Heathwood's Upper School Chess Team has won the 2021 SCISA State Championship, tying for first place with Hilton Head Prep at the state tournament on March 31.
Coached by Upper School Math teacher Rip Blackstone, the team members are senior Jack Cook, juniors Andrew Kriter, Pete Peterson, Jimmy Ruskell, Ryan Shelley, Daniel Sobel, and Lane Stanley, and sophomore Ethan Smith.
Heathwood freshman Cherry Zhang has been honored with a 3rd Place award in Painting in Converse College's 2021 Young Women in Art Exhibition for her paining entitled "Waterfall."
Senior Janae Johnson also had artwork selected for the exhibition, in the Mixed Media category. Her piece is entitled "African Woman."
The annual exhibition provides a venue to recognize exemplary artworks of young women in high school and to help students begin to prepare for a major in art.
The exhibition,... Read More
Nine members of the Heathwood Class of 2021 have been honored with the Columbia Urban League's Young and Gifted Award. Seniors Aly Conyers, Braxie Hill, Janae Johnson, Chi Chi Nwanagu, Christian Pearson, Ronnie Porter, Elijah Rhooms, Neb Sneath, and Kalvin Tobias were recognized in a virtual ceremony on February 28. The award celebrates the accomplishments of African-American high school seniors who have excelled in academics, the arts, leadership, technology, and athletics.
Former NFL Defensive Tackle Orien Harris has achieved a lot in his 37 years: a National Championship and an AP All American nod with the 2001 Miami Hurricanes, five years in the NFL, and his current role as the Student Success Coordinator, an English teacher, and a football coach at Atlanta’s Lovett School. But, he told Heathwood’s Middle School students in this year’s Career Day Keynote Speech, he never could have done it alone.
“I owe a lot of my success to the teachers and mentors in my... Read More
The interests, talents, and passions you have now can lead to a rewarding and fulfilling career in the future.
That was one of the recurring themes when 19 professionals across many fields visited the Middle School today for its 2021 Career Day. In sessions throughout the morning, the speakers shared with students how they found their vocation, what kind of training it took, and what their day-to-day work experience is like.
In many cases, the presenters discovered the aptitudes and... Read More
After 22 years of exemplary leadership from Jeff Whalen, Heathwood will have a new Director of Athletics on July 1. Washington, DC native Eva Greenberg will replace Whalen upon his retirement from the role, while Andrew Richardson will be promoted from Assistant AD to Associate Director of Athletics and Sports Information Director.
Greenberg and Richardson will be a formidable team, says Heathwood Hall Head of School Chris Hinchey: “Eva impressed us with her deep knowledge about the... Read More
The Highlander boys bowling team won the SCISA State Championship match at Sumter’s Gamecock Lanes on Monday, February 8th. They put together their best three game series of the year with a total of 540, finishing in first place and beating seven other schools.
The team was made up of five bowlers: James Lucas, Andrew Kriter, Van Clarke, Hugh Willcox, and Daniel Sobel.
It was the second state championship in a row for the Heathwood bowling program, as the girls team earned the title last... Read More
Be a good mentor, help teach and model good screen time, and distinguish between digital "candy" and digital "vegetables." Those were some of the key recommendations from Katey McPherson, a nationally recognized expert in youth mental health who also has 25 years of experience as a teacher, school administrator, and guidance counselor, when she met virtually with Heathwood parents on February 5.
McPherson's presentation, "Generation NEXT: How to Reach, Teach, and Support Your iGen Student,"... Read More
Through her senior exhibition research, Carter Seibels '98 ultimately chose to study glass blowing, took a class from a local artist, and began producing unique glass beads that could be sold to people who were interested in crafts and homemade goods.
Fast forward a few years, and Seibels found herself attending college, where she continued to hone in on her skills and interest in making jewelry and designing glass beads. What started as a class project and a fun hobby soon became a budding... Read More