Senior Kayla Porter signed a National Letter of Intent to join the track & field team at the College of Charleston. A signing ceremony, held in the Nash Student Center, was attended by fellow students, faculty and family.
Junior Sarah McClun is the Spotlight Artist for the month of May. She is a student in the Honors Art III 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. Sarah answered the following questions for her profile: Who is your favorite artist? My favorite artist is Natalie Dark because she creates beautiful pieces with Prismacolor pencil. What is one thing you like to do when not creating art? When I am not creating art, I enjoy playing the piano. What are your plans after graduation? I am planning on majoring in English with a minor in art. What are some of the problems and solutions you came up with while creating this work? A problem that came up was hot show the textile of hair and fur. Ms. Reames guided me through the process until I learned how.
The members of the Class of 2019 wear t-shirts from the colleges they will attend in the fall; each of the 58 members of the class was admitted to a four-year college. Members of the class were accepted to 80 colleges and universities, and they will attend 25 different colleges in 13 states. Ninety-five percent of the students received a merit-based scholarship offer, and the class earned $4.1 million in scholarships.
In conjunction with their history and science studies, students in the seventh grade and their chaperons spent May 6-8 on an educational trip in Charleston County. The group spent both nights on the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant. The students enjoyed a flight simulator, a dock tour of retired naval vessels, and a virtual reality space mission, as well as an educational scavenger hunt aboard the ship. They also visited the historic Fort Sumter and Charles Towne Landing. The group spent a day on a boat tour with Barrier Island EcoTours and visited Capers Island where the students studied the ecology and enjoyed lunch on the beach. Ms. Emily Robinson, history teacher, and Mrs. Sheri Singleton, life science teacher, coordinated the trip.
Senior Kayla Porter received the High Point Award by Mr. Mike Fanning, S.C. Independent School Assoc. Athletic Director, in recognition of being the most successful female athlete competing in the SCISA AAA state track & field meet. Kayla won the 100 meter, 200 meter and 400 meter (breaking her own school record), and placed third in the long jump. In the AAA state meet, the girls placed second and the boys placed sixth.