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Bluffton High team wins countywide academic competition

A team from Bluffton High School took the top spot March 7 in Beaufort County’s Academic WorldQuest Competition at Hilton Head Island High School

Bluffton High’s winners emerged victorious from an eight-question tie-breaker to narrowly beat a team from May River High that finished in second place. A team from Hilton Head Island High came in third, while a team from Whale Branch Early College High tied with Hilton Head Christian Academy for fourth. Teams from Beaufort High and May River High came in fifth and sixth, respectively.

The World Affairs Council of Hilton Head presented the ninth annual competition in partnership with the Beaufort County School District. This year’s categories for questions focused on the nation’s top national security issues as voted on by the leaders of World Affairs Councils across the country.

Bluffton High will travel to Washington next month for the national competition, said Ivan Bennett, the project director for WorldQuest in Beaufort County. The World Affairs Council pays the students’ travel expenses.

Academic WorldQuest is the flagship educational program of the national network of World Affairs Councils and is held annually in more than 40 U.S. cities in 27 states.

BA hosting Enrollment Open House on March 12

Beaufort Academy is currently enrolling for the 2020-2021 school year, and invite prospective students and parents to explore BA as they make a decision for next school year. BA is hosting an Enrollment Open House on Thursday, March 12 to display what Beaufort Academy offers students in grades Pre-K2 through 12. Learn about leadership integrated curriculum, electives, athletics, and programs.

For all Open House attendees, BA is offering waived application fees, a savings of $100 per student applicant.

On Thursday from 9-11 a.m. or 4-6 p.m., student ambassadors will give tour of BA’s campus, and prospective students and parents will meet Beaufort Academy’s educators and students. Explore the new robotics team, choral ensembles, and speech and debate team. The Athletic Director will be available to answer any questions about the 12 inclusive athletic teams that students in middle and upper school can participate in.

Summer enrichment camp information will also be available. BA welcomes the opportunity for parents to tour our campus and discuss how BA can help your student become a successful, engaged, independent learner.

Above: On Feb. 25, Beaufort City Council recognized Cory Sharrow, a senior at Battery Creek High School, as Battery Creek Student of the Month for demonstrating perseverance as part of character education in the schools. Cory Sharrow, at right, is joined by his mother, Michelle Sharrow, and Mayor Billy Keyserling.