The Beaufort Academy chess team won first place in the primary section of the South Carolina State Scholastic Championships on March 22. The team of Whit Suber, Kendra Rogers, Jack McDougall and G. Simmons has placed first in every tournament this year. Individually, Whit Suber placed second in the kindergarten through third-grade section at state and Kevin Rogers won the fifth-grade State Champion title. On April 25-27, the team attended the Junior High National Tournament in Atlanta. Pictured, from left, are G. Simmons, Whit Suber, Jack McDougall and Kendra Rogers. Not pictured is Kevin Rogers.
The American Legion Auxiliary Post 207's second annual High School Senior Scholarship Contest Luncheon was held March 29 at Bethesda Christian Fellowship Church on St. Helena Island. The winners were: first place, Jasmine Drake from Battery Creek High School, who received $500; second place, Ricquel Jenkins from Hilton Head Island High School, who received $400; third place, Bernard Thompson Jr. from Beaufort High School, who received $300; fourth place, Breanne Smith from Beaufort High School, who received $100; and fifth place, Antoine Smalls from Beaufort High School, who received $100.
The Yellow Footprints Detachment 1154 of the Marine Corps League is accepting applications for its scholarship program. The deadline is May 15. Active Marines or family members of active, retired or deceased Marines or Navy Corpsman attached to a Marine unit are eligible. Applicants who meet eligibility requirements and are pursuing undergraduate, technical training or graduate programs will be considered. Applicants need not be in the military or pursuing military careers. Details: Dennis Miller at email@example.com
BATTERY CREEK HIGH SCHOOL
The Class of 1996 Scholarship Fund Annual Golf Tournament is at 10 a.m. June 6 at the Legends at Parris Island. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Admission is $75 and includes: closest-to-the-pin contest for men and women; longest drive contest for men and women; first- and second-place team prizes, a cart, green fees, and an award dinner. Those who want to participate can register as an individual or as a team of four. Mulligans will be sold for $5 at registration, and payment is due at registration or via the Paypal account (http://goo.gl/z4V6zO). To register and details: Darrin Moultrie at 619-254-0272, Glenda Pinckney at 843-846-0020 or The Legends Golf Course and Pro Shop at 299 Marine Corps Recruit Depot
BEAUFORT-JASPER ACADEMY FOR CAREER EXCELLENCE
Ten students earned placement awards in April at the SkillsUSA state competition in Greenville. SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers as well as high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations. First place winners at the state competition are Chad Rasmussen in automotive technology and Orlin Escoto in barbering. Second place winners are Joel Gonzalez in barbering and Abbigail Johnson in restaurant service. Third place winners are Nicholas Rojas in automotive refinishing; Amanda Frazier in welding sculpture; and Douglas Carter, Clay Davis, Felix Mendez and Pablo Nava in team works. First place winners at the state competitions will go to Kansas City, Mo., to compete in the National SkillsUSA Championships in June. Guadalupe Pech de la Rosa, a junior culinary arts major, was elected at the state conference to the position of SkillsUSA State Parliamentarian. In this position, she will be a leader during trainings and events.
BEAUFORT HIGH SCHOOL
The following students were winners on the National Latin Exam: Aryana Mattman was recognized as gold summa cum laude; Lucas Townsend, Sophia Bursch, Tim Feltner, Alex Zapp, Lindsey Lopez, Logan Riley, William Vaigner, Quinton Paton-Melland and Leigh Lesesne were recognized as silver maxima cum laude; Ashton Lancaster, John Washington, Taylor Gates, Pearce Randel, Louis Brown, Arthur Brown and Steven Bancroft were recognized as magna cum laude; Francis Myrick, Jakob Marsh, Elizabeth Crowther, Alexis Simmons, Ashley DiFalco, Will Durbin and Chris Travis were recognized as cum laude. Student Michael Busby recently attended the Student Leadership Conference in Columbia, sponsored by the Upward Bound program. As a result of his community service involvement, he competed against other students across the state and was selected to represent South Carolina at the National Student Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C., in June. While in Washington, Michael will meet with his congressmen, attend leadership classes and enjoy the historical sights.
LADY'S ISLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL
Student Jake Giammatteo was recently awarded by our local Sons of the American Revolution chapter. The group presented the award to Giammatteo for his efforts to have the school district make Veterans Day a day to honor our veterans.
The online Scholastic Book Fair runs through May 6, helping parents get a jump on buying summer reading books for students. Details: www.bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/ladysislandmiddleschool1
ST. PETER'S CATHOLIC SCHOOL
The school is hosting a Spirit Night at Moe's Southwest Grill from 5 to 9 p.m. May 20. During that time, 10 percent of the proceeds will go back to the school. All are welcome. The school's 2014-15 Discount Cards are now available. Many popular local restaurants and business are included in this year's card, and the cards are a great way to save at many of the places you may already shop and dine. Details: Dee Avard at 843-522-2163