From left, Jazzi Goode, Dana Hilton, Julie Sanders, Naysha Lucarelli, Jill Weatherford, and Gracie Weatherford, representing Spann Elementary School, recently participated in the Cystic Fibrosis Cupcake 5k run at Reeves Elem March 3rd.
Beech Hill Elementary School Fifth graders with U.S. Air Force Lt. Col Hiram Mann, a member of the famous Tuskegee Airmen. The fifth graders at Beech Hill Elementary School spent the afternoon with a Tuskegee Airman. Lt. Col. Mann visited Beech Hill and shared his experiences as a combat pilot with the Tuskegee Airmen. Mann was accepted into the Tuskegee Program in 1942, completed flight training in 1944 and became a “Red Tail” pilot. He served in the 332nd Fighter Group, flying P51-D Mustangs.
The Third Grade at Summerville Elementary School held their Walk For Water recently. The Walk benefits Water Missions International, their Service Learning Project. All year they have been learning about the millions of people around the world who do not have clean water to drink. Water Missions International helps to bring wells and water purification systems to help these people. The grade level walked to raise money and awareness. Pictured from left are Erica Williams, Dynasty Williams, Ricky Simpson, ChiMaya Graham, Briana DeStefanis, Ella Limehouse, McKenna Swails, Alanis Hamilton, Mrs. Jeffries, and Adam Austin.
Third and fourth grade students at Windsor Hill Arts Infused Elementary School were very fortunate to have two musicians from Charleston Academy of Music present to them during a recent Fine Arts class. Flutist Christine Arant and clarinetist Philip Lipton played for the students, instructed them on the Woodwind Family of the Orchestra, and spoke about the CAM Program. The students especially enjoyed hearing “The Pink Panther Theme” played as an instrumental duet. The Charleston Academy of Music is the premier musical institution for the Lowcountry’s youth. They have many and varied programs for ages 7-18, including summer camps. More information can be found at www.charlestonmusic.org.
The Summerville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.’s “Delta Academy” recently participated in the Mu Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi's Annual Black History Quiz Bowl at the Citadel. This was their first time participating. Two teams from Delta Academy (6th - 8th grade) competed against Laing Middle School and Charleston Development Academy. Team 1 defeated Laing Middle, then competed against Charleston Development Academy, clinched first place, and won the $100 first place prize. Team 2 lost to Charleston Development Academy and Laing Middle in the final round. Team 2 placed fourth. Pictured here, first row, are Kyshia Simpkins, Renee Rivers, Nadia Goodwine, Tanasia Whitlock and Malinda Washington. Pictured in second row are Kayla Booker, Demaiya Seymour, Nikole Rivers, Shelby Baker, Hannah Blanks
Beech Hill Elementary students recognized several community leaders as well as former students at the annual Beech Hill Elementary School HOUSE Awards night. Honorees were selected for demonstrating the four primary character traits Dream, Connect, Create and Nurture, associated with the school’s focus for lifelong learning. Pictured are, top row, from left, Virginia Ross, Jacki Atkinson, Chris Terry, Councilman Larry Hargett, Pastor Mack McLam, Abigail Martin, Rene Harris. Bottom Row, from left, Kai Clark, Jacob Walker, Ariel Glover, Jameson Gleason.