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Awards & Recognition

Battle of the Books Wins State

The Middle School Battle of the Books team won the S.C. Independent School State Championship. Advised by Mrs. Susie Herlong and Mrs. Molly McDuffie, the following students are members of the team: David Texas Ardis, Abel Ayres, Casey Belinski, Lottie Bynum, Thomas Creech, Carsen Fannon, A.J. Gronau, Carter Gronau, Sara Helen Simmons & Maxwell Smith. America’s Battle of the Books is a reading incentive program for students in grades 3-12. Students read books and come together to demonstrate their reading comprehension abilities and to test their knowledge of the books they have read. The teams are given a list of 20 books to read prior to the competition, and then they are asked specific questions about the books to earn points.

Middle School Quiz Bowl Wins Region

The Middle School Quiz Bowl won the S.C. Independent School Assoc. Region Championship and will advance to the state competition. The team accumulated more points in a single round than any other high school or middle school team. David Texas Ardis and Jane McAdams served as the team co-captains, and the following students were also members of the team: Abby Bradley, Lottie Bynum, Anna Kate Coker, Frances Mac Elmore, AJ Groneau, Carter Groneau, Molly Jones, Gavin Lamb and Sara Helen Simmons. Mrs. Susan Barfield and Mrs. Sheri Singleton are the advisors.

High School Quiz Bowl Wins Region

(clockwise from top left) McAdams,
Muszynski, Mathes, Jolicoeur, Bullard,
Shin & Boonaneksap.

The High School Quiz Bowl Team, advised by Mr. Tom O’Hare won the S.C. Independent School Association Region Quiz Bowl and advanced to the state semifinals. The following are members of the team: Amp Boonaneksap, Chanson Bullard, Warren Jolicoeur, Gavyn Mathes, Douglas McAdams, Colton Muszynski and Ga-In Shin.

Extra-Curricular Success

The school has earned 241 individual or team state titles through interscholastic competitions, including the recent championships for the Battle of the Books Team, Competition Dance Team, and Debate Team for the 2019-2020 school year.