Gazette Class Notes for May 21

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Battery Creek High School


Marine Cadet Jonah Carter of Battery Creek High School received the JROTC bronze medal award from the Gov. Paul Hamilton Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. Carter was selected by his commanding officers for his leadership qualities, military bearing and general excellence. The medal is approved by the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps and the Air Force, and endeavors to foster the principle of "citizen-soldier" exemplified by the Minutemen. Each year, the Gov. Paul Hamilton Chapter presents the medal to student cadets in six high schools in Beaufort, Hampton and Colleton counties.

Sophomores Wendell Roberson, Tafari Salaam and Chris Daigle participated in the South Carolina Band Directors Association Solo and Ensemble Festival and Competition held at Fort Dorchester High School in Charleston on May 5. Roberson earned one Superior rating and a medal, Salaam earned two Superior ratings and two medals, and Daigle earned three Superior ratings and three medals.

Three students were accepted into the Governor's Schools. Alexis Myers and Andrea Detter have been accepted into the Governor's School of Math and Science for their junior and senior years of high school. Myers has a 4.70 GPA and is currently the No. 1 ranked sophomore, is president of the sophomore class and a student advisory council member. Detter is currently ranked second in the sophomore class with a GPA of 4.667 and was captain of the band's color guard. In addition, Tafari Salaam, currently ranked in the top 25 percent of the sophomore class, has been accepted into the Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities.


The PTSO will meet at 6:30 p.m. May 24 at the school.

The SADD club will have a seat belt relay at the flag football game May 25. Teams of four will participate in the relay, which will illustrate how little time it takes four people to buckle up.


The SADD Club is collecting magazines to take the nursing homes and to Beaufort Memorial Hospital.


The school needs alumni to face off in the alumni flag football game Friday against Beaufort High School alumni. Details: Mrs. Grooms, 843-322-5582.

Beaufort Academy


The Upper School will present three one-act plays May 21. The plays are, "The Necklace," "The Monkey's Paw" and "The Groom's Ghost." The plays are directed by seniors Michael Bible and Eddie Shacklett, and the performance also will feature musical interludes by fifth- and sixth-graders. Show times at 1:30 and 7 p.m.

The Middle and Upper school talent expo is at 1:30 p.m. May 22.

The Lower School variety show is at 2 p.m. May 23.

Thursday is Hawaiian shirt day in honor of Mr. Clark. Students cannot wear jeans.

The annual sports banquet is at 6 p.m. May 24.

The Lower School spring fling will be at 10:30 a.m. May 25.

Eighth-grade students will go to Rancho Grande at 11:30 a.m. May 25.

Students in Spanish 3 and Spanish 3 Honors will go to Rancho Grande at 12:30 p.m. May 25.

A Middle and Upper school ice cream social will be held after school May 25.


The second- and third-graders had their final days of free swim lessons at the YMCA recently. Thanks to the YMCA staff for teaching students a variety of swimming skills over the past month.

Beaufort Middle School


Spirit night at Chick-fil-A is 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 21.

The Scholastic book fair will run from May 22-25.

Spring band and chorus performances will be at 6 p.m. May 24.

Lady's Island Elementary School


The Osprey Run and kindergarten and first grade field day is May 22.

The second- through fourth-grade field day is May 23.

There will be a Chick-fil-A spirit night for the school from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 24.

Lady's Island Middle and Intermediate schools


Vanaken Williams was selected to be published in the prestigious annual Young Writers of America Book 2012. Less than 20 percent of entries submitted to the magazine were selected to be published.ENRICHMENT

The Lady's Island Middle School Junior Leadership Class visited Beaufort Memorial Hospital on May 3. They learned about the history of the hospital, which opened in 1944 and is the largest hospital between Charleston and Savannah. The students visited the radiology, pharmacy, rehabilitation, birthing and life fitness centers. They learned about the different jobs done in a hospital and the importance of a good education.

Riverview Charter School


The strings year-end concert will be at 5 p.m. May 21.

The fourth-graders' play, "Go West," will be at 6 p.m. May 22.

The fifth-grade capstone presentation will be at 6:30 p.m. May 23.

Tidewatch showcase will be at 5 p.m. May 24.

The first-grade celebration of learning will be at 5:30 p.m. June 5.

The kindergarten year-end program will 5:30 p.m. June 6.


Volunteers are needed to set up and run Field Day from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 4. Details:

Whale Branch Middle School


Students raised $1,132.25 for Child Abuse Prevention Association recently. The students donated pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters and dollars in exchange for dressing out of uniform for this worthy cause.


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 Beaufort High School Class of 1972's 40th reunion will consist of two events 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 or 843-838-2794