Heathwood Happenings
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5th Grade Integrated Arts Project Honors Former Faculty Member
Earlier this month, the 5th Grade's Integrated Arts Project - "Table of Learning" - came to a heartfelt conclusion that connected current students and faculty to former faculty member JoAnn Brooks, who passed away last summer. Click here for details.
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Model UN students recognized for excellence at Appalachian State conference
Congratulations Victoria Grice, Aaron Harden, Jamie Mayson, Margo Mullins and Matthew Walsh on receiving awards of excellence at the recent Appalachian State Model United Nations conference. Click here for details.
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Upper School Students make impressive showing at SCJAS
42 Upper School students presented 38 projects at the South Caroina Junior Academy of Science (SCJAS) Annual Meeting at Trident Technical College earlier this month. Click here for more details.
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A'ja Wilson announces USC on ESPNU
The mystery ended April 16 at 3:30 p.m. when A'ja made her announcement on ESPNU live from the HH Athletics Center. She's going Garnet and Black! Click here for photos and details.
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Aspasia Amiridis honored by American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Aspasia Amiridis, a junior in the Upper School, received an award of excellence in addition to winning first place at the recent SC Junior Academy of Science meeting. Click here for details.
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Eighth graders take first place in SCISA Science Fair
On April 9, Catie Johnson and Lawson Leidinger won first place in the Team Projects Junior Division of the 2014 SCISA Science Fair. Click here for details.
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8th Graders feeling Bullish
8th graders Ned Adams, Jack Falvey, Tim McDowell and William McKelvey took on the stock market as part of a statewide competition sponsored by SC Economics…and WON! Click here for details.
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Laura Slocum Continues Leadership in American Chemistry Society
Upper School Chemistry teacher Laura Slocum was a symposium presenter at last month's American Chemical Society High School Program in Dallas. Click here for details.
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Plaid Peddler Spring Sale
Come shop and save April 1 - 30! Click here for details.
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Coach Willie Jeffries will speak at HH Sunday, April 6
Come hear legendary football coach Willie Jeffries talk about the winning balance of academics and athletics. HH parent and USC Football Offensive and Recruiting Coordinator Steve Spurrier, Jr. will introduce Coach Jeffries. Click here for more details.
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Girls Basketball Team State Champions
Our girls won the SCISA AAA State Basketball Championship with a 66 to 58 overtime win over Northwood Academy. Click here to see pictures from the game.
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Easter lily Sale
The sophomore class is selling Easter Lilies March 1 - March 31. Click here for details and an order form.
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Eighth Grade combines art and science during Integrated Arts Project
Integrated Arts Projects are created yearly with each grade level as an intensive study of art and a topic from the students' core curriculum. Click here to learn about the Eighth Grade's exploration of art and science.
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Inclement Weather Policy.
Heathwood Hall Inclement Weather Policy Click here for our updated inclement weather policy.
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Upper School Students Celebrate MLK in Service
Twelve US students volunteered with the Hope Worldwide Saturday Academy Jan. 18 at the Hyatt Park Recreational Center. Ten other US students volunteered with the Environmental Club to build a shelter for Heathwood's Earth Tub. Click here for details and photos.
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30th Annual Auction!
The Journey Begins, Where the Long Road Ends! Click here to find out more about the 30th Annual Auction!
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Sharing and Serving – Holiday Photo Highlights
Heathwood students, faculty and staff have been busy gathering gifts and money for those in need, and sharing their talents to entertain others. Click here for a photo review of our work in the greater community.
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Early Childhood Students Create a Handmade Creche
A new tradition began two years ago in our Early Childhood Learning Center. Each students leaves the ECLC with a precious creche scene made out of clay. Under the artistic direction of Kelley Cooper, ECLC and LS art teacher, the children form these pieces out of clay, and they are fired and glazed. Click here for photos and details.
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Students featured in Champions of the Environment Television Spot
Upper School students will appear in the new DHEC spot starting the second week in January. Congratulations to the SEED participants for earning this honor! Click here to view the spot.
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Merry Moms enjoy a Festive Morning
The moms of Early Childhood Threes and Fours gathered this week for a morning of singing, creating ornaments, and eating snack together. Click here to see photos.
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Congratulations to our 2013 SCISA Photography and Art award winners
Landon Hardy, 11th grade, won 2nd Place for Division 3 the South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA) Photography Show. Jack Falvey, 8th grade, won 3rd place in the SCISA Art Show for Division 5 . Mary Catherine Wilcox, 12th Grade, earned Honorable Mention in the Division 7 Art Show. Please click here to see photographs
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6th Grade Robotics Club wins Golden Ticket to State Competition!
Our 6th grade Heathwood Robotics Club, in their very first year of competition, placed in the top four at the First Lego League (FLL) Robotics Columbia Qualifier. Placing in the top four out of 19 teams, our club won a "Golden Ticket" to compete at the state level in February 2014. Read more...
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Bye Bye Birdie!
US and IMS students musical was a fantastic production of the classic musical, Bye Bye Birdie. The student acting, singing, and dancing were a delight for the audience. Congratulations to the US and IMS actors and their director, E.G. Engle, and their musical director, Janis Corley. Click here to see pictures from the show.
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Three artists from China visit the I/MS
Earlier this month, three artists from Guilin, China visited the I/MS and did a demonstration of Chinese calligraphy and its evolution. The artists were in Columbia as part of the Confucius institute at the University of South Carolina. Click here for more information and to see photos.
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Girls' Cross Country Team wins Region Championship
Congratulations to the Girls Cross Country on their third consecutive win at the SCISA AAA Region One Championship! Click here for details.
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Homecoming 2013
Friday's Homecoming celebration was a day filled with fun for our whole community. From the annual Homecoming parade and pep rally, to the family picnic with live music and games, to the football game, a great time was had by all of our community. Click to read more and see pictures from the day ...
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Annual Day At The Pond
On a spectacular fall morning the Nursery and Preschool students enjoyed their annual Day at the Pond with their dads, grandfathers, and other special family members. Our beautiful campus made for the perfect setting for this family event. Read more...
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Three Seniors honored by National Merit Scholarship Corporation
Congratulations to Norrie Beach, Miriam Harrell and Alexis McCullough for their recent recognition; click here to read more.
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Girls' Cross Country Team Claims 3rd Consecutive Coaches Classic!
Competing last month against 50 schools from throughout SC, the Lady Highlanders finished first in the Coaches Classic Championship Division with an impressive 98 points. Click here to read more.
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Award-winning author Clare Vanderpool visits the I/MS
Clare Vanderpool talked with all I/MS students September 10 and lead a writing workshop for selected students from each grade. Vanderpool received the prestigious Newbery Award in 2011 from her novel Moon Over Manifest. Click here to see photographs from her visit.
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Fitzgerald scholar visits Heathwood Hall
Dr. James L.W. West, III -- author, scholar and consultant on the 2013 Great Gatsby film directed by Baz Luhrmann -- recently visited campus and spoke to students, faculty, parents and members of the community. Click here for photos and more information.
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Community Gathers for Fall 2013 Convocation
Students, faculty, staff, and trustees and Columbia-area Episcopal clergy processed together to a service of Holy Eucharist in the Athletics Center on September 5. A bagpiper led the way playing traditional hymns and anthems. Click here to read more…
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Girls' Cross Country Team Wins Skyhawk Invitational
Congratulations Lady Highlanders on a winning start to your season Aug. 28. Out of 219 runners from 20 schools, six of our girls placed in the top 12. Click to read scoring details…
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EG Engle in Trustus Theatre's Collected Stories
Congratulations to IMS and Upper School drama teacher EG Engle on her stellar performance in Collected Stories at Trustus Theatre Aug. 15 - 18. Engle played Lisa Morrison, New York grad student and would-be writer. Check out the review of Collected Stories:
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New Geography Garden Enhances Outdoor Learning Opportunities
The S.E.ED. group and students have given the campus another outdoor learning space by planting a new geography garden. This addition is the latest project of the S.E.ED. group's work to combine student learning with environmental efforts on campus. Read more...
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4th Grade Performs The Wizard of Oz
The fourth grade put on a fantastic performance of the children's classic The Wizard of Oz. The performance incorporated all members of the 4th grade and was pulled together with excellent direction from Lower School Music Teacher Barbara Bryan. Click here for more details, pictures, and a video...
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Lady Highlanders Capture 2012 SCISA AAA Championship
The Girls Cross Country Team finished their best season ever with a huge victory in the SCISA AAA State Cross Country Meet. Five Highlanders finished in the top 15 runners to win the state title. Senior Brooke Grice and sophomore Sydney Ellen finished second and third respectively. Read more...
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We Must Teach Civic Engagement To Our Children
Head of School Dr. Michael Heath shares his view on the importance of teaching civic engagement in our schools. He discusses empowering students to invest as citizens in their local, national and global communities. Read more about Click here to read the editorial from Sunday’s newspaper.
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Girls and Boys Cross Country Win Regional Titles
Congratulations to the Girls and Boys Cross Country teams and their coaches for winning their region championships. The boys team won their third consecutive region title and the girls team won their second consecutive region title. Read more about the girls’ victory and the boys victory.
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Helping our Children Build Positive Peer Relationships
Join us October 23rd for the Hudson Speaker Series presentation by Kaye Randall. Ms. Randall will speak about how to help young people thrive in their relationships with others. Click for more details and registration info ... bring a friend logo
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Visiting Artist Claude Buckley Works With 5th Grade
Internationally known artist, Claude Buckley, worked with our 5th grade classes on their Integrated Arts project. The students learned about working with murals and paint techniques as they connected their art to the work in their history classes. Read more...
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SEED Program Receives $5000 Grant
The S.E.ED. program received a $5000 grant from PalmettoPride. The grant provides funding for three current S.E.ED. projects: environmental education, recycling initiatives, and our developing Carolina Bay Ecosystem. These projects connect students' learning in the classroom to personal experience. Read more...
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Annual Day At The Pond
On a spectacular fall morning the Nursery and Preschool students enjoyed their annual Day at the Pond with their dads, grandfathers, and other special family members. Our beautiful campus made for the perfect setting for this family event. Read more...
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Two Graduates Nominated for Outstanding Senior at Vanderbilt
Two members of the Class of 2009, Skylar Hutto and Pierce Jones, were nominated for "The Outstanding Senior" award at Vanderbilt University. Just forty of over 1600 Seniors received this nomination. Read more...
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7th Grade Trip to Camp Arrowhead
Last week the 7th grade class embarked on a three-day adventure to Camp Arrowhead where they challenged themselves with outdoor activities and learning experiments while enjoying the fun and camaraderie of a class trip. They worked hard and played hard and the weather cooperated for a fantastic experience. Read more...
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Lower School STEM Night
More than two hundred students, parents, and grandparents enjoyed the Lower School Curriculum night. The evening was an opportunity for families to experience the types of hands-on, problem-based learning that the Lower School science lab promotes within the Lower School science/math curriculum. Read more...
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2013 Mardi Gras Auction Set For February 9th. You Can Help Now.
Mark your calendars for the 29th Annual Heathwood Auction. Mardi Gras planning is well underway and we need your help now. We are accepting donations, catalog advertisements, ans sponsorships. Click to learn more about the auction and how you can help...
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Visiting Musician and 3rd Grade Create an Orignal Song
Singer/Songwriter Steve Seskin worked with the third grade classes to write an original song, Say Something Nice. The students went through the creative process of turning their ideas into a beautiful song while Steve shared his message of kindness and respect. Read more and watch the videos...
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Science Instructor and Lab Support Lower School
Heathwood Hall Episcopal School’s ongoing effort to enhance its academic program received a boost last year (2011-2012) with the addition of a Lower School science lab and lab instructor. Students are given many interesting and engaging projects as a result of this effort. Read more...
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Fall S.E.ED. Newsletter & Plant Sale
Check out the latest S.E.ED. newsletter. This issue has news about our environmental education efforts as well as information on our many environmental initiatives. Don't forget to support the work of the S.E.ED. group at our annual Fall Plant Sale.
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Cum Laude Society Induction
Five seniors were inducted into the Cum Laude Society on Monday evening. The Cum Laude Society, the high school equivalent of the Phi Beta Kappa program in higher education, promotes excellence (Areté), justice (Diké) and honor (Timé). Each of these students has distinguished himself or herself by excellence. Read more ...
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Photography Class Creates Camera Obscuras
The Upper School Photography class has created two camera obscuras using the Upper School art classroom to explore the mechanics of photography. You can stop by on campus and experience the constructions for yourself. Click here to learn more ...
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Homecoming 2012
Friday's Homecoming celebration was a day filled with fun for our whole community. From the annual Homecoming parade and pep rally, to the family picnic with live music and games, to the football game, a great time was had by all of our community. Click to read more and see pictures from the day ...
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Support the Fall Plant Sale
The Fall Plant Sale will be Saturday and Sunday, September 28th and 29th. This year's sale features plants grown on site by our students. Prices starting at $4. Proceeds go to supporting the SEED Team and to campus sustainability projects. Click for more details ...
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Team USA Olympic Basketball Head Coach on Campus
Geno Auriemma, Head Coach of the 2012 US Women's Olympic Basketball Team and the UConn Lady Huskies, joined a collection of collegiate coaches on hand to see Highlander basketball student-athletes work out. Read more ...
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Harvest Hope Food Drive Begins
Our annual food drive is underway and runs through Friday, September 28th. This is a great opportunity to make a difference in our community by supporting the work of Harvest Hope. Please consider supporting this effort. To learn more about how you can help ...
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Highlander Classic Full of Fellowship
Sixty golfers participated in the fourth annual Highlander Classic. The alumni and friends of Heathwood Hall enjoyed a beautiful fall afternoon, time with old friends, and some spirited competition. The day was a pleasure for all who participated and a great way to support Heathwood Hall. Read more ...
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S.E.ED. Program Highlighted In The State Newspaper
The State newspaper details the ongoing work of the S.E.ED. (School Environmental Education) program as it serves to enhance our science education curriculum, beautify our campus, and sustain our land. Students, faculty, and parents are all involved in their ongoing efforts. Read more ...
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Storyteller Donna Washington Visits Heathwood Hall
The Heathwood Hall library hosted nationally known and award winning storyteller Donna Washington as part of the Visiting Author program. Students in the Lower School and Intermediate/Middle School were wowed by Ms. Washington's stories and her dynamic storytelling. Read more ...
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Class of '12 & '13 Excel in AP Exams
Congratulations to the 30 Heathwood Hall students named AP Scholars by the CollegeBoard. Advanced Placement courses offer a challenging curriculum and the opportunity to receive college credit. Students earned this honor with repeated success across multiple AP Exams. Read more ...
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Girl's Cross Country Wins Coaches' Classic
The Lady Highlanders Cross Country team beat 49 schools to win the largest cross country meet in South Carolina. Led by Brook Grice and Sydney Ellen, Heathwood Hall captured its second consecutive Coaches’ Classic. Read more ...
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Five Students Particpated In Palmetto Girls and Boys State
Kenzie Gamache, Brooke Grice, Elise McKelvey, Shelton Blue and Robert Summers represented Heathwood Hall at Palmetto Girls and Boys State, these programs are week-long experiences focusing on developing leadership and citizenship among rising high school seniors. Read more ...
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Convocation and Installation of New Headmaster
The Heathwood Hall community celebrated the beginning of the school year with its annual Convocation service. This year's service included the Installation of our new Head of School, Dr. Michael Heath. Read more ...
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Girl's Cross Country Wins Skyhawk Invitational
The Heathwood Hall girls’ cross country team got their season off to a great start with a 1st Place finish in Hammond's Skyhawk Invitational. The girls effort was best among the 15 teams competing in the meet. Read more ...
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Meyer Technology Initiative Continues to Inspire
In the spring of 2011, Heathwood Hall alumnus Austin Meyer made a generous commitment to form the Meyer Technology Initiative. This multi-year donation has built a dynamic computer science program at Heathwood Hall. Read more ...
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8th Grade Whitewater Rafting Trip
The 8th grade traveled to the National Whitewater Center for an outdoor education rafting adventure. The trip allows the class to integrate new members with old ones, build a sense of community, and strengthen individual and collective confidence through a fun and challenging experience. Read more ...
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College Application Boot Camp
College Counselor Mr. Michael Goodwin helped seniors at Heathwood Hall begin the year with an exercise to get the college application process started with vigor. The Application Boot Camp covers all the components needed for success during the college admissions process Read more ...
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Alum Surprises Mother With Return From Afghanistan
Trey Murphy, Class of 2004, surprised his mother during the third inning of a Greenville Drive Baseball game. Returning from a tour in Afghanistan where he is crew chief for F-16 fighter jets, Trey came out of the Greenville dugout to the shock and surprise of his mother. Read more and watch the video…
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2012-2013 School Year Begins
The beginning of a new school year brings a tremendous excitement throughout our community. The sense of community and commitment from everyone could be seen and felt walking around campus today. Click to read more and see photos from opening day...
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iPad Pilot Program Begins
The 7th grade begins an ambitious journey as they participate in a pilot program for one-to-one computing at Heathwood Hall. The iPad Pilot Program will see significant changes to the way teachers instruct and students learn. Read more...
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Back-to-School 2012
Summer is almost over and we are excited to see everyone back at Heathwood Hall. Please click here to read a welcome message from new Head of School, Dr. Michael Heath, and to find all of your Back-to-School information in the 2012 Back-to-School Highlander.
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The Passing of the Keys
Departing Interim Head of School Michael Eanes, along with faculty and staff, welcomed to the community our new Head of School, Dr. Michael Heath, offering him welcome presents and passing the keys to the school symbolizing his new role as Head of School. Read more...
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Heathwood Hall Honors Two Devanny Award Winners
Two members of the Heathwood Hall family were given the Earl H. Devanny Memorial Award for their leadership and commitment to Heathwood Hall over many years. This year's recipients are Leighton Lord and James Gasque. Read more
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Class of 2012 Serves Rural Mission
For the 25th consecutive year, Heathwood Hall’s graduating class traveled to the Rural Mission on Johns Island in order to help improve the living conditions of some of the area’s less-fortunate residents. Read more
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Class of 2012 Celebrates Commencement
On Friday June 1st, Heathwood Hall Episcopal School celebrated the Commencement of the Class of 2012 at Trinity Cathedral in downtown Columbia. Provost and Upper School Head, Dr. Anne Weston shared the history of the graduating class of 53 students... Read more
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