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Posted on Friday, December 11, 2015
​Heathwood Hall is proud to be the recipient of this year’s Green Neighborhood/Community Group Award from Keep the Midlands Beautiful. The award recognizes the school both for all the gardens and other green projects on campus and for the clean-up and beautification work student and parent volunteers have done in the surrounding community. Much of that work, both on campus and beyond, is an outgrowth of Heathwood’sSEED program. Formed in 2011, SEED (School Environmental Education) is a faculty... Read More
Posted by Thad Moore, '11 on Friday, December 11, 2015
Susan McGuire has spent years reading college applications, both as an admissions counselor picking students-to-be and as an adviser helping them make the cut. Her first job after college was as Assistant Director of Admissions and Academic Advisor at her alma mater, Brown University. In her 20+-year career, she has also worked as a college counselor for veterans at the University of Pennsylvania, a college counselor at Rhode Island’s Moses Brown School, and Associate Director of Admissions and... Read More
Posted on Thursday, December 10, 2015
Derek and Alice Barker are 2015-16 chairs of the 1951 Society, which recognizes donors who contribute $1,951 or more to the Heathwood Hall Annual Fund during the fiscal year. Here they talk about why they’ve made giving to Heathwood a priority and how annual giving impacts the school in ways both expected and unexpected.   Why do you support Heathwood through the Annual Fund, a gift above and beyond what you pay for tuition? We support the Annual Fund because we recognize that tuition only... Read More
Posted on Monday, December 7, 2015
On a day when there were five holiday-themed races for Midlands residents to choose from, Heathwood Hall’s Deck the Hall race and reindeer games attracted a record crowd of 300 runners and raised $4,000 in support of Winston’s Wish and Salvation Army flood relief efforts. Featuring 5K and 2K trail races, and a 400 meter race and reindeer games for the youngest runners, Deck the Hall offers participants of all ages a chance to get a great workout on Heathwood’s beautiful cross country course,... Read More
Posted on Friday, December 4, 2015
Twenty-five alumni from the classes of 1994 to 2015 played in Heathwood’s first annual alumni flag football game on November 25, 2015. Officiated by Rip Blackstone, David Prezioso, and Ned Prezioso, the game was hard-fought but the Navy Team, featuring younger alumni, ultimately prevailed over the White Team, featuring members of the classes of 1994-2004, with a score of 84-42. The game featured a celebrity guest, former Heathwood football coach John Day, and participants and their fan bases... Read More
Posted by Jim Morris on Friday, December 4, 2015
Have you ever eaten yogurt or bread or soy sauce, taken insulin or antibiotics or therapeutic drugs that target cancer, done laundry with an enzyme-enhanced detergent, worn contact lenses, written on paper, or eaten chips and salsa at a favorite Mexican restaurant? If so, you have almost certainty benefited from the products of biotechnology. Now a new course at Heathwood is allowing Upper School students to explore this rapidly growing field first-hand. This fall semester, the Upper School... Read More
Posted on Friday, December 4, 2015
When he recorded a time of 19:03 in this year’s SCISA regional meet, Hugh Willcox became the 2nd-fastest 6th grade cross country runner in the nation. How’d he do that? Partly through the support of his parents and coaches, including Heathwood’s Cindy Scannella and Willis Ware and Midlands Surge founders John and Amanda Charlton (who finished first overall and first in her age group respectively in this year’s Deck the Hall 5K), but also through his own drive to achieve once he discovered that... Read More
Posted on Friday, December 4, 2015
Tenth grader Madison Branum is ranked #1 in South Carolina and #4 in the nation in the Girls 15-18 division of the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour. Here she talks about why she loves the game despite its challenges, the best advice she’s gotten from coaches, and how she maintains a competitive spirit even in a sport like golf that doesn’t exactly encourage an aggressive style of play.   How did you get your start as a golfer? My grandfather used to own the Riverside Driving Range on Bush River... Read More
Posted on Friday, December 4, 2015
“Mrs. Falvey, are there bees flying around the library?!” This was the urgent question on many students’ lips when they learned that Heathwood Hall is hosting a teaching hive from The Bee Cause.  And while it is true that on any given day there are thousands of bees in Heathwood’s library, visitors would probably never notice them unless they know where to look: tucked into the back wall in their special glass-fronted hive, and usually covered by a beautiful “bee blanket” made by art teacher... Read More
Posted by John Davis, '17 on Friday, December 4, 2015
Heathwood’s college counselor, Susan McGuire, advises rising juniors and seniors to seek out meaningful summer programs that allow them to follow their passions or develop their talents. Junior John Davis recently attended a program at Brown University that allowed him to do both. Here, in his own words, are the highlights of his Brown experience. Over the summer, I attended a pre-college program at Brown University that lasted 3 weeks. To get into this program I had to submit an application... Read More