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Hammond News


  • January

    Equestrian and Soccer Teams Honored at Statehouse

    Three State Championship teams were recently recognized at the Statehouse for their 2018 athletic success.  Both the Western and Hunt Seat Equestrian Teams, along with the Varsity Boys Soccer Team, were honored on the floor of the SC House of Representatives.  Congratulations to these scholar-athletes for their impressive accomplishments on the playing fields.
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  • Select Ensemble Sings at Governor's Inauguration

    It was a true honor for our Select Ensemble to sing at the 97th SC Inauguration of Governor Henry McMaster this week. By special invitation, the group performed at both the Governor's Prayer Service and at the Inauguration.
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  • 2018 Cum Laude Inducts Seven Students

    Hammond welcomed Margaret Clay '06 back to campus as keynote speaker for the 2018 Cum Laude Society induction of seven Upper School students. The Herbert Barks Chapter of The Cum Laude Society is one of only five such chapters in South Carolina, and the second chapter chartered in the State.  Considered a Phi Beta Kappa equivalent in secondary education, Cum Laude recognizes academic achievement, honor, and integrity. 

    Margaret shared stories with Upper School students about her years at Hammond, the value of hard work and perseverance, and discovering one’s academic passion in the process.  Students inducted included Morgan Aitchison, Ryan Asbill, Lake Barrett, George Mitchell, Justice Myers, Owen Ramsby, and Logan Shepherd.

    A graduate of Wake Forest University, Margaret majored in English, and is quick to credit the influence of Hammond faculty members Dr. Ragan, Mr. Purday, Mr. Fowler, Dr. Matthusen, Mrs. Dunne, and Mr. Neal.  She works as editor and associate publisher of Columbia Metropolitan Magazine, a company owned by her family.  
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  • Select Ensemble Concert in Poland and the Czech Republic

    Hammond’s premiere auditioned choir, the Select Ensemble, embarked on an impressive international concert tour of Central Europe from December 26, 2018 to January 3, 2019. This talented group of upper school students shared the gift of song from Krakow, Poland to Prague, Czech Republic.
    The group began their journey in Krakow, visiting the hallowed grounds of Auschwitz.  Leaving Poland, the group moved to Europe's Golden City, the City of 100 Spires, Prague, where their music delighted audiences from all over the world.  From the foot of the Charles Bridge to towns like Kutna Hora and Brno, the choir shared their talent through multiple impromptu and formal performances. 
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