The Women's Association of Hilton Head Island awarded eight high school seniors with scholarships at their annual spring luncheon meeting. The monetary awards recognize the students' community service. Each of the eight students received a $500 scholarship. The WAHHI Youth Awards Program was started in 1979 and has grown in scholarship awards and numbers of recipients. The recent graduates who received the 2012 Youth Award are: Erin Morgan Andersen, Hilton Head Island High School, Furman University, neuroscience/pre-med neurology; Heather Nicole Cartin, Hilton Head Island High School, University of Alabama, psychiatry; Christina Elizabeth Gusella, Hilton Head Island High School, University of Alabama, religious studies; Kelly Ann Humes, Hilton Head Christian Academy, University of Georgia, physcial therapy; Alexander Gerard MacDonald, Hilton Head Island High School, The Citadel, criminal justice and national security; Katelyn Jones Ryan, Bluffton High School, Brigham Young University, communications/political science; Zachary Cole Reynolds, Hilton Head Christian Academy, Furman University, pre-medical; and Justin Edward Shaw, Hilton Head Island High School, Clemson University, engineering.
Marian Matney of Bluffton received the 2012 Jack Parker Scholarship from NBSC, a division of Synovus Bank. This year, 91 scholarships totaling $85,000 were awarded to children of Synovus team members. Marian is the daughter of Douglas Matney, who works in the Bluffton office of NBSC.
Registration meetings for parents and athletes for the fall crew season is 6-8 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island, or 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 25 at the library. Details: 843-597-3145
BEAUFORT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Jan Davis-Vater received an honorable mention for the Volunteer Award by the State Board of Education. She has served 11 years at the elementary, middle and high school levels in various roles on SIC and PTSO. For the past two years, she has led the Education Foundation for the Beaufort County School District.
BEAUFORT-JASPER ACADEMY FOR CAREER EXCELLENCE
An open house is 1-7:30 p.m. Aug. 15. Pick up your student's class schedule, visit teachers, purchase uniforms at a discounted rate or pick up uniforms ordered in June. There will be door prizes and a free spaghetti dinner from 5 to 7 p.m.
The Beaufort High School Class of 1958 Tidal Wave Breakfast Club meetings are at 9 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month at Golden Corral, 122 Robert Smalls Parkway. Details: 843-525-1822, 843-524-8903
The Battery Creek High School Class of 1977 will hold its 35th reunion on Nov. 2 and 3 at multiple venues in Beaufort. Stay tuned for details, and check the BCHS Class of '77: 35th Reunion page on Facebook. Details: Geni Flowers, 843-812-3574 or BCHSclassof1977@gmail.com.
Any member of the Battery Creek High School Class of 2003 interested in helping to organize a class reunion should contact Shayla Sanders at email@example.com.
BLUFFTON HIGH SCHOOL
Recent graduates Kelsey Borden, Priscilla Holland and Amelia Pinckney are featured in a Society of Bluffton Artists show, along with more than 100 member artists, through Aug. 11. They are the recipients of the 2012 Naomi McCracken SOBA Scholarship. Each year, SOBA awards scholarships to graduating seniors from Bluffton High School who have been accepted to an accredited art college and plan to major in the visual arts.
The school office will be open 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday for the weeks of Aug. 5.
E.C. MONTESSORI & GRADE SCHOOL
Registration is still open for the school's summer programs for tollders ages 18 months to 3 years. The program is available through Aug. 3 for short days, full days or extended days. Details: 843-525-1141
Student Eric McKenzie recently attended Sen Lin Hu, the Chinese language village in Callaway, Minn. McKenzie experienced a simulated visit to China and was immersed in the language and culture. McKenzie is the son of Diana and Robert McKenzie of Hilton Head Island. Details: www.concordialanguagevillages.org
HILTON HEAD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
The Parent Teacher Fellowship is looking for new board members. The fellowship consists of parents who are excited about serving the school and being liaisons between the faculty/staff and parents. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org
The school seeks room moms (or dads) for next year's lower school classes. Details: email@example.com
HILTON HEAD ISLAND EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
Kindergarten registration is open for the fall. You will need proof of residency, the child's birth certificate and immunization record. Details: 843-689-0400
HILTON HEAD ISLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
The back-to-school PTA expo is 5-6:30 p.m. Aug. 15. You will obtain your car hang tag, obtain information regarding the cafeteria, bus transportation and sign up for volunteer opportunities.
An informal drop-in session for first grade families to meet with teachers is 8:30-10 a.m. Aug. 17.
The school needs old tennis balls for the bottom of chair legs. Drop them off at the front office.
School logo shirts are available for $10 at the school office.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FOR THE CREATIVE ARTS
All students are required to provide proof of residency. Completed forms may be brought to the office 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. A translator will be available the week of Aug. 13.
School supply lists for the next school year are on the Beaufort County School District website, www.beaufort.k12.sc.us.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL
Kathy Weatherhead was selected as the 2012 Outstanding Biology Teacher for South Carolina by the National Association of Biology Teachers. An awards ceremony will be held during a conference Oct. 31-Nov. 3 in Dallas.
Freshmen orientation is Aug. 7. Please contact Mr. Skirtich at 843-689-4801 for more information.
Back to school registration is Aug. 8. Registration is 8-10 a.m for seniors; 10 a.m.-noon for juniors; and 3-7 p.m. for sophomores and freshmen.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL
Seventh-grader Alexandra Tappeiner attended the Junior National Young Leaders Conference June 23-28 in Washington with 250 middle school students from across the country. The conference teaches young people about leadership throughout American history while helping them to develop leadership skills.
Ninth-grade orientation is Aug. 7 at Hilton Head Island High School. Students will spend a day at the high school, learn their schedule, get their lockers and have a lunch cookout.
HILTON HEAD PREPARATORY SCHOOL
The school will present the third annual Coastal Clean Water Festival from 5 to 10 p.m. Sept. 15 at Shelter Cover Harbour on Hilton Head Island. The free evening's festivities will include live music by The Chilly Willy Band and Domino Theory with Candace Woodson, as well as other professional and local high school bands. There will be an entertainment area for kids, local food vendors and educational booths for environmental groups. All local business and community groups whose continued success depends on a healthy marine environment are invited to participate with an informational booth at the event. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org
The school will be accepting donations of gently-used items throughout the summer for the second annual Hilton Head Prep Rummage Sale in October. Details: 843-338-1867
MICHAEL C. RILEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Registration for new and returning students will take place in the main building 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 8 and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. or 5-7 p.m. Aug. 9. Please bring two current proofs of residency. Details: 843-706-8300
The Back to School Expo is 5-7 p.m. Aug. 14 in the cafeteria. Parents are invited to meet their child's teacher. A spaghetti dinner will be served. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for kids. Details: 843-706-8300
RED CEDAR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
July is Re-Registration Month for Red Cedar Elementary School. Plan on coming to the school for about 45 minutes this month to re-register. Bring in a current bill and copy of your mortgage or rental agreement to re-enroll your child. The school will give out a drawstring backpack to each student that is re-registered in July. Details: 843-707-0600
ST. FRANCIS CATHOLIC SCHOOL
School office hours for the summer are 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays through Aug. 21.