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Events & Extracurricular Programs

Wilson Hall students often say that a big part of their educational experience takes place outside the classroom, and there is a good bit of truth in that statement. Our students learn to enjoy a healthy balance between work and play, and Wilson Hall provides the opportunity for students to enjoy themselves with their friends and faculty through an extraordinary array of student activities. It is easy to see why students who enjoy coming to school do so much better academically.

From pep rallies like the Dodge Ball Tournament and The Baron Games to events such as the Homecoming Parade and Prom, students have a wide variety of activities to keep them busy. School-wide events such as the Fall Festival encourage the participation of not only students, but also the participation of parents. Art shows, theater productions and music programs for students of all ages not only entertain, but help create well-rounded young people.

Because of the small size of the student body, students are able to become active in various organizations. No matter how diverse a student’s interests and talents are, each person can usually find a group of students and faculty to share them. The Instrumental Ensemble, Lego Club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes are just a few of the 50 clubs and organizations Wilson Hall offers.

Through these activities, students learn not only to respect, motivate, and lead their fellow Barons, but they also discover their own abilities and test their own values. 

Ships & Sailors Pep Rally

The Ships & Sailors pep rally, sponsored by the varsity cheerleading squad, was held in the Nash Student Center on October 15. Ten students from each grade in 9th-12th competed in the event which involved a series of ten commands with different groupings of people, with people being eliminated each time until only two remained. 

Homecoming

Lucy Matthews was crowned the 50th Homecoming Queen during half-time of the varsity football game on Spencer Field on October 8. The Senior Class nominated seven girls from the class to be on the Homecoming Court and students in grades 9-12 voted for the queen. In addition to Lucy, the following seniors were elected to the court: Ansleigh Epps, Natalie Ford, Mary Jones, Anna Lee, Ellie Spencer and Halle Stone. Madi DesChamps ‘21, the 2020 Homecoming Queen, returned from Clemson University to assist Mr. Fred Moulton, Headmaster, with the crowning of the new queen. Sarah Burns Brown & Grace Locklear were the flower girls, and Davis Williams was the crown bearer for the ceremony. 

A variety of activities took place to celebrate Homecoming. Spirit Week found students and faculty members dressing up to the following themes: generations, tacky tourists, cowboys vs. aliens, time travel, and athletic jerseys. 

Students arrived on campus the morning of October 8 to find the entire high school building decorated by the varsity cheerleading squad to the theme of “Baron Music Festival.” With the music theme, the inside of the building had intricately painted banners and decorations that covered the floor, walls and ceiling. Students of all ages enjoyed the festive atmosphere throughout the day. Ivey Edwards is the captain and Anna Hays Shuler co-captain of the squad. 

Pyramid Pep Rally

As a Homecoming pep rally, the Student Council sponsored the Pyramid Competition which the senior boys and the senior girls won. For the pep rally, teams of 10 boys and 10 girls in grades 9-12 competed to see which class could build a human pyramid the fastest.

Spirit Week

Faculty members dress as tacky tourists
for Spirit Week. 

A variety of activities took place to celebrate Homecoming. Spirit Week found students and faculty members dressing up to the following themes: generations, tacky tourists, cowboys vs. aliens, time travel, and athletic jerseys.

Kindergarten Dad's Donuts

Maj. Phillip Amrine with his son,
George.

The annual Dad’s Donuts was held in front of the Nash Student Center on September 30. Students recited poems, enjoyed donuts and fruit, and presented their dads with special hand-made gifts.

Mini-Cheerleading

Kate Rivers & Serena Jordan

The annual week-long mini-cheerleading clinic, sponsored by the varsity cheerleading squad, culminated with a performance on Spencer Field during halftime of the varsity football game on September 24. Approximately 119 girls in preschool through sixth grade participated in the clinic, which was held after school, when they were taught a dance, chants and cheers by the varsity cheerleaders.

See You at the Pole

Students, faculty and parents met at 7:15 on the morning of September 22 to pray during the annual See You at the Pole event. Held on 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 event is sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and First Priority Christian Club.

The Baron Games

The 20th Baron Games, a pep rally for students in grades 6-12, was held September 17 in the Nash Student Center. Students, wearing special class t-shirts, competed in four events ranging from the football hike to the Baron Drag. The Student Council organized the pep rally.  

Field Day

The Wilson Hall Field Day was held on Spencer Field on May 24. Students in grades 1-5, wearing class t-shirts, participated in over a dozen activities such as the sack race and the tug-of-war. To cool off, students ran through the sprinklers and enjoyed Pelican’s Snoballs. Sponsored by the PTO, the event was coordinated by Mrs. Kristen Sill who was assisted by Mrs. Hanna Rivers.

Senior Awards Program

Becca Cromer, Kate Thigpen, Gracyn Coker & Andi Grae Wingate

To recognize the many achievements of the Class of '21, the Senior Awards Program was held in the Nash Student Center followed by a lunch hosted by parents off-campus. At the program, department chairs presented books on behalf of teachers with a personal inscription to the student who earned the highest average in his or her class. Special named awards and the salutatorian and valedictorian medals were presented, and honor graduates were also recognized. Speaking on behalf of her classmates, Class President Madi DesChamps delivered the Senior Address. Also speaking were Ga-In Shin, Star Student, and Mrs. Micki Harritt, Star Teacher. 

 

Senior Last Day Luncheon

William Coulter with his parents, Billy & Missy Coulter

The school celebrated the last day of classes of the seniors with the Last Day Luncheon. Held in the Nash Student Center, the program featured a keynote speech by Mr. Chuck McCord, a science teacher, who was selected by the class. Seniors and their parents enjoyed a box lunch catered by Southern Pride Barbeque followed by plenty of photo opportunities. At the end of the school day, the senior officer offered parting words to the underclassmen over the loudspeaker before joining in the hall to sing the Alma Mater.

Class Challenge

The 23rd Class Challenge, a field day for high school students, was held on Spencer Field on April 30. Madi DesChamps ‘21, Senior Class President, and Mrs. Cheryl Landstrom coordinated the event on behalf of the Student Council. Wearing t-shirts unique to each class, students competed in nine events ranging from traditional activities such as the three-legged race and water balloon toss to the bouncy ball hop and wet sponge relay. The events culminated in the always competitive tug-of-war, followed by students gathering to sing the Alma Mater. The Class of ‘24 was the overall winner.

Prom

The Wilson Hall Prom was the evening of April 23 on Spencer Field. Held under a large marquee tent, the prom allowed students to dance and socialize while enjoying the fresh air and perfect weather. Hydrangeas, ferns, greenery and candles decorated the area, and thousands of white lights were hung throughout the oak trees and tent. Parents hosted a Junior Prom Dinner and a Senior Prom Dinner at two homes, and all students gathered for the Post-Prom Breakfast, also hosted by parents.