Congratulations to our high school band students who participated in this year’s SC Band Directors Association solo and ensemble competitions. The highest score that can be received for each performance is 30, and our average score was a remarkable 28.83.
Soloists: Blair Carrier, Brooke Carrier, Job Korver, Josie Santopietro, Micah Schaffner, and Lydia Scroggins
Low brass trio: Daniel Matesevac, Josiah Pait, and Jonathan Redlinger
Euphonium duet: Sean O’Connor and Micah Schaffner
The band is directed by Alex Wright.
The middle school’s after school art class entered the Wonderworks Art contest. Erin Long’s artwork was chosen as the winning piece to represent the middle school division. Her piece will be on display in a special exhibition at ART-OLINA: Youth Art Gallery of the Carolinas located in Wonderworks Myrtle Beach.
The middle school art class is taught by Sandy Mehus.
In a banner year for achievements in speech and debate, five additional students have qualified for the Academic All American Award presented by the National Speech and Debate Association. This makes a total of six in one semester, a notable achievement.
Senior Stephen Clater qualified earlier first semester.
Senior Clark Moyer and juniors Will Goff, Ian Hamrick, Bella Sanders, and Maria Smith all received this award based on their competitive ranks and accumulation of NSDA degrees, their overall grade point averages, and their high scores on the ACT. The Academic All American Award is considered one of the highest awards earned through the NSDA.
The Speech and Debate team is coached by Chuck and Gail Nicholas.