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BATTERY CREEK HIGH

• Battery Creek High School Prom Committee to hold a car wash on Saturday, April 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Walgreens on Highway 21.

 

BEAUFORT ACADEMY

• Tuesday, April 22: Students return to school from Spring Break.

The Beaufort Academy Sailing Team took the team to a new level.  Going into the Gold Cup Regatta at Lake Norman, the team was ranked fourth out of 18 schools from Georgia and South Carolina.  In addition to competing against the top coastal teams at the Gold Cup, they also competed against the top four schools from North Carolina and Tennessee. The BA team had their highest Gold Cup finish is school history, 7th overall, which qualified them for the SAISA District Championships, held March 29-30, where they were strong competitors. Pictured left to right: Michaela Russell, Megan Potter, Patrick Mazzeo and Drummond Koppernaes.
The Beaufort Academy Sailing Team took the team to a new level. Going into the Gold Cup Regatta at Lake Norman, the team was ranked fourth out of 18 schools from Georgia and South Carolina. In addition to competing against the top coastal teams at the Gold Cup, they also competed against the top four schools from North Carolina and Tennessee. The BA team had their highest Gold Cup finish is school history, 7th overall, which qualified them for the SAISA District Championships, held March 29-30, where they were strong competitors. Pictured left to right: Michaela Russell, Megan Potter, Patrick Mazzeo and Drummond Koppernaes.

• Saturday, April 26: Alumni Soccer Game in memory of Alex Apps (BA ’07) and William Trask (BA ’69).  Game starts at 10 a.m., during halftime there will be a special ceremony honoring both men. Please contact Bethany Byrne if you are interested in playing soccer, at bbyrne@beaufortacademy.org or 843-524-3393.

 

BEAUFORT MIDDLE

• The members of the Beaufort High Men of Strength (MOST) Club have been selected to take part in the prestigious World Book Night program. Each year, thousands of student groups across the nation apply for World Book Night but only a select number are chosen to participate. It is a great honor to be a part of World Book Night and to celebrate, the MOST Club members will be recognized at a special reception on Wednesday, April 23 at 5pm in the Beaufort High Media Center.At the reception, each club member and one of their parents will be presented with a free copy of the book “This Boy’s Life” by Tobias Wolff. MOST Club members, along with their parents at home, will read and discuss this book at club meetings throughout the rest of the school year. Beaufort High’s Media Specialist, Leah Roche, nominated the Beaufort High MOST Club by submitting an application to World Book Night. Roche will have the honor of presenting the books to club members. For more information about MOST Club, contact Jeff Spargo at (843) 524-2256 or email APCLowcountry@gmail.com.

The 2014 Heritage Scholars were announced at the opening ceremonies of the Heritage golf tournament. Three of the seven scholars are residents north of the broad. Jonah Miller, of Lady’s Island, pictured above as the third student from the left, once attended Beaufort High but he is currently attending and will graduate from the Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics in Hartsville, SC. The second student from left is Alina Fraley of Beaufort High, and the student on far right is Olivia Durbin of Beaufort High School.
The 2014 Heritage Scholars were announced at the opening ceremonies of the Heritage golf tournament. Three of the seven scholars are residents north of the broad. Jonah Miller, of Lady’s Island, pictured above as the third student from the left, once attended Beaufort High but he is currently attending and will graduate from the Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics in Hartsville, SC. The second student from left is Alina Fraley of Beaufort High, and the student on far right is Olivia Durbin of Beaufort High School.

 

BEAUFORT MIDDLE

• Students and families are asked to come out and support the BMS band, chorus, and strings at Chick-Fil-A on April 21, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Chick-Fil-A will give a percentage of the evening’s sales to BMS, which will in turn use funds raised to help purchase trip T-shirts for the BMS  band, chorus, and string students’ upcoming May 24 trip to and performances at Carowinds. Students will be there playing while you support the BMS arts and enjoy Chick-Fil-A fare.

 

MISCELLANEOUS

• The Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) is bringing its iTEAMS summer camp back to Beaufort County. The camp will be held at Okatie Elementary School from June 23-26. GSSM is currently accepting applications from rising 7th and 8th graders. The online application is available at www.scgssm.org/iteams.

iTEAMS, or “Innovation, Technology & Entrepreneurship Among Middle Schoolers”, is a day-camp held in districts across the state for four days at no cost. Working cooperatively and using the latest technologies, students will create a video game, mobile app or interactive object. The application deadline is April 28.

SCHOOL DISTRICT

•  Registration is open for a wide range of day camps aimed at keeping children actively engaged in learning during their summer vacations. The day camps are for students of all ages and focus on a variety of subjects. Some provide lunches to participants, and costs vary. Some are free to students in particular attendance zones, and some have costs based on parents’ abilities to pay. For information, visit the school district’s website at www.beaufort.k.12.sc.us.

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