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 firstname.lastname@example.org
BEAUFORT-JASPER ACADEMY FOR CAREER EXCELLENCE
Ten students studying at ACE earned placement awards in April at the SkillsUSA State Competitions 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 competitions 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.
HILTON HEAD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
The academy is accepting applications for grades pre-kindergarten through 12th for the 2014-15 school year. Campus tours are available daily. Details: Jen Denton at 843-681-2878
HILTON HEAD PREPARATORY SCHOOL
The following students competed in the South Carolina Independent School Association science fair in mid-April and placed. From the upper school: Julia Nahman won first place in the biological sciences category; Adam Schauss and Archer Brooks won first place in the interdisciplinary teams category; Isaac McQueen and Evgeny Smirnov won second place in the interdisciplinary teams category; Stephanie Orrell won first place in the social and behavioral science category. From the middle school: Shannon Hagerty won first place in the biological sciences category; Abigail Barker and Allessandra Reuben won second place in the interdisciplinary teams category.
Ashlyn Parsick, Morgan Woodson and Valerie Covington were the school's BOKS kids of the week at the beginning of April for their friendliness, good effort and attitude, and for being team players.
The sidewalk poetry contest winners were: Sarah Benedik's Middle School advisory for best in show; Bryan VanGronigen's advisory for best original poem; a tie-breaker to Ramseur Riley's and Katy Hudak's advisory for best published poem.
The following 2014 seniors have determined where they will play college athletics: Kevin Campbell will play baseball at Ferrum College; Taylor Childress will play tennis at Sewanee, The University of the South; Teron Daley will play football at Coastal Carolina University; Art Griffin will play golf at LaFayette College; Tory Henrichs will play soccer at LaGrange College; Peter Higgins will play tennis at Oxford College of Emory University; and Jared Woodson will play tennis at Eastern Illinois University.
The school's annual spring concert will be at 5:30 p.m. May 6 in the Field House. Lower, middle and upper schools will perform along with a special performance by Cranford Hollow and the Chilly Willy Band. The event is free and open to the public.
The school is now accepting applications for the 2014-15 school year, and tours of the school are available. Details: Bobbie Somerville at 843-715-8505 or email@example.com.
JOHN PAUL II CATHOLIC SCHOOL
Ten eighth-grade students recently received Junior Scholar certificates of merit. The recognition comes as a result of outstanding performance on the annual PSAT standardized testing, which measures them against high school sophomores. The recognition is granted by the Diocese of Charleston in collaboration with the South Carolina Department of Education. The students who achieved the honor are: Sydney Angner, Evan Calabrese, Zoe Keller, Thomas Kender, Parker Kenyon, Kevin Myhre, Nicholas Myhre, Anna Schidrich, Morgan Summers and Kylie Stewart.
MICHAEL C. RILEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
The school is in need of many volunteers to assist as monitors for the upcoming PASS testing, which will take place May 6-9. Volunteers are needed 8:30 a.m.-noon. Details: 843-706-8300.
RED CEDAR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Bike-to-school day is on May 7. All students in the neighborhoods next to Red Cedar are encouraged to ride their bikes to school, but don't forget their helmet and bike lock.
The school is in need of many volunteers to assist as monitors for the upcoming PASS testing which will take place May 6-9. Details: Renee Heiliger at 843-707-0600 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SEA PINES MONTESSORI ACADEMY
There will be an open school board meeting at 6 p.m. May 6.
The school's Golf Classic Tournament will be on May 8. Sign up to play and sponsor a hole: http://spma.com/2014/04/24/spma-golf-classic-sign-up-form/