Recent News Articles

Recent News Articles

Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2020
Heathwood was honored to host U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education Mick Zais on February 12 as he toured the school to learn about innovative Heathwood programs and their impacts on students. Dr. Zais, a retired Army General who has also served as President of Newberry College and S.C. Superintendent of Education, came to Heathwood in support of the Department of Education’s goal of diversifying K-12 educational offerings to better meet the diverse needs of American students. To that end, he... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Christopher Metzger '12 is a research associate for the Project on Prosperity and Development (PPD) at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), in Washington DC and most recently was the lead organizer of the 2019 Global Development Forum. Read More
Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2019
Over 200 people took part in Heathwood's 2019 Deck the Hall Trail Race, Fun Run, and Reindeer Games, in the process raising more than $5000 in support of Camp Cole and the Senior Class's work with Home Works on Johns Island. Featuring both 5K and 2K races on Heathwood's cross country course, as well as a holiday costume contest and fun holiday games for the youngest participants, Deck the Hall is one of the Heathwood community's signature holiday events.
Posted on Friday, December 6, 2019
The 16th Annual Middle School Turkey Trot has raised more than $13,000 in support of Harvest Hope Food Bank. Middle School students also collected more than 240 frozen turkeys and delivered them to Harvest Hope in time to put a Thanksgiving meal on the tables of local families who might not otherwise be able to afford one. Held each year on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, the Turkey Trot brings together all Middle School students and teachers--along with some special guests from Early... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Heathwood's Lower School is one of 10 schools nationwide to earn a 2019-20 Samull grant from the National Herb Society of America. EC/LS Science Teacher Natalie Ashenfelter applied for the grant to support the goal of expanding Heathwood's Butterfly Garden, which serves as a certified Monarch Waystation.  The grant will allow Ms. Ashenfelter and her students to create an additional four herb gardens featuring nectar and host plants and to work toward establishing these gardens as certified... Read More
Posted on Monday, November 25, 2019
A record 40 Upper School students took part in the 2019 South Carolina Youth in Government conference Nov. 21-23 in downtown Columbia. Over the course of the weekend, three bills by Heathwood students were signed into law, four students were recognized for their successful work as lobbyists, two students advanced to the final round in appellate mock court competition while another was selected to argue a crucial bill challenge, and a Heathwood student was selected to serve as one of the... Read More
Posted on Monday, October 28, 2019
As if running Heathwood’s strength and conditioning program, coaching football, and heading up the Bigger Than Sports Foundation wasn’t enough, Heathwood Strength Coach Jay Spearman is now also an author. His children’s book, I Am Chosen To Be a Friend, was published last spring, and it may be the first of many. Written for children ages 4-10, I Am Chosen To Be a Friend tells the story of Jayce, a young boy whose parents’ military careers compel him to move to a new town where he doesn’t... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Donna Washington is telling a story about a witch in a swamp, and Heathwood students are on the edge of their seats.  Eyes grow round as she describes the children who’ve lost their way, the dark water, the roots of trees like legs ready to rise up and move, and the mysterious red-haired woman in a house hidden deep in the swamp, until— “GAAAAAH!”—the witch pounces.  Students jump six inches out of their seats, then fall back laughing at their gullibility, and breathless for the story to go... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Eighth grader Annie Benoit finished in first place among all 200 students at the 2019 SCISA State Math Meet, and she and fellow 8th graders Allison Davis, Spencer Thomas, and Charles Willcox, along with 7th grader Kaitlyn McFarland finished in 3rd place out of 44 teams in the team competition.  6th grader Jay Nelson earned the highest score on Heathwood's Team Two. Other participants included 8th grader Nicole Craft and 6th graders Leo Caplinger, Lydia Morton, Xander Pertile, Lexi Raman, and... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Upper School Art Teacher Scotty Peek, former Middle School Art Teacher Brian Rego, and Heathwood alumna Mary Gilkerson are three of the nine featured artists in the Columbia Museum of Art's Exhibit "En Plein Air: Scenes of South Carolina." The exhibit, which runs October 4 - January 12, is being staged in conjunction with the museum's concurrent exhibition "Van Gogh and His Inspirations," which likewise features Plein Air -- or outdoor-- paintings. The works on display showcase both the... Read More

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