Recent News Articles

Recent News Articles

Posted on Friday, December 3, 2021
The Edible Forest next to Heathwood's Middle School will soon become more biodiverse thanks to a grant secured by Early Childhood/Lower School Science Teacher Dr. Jamie Browder. The grant of $500 from the Richland County Soil and Water Conservation District will allow the school to add more native fruit trees to the forest, which has been cultivated by several generations of students.  Student researchers will also create signs to help visitors identify existing trees, and will add compost... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, December 1, 2021
The 2021 Middle School Turkey Trot was a resounding success, raising $15,200 and collecting 153 turkeys for Harvest Hope Food Bank. A longstanding Heathwood tradition, the Turkey Trot brings the entire Middle School community together to walk, run, or dance around the Heathwood track on the morning of the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. Students collect donations of money and turkeys from family and friends to support Harvest Hope at what is always a time of particularly critical need. The... Read More
Posted on Friday, November 19, 2021
Heathwood Hall seniors Clare Baker, Addie-Grace Cook, Jimmy Ruskell, and Elizabeth Thompson, and Heathwood junior Liam Quan have all been named finalists in the University of South Carolina Honors College's 2021 South Carolina High School Writing Contest. They are among 22 students statewide whose work will be showcased on the Honors College website. The contest invites students to weigh in on the topic, "How should we improve the state of South Carolina?" Entries are are judged for... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, November 17, 2021
  The 45 Heathwood students who participated in the 2021 South Carolina Youth in Government Conference November 15-17 not only gained hands-on experience in the legislative and legal processes but also returned to campus with an impressive set of accolades. The Heathwood delegation had five pieces of legislation signed into law by the student government - not a small feat when each bill has to survive committee review and votes by both legislative chambers. Lauren Free and Ellie Draffin's... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, November 10, 2021
For the second year in a row, Heathwood's Upper School Chess Team has captured the SCISA State Championship. Senior Andrew Kriter earned the individual Upper School Championship, Pete Peterson was Upper School Individual Runner-up, and 5th grader Duncan Hicklin won the individual title in the Elementary Division. And the 6th-7th grade team finished in 4th place out of 16 teams. Coached by Upper School Math Teacher Rip Blackstone, the Upper School Chess Team includes 9th graders Alex Lamey ... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Heathwood seniors Walker Draffin and Brooklyn Moore have been chosen by the Heisman Trophy Trust to represent Heathwood as 2021 Heisman Scholars. The Heisman Scholars program honors students for outstanding academics, athletics, leadership, and service to the community. The Heisman High School Scholarship is presented by Acceptance Insurance. From its inception in 1994, the program has leveraged the reputation of the Heisman Memorial Trophy as a symbol of great ability combined with... Read More
Posted on Monday, November 1, 2021
Heathwood's Girls Cross Country team ran away with the SCISA State Championship on October 30, beating the next-closest finisher by 47 points. Sophomore Madelyn Gomez captured the individual state title for the second year in a row. The Heathwood boys also capped off a strong season with an impressive finish, claiming State Runner-up and coming within two points of capturing the state title. For the girls, Madelyn Gomez, Lydia Smith, and Annabel Martin all earned All-State honors, while... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, October 26, 2021
For the second year in a row, Heathwood's runners took first place in both the boys and girls region championships. Sophomore Madelyn Gomez also captured the girls individual region title for the second consecutive year. Along with Gomez, Highlanders Lydia Smith, Annabel Martin, and Madeline Hurst were named to the Girls All Region Team, while Jackson Engh, Noah Smith, Hugh Willcox, Conor Greer, and Dean Brook earned Boys All Region honors. The teams' strong performance continues a winning... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, October 20, 2021
CEO and Founder Lanford Holloway '02 leads TerraStride to an Inc. Top 5000 ranking for the second year in a row. TerraStride was #1,015 on the list, with 475% growth in revenue and was the 14th fastest growing software company in SC, NC, and GA combined. They were also just recently named one of the 25 Fastest Growing Companies in SC. "It’s really been a pleasure working with so many bright and dedicated people. Software is one of the few industries where you can go from a discussion about... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Thirty-one Heathwood juniors and seniors were inducted into the Les Savants chapter of the National Honor Society at a ceremony in the Chapel of the Epiphany on October 18. Membership in the National Honor Society is earned not just through outstanding academic achievement but also through demonstrated leadership, service, and character. The new members were welcomed into the NHS by faculty sponsors Dr. Elisha Sircy and Karen Eggebrecht, NHS officers Pete Peterson, Ellie Singerling, Henry... Read More

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