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Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2019
After being admitted to over 100 colleges, the members of Heathwood’s Class of 2019 have made their decisions, selecting what College Counselor Mary Beth Fry calls “a diverse and exciting list” of schools. Heading as close to home as the University of South Carolina and as far away as the University of Washington; choosing schools as large as Arizona State and as small as Columbia College; opting for perennial Heathwood favorites like Clemson, the University of Virginia, Furman, and Tulane,... Read More
Posted on Friday, May 3, 2019
Political, cultural, and business leaders from around the world visited Heathwood on May 3 as part of a program on Women in Politics and Civil Society sponsored by the U.S. State Department and coordinated locally by the Columbia World Affairs Council and the City of Columbia. Female leaders from Chile, Ecuardor, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, and Turkey spoke to female students in Heathwood's government and multicultural studies classes about their professional journeys, their political goals... Read More
Posted on Monday, April 29, 2019
Heathwood's Girls Track & Field team turned in a fantastic all-around team performance and won the SCISA AAA Region I title on Wednesday at Porter Gaud. It was the 8th consecutive year that the Highlanders won the regional meet. The Lady Highlanders were paced by 7th graders Jais Ward and Laela Caplinger. Ward finished in 1st place in the 3200 meter run, the 1600 meter run and the 800 meter run while Caplinger finished in 2nd place in the 1600 meter run and the 800 meter run and... Read More
Posted on Friday, April 26, 2019
Poetry has the power to inspire, enlighten, and entertain -- and it doesn't just have to live in books. That's why, in honor of National Poetry Month, Heathwood Middle School students wrote inspirational poems and then posted them in public places around the Middle School and across campus. The idea for the public poetry project came from City of Columbia Poet Laureate Ed Madden, who spoke to the 8th grade in March and talked about the success of similar projects that have placed poems in... Read More
Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2019
Eight members of the Heathwood Hall Class of 2019 have committed to become collegiate athletes next year, joining 15 Heathwood alumni who competed as college or professional athletes in 2018-19.            Five Highlanders will continue their athletic careers as football players: Keshaun Brown (Erskine), Davis Buchanan (University of Pennsylvania), Speers Goodlett (Sewanee), Juwan Hayes (Alabama State), and Reagan Olsen (Presbyterian). The three other college commits are Allie Carter (Beach... Read More
Posted on Monday, April 22, 2019
Two seniors and four juniors were inducted into Heathwood's chapter of the prestigious Cum Laude Society on April 16. The inductees were Kendall Couch and Mitesh Das from the Class of 2019 and Olivia Antonetti, Riley Haywood, Caroline Quan, and DuBose Tuller of the Class of 2020. Membership in the Cum Laude Society, which is the secondary-school equivalent of Phi Beta Kappa, is highly selective, requiring not only academic excellence, but also strong character, honor, and integrity in all... Read More
Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2019
Thirty-four Heathwood Upper School students and seven recent alumni currently have artwork on display at Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community in West Columbia. The student artists were honored at a reception at Still Hopes on April 10. Their work will remain on display in the Still Hopes Gallery through the end of May. Having student artwork selected to be shown at Still Hopes is a significant honor, said Upper School Art teacher Scotty Peek: "Their gallery committee is very... Read More
Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2019
Thirty-four Heathwood Upper School students and seven recent alumni currently have artwork on display at Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community in West Columbia. The student artists were honored at a reception at Still Hopes on April 10. Their work will remain on display in the Still Hopes Gallery through the end of May. Having student artwork selected to be shown at Still Hopes is a significant honor, said Upper School Art teacher Scotty Peek: "Their gallery committee is very... Read More
Posted on Thursday, April 4, 2019
Heathwood students won 18 awards for their original scientific research at the 2019 meeting of the South Carolina Junior Academy of Science (SCJAS) on March 30. The Heathwood students attending the SCJAS conference are all participants in the Upper School's Honors Science Research program, through which they design, implement, and analyze results from an independent experimental research project. Forty-eight students were enrolled in the Honors Science program this year, and 42 made the... Read More
Posted on Friday, March 29, 2019
They were supposed to be attending an assembly about study skills called "54 Tools to Improve Your Academic Life." But five minutes in, Upper School students learned that, in fact, they were being treated to Surprise Day, an old Heathwood tradition revived by Student Body President Mary Martha Beard and Dean of Students Elise Hagstette.  Instead of spending the afternoon of the Friday before spring break plowing through a massive list of tips on time management, flashcards, and the like--"... Read More

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