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Posted on Friday, March 9, 2018
Heathwood's first Lower School LEAP Week (Learning, Engagement, Action, Possibilities) gave students in grades K-4 the opportunity to explore interests and discover new passions through a week of intensive short courses. Students could opt for the arts (Photography, History of Cinematography, Claymation Studio, Jewelry Making, Awesome Acting, Famous Artists) sports (Basketball, Tennis, Baseball, Winter Olympics), STEM (Curious Coders, Robotics, Building Bridges, Math Playground, Storybook... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, March 6, 2018
“You want to know something crazy about your brain?” asks Dr. Chris Huffman, ’01.”If you prick your finger, the brain feels it, right? But if you touch your brain itself, it can’t feel anything.” His audience of some 40 Heathwood 3rd graders is rapt. It’s late in the afternoon, and it’s Friday, and they’re all clustered together on the floor in the Lower School Library. But Dr. Huffman has body parts. To be more specific, he’s got human hearts, carefully preserved and available to be passed... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2018
When Representative Jim Clyburn visited Heathwood on February 26, he offered students in Mrs. Firetag’s A.P. US Government and Politics class a chance to dialog about our nation’s government with someone who’s been on its front lines for a quarter century. Representative Clyburn attended Upper School Morning Meeting and took part in a panel discussion about the U.S. Congress. The student panelists were seniors Justice Hill, Wallace Stuckey, Lawson Leidinger, Marie Charlotte Demetriades,... Read More
Posted on Monday, February 26, 2018
Heathwood’s Upper School drama students took home a slew of awards from the 2018 Palmetto Dramatic Association/South Carolina International Thespian Society Festival on February 24. Out of 20 high schools and over 500 students from all over the state, Heathwood was selected as Chapter Select Alternate, meaning the one-act play performed by the Heathwood ensemble received the second-highest score. The Alternate award also means that if the winning show from Dorman High School cannot attend... Read More
Posted on Monday, February 26, 2018
Heathwood’s wrestling team had a phenomenal showing at the 2018 Individual State Championships, held on February 10. In addition to bringing home three individual state championships, every Highlander who competed placed in the top three in his weight class. Heathwood’s three State Champions are 9th grader AJ Kuse and 8th grader Myles Roberts, both winning for the first time, and 11th grader Reagan Olsen, winning for the second year in a row. Sophomore Darius Bates was State Runner-up in... Read More
Posted by Andrew Richardson, Sports Information Director on Monday, February 26, 2018
The Heathwood Hall Athletic Department is excited to announce that Danny Lewis will become Heathwood Hall’s next Head Football Coach. We are also welcoming Danny back to the Heathwood campus.  Danny served very ably as our Strength and Conditioning Coach and an Assistant Varsity Football Coach from 1996-1998. Since then, he has had a long and distinguished record of coaching at the college level, at Newberry, University of South Carolina, The Citadel, Middle Tennessee State, and most... Read More
Posted on Monday, February 26, 2018
Heathwood’s Upper School Mock Trial Team has pulled off a three-peat, winning their regional competition for the third year in a row. The team is one of a select few who are now eligible to move on to the state competition on March 9-10 at the Federal Courthouse in Columbia. As always, the team won a number of individual awards as well:   Round 1 Marra Edwards - Best Attorney Nico Adamo - Best Witness   Round 2 Alyce Petit - Best Attorney  Nico Adamo - Best Witness   Round 3... Read More
Posted by Emily Hodges on Tuesday, February 13, 2018
On the 50th anniversary of the often forgotten Orangeburg Massacre, the 8th graders spent the day in reflection as a culminating event of our study of the Civil Rights Movement and Harper Lee's novel To Kill a Mockingbird.  The Day of Perspective: A Walk in Someone Else’s Shoes began with first-hand accounts from Reverend and Mrs. Simon Bouie sharing their experiences with coal-heated school houses, protest marches with Dr. King, and even an arrest here in Columbia that was eventually... Read More
Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2018
On February 8, the 50th anniversary of the infamous Orangeburg Massacre, two pioneers of the civil rights movement visited Heathwood to share with our 8th graders their first-hand accounts of what it was like to be young students pushing back against entrenched injustice in South Carolina at that time. Reverend Simon Bouie and Sister Willie Bouie are great-uncle and great-aunt of 8th grader India Young. As college students at Allen University and Clafflin College in the early 1960s, both... Read More
Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2018
When Jennifer Falvey became Heathwood’s Head Librarian this summer, she was the first new person in that role for more than 40 years. It might be daunting to follow in the footsteps of Nancy Reeder (no pressure when the person you’re succeeding held the job for more than half the school’s history!), but Mrs. Falvey says running the Heathwood library “really is the perfect job” for her—despite the fact that it took her almost 25 years after college to figure out that libraries were where she... Read More