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Posted on Monday, February 27, 2017
We all know a lot about the Founding Fathers. But what about the women who helped shape our nation’s early history? Renowned journalist and author Cokie Roberts visited Heathwood on February 24 to share their stories with our 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade students. Roberts’ new children’s book, Ladies of Liberty, which is based on her bestselling book for adults by the same name, tells the stories of notable women who impacted America in countless ways, through their writing, their political... Read More
Posted on Monday, February 27, 2017
Heathwood’s Upper School Mock Trial Team notched a stellar performance in regional competition on February 25, clinching a berth in the state competition by winning the Sumter Region, and sweeping the Best Attorney and Best Witness awards in every round. Team members Marra Edwards and Emma Shealy both were named Judges’ Choice for Best Attorney and Alyce Petit and Wallace Stuckey were honored as Judges’ Choice for Best Witness. Marra, Alyce, and Lexie Colwell also received Peers’ Choice Best... Read More
Posted by Highlander Basketball Updates - February 16 on Thursday, February 16, 2017
Congratulations to the Boys & Girls Varsity Basketball teams on making the SCISA AAA State Tournament! The Varsity Girls have earned the #6 seed and will travel to Wilson Hall to face the Barons in the first round, with tipoff at 8PM!  Admission for the tournament is $8 for adults, $5 for students. Leading the Lady Highlanders into postseason play will be senior Rachael Whittaker, who was named today to the All-Region team! The Varsity Boys finished the regular season as Co-Region I... Read More
Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2017
Our first graders enjoyed learning about famous people on February 16 during our annual Biography Day!   Each student in first grade chose a famous person to research and study over the last 3 weeks.  Then they wrote speeches about their person to share with their classmates and presented them--in costume!   We had so much fun learning about so many different people such as Alexander Graham Bell, Bill Gates, Sally Ride, Florence Nightingale, Jane Goodall, George W. Bush, George... Read More
Posted by Andrew Richardson on Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Achieving 100 career wins in wrestling is a challenging and elusive goal. Heathwood's Reagan Olsen, '19, just pulled it off as a sophomore--and won the SCISA state championship in his weight class at the same time. Wrestling is just one of three sports in which Reagan's making an impact for the Highlanders. He's also a standout in football and baseball and has been a mentor for younger players on all three teams. Here he talks with Heathwood Sports Information Director Andrew Richardson... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Upper School Head George Scouten has spent some 16 years in Heathwood's Upper School, serving as an English teacher, Department Chair, Dean of Students, Director of International Studies, and Academic Dean before being named Upper School Head in 2015. His teaching career has been distinguished, marked by prestigious awards such as a Fulbright Award and a National Endowment for the Humanities teacher grant and by recognition as SCISA Upper School Teacher of the Year. So students and parents... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Heathwood’s Youth in Government Trial Team was thrilled to finish first in the State last November and win a berth in this summer’s National Judicial Competition. But they were even more excited when they learned they achieved an extremely rare perfect score . The SC State Bar Association can not recall any other team getting a perfect score.   “If we were a football team, this would be as if we scored every time we touched the ball and never allowed the other team to score at all.” “I... Read More
Posted by Willis Ware on Tuesday, February 14, 2017
We at Heathwood are deeply grateful to the many parents and friends who share their time and talents with us so generously as volunteers and whose work has a significant impact on the school. Starting this month, we're inviting members of our faculty and staff to shine a spotlight on volunteers for whom they are particularly thankful. Our first submission comes from Heathwood Director of Community Relations Willis Ware, thanking parent Colleen Nassab for her hard work helping to make this year... Read More
Posted by Stan Wood, PEAK Director on Tuesday, February 14, 2017
If your hiking partner broke her arm or sprained her ankle while the two of you were deep in the middle of the woods, would you know what to do? Heathwood students and other members of the Midlands community recently had a chance to find out. The PEAK Program for Leadership, Education and Adventure at Heathwood Hall hosted a Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course on campus January 28-29. Twenty-four individuals completed the 2-day course, including seven Heathwood students. Wilderness first... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, February 8, 2017
When he was hired as Heathwood Boys Soccer Coach six years ago, Andrew Richardson was the youngest head coach in the state. At 21 years old, he had not, in fact, even graduated from college. But he quickly proved that age and experience aren’t the only markers of coaching success. Within five years, he took an overachieving 2015-16 Highlander squad to the state championship and was named 2016 state coach of the year. Richardson’s quick rise through the coaching ranks doesn’t surprise his... Read More