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Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2019
From the crowded streets of Tokyo to the unspoilt natural landscapes of Sardinia, many Heathwood Upper School students traveled the globe for Winterim week, March 4-8. Others pursued internships, traveled domestically, or took short courses on topics of interest. Designed to extend learning beyond the traditional classroom, Winterim is a mission-centered, weeklong educational program that focuses on four core areas: academic and cultural enrichment, service learning, wilderness immersion,... Read More
Posted on Friday, March 8, 2019
Building robots ... making edible art ... learning woodworking ... exploring Latin America and Spain ... playing tennis ... Those were just some of the options available to Heathwood Lower School students during LEAP Week. LEAP (Learning, Engagement, Action, Possibilities) Week is an opportunity for Lower School students to go beyond the traditional curriculum to explore other interests and discover new passions. After spending the morning in their regular classes, students participate in... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Twenty-six 8th graders were inducted into the Heathwood chapter of the National Junior Honor Society on February 26. The inductees included Gregory Brown, Elizabeth Burns, Lizzie Conder, Sophia Conner, Gabe Cooper, Elliott Cox, Celia Deese, Grayson Elliott, Jackson Engh, Emily Frick, Max Hagood, Owen Hart, Webb Hodges, Eliza Kitchens, Will Koon, Abby Mullins, Alex Myrick, John Nagy, Myan Patel, Liam Quan, Caleb Runyan, Weston Searfoss, Ethan Smith, Taylor Smith, Eliav Tchonev, and Donald... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Seven Heathwood students spent February 22 and 23 performing with the Region III Honor Bands at Winthrop University. 8th graders Gregory Brown (trumpet) and John Nagy (trombone) performed with the Junior Band, while sophomores Catherine Barron (clarinet), Jackson Byrd (trumpet), Serena Parmar (flute), and Jack Taylor (clarinet), and freshman Derek Lewis (bass clarinet) performed with the Clinic Band. Participants in the honor bands are selected through a competitive audition process and... Read More
Posted on Monday, February 25, 2019
Eight Heathwood seniors were honored by the Columbia Urban League with Young and Gifted awards on February 23. All eight students, Marra Edwards, Aliyah Johnson, Donovan Arrington, Cameron Carraway, Keshaun Brown, Juwan Hayes, Bailey Hightower, and Morgan Goodwin, were recognized for their academic achievements. Aliyah and Donovan were also honored for achievemtn in the arts, while Bailey, Marra, Keshaun, and Juwan were recognized for leadership, Cameron, Juwan, Keshaun, Morgan, and Marra ... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Heathwood Lower School students brightened Valentines Day for residents of Epworth Children's Home through a winter service project in which students collected treats and hygiene products to create and distribute Valentines goodie bags. Each grade level from kindergarten through 4th grade collected specific items ranging from lollipops to chapstick to lotion to towels. The kindergarteners and their 4th grade Chapel Buddies then partnered up to stuff the goodie bags, which the 3rd graders... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Heathwood students got a behind-the-scenes look at the comics industry when noted illustrator and SC native Sanford Greene came to campus on February 19. Greene, who has worked for both Marvel and DC Comics, is currently one of the authors of the critically acclaimed Bitter Root, a comic series set during the Harlem Renaissance that explores the lives of a family of monster hunters whose powers and mission were unleashed at the time of the Underground Railroad. Greene's presentation to the... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Think positive, never give up, and follow what you're passionate about. Those were key words of advice from noted author Kwame Alexander when he visited with Heathwood students of all ages on February 11-12. Alexander, the New York Times bestselling author of 21 books, including the 2015 Newbery Award winner, The Crossover, came to campus through the Heathwood Library's Visiting Author Series, which brings writers for children or young adults to Heathwood each year. Over the course of his... Read More
Posted on Monday, February 11, 2019
Heathwood led all schools at the 2019 SCISA Individual State Wrestling Championships, with 5 individual state champions, along with two runners-up, and a 3rd place finish. Third Place: Jake Clarkson  Runner-Up: Pierce Avery, Ming Dang Champion: McIver Merritt, Myles Roberts, AJ Kuse, Darius Bates, Reagan Olsen Olsen, who finishes his HH career with 175 career wins (shattering the previous SCISA record), was also named the Most Outstanding Wrestler for the second consecutive year.
Posted on Monday, February 11, 2019
What does an aspiring writer do when, in her day job at a cadaver lab, she accidentally orders 600 legs instead of just one? If she’s Columbia native Mary Winn Heider, she turns it into an episode in her debut YA novel, The Mortification of Fovea Munson, published last year by Disney. That, said Heider when she spoke to Heathwood’s 5th graders on February 11, is a perfect example of why, for a writer, even life’s most cringe-worthy moments can have their upsides. “Use your mistakes,” she... Read More