School News - Hammond Students in the News
SKYHAWK NATION AWARDED PRESIDENT'S CUP
Posted 12/06/2013 02:24PM
On December 6, 2013, the South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA) presented Hammond School with The James C. Williams President’s Cup for the 2012-2013 school year. The President’s Cup is “given in recognition of the most outstanding athletic program in the South Carolina Independent School Athletic Association”. Not only is the recipient of the President’s Cup recognized for the competitive results of its athletic teams but also for the academic standing and community service involvement of its student-athletes.
This distinction for Hammond was made possible by the monumental support that the athletic program received from the Hammond community to include faculty, staff, administration, coaching staff, student-athletes, and families. As the President’s Cup is the highest distinction for an athletic program, Hammond is proud to accept this award on behalf of all of these groups who tirelessly worked together to enable Hammond to have such a successful 2012-13 athletic year.
Congratulations to the entire Skyhawk Nation!
Peter Pan and Art Exhibit Opening
Posted 12/05/2013 03:39PM
On Friday, December 6, there will be two spectacular openings. Shaping an Image, the Upper School Art Exhibition will open with a reception from 6:00 - 7:00 pm in the Bank of America Theatre. Shaping an Image, will remain on display thru February 28, 2014. Immediately following the art reception, the Drama Department opens its production of Peter Pan at 7:00 pm. Showtimes for Peter Pan are Friday and Saturday at 7:00 pm and Sunday at 4:00 pm.
Faythe Goins Signs with The University of Maine
Posted 11/13/2013 04:13PM
Hammond Senior, Faythe Goins, will be playing softball for The University of Maine. She was surrounded by her family, Hammond softball teammates and coaches at her signing.
Our Salute to the Nation's Veterans
Posted 11/11/2013 07:03PM
"To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…" President Woodrow Wilson, November 1919
Now known as Veterans Day, honoring those who have served our country has become a time-honored tradition of respect for those who have served our country. Each year, Hammond proudly salutes those veterans who have worked to ensure the freedoms we enjoy today. This year, our Veterans Day celebration began with a breakfast for military men and women within our school community who have served, and those who continue to serve, our country. Lower School students acknowledged the service of our Veterans with a video, and Upper School students were treated to two special visitors in uniform.
Lt. Colonel Dr. Michael Turner, father of Hammond students Michael, Mikayla, and Mikenzie, spoke to Upper School students, sharing the history of Veterans Day and imploring students to give back saying, "much is required of those to whom much has been given." In a surprise visit, Ken Krupa ('13), former Hammond student body president, and a freshman at West Point, was skyped in to the assembly. Ken shared his experiences of physical and intellectual challenges.
Hammond was honored to have Lt. Colonel Turner and Ken Krupa, and all of the military who shared their time with us today, a part of our Veterans Day celebration.
SCISA Quiz Bowl Region Champions
Posted 11/07/2013 09:25AM
The Hammond Upper School Quiz Bowl team successfully defeated Orangeburg Prep in the final round of the SCISA Quiz Bowl to win their region in Orangeburg on Wednesday, November 6. Quiz Bowl team members are: Amelia Green, Ayan Dasgupta, Megan Ballew, Robert Burnside and Prem Chockalingam. The team will now compete on the state level later in November. Way to go Skyhawks!
Posted 11/01/2013 11:32PM
Hammond took on cross town rival Heathwood, and it was a red letter day as Skyhawks young and old celebrated Homecoming. The day's festivities began with an Upper School Pep Rally that included an impressive opening performance by competition squad cheerleaders followed by a game of dodgeball between students and faculty. Will Kitchens remained the last player standing and brought the trophy home again this year for the student team.
Alumni gathered at the home of Headmaster Chris Angel prior to the game to reminisce and reconnect. Bailey Dukes ('13) and Roo Daniels ('13), last year's Homecoming Queen and King, were on hand to pass the crowns to Ellie Locke and Garrett Ayers. Capping the night, the Skyhawks beat the Highlanders 17-0 in a spirited match on the gridiron.
View the slideshow of the day's events!
Sonya Baumstein of Team Epoch Visits Hammond
Posted 10/30/2013 10:19PM
Sonya Baumstein of Team Epoch visited Hammond and spoke to Middle and Upper School students about her experiences rowing from Spain to Barbados in 56 days. Sonya and her three crewmates earned eighth place out of eleven teams in the race. Baumstein conceived of the idea to compete in the event, called the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, as the first project for Epoch Expeditions, the nonprofit she founded to encourage people to take extraordinary adventures and get closer to nature. In addition to sharing her experiences, she brought with her the boat used to make the trip.
Sonya also holds the distinction of being the first person to stand up paddleboard across the Bering Strait. She and Team Epoch are currently preparing to be the first women-only team to row across the Pacific Ocean from Japan to San Fransisco beginning April of 2014.
Hammond Students Prepare 30,000 Meals
Posted 10/25/2013 03:41PM
Hammond's entire student body - PreK - 12th grade, faculty and staff joined efforts on Friday to package 30,000 meals for Stop Hunger Now to feed hungry children in Haiti. The money to pay for these meals was also raised by the students. One meal packet includes rice, protein, soy, dehydrated vegetables, a package of vitamins and feeds 6 people. The assembling of the meal packets was an impressive collaboration of our older and younger students. View the slide show below, or watch us on the news!
It's Time for Admissions Screening
Posted 10/23/2013 04:46PM
The Admission process for 2014-2015 has begun! If you or a family you know is interested in Hammond, please call us to schedule a visit. We have screenings for PK on November 7, as well as 5K and 1st grade on November 12. The best way to experience Hammond is to see and feel this vibrant, energetic campus. To learn more about the admissions process visit our website or to learn more about our school please view our admissions videos. If you have questions contact Carson McQueen, firstname.lastname@example.org or 695-4018.
National Honor Society Induction
Posted 10/23/2013 03:15PM
Thirty-five Upper School students were inducted into the National Honor Society on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, joining the thirty-nine current Junior and Senior members. Members are nominated based on a 4.0 cummulative GPA after two semesters and are selected based on the additional characteristics of character, leadership and service which are all pillars of the National Honor Society. The guest speaker at the ceremony was Chase Mizzell, USC Student Body President. He shared with the student body the importance of service to one's community and that all ages can give back. He encouraged students to be passionate about a cause and to make an impact with the help of others. "Passion does not take no for an answer", Mizzell shared.