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Posted on Thursday, October 26, 2017
Fourteen Heathwood juniors and seniors were inducted into the Les Savants chapter of the National Honor Society on October 25, 2017. Being tapped to join the National Honor Society is one of the highest honors that Heathwood bestows on its students, said Upper School Head George Scouten. Noting that the NHS doesn’t just honor its members’ accomplishments but also serves as an active organization that creates leadership and service opportunities for its members, Scouten called on the new... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Cooks in the Hall, Heathwood’s newly formed middle school cooking team, isn’t messing around—just a few months into their existence, they’re diving straight into a cutthroat cooking competition with Porter Gaud, Charleston Day School, and Charleston Collegiate. And they’re confident enough in their culinary prowess that they’re encouraging all members of the Heathwood community to come cheer them on. The competition, hosted by Porter Gaud, will take place Wednesday, November 8 at 6 p.m. in... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, October 25, 2017
There are political leaders who shape American government, and there are scholars who study it, assess its dynamics, and teach the rest of us about it. Dr. Don Fowler, who spoke to Heathwood’s A.P. Government and Politics students on October 25, is that rare person who’s had a major impact in both of those roles, not only serving as Chair of the Democratic National Committee but also building a distinguished academic career as a professor of government at the University of South Carolina. Dr... Read More
Posted on Friday, October 20, 2017
Concerned about your children’s social media habits? Or about their ability to handle the pressures of an increasingly fast-paced world? Two experts will visit Heathwood on October 30 and November 6 to offer advice on those issues, and all Midlands parents, regardless of Heathwood affiliation, are invited to attend. On Monday, October 30th @ 6:30 p.m., Laura Tierney, founder and president of The Social Institute ( will be speaking to parents... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2017
The South Carolina Scholastic Press Association (SCSPA) has honored Heathwood with its 2017 Most Improved Yearbook Award, selecting it from more than 60 publications statewide that were submitted for evaluation by a team of journalists and publication advisors. The 2017 Highlander yearbook was also recognized as one of five Class 1 school yearbooks deserving of honor for general excellence, and received Superior ratings for student life coverage and photography. The Most Improved award is... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, October 17, 2017
  In recognition of their academic achievements, service, leadership, character, and citizenship, 38 members of Heathwood's Class of 2022 were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society on October 16. Calling the induction ceremony "a celebration of excellence in a variety of areas," Head of School Chris Hinchey invited the inductees to "look at this recognition as a call to do more," while Middle School Head Suzanne Nagy said that the school was proud of the students' accomplishments... Read More
Posted on Friday, October 6, 2017
Heathwood seniors Jaelen King, Athreya Murali, and Amelia Robinson-Brown have been named 2017 National Merit Semifinalists, and seniors Olivia Moran and Emma Shealy have been recognized as National Merit Commended Scholars.  To earn Semifinalist status, students must have one of the top 16,000 scores on the PSAT, out of some 1.6 million students who take the test each year. These students go on to compete for National Merit Finalist awards, including college scholarships. Commended students... Read More
Posted on Monday, October 2, 2017
On Wednesday, Major Derek Dupuis (USAF), father of Skylar ('28) and Jordyn ('31), visited the 7th grade technology class to share about his experience flying drones for the US Air Force. The 7th grade students have been using their iPads to code the flight paths of small Parrot drones, and Maj. Dupuis helped provide real-life context to the lessons students are learning. Major Dupuis's visit was coordinated by Heathwood's Columbia Connections program, which enhances student learning by... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2017
With the swish of a ball crossing the net, Heathwood’s new Averyt Tennis Center was officially christened on September 25, 2017 by varsity players Caroline Bunch, Ruth Dibble, Samantha Gaton, Olivia Hampton, Isabelle Lord, and Daisy McLeod, all members of the Class of 2018. The courts are the culmination of almost two years of work by many members of the Heathwood community. Spearheaded by alumnus and current parent Wade Mullins, ’86, a committee which also included alum Brett Caldwell, ’86... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2017
In 17 years at Heathwood, Dr. George Scouten has played many roles, from English teacher to Upper School Head to Middle School lacrosse coach. Now he’s stepping into a new position as Assistant Head of School that will help Heathwood capitalize on its recent forward momentum. A native of Baltimore, Dr. Scouten came to Columbia as a Ph.D. student in English at the University of South Carolina and joined the Heathwood Upper School faculty in 1998. He has served as Dean of Students, English... Read More