hayley Champion, Catharine Busch, Grace McArthur, Carlie Fort & Coker Cutler

Winning 15 ribbons, including five blue ribbons for first place, Wilson Hall students were well-recognized in the S.C. Independent School Assoc. State Art Show. The show was held in The Darla Moore Foundation’s R.O.B. Center in Lake City. Over 500 pieces of artwork from students who attend SCISA schools across the state were displayed for the art show and reception.

The following students won first place ribbons in their respective divisions: Catharine Busch – open media, Hayley Champion – sculpture, Coker Cutler – photography, Carlie Fort – pottery, and Grace McArthur – painting. Winning second place ribbons were Maddie Crawshaw – sculpture and EmmaLee Peyton – pottery.

The following students received honorable mention ribbons for their work: Anna Kate Coker – drawing, Frances Mac Elmore – open media 2D, Autumn Gebler – sculpture, Emily Gray – pottery, Wade Payne – pottery, Kate Thigpen – pottery, Michael Thorne – open media 3D, and Isabelle Weston – open media. Mrs. Ashley Lareau, Mrs. Cynthia McGrady and Mrs. Tara Schumacher are the art teachers.

Hobday Artist of the Month

Senior Mallory Hobday is the Spotlight Artist for the month of February. She is a student in the Advanced Placement 3D Design (Sculpture) class taught by Mrs. Tara Schumacher. Each month a student is chosen for the honor and has his or her artwork displayed along with a brief profile of the student.


Wilson Hall is hosting a community open house for the parents of prospective students in three-year-old preschool through twelfth grade on Sunday, February 23 from 2:00-3:30 PM. The public is invited to learn more about Wilson Hall and its academic, athletic and extracurricular programs from faculty members, current students, and current parents.

English Faculty Receives State Recognition


Ms. Liz Affronti, Mrs. Molly McDuffie & Mrs. Stacey Reaves

Ms. Liz Affronti, Mrs. Molly McDuffie and Mrs. Stacey Reaves, members of the English Department, earned state-level recognition at the S.C. Council of Teachers of English annual conference in Myrtle Beach. Ms. Affronti received the Leadership Development Award which recognizes outstanding new members of the organization. She teaches Advanced Placement English Language, English II, and Senior Writing. Mrs. McDuffie received the Outstanding Service Award recognizing classroom teachers who provide outstanding service to their profession. The English Department Chair, she teaches English II Honors and Seventh Grade Literature. Mrs. Reaves, Upper School Head, received the Outstanding Administrator Award which recognizes administrators who provide outstanding encouragement in support of English Language Arts programs in the school. She teaches Advanced Placement English Literature. Nine of the school’s English teachers attended the conference which had the theme of “Reading the Past; Writing the Future.”