Battery Creek senior headed to West Point
Battery Creek High School senior Michael Evans has received an appointment to the Class of 2016 at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Evans is ranked third in his class at Battery Creek and has a GPA of 4.4. He's the treasurer of the school's student government and a mentor for younger students through the Gentlemen's Club.
Battery Creek Principal Edmond Burnes called him an "outstanding student leader," in a news release.
Evans said he was thankful to be selected.
"Even though it was a lot of work, I achieved success through the grace of God," he said in a news release.
Evans was nominated by S.C. Congressman Joe Wilson. His parents are Robert Evans Jr. and Jeannette Allan.
Evans, along with other prospective members of West Point's Class of 2016, will report to the school for the first time July 2.
Park University is offering a scholarship for the 2012-13 academic year for military families. Non-military family members of active duty military personnel can apply. High school and college students must have a GPA of 3.0 and must have not attended Park University for more than one year. The scholarship will pay for 15 credit hours. Applications are due March 30 and are available at the Park University Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort office, building 596, room 212; or the Parris Island office, building 923, room 35. Details: 843-228-7052
The Zonta Club of Beaufort is giving one $1,000 Working Women's Scholarship and one $1,000 scholarship for graduating high school seniors. All applicants must live in northern Beaufort County. To apply, email email@example.com for the application. Applications are due April 13.
BATTERY CREEK HIGH SCHOOL
The PTSO meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
No school on today.
Kindergartners through fourth-graders will see "Jack and the Beanstalk" at the University of South Carolina Beaufort on Thursday.
There is an indoor soccer tournament for fifth- through 12th-graders at 6 p.m. Thursday.
There is a Parents Association meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday.
There will be a volunteer opportunity for Interact members with Friends of Caroline Hospice Friday and Saturday.
On Saturday, the math team will leave for the College of Charleston at 6:30 a.m. for their math meet.
The book fair starts Feb. 28.
BEAUFORT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Want to learn more about the Montessori program at Beaufort Elementary? A drop-in parent information meeting will be held 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the school.
BEAUFORT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Kindergarten and pre-kindergarten registration for Beaufort County schools is coming up. To register for kindergarten, students must be 5 years old by Sept. 1. Bring the child's birth certificate, shot record and two proofs of residency to the elementary school in your attendance area from March 19-23. To register for pre-kindergarten, students must 4 years old by Sept. 1. Students must be screened from March 26-30 at the elementary school in their attendance area. Call the school to schedule an appointment. Details: 843-322-2300
The Beaufort County School District Technology Night will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Pritchardville Elementary School.
BEAUFORT HIGH SCHOOL
Doug Plank and the school's robotics teams had success in the Southeast Regional Robotics Competition. The Juggernauts placed second, and the Scorpions placed eighth. Brian Barholf was the top scorer for the second year in a row.
The Beaufort High Voices Choir earned a Superior Rating at the Lander University Choral Festival recently. The group was selected as the "Most Inspirational Ensemble " of the festival. Jordan Norris is choir director.
The school's production of "Hairspray" will be performed at 7 p.m. March 1-3 and March 8-10 at the school's arts center. Tickets for students are $8 and for adults are $10. Details: 843-322-2152
The boys varsity basketball team is sponsoring a fundraiser at the San Jose Mexican restaurant on Lady's Island 3 to 10 p.m. every Friday and Saturday through the end of the school year. Mention the fundraiser and 10 percent of your bill will go toward the team.
BEAUFORT MIDDLE SCHOOL
Eighth-grader Candace Brink will participate in the S.C. Band Directors' Association All-Region Symphonic Honors Concert Band. The performance is Saturday at Charleston Southern University.
The boys basketball team will host the monthly Spirit Night 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at Chick-fil-A.
Orientation for rising sixth-graders is at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the cafeteria. Details: 843-322-5700
Science fair projects are due Tuesday.
Advanced Humanities students will spend Friday night in the Mighty 8th Museum. Students will learn about World War II from veterans and take on the challenge of a bombing raid. They also will learn about the trials of being on the home front during the war.
BROAD RIVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Students will participate in their third annual Jump Rope for Heart event from Feb. 27 to March 2. Students have been learning about heart health and collecting donations for the American Heart Association. Last year, the school raised $3,290.
Broad River Elementary School will host its second annual School/Community Health Fair, "Managing Your Well Being," from 9 a.m. to noon March 10. Participants will include health services, community groups and safety organizations. There will also be entertainment, food, activities for children (face painting, clowns) and much more.
COOSA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
The next All-Pro Dad breakfast is 7 a.m. March 2 in the school's gym. This month's topic is "being detail oriented." Dads can learn parenting tips while spending quality time with their kids. The event is free. To attend, RSVP to www.allprodad.com/dd/2508. Details: 843-525-5154
E.C. MONTESSORI SCHOOL
Next week is International Montessori Week. Peace Day will be Feb. 28. The school will host "International Night" on March 1.
An open house is planned for 9 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 29. Private tours and enrollment information will be available.
The school's first talent show fundraiser is at 3:30 p.m. March 3 on the Shed in Port Royal. There will be a silent auction, petting zoo, live music and more.
The school is holding Chick-fil-A Spirit Nights every fourth Monday at the Boundary Street Chick-fil-A. On Spirit Nights, 10 percent of all sales is donated to the school after the restaurant reaches $1,000 in sales.
JAMES J. DAVIS EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
The school will hold a Kids Club at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students and their families are encouraged to attend. There will be a story teller from the Lobeco Library.
LADY'S ISLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
New parents' tour is at 9:30 a.m. Thursday.
There will be a BMX stunt show Thursday.
There will be a Chick-fil-A Spirit Night from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
The Black History Month assembly is Friday.
MOSSY OAKS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
The next PTO meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 27 in the cafeteria.
Yearbook order forms are due March 12. Yearbooks are $20.
In honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday, students and staff will be allowed to wear appropriate pajamas for some cozy reading March 2.
The PTO is planning a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 21 at the school. A table may be purchased for $10. Any unsold items will be donated to CAPA.
RIVERVIEW CHARTER SCHOOL
The Tidewatch Session II showcase is 5 p.m. Tuesday. It will feature performances in strings, keyboarding, dance, step, gymnastics and guitar.
The "Trial of the Big Bad Wolf" performance is 6:30 p.m. March 1 in the Commons.
Registration for the Beaufort Twilight Run is open. The event, which is Riverview's largest fundraiser, is March 24. Register at www.beauforttwilightrun.com.
ST. HELENA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
St. Peter Quiz Bowl contestants came in first in a recent SCISA event. Congratulation to team members Lilly Allen, Max Crisologo, John Inglis, Noah Kimbrell, Siobhan Murphy and Braden Wilson.
Sixth-grader Emma Burton and third-grader Jonathon Field competed in the SCISA spelling bee finals in Kingstree last week.
The science fair is Thursday.
The school's seventh annual oyster roast and microbrew festival is March 3. Tickets are $25.
ST. PETER CATHOLIC SCHOOL
No school today.
Ash Wednesday Mass will be celebrated Wednesday.
The school's oyster roast is March 3. It will be $25 a person.
THOMAS HEYWARD ACADEMY
The school is hosting "Music in Our Schools Month" in March. There will be contests, concerts and special guests throughout the month. Highlights include: a performance by local band "Black Tie Bear" on March 7, Justin Abraham presenting African drumming on March 9, Savannah Children's Choir Artistic Director Roger Moss visiting March 12 and Portman's Music Instrument Petting Zoo on March 20. Students will perform throughout the month. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org
WHALE BRANCH MIDDLE SCHOOL
Parents are invited to a bullying prevention workshop at the school at 6:30 p.m. March 8.
There is a workshop on tips for parenting teenagers at 6:30 p.m. March 22 at the school.
The Beaufort High School Class of 1958 Tidal Wave Breakfast Club meetings are at 9 a.m. the first Saturday of each month at Golden Corral, 122 Robert Smalls Parkway. Details: 843-525-1822, 843-524-8903
The Beaufort High School Class of 1972's 40th reunion will consist of two events on June 29 and 30. From 6 to 11 p.m. June 29, alumni will gather at Darrah Hall at the Penn Center on St. Helena Island. From 7 to 11 p.m. June 30, alumni will gather for a banquet at the Marine Corps Air Station Officer's Club. Tickets are $80 for both events. Details: 843-263-7657, 843-838-2794.
The Robert Smalls Association will meet at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Port Royal Medical Center, 1320 Ribaut Road. Come help plan the 2012 reunion. Details: 843-846-8629, 843-521-4490.