Seniors in the Acts of Kindness (AOK) Club arrived at campus in the predawn hours to inflate balloons for their latest promotion of kindness. Upon arriving at school, 9th-12th graders grabbed a balloon on their way to homeroom. After the morning devotion and recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, each student popped his or her balloon to find a small piece of paper with instructions for an act of kindness to be completed throughout the week. Each faculty member in 6th-12th also had a balloon. The simple acts include saying good morning to 10 people, holding the door, eating lunch with someone different, or complimenting five people. The AOK Club was founded by members of the Senior Class and is a completely student-run organization.
Packing 3,600 bags of food, 29 members of the Senior Class volunteered to work a two-hour shift for a Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) MobilePack Event hosted by Christ Community Church. FMSC is a Christian, non-profit organization that feeds hungry children in 70 countries throughout the world by providing meals consisting of a protein, vegetables, vitamins, and rice all in one meal pack. The volunteer effort was sponsored by the Key Club, led by President Davis Lee ‘24 and Mrs. Stacey Reaves, advisor.
The High School Quiz Bowl team, advised by Mrs. Sheri Singleton, won the SCISA Region Championship and advanced to the state semifinals: Victoria Singleton, Rhayne Owens, Logan Pauly, Josh Roodman, Austin McLaurin, Mary Parish Williams, Jennings Frerichs, Jane MacAdams, Shawn Michael Matthews & Frances Mac Elmore.
The Middle School Quiz Bowl team, advised by Mrs. Ashley Morris, won the SCISA Region Championship: Noah Corrigan, Caitlin Jenkins, Sophia Levi, Cooper Melton, Kira Stelle & Ethan Wilson.
Members of the Key Club spent a Saturday morning volunteering to paint a playhouse which will be raffled to raise funds for Camp Stars, a program at Camp Cole specifically for military children who have disabilities. Located in Eastover, Camp Cole serves campers with illnesses, disabilities, and life challenges. Davis Lee is the president of the Key Club, which is sponsored by Kiwanis International, Wilson Hall’s student-led service organization for high school students. Mrs. Stacey Reaves is the club advisor.
Approximately 25 members of the Key Club volunteered the morning of September 30 at the Walk for Babies event, which raised over $13,000, held at Dillon Park. The students worked two, four-hour shifts and assisted with both the set-up and clean-up of the event. The volunteer-led walk was sponsored by the March of Dimes, an organization that advocates for the health of babies and their mothers. Wilson Hall’s chapter of the Key Club, an international service club for high school students sponsored by Kiwanis International, is led by Pres. Davis Lee and is advised by Mrs. Stacey Reaves.
Students, faculty and parents gathered around the flagpole for the annual See You at the Pole, a global day of student prayer on September 27. The event began in 1990 as a grassroots movement with ten students praying at their school, and over three decades later, millions pray on their campuses on the fourth Wednesday in September. See You at the Pole is simply a prayer rally where students meet at the flagpole before school to lift up their friends, families, teachers, school, and nation to God. Wilson Hall’s event is sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, advised by Mrs. Molly Matthews, and First Priority Christian Club, sponsored by Ms. Heather Eldridge.
For the first Fellowship of Christian Athletes meeting of the year, students gather in the gym during lunch to hear the guest speaker, Mr. B.J. Riley, the student pastor at Christ Community Church. Advised by Mrs. Molly Matthews, the club meets twice a month for prayer, testimony and fellowship while having lunch. The organization is open to all students in grades 9-12.
Mrs. Rachel Brown, an art teacher, is the guest speaker for the year’s first meeting of First Priority Club, a Christian outreach club for middle school students. The club, advised by Ms. Heather Eldridge, meets at 7:30 AM every-other Wednesday (on days when there is no chapel) for fellowship, prayer, and testimony from guest speakers.