Recent News Articles

Recent News Articles

Posted on Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Heathwood's Early Childhood and Lower School Science Teacher, Dr. Jamie Browder, has been named the 2022 SC Conservation Teacher of the Year by the SC Association of Conservation Districts. Dr. Browder earned the award for his extensive work in school gardening and youth environmental education, which are very much in evidence at Heathwood, where he has been working with students of all ages to further develop our edible forest, study plant life, and enhance our greenhouse. "We are so proud... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Heathwood seniors Henry Haywood, Alexander Roberts, Jimmy Ruskell, Ryan Shelley, and Savannah Smith have all been named 2021-2022 National Merit Finalists. Of the approximately 1.5 million high school seniors who took the PSAT last year, they were among the 16,000 highest scorers nationwide, earning them National Merit Semifinalist awards. Because of their academic achievements, they have now been named finalists and are eligible for National Merit Scholarships, which will be awarded later... Read More
Posted on Friday, February 4, 2022
From manufacturing to consulting, from dentistry to pediatrics to nursing, from aviation to acting to academia, Heathwood's 5th - 8th graders had the opportunity to explore some 20 different professional options at the Middle School's annual Career Day on February 2. Heathwood alumnus Nate Terracio, who is now the Director of Columbia's Koger Center for the Arts, described how he discovered his love of theater as a Heathwood student. Heathwood parent and President of Claflin University Dr.... Read More
Posted on Friday, February 4, 2022
As a former speechwriter for President Ronald Reagan as well as for multiple Fortune 500 CEOs, Heathwood grandparent Ben Elliott has both witnessed and facilitated leadership at the highest levels. As this year's Middle School Career Day keynote speaker, Mr. Elliott shared what his own professional experience and his observations of business and political leaders have taught him about the secrets to a successful career and a fulfilling life. Above all, Mr. Elliott told Heathwood's Middle... Read More
Posted on Thursday, February 3, 2022
  Heathwood Senior Rondarius Porter has signed a National Letter of Intent to play football at Lenoir-Rhyne University.  In his five years as a varsity football player at Heathwood, Porter earned consecutive Region Defensive Player of the Year Awards and was named State Co-Defensive Player of the Year. He was also selected to play in the All-State, SCISA North-South, and I-20 Classic All-Star games. He was also a starter on the varsity basketball team and a member of the 2021 state champion... Read More
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

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