OTHER The Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort Officers' Spouses' Club is accepting applications for merit scholarships for graduating high school seniors and continuing education students pursuing an undergraduate degree. Applicants must be a dependent of an active-duty service member currently stationed at the air station or a dependent of a retired or deceased service member stationed at at the air station while on active duty. Applications must be postmarked on or before Wednesday. Details: Terry Bryant, email@example.com.
BATTERY CREEK HIGH SCHOOL
The Parent Teacher Student Organization is accepting nomination forms for the 2013-2014 school year. Nominations are being sought for president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer. The Athletic Booster Club is also accepting nominations for the 2013-2014 executive board. Nomination forms are available in the front office of the school or can be downloaded from the school website. Details: Diane Grooms, 843-322-5582
ACHIEVEMENTS The 2012 Aquila, Beaufort Academy's yearbook, was recognized for excellence and featured in Jostens the 2013 "Gotcha Covered Look Book," celebrating the best-of-the-best in yearbook design and coverage. The 2012 Aquila was one of 425 yearbooks selected from approximately 3,000 across the country. Senior Tommy Fang was recently recognized as a 2013 Heritage Classic Foundation Scholar. The school received two $500 2012 ExxonMobil Educational Alliance Grants from Mixson Oil Co, Tiger Express and Anderson Oil "to encourage the next generation to pursue studies and careers in fields involving math and science," according to a news release.
EVENTS The Blood Alliance will be in the school parking lot Thursday. The school will host the Relay for Life Survivor Dinner in the gym Thursday.
BEAUFORT HIGH SCHOOL
ACHIEVEMENTS The following students earned National Latin Exam awards: gold summa cum laude: Clara Bono, Juan Ibanez, Madison Maddox; silver maxima cum Laude: Jack Graham, Austin Mix; Dashaun Houston; magna cum laude: Bhoomi Patel, David Tilton, Chelsea Wright, Christopher Travis, Margaret Lavigne, Paul Lowe, Kelsey Jester; cum laude: Melis Tirhi, Karly Chambers, Sara Simpkins, Nicholas Gauthier, Erin Faulkner, Arianna Tkach; merit certificate: Alaina Bapties Senior Megan Willard was recently accepted to the University of South Carolina and auditioned her way to a spot on the Carolina Girls Dance Team. Carolina Girls is a competitive dance group that performs at USC's football and basketball games and competes nationally. Health Professions Social Studies teacher Renee Holloway recently earned her Doctorate of Education in Instructional Leadership from Argosy University-Sarasota.
BEAUFORT MIDDLE SCHOOL
EVENTS There will be tours for parents of rising sixth-graders from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday.
E.C. MONTESSORI SCHOOL
EVENTS The Montessori toddler program (18 months to 3 years old) will continue throughout the summer. The bridging ceremony for the first-grade and year-end program is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. May 23 at the University of South Carolina Beaufort Performing Arts Center.
GOVERNOR'S SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES
ACHIEVEMENTS The school accepted the following area students for the 2013-14 high school program. The public residential high school serves students state-wide and is located in downtown Greenville. The high school program offers academics and pre-professional training in creative writing, dance, drama, music and visual arts. Students accepted are: Ivan Estrada, Maisie Gayken, Ellen Hodges, Madison Maddox and Valya Shipsey from Beaufort High School; Tyler Magnin from Hilton Head Island High School; Hannah Simpson from Hilton Head Preparatory School; and Xavier Westergaard from Beaufort Academy.
HOLY TRINITY CLASSICAL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
EVENTS Teacher in-service; no school Friday. May 17 is last day of preschool.
LADY'S ISLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS The PTO will host a yard sale beginning at 7:30 a.m. Saturday in the parking lot in front of the school gym. Cost is $15 to reserve a table and space. All proceeds from sale of tables and food will benefit the PTO, which provides school supplies throughout the year. Details: Call 843-322-2240 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The school will host the "Reading is Royal Grand Ball" at 6 p.m. Thursday in the school gymnasium. Students will dress as their favorite fairy tale character. There will be dancing and a royal dinner. Details: 843-322-2266
ST. HELENA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS The school is selling $1 buttons in support of former student and "American Idol" contestant Candice Glover. Call the school or stop by to purchase a pin to wear. All profits go to the Glover family to help pay travel expenses to see her perform in Hollywood.
ST. PETER CATHOLIC SCHOOL
EVENTS Discount cards are now on sale at the school office. Details: 843-522-2163 A low-cost pet vaccination clinic will be offered 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the school library. Details: 843-522-2163
TECHNICAL COLLEGE OF THE LOWCOUNTRY
EVENTS TCL announced the following end-of-year events:
-- Friday: 11 a.m. at MacLean Hall Auditorium, Beaufort campus, student awards ceremony honoring outstanding 2013 graduates and exceptional alumni.
-- May 9: 1 p.m. at MacLean Hall Auditorium, Beaufort campus, health sciences pinning and recognition ceremony honoring associate degree nursing class and physical therapist
-- May 10: 6 p.m. at Parris Island All-Weather Facility, commencement ceremony.
WHALE BRANCH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
CORRECTION The school received a $250 award for participation in the "Plaid About Reading" program, sponsored by the Heritage Classic Foundation, in support of the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing. BELK donated the award amount.