Recent News Articles

Recent News Articles

Posted on Thursday, May 27, 2021
Heathwood senior Aly Conyers is one of 20 recipients nationwide of a 2021 Footlocker Scholarship. The awards recognize excellence in school, in sports and in the community. Aly has excelled in track and field, holding the fastest girls 400 meter time in the state, breaking school records in the 200 and 100, and earning a track scholarship to the University of California-Berkeley. She's also been a standout student, earning membership in the National Honor Society in just two years at... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Nine Heathwood seniors and seven juniors were inducted into the prestigious Cum Laude Society on May 17. Membership in the Cum Laude Society recognizes exceptionally high academic achievement on the part of students at the 382 academically rigorous schools around the world that have Cum Laude chapters. This year's inductees are seniors Catherine Barron, Van Clarke, Hanna Coetsee, Jack Cook, Charlotte Hughes, Claire McDonald, ChiChi Nwanagu, Serena Parmar, and Joseph Pope, and juniors Addie-... Read More
Posted on Friday, May 14, 2021
When longtime Heathwood Early Childhood Teacher Molly Roddey passed away in 2020, she left behind a legacy of sparking a love of nature in a generation of Heathwood students. On May 14, 2021, we honored Molly’s life and legacy with the dedication of Molly’s Garden, a space beside the Early Childhood building where students can continue to find the same joy in watching plants grow and blossom that Molly shared so generously. At the dedication ceremony, SC Representative Seth Rose presented... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, May 12, 2021
A podcast produced by students in Heathwood’s Studies in Leadership and Applied Journalism class has been selected as a finalist in National Public Radio’s 2021 Student Podcast competition. The 15 finalists were chosen from more than 2600 submissions. The podcast, “Shoot Again, You Coward,” tells the dramatic story of a politically motivated murder in broad daylight: in 1903, SC Lieutenant Governor Jim Tillman shot State newspaper editor-in-chief Narcisco Gonzales in downtown Columbia... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, May 5, 2021
The Highlander Boys Track and Field Team has captured their first state title since 2006. It was, said Head Coach Cindy Scannella, a true team effort, with individual athletes consistently making choices for the good of the team rather than for personal glory. “Of all the teams I have coached in college and high school, this team achieved through grit and perseverance more than any team I have ever coached," Scannella said. "There is truly no 'I' in this team, and these boys love one another... Read More
Posted on Monday, May 3, 2021
The Heathwood Hall girls’ track team turned in one of the best state meet performances in school history by winning 9 of 17 events at the 2021 SCISA AAA Track & Field Championship on May 1. The title is the girls’ team’s 3rd state championship in four years. The team scored 144 pts. and finished 28 pts. ahead of 2nd place Porter Gaud. The Highlander charge was boosted by first place finishes from Madelyn Gomez who won all three distance events (2 mile, mile, 800); Aly Conyers, who won... Read More
Posted on Friday, April 16, 2021
Eighth Grade Civics Teacher Chris McDuffie has been named the 2021 SCISA Middle School Teacher of the Year. He is the 13th Heathwood faculty member to earn Teacher of the Year honors since 2001. Mr. McDuffie joined the Heathwood faculty in 2013, and both his knowledge and his passion for civics education soon became legendary. In the words of Middle School Head Maria Madden, “Chris is one of those special educators who has a tremendous impact on his students, both while they are in his class... Read More
Posted by Amoni Jerman on Thursday, April 15, 2021
  The 2020 yearbook “The Highlander” has been nationally recognized by Jostens for outstanding yearbook design, and its cover is included in Jostens' 2021 Look Book, as an example of excellence to inspire yearbook editors across the nation. Yearbook adviser Cindy Scannella and editors James Lucas, Addie-Grace Cook, and Grayson Miller worked together to create the theme “Blaze Your Trail” for volume 48 of “The Highlander.” After attending  a Jostens workshop in Greenville, S.C., they pulled... Read More
Posted on Thursday, April 1, 2021
Heathwood's Upper School Chess Team has won the 2021 SCISA State Championship, tying for first place with Hilton Head Prep at the state tournament on March 31. Coached by Upper School Math teacher Rip Blackstone, the team members are senior Jack Cook, juniors Andrew Kriter, Pete Peterson, Jimmy Ruskell, Ryan Shelley, Daniel Sobel, and Lane Stanley, and sophomore Ethan Smith.  
Posted on Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Heathwood freshman Cherry Zhang has been honored with a 3rd Place award in Painting in Converse College's 2021 Young Women in Art Exhibition for her paining entitled "Waterfall." Senior Janae Johnson also had artwork selected for the exhibition, in the Mixed Media category. Her piece is entitled "African Woman." The annual exhibition provides a venue to recognize exemplary artworks of young women in high school and to help students begin to prepare for a major in art. The exhibition,... Read More

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