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.


STEAM Showcase

To celebrate the opening of the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math (STEAM) lab, the school hosted a STEAM showcase for parents on February. The STEAM lab, which opened on January 15, complements the three existing science labs. Although it is located in the lower school building, students of all grade levels may use the STEAM lab. Parents also had the opportunity to visit the new mechatronics lab and renovated lower school and upper school computer labs which opened in August.  During the showcase, students in grades 3-12 demonstrated a wide variety of STEAM skills such as working with electronic circuits, dissecting crawfish, and creating Google slides. Students also demonstrated microscope analysis, used computer assisted design for yearbook layouts, and exhibited VEX and LEGO robotics. In the various labs, parents were able to observe students conducting experiments regarding magnetism, buoyancy, mixture separation, and rockets.

New York City Art Appreciation Trip

Angelica Agno, Bridget Anderson & Autumn Gebler pose in front of Jackson Pollock’s Autumn Rhythm #30 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Mrs. Ashley Lareau and Ms. Mary Ann Reames, art teachers, escorted a group of students to New York City for an art appreciation trip January 30 – February 2. To learn more about artists, art history and different styles of art, the group visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Museum of Art & Design. The trip provided the opportunity for the students to experience the culture of New York City as they visited Chinatown and Times Square, and they attended a performance of the Broadway show Kinky Boots at the Al Hirschfeld Theater.

Segars Named WACH Scholar Athlete of the Year

Greg Conner, WACH-TV General Manager, Liza Segars, and Glen Rector, Athletic Director

Senior Liza Segars was recognized as the WACH-TV/Grow Financial Scholar Athlete of the Year during halftime of the varsity boys’ basketball in the Nash Student Center on January 29. In addition to a plaque, she was presented a scholarship check for $5,000 sponsored by Grow Financial.

Senior student athletes from public and private high schools in the five-county Midlands region are eligible for the award, and the judging criteria included academic achievement, athletic achievement, community activities, and creativity of a DVD submitted by the student. Liza was one of 22 Scholar Athletes of the Week who were eligible for the Athlete of the Year Award.

A starting point guard on the basketball team, Liza has been selected to play in the North/South All-Star game and has been named to the All-Region team. She is also a member of the track and field team. An honors student enrolled in six Advanced Placement classes this year alone, she has a 4.638 GPA. Liza has a long list of community service projects which includes a mission trip to Africa this past summer. A leader on campus, she serves as the Senior Class President, National Honor Society Vice President, and Beta Club Treasurer.