Recent News Articles

Recent News Articles

Posted by Andrew Richardson on Thursday, March 3, 2016
​Heathwood Hall Head Girls Basketball Coach John O’Cain has stepped down after seven years at the helm of the Lady Highlander program.  In O’Cain’s tenure, the Highlanders collected four straight SCISA Region I-AAA titles, finished as the state runner-up in 2013, and captured the 2014 SCISA state title. In the seven-year span, O’Cain coached 10 All-State players, three Region I-AAAPlayers of the Year, one Gatorade State Player of the Year, one McDonald’s All-American, and one Naismith National... Read More
Posted on Monday, February 29, 2016
In a competitive 10-school field, Heathwood’s Upper School Mock Trial Team finished in first place at this year’s Regional High School Mock Trial competition on February 27. In addition to winning the overall competition, the team received multiple individual awards. Alyce Petit was Students’ Choice and Judges Choice for Best Attorney in every round in which she competed. Roy Matthews won a Students’ Choice and two Judges’ Choices for Best Witness. William McKelvey won a Students’ Choice award... Read More
Posted by Lisa Norman on Thursday, February 25, 2016
Friday night, February 19, over 20 Lower School students joined Upper School students for a Marine Science Movie Night.  During the evening, Lower School students participated in several marine-centered activities, games, and crafts led by the Senior class officers.   Highlights of the evening included having a pizza dinner and snacks and watching the movie Finding Nemo.   The Upper School students involved enjoyed the opportunity to meet fellow Heathwood students from other divisions. The... Read More
Posted by Rachel Shelley, '16 on Wednesday, February 24, 2016
What’s it like to be a new student at Heathwood? Senior Rachel Shelley decided to find out, and started her investigations in the ECLC and Lower School. Here’s her report:          Shepherd Disasa is four years old, and like the other kids in her E3 class, she’s new at Heathwood. She and her classmates are just a few of the 86 new students on Heathwood’s campus; some started in August, some in November, and some as recently as January. Heathwood has long prided itself on being a welcoming... Read More
Posted on Monday, February 22, 2016
Heathwood’s Upper School drama students exceled at this year’s PDA/SCThespians High School Drama Festival, held February 19-21 at Spartanburg’s Dorman High School. Twenty Heathwood students traveled to the festival, where they competed against students from 25 public and private schools. Heathwood’s performance of the one-act play “These Shining Lives” was awarded a coveted Superior rating. Several students also won individual awards:  Senior Abby Bartman received a Superior rating for... Read More
Posted on Thursday, February 18, 2016
We’re excited to announce that, as in years past, 100% of Heathwood faculty and staff have contributed to the 2015-16 Annual Fund. High participation among employees, current parents, and alumni sends a strong message that Heathwood is worth investing in, which in turn helps us earn grants and other support. As a longtime Heathwood teacher, Sally Plowden contributes so much to Heathwood in so many ways that it is an honor when she and others like her give back to the Annual Fund. Here, she... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Outstanding mock trial performance is becoming a Heathwood tradition, and this year’s Middle School Mock Trial team carried that tradition forward with aplomb, garnering multiple awards in regional competition at the Lexington County Courthouse on December 5, 2015. Normally, a strong finish would have earned the team a trip to the state competition, but this year’s regionals were delayed by the October floods, and the state round was cancelled. This is the second year in a row that the... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Led by Lower School Science Instructor Natalie Ashenfelter and numerous parent volunteer coaches, 30+ Heathwood students traveled to the Storm the Citadel Trebuchet competition in Charleston, SC. on February 13. Heathwood entered 10 different teams in the Hoplite Division (K-5) to compete against 60 teams from across the region.  Six Heathwood teams advanced to the semi-finals, while three Heathwood teams qualified for the finals. Fourth graders Chacey Cox and Maggie Tanner bested the other... Read More
Posted by Nygel Vaughn, '16 on Friday, February 12, 2016
There are great athletes, and then there are special talents. Heathwood Hall sophomore Maryah Nasir is one of those special talents. Maryah’s claim to fame is distance running. She dominated the 2015 cross country season, winning 7 of the 8 races she competed in. Maryah’s performance earned her a top-5 statewide ranking and the fastest female time in the Midlands. In October, she claimed the  SCISA 3A individual state title, posting not only a new personal record, but also the fastest time in... Read More
Posted by Andrew Richardson on Monday, February 8, 2016
Saturday, February 6 marked the first-ever appearance in the SCISA State Wrestling Championship final for the Highlander Varsity wrestlers, as they faced off against two-time defending state champion Cardinal Newman.  After defeating archrival Hammond in the semifinals, Heathwood entered the contest, held in the Hammond gymnasium, as the underdog but quickly proved to be ready for the challenge. On the mat, the Highlanders gave the Cardinals everything they could handle and more, winning the... Read More

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