PTSO and SIC Mtgs Mon, April 9th begins at 6 PM Libraary Commons WIN Career Readiness Test Tue, April 17 Peter and Starcatcher Musical Begins April 20th
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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Female Applicants Needed for Aspirations in Computing Award

IT-ology, in partnership with Winthrop University and the SC Regional Education Centers, will be coordinating the "Aspirations in Computing Award" for South Carolina female students this year.  This is a great opportunity for young women interested in information technology.  The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing honors young women at the high-school level for their computing-related achievements and interests.  The Award offers both national and local "affiliate" competitions to generate support and visibility for women's participation in communities nationwide.  The South Carolina Affiliate will be announcing the winners during CSEd Week in December.  

It is easy to apply and all applications and judging is done online.  Visit to apply and for more information.  Applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM ET on October 31, 2013.  Parent/guardian and school endorsement must be completed by 11:59 PM ET on November 8, 2013.  Email any questions to Visit the SC Affiliate site: for eligibility and additional information.

RVHS Social Studies Teachers Present at State Conference

Mrs. Borowiec & Mr. Crowley presented at the S.C. Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference on September 27th aboard the USS Yorktown.  The title of their presentation was The Rules of Engagement: The Art of Re-designing Lessons.

In this presentation, the secret to student engagement was identified as getting to know your students, and then to individualize your lessons to the learning styles, interests, & capabilities of each individual class in order to motivate them to succeed.

In order to accomplish this time consuming endeavor, their solution was to develop a lesson plan prototype with multiple activities for each content lesson.  In this way, teachers are already prepared with multiple activities to meet the needs of any class. Lesson plan prototypes for World Geography and World History were shared with teachers who attended their presentation.  These teachers were then asked to join a state wide collaborative effort to teach these subjects. Currently, teachers from 13 schools from 8 school districts have joined this collaborative effort begun by our own Social Studies department.

RSD2 Elementary Schools Support Cuts For Gabbie

We want to thank the Richland School District Two Elementary Schools' principals for supporting our Cuts for Gabbiee event.  They donated a check to RVHS principal, Mrs. Brenda Mack-Foxworth on behalf of Ridge View's PTSO for $350.00.

JROTC Alpha Company Promotion Ceremony

The Blazer Battalion proudly invites you, your family, and friends to the Alpha Company Promotion Ceremony on Tuesday, October 1st from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM in the RVHS Auditorium.  You are encouraged to come out and support your RVHS Blazer in recognizing their achievement within  JROTC.  Cameras are permitted throughout the ceremony; and light refreshments will be provided outside in the Auditorium Lobby following the ceremony's conclusion.  Parking will be available in D Parking Lot (3rd entrance to the school after the marquee sign).  GO BLAZERS - HOOAH!

College & Career Center weekly Events (Sept 30 - Oct 4)

Monday, September 30

  • Sherrill's University of Barbering & Hairstyling @ 12:15 PM.  See Ms. Bishop for a pass.
  • Deadline for juniors to sign up for USC-Aiken Field Study
Tuesday, October 1:  
     USC-Aiken Field Study

Wednesday, October 2
     College Shirt Day

Thursday, October 3
     How to Pay for College Night @ 6:30 PM in Media Center

Friday, October 4
     Midlands Tech Senior Day - Attend & your application fee will be waived. 

ASSET Test Sign Up: See Ms. Little in CCC

ASVAB Test Sign Up: See Ms. Barnes in CCC

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RVHS Culture of Excellence Award

Ridge View High School's Culture of Excellence Award winners are teachers who have made an exceptional contribution to Ridge View High School in one or more of the following areas: teaching and learning, collegiality, commitment to excellence, work ethic, belief that all children can succeed, and valuing diversity.  In addition, these teachers exhibit the four P's of an effective teacher - Punctual, Positive, Professional, and Proactive.  

Students, Parents, Community Members, and RVHS Staff & Faculty, please nominate a Ridge View teacher who exhibits a "Culture of Excellence".  Click on the image above to access the form and submit completed forms to Mrs. Vikki Kinsey ( or Mrs. Brenda Mack-Foxworth (  

RSD2 SIC Training - October 15th

An one-hour training primarily for new SIC members, but ideal refresher course for longer-serving members.

DATE:  Tuesday, October 15, 2013 
TIME: 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Ridge View High School 
4801 Hard Scrabble Rd. Columbia, SC 29229

This session provides an overview of SIC legislature mandates, history, membership requirements, SC-SIC support and resources, and explains the primary roles and responsibilities of SICs and their members as they work together to identify and set goals to help their local schools.

To register or for more information, contact Will Anderson at 803.738.3229.

SFA Students Learn Hand Lettering

In the School for the Arts Seminar course, students chose a quote that best represented his or herself before hand-lettering it on a suminagashi print.  Many students used font sites for typographical inspiration.  The class is currently working on an installation in the main hallway to display their finished work.

German 3 Students Create Digital Storybooks

German 3 Honors students used their Chromebooks to create digital storybooks about the summer vacation.  The website allows students to write a story, import pictures, and record their voice in order to narrate their story. 

District Wide Pink Out Set for Friday

In honor of the Walk for Life benefiting breast cancer on Saturday, October 5th, there will be a district wide Pink Out on Friday, Oct. 4th.  In lieu of our Blazer Pride Day, everyone is encouraged to wear as much pink as possible.  The student and faculty member with the most pink spirit will win a Ridge View Walk for Life t-shirt!  

Aside from wearing PINK, faculty and staff are asked to take pictures of students or staff that you think are showing Pink Pride and e-mail those pictures with names to Coach Bedenbaugh ( by the end of lunch on Friday, October 4th. Winners will be announced at the end of the day.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Early Bird Yearbook Special

Now is the time to take advantage of the 2013-2014 Ridge View High School Yearbook Early Bird Special.  The price is $40 until September 30th.  There will be monthly specials throughout the year.  The final cost will be $65 if you wait to order just prior to the March 15th deadline.  

Go to the link, Yearbook Order Form, or you can order online at Lifetouch Online using the yearbook code 10274114.  For further information, please contact Leslie High-Washington at (803) 699-2999 ext. 385, or by e-mail at

RSD2 Announces New Elementary School to Open Fall of 2014

In the fall of 2014, Richland School District Two will be opening our newest elementary school, Elementary 19, to downsize overcrowding at Lake Carolina Elementary School, and to help manage future growth in this area.  For more information about Elementary 19, click on the following link:

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Summer Reading Celebration Highlight V: The Apocalypse

This is the fifth post in a series of blogs about our Summer Reading Celebration last week. The students that read the book Summer of the Apocalypse by James Van Pelt took part in various activities such as a book discussion, a pack your survival bag activity, and a sling shot competition.  The book discussion was aided by insight offered by the author when e-mailed by the teachers organizing this book study group.  In the survival bag activity, students had to choose what items they would bring with them if they had to flee their homes.  They were then scored based on the usefulness of their choices, and the weights of those items.  The sling shot activity was chosen because a sling shot was the weapon of choice by the main character of the book, so the students used paint balls as ammo with their sling shots in shooting targets of wolves and militia men, two of the adversaries mentioned in the book. The performance of these students would have made the producers of Doomsday Preppers proud!

Summer Reading Celebration Highlight IV: Zombies

This is the fourth entry in a series of blogs highlighting some of the great experiences that our students had last week during our annual Reading Celebration.  The students who read the book Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Green divided the book into the most important chapters.  The students were then divided into groups and then developed a skit for their assigned chapters.  The skits were then filmed in order to make a video book trailer.  Check out their work with the attached video on the right side panel of this blog page.

Cross Country Runs Down RNE and Westwood

Both the boys and girls Cross Country teams defeated Richland Northeast and Westwood today at Sesquicentennial State Park.  The Lady Blazers were led by the 1-2-3 finish of Kelsey Ballou (20:41), Jacy Smith (21:41), and Mallory Mihelich (21:57).  The boys were led by Connor McCloskey's 2nd place finish in a time of 19:25.

September Students Of The Month Lunch

The September Students of the Month were surprised with CiCi's pizza today in the conference room.  They had the opportunity to talk to their fellow Student's of the Month, faculty and administration.  As you can see from the pictures below, it was a fun time for all.

Lady Blazers Fall to Lugoff Elgin in Volleyball

The Lady Blazers fell to Lugoff Elgin in 3 sets.  The scores were: 24-26, 15-25, 12-25. In the first set, RV caught LE by surprise and exhibited a miraculous effort.  They were up 24-20, but sadly were not able to close.  Individual leaders for the Lady Blazers included LaSaisha Brown with 17 digs, Maya Troy with 8 kills, and Haley Kelley with 18 assists.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Cross Country to Race RNE & Westwood on Wednesday

Course Map
The Cross Country teams will be competing against Richland Northeast and Westwood at Sesquicentennial State Park (9564 Two Notch Rd., Columbia, SC 29223).  The girls will race at 5:30 pm, and the boys race at 6:00 pm.  Our runners will be running a 5,000 meter (3.1-mile) race.  There is an admission fee to enter the park: $2 per adult, $1.25 for senior citizens, and 15 and under are free. Come on out and cheer on our Blazers.

Ejaya Bell Represents RV at Youth Legislative Conference

Ejaya Bell represented Ridge View High School at the 7th Annual Youth Legislative Conference hosted by the South Carolina Legislative Black Caucus.  She was accompanied by her Mock Trial teacher, Mrs. Carol Kannisto, to the event.  

The students met at the State House Chambers and learned about the process of passing bills into laws. Ejaya spoke passionately on a bill that would allow teachers to access student social media accounts.  

Children's Book Drive a Success

The Children's Book Drive that was conducted as part of last weeks Reading Celebration was a huge success.  A grand total of 664 books were collected from our student body.  Children's Garden, a daycare for homeless children, will receive 247 Pre-K books. Another recipient of our student's generosity will be Epworth Children's Home, a residential children's home. Epworth will receive 339 books for K-8 level students.  The remainder of the donated books were adult books, and will become part of Ridge View's Silent Sustained Reading Program's library to benefit our own students here at The View. Way to go Blazer's on making the book drive such a success.  

Francis Marion University Visits RVHS Seniors

Francis Marion University conducted interviews today at RVHS for Seniors that have applied to attend the University.  Students were able to learn immediately after the interview if they were accepted.  Congratulations to all of the students that were accepted today!!!
RVHS Senior Medjina McStravick was the first senior to be accepted to 
Francis Marion University.

Reading Celebration Highlights III: Juvenile Justice

During last week's Reading Celebration, Mr. McMicken, an English teacher, arranged for inmates from the Department of Juvenile Justice to come speak to the students who read Monster by Walter Dean Myers.  The novel is about a juvenile who is on trial for murder because of a minor role that he may have played in a robbery that went bad.  The DJJ inmates spoke to our students about how they ended up in DJJ, and about the hardships that they face on a daily basis. 

Summer Reading Highlight II: Silver Sparrow

In Ms. Richardson's and Ms. Smith's book study group of Silver Sparrow, the students took on the role of a character from the book and created a Tweet as if they were the character. They also created an iPod shuffle where they created a playlist to serve as the soundtrack for the book.  To connect the two, a Twitter account was created at @miss_tsmith and posted some of their work.  The group happened to find the author, Tayari Jones (pictured below), and mentioned her in a tweet about the soundtrack.  Ms. Jones noticed the tweet and inquired about our Summer Reading Day hashtag, #RVreads2013.  In their conversation, the group informed the author that they would send her a copy of the soundtrack produced, and in return, Ms. Jones is sending the group autographed book plates in return.

Volleyball vs. Lugoff Elgin Today

The Volleyball team will take on Lugoff Elgin today, September 24th, starting with the Junior Varsity at 5:30 pm and the Varsity at 7:00 pm.  The girls are excited and ready to bring home the victory using their home court advantage.  If you wear your Ridge View sport jersey, you will get a discounted select food item from the concession stand.

Reading Celebration Highlight I

This is the first post in a short series that will highlight some of the fun and engaging activities that our students experienced on our Reading Celebration Day on Wednesday, September 18th.

One of the book groups reading Soul Surfer created their own surfboard including a shark bite.  Students took pictures with the board, and photo shopped out one of their arms. They then had to create a story telling how they lost their arms.  The students also created diorama's of their favorite scenes from the book.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Blazer Band Wins Their First Competition

Congratulations to the Ridge View Blazer Band.  They were named Grand Champions at the Edisto High School "Blue Machine Invitational" Saturday, September 21st.  The Blazer Band also won Best Music Performance, Best Percussion, and Best Color Guard.

Their next competition is Saturday, September 28th at the Rock Hill District Stadium.  The performance times in the preliminaries is 5:00 PM.  Finals begin at 7:45 PM with the Award Ceremony occurring at 10:00 PM.

RV Teacher Cadets Visit Newberry

The RV Teacher Cadets took their annual field trip to Newberry College on Friday, September 20th.  Newberry is the college partner of the Richland Two Teacher Cadet Programs, and the students who successfully complete the Teacher Cadet course earn 3 hours of college credit from Newberry College.  This field study is offered to provide our students the opportunity to tour a college campus and explore the various aspects of higher education. It was a fun and educational day for all involved!

Pictured (left to right): Colin English, Arica Lunnon, Jordan Wiggins, Sydney Marsh, Valerie Hicks, Jaime Garrick, Jahleesa Coatie, Tamara Stemmer, Kelsey Ballou, Alexis McAllister, Mecca Mason, and Susanne Liggett (instructor).

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Ridge View Graduate Returns To The View

Gabriel Fonseca-Medina, a 2010 RVHS graduate, is interning with Ms. Lisa Ellis in Student Activities.  As the first junior to become Coker College's Student Body President, he established new governing documents for future student governments and was awarded the prestigious James D. Daniels Student Leader of the Year award.  According to Mrs. Daniels, "Dr. Daniels would have been proud and honored to meet [Gabe].  [He] truly embodied his vision for a student leader."  Now let's hear from Gabe:

When I look back at where it all started, I am fortunate enough to say that I was and am a BLAZER.  Ridge View High School provided me with the opportunity to express myself in a safe environment.  I learned real life lessons simply by getting involved with the Ridge View family.  My time at Ridge View has prepared me to accomplish amazing goals that I would have never imagined. 

Coming back to Ridge View was one of the hardest decisions I had to make because I knew my college career was almost over.  As a Student Activities intern, I have the chance to carry out my passion in leadership and communications.  A lot has changed since my days at Ridge View, from new principal, to new administrators, a new wing and even a new enhanced positive perception of my alma mater.  

What's next?  Simple!  After my most anticipated graduation from Coker College on December 13, 2013, I plan to attend Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah to obtain a Masters of Arts in Community Leadership.  If all stays on track, I will then attend the University of California-Los Angeles for a Master of Education in Higher Education and then a Ph.D. in Leadership.  But wherever I end up; and no matter what I am doing or where I am, Ridge View has truly prepared me to not only dream big dreams, but to accomplish them.  With a little hard work, ANYTHING is possible.  GO BLAZERS!!! 

Support the Blazer Battalion Drill Team Fundraiser

Help Ridge View Support WACH Fox Spirit Squad Challenge!!!

If you missed Mr. Fraendy Clervaud's WACH Fox Spirit Team segment last Friday, please see the video "Blazers In The News" on the right in our video links.  Your support helped Ridge View collect over 1,000 can goods for Harvest Hope Food Bank.  But don't let your donations stop there.  

WACH Fox Spirit Squad Challenge is not over.  Help Ridge View with this challenge.  If we raise the most money, we will win the 2013 Spirit Squad cup.  You can donate as many times as you want, in increments of $5.  Support Ridge View and donate now by clicking the picture on the left.  

Remember nearly 2 million South Carolians go hungry each year; and for each dollar that you donate, you are providing at least 5 pounds of food to the homeless in our community.  What a huge difference a small amount can make.

RVHS Cheerleaders Selling Homecoming T-Shirts

Homecoming is in three weeks; and the RVHS cheerleading team designed a t-shirt that supports the theme of Homecoming Week, "There's No Place Like Homecoming."  The t-shirt is gray and shows a cheerleader walking down a purple brick road leading to the Emerald City, which is purple and black.  The shirts will say "Ridge View High School Cheerleading - Homecoming 2013."  

The shirts cost $12 and are in adult sizes (Small, Medium, Large, and X-Large) only. Extra t-shirts will not be ordered, so please support our cheerleaders and get your order and payment to either a cheerleader or Coach Daniels ( by Tuesday, October 1st

Ridge View's SIC Has 2 Openings Available

RVHS parents and guardians, local businesses, and community members are vital to our success.  South Carolina requires each school to have an Student Improvement Council (SIC) that meets regularly to advise the principal and plan improvements for their community school.  This is a chance to be intimately involved in the school and also to involve community members who do not have students enrolled in the school.

The Ridge View SIC has two openings available for elected parents.  If you are a parent of a Ridge View student and are interested in being on the SIC ballot in the next month, please send your name and a brief bio to Mrs. Amelia McKie, SIC Chairperson, at

If you know a retiree, grandparent, or business, civic, or social organization leader who may be interested in serving as an appointed SIC member, please contact Mrs. Amelia McKie as well.

We Need 2 More Participants!!

Hooray!!! We surpassed our fundraising goal of $3,000 to $3,352 and have moved to 3rd overall.  Unfortunately we need two more runners (or walkers) to meet our goal to have 50 participants signed up.  Please do not stop your support.  Even though we have met one of our goals, we can always use more help.  Join our team or donate by clicking on the image on the right.  When you go to the website, be sure to choose JOIN OUR TEAM.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

College Reps to Visit The View This Week

Here is the schedule for college representatives visiting Ridge View this week (September 23 - September 27th). Interested students should see Mrs. Bishop in the College and Career Center for a pass to attend any interested session.

Monday: Paul Mitchell at 11:00 a.m. in the CCC
Tuesday: Francis Marion Decision Day
Wednesday: University of Richmond at 10:30 in D95
Thursday: Hollins University at 10:00 in D95; and Presbyterian College at 1:15 in D95.
Friday: University of South Carolina - Columbia at 10:00 in D95;  and Midlands Technical College at 1:00 in D95.

Also, do not forget to wear your college shirt on Wednesday, September 25th.

Blazer Battalion Promotion Ceremony

JROTC would like to announce that the Blazer Battalion Promotion Ceremony will be held from 6:30 - 8:30 pm on October 1st at the Ridge View High Auditorium.  This ceremony is being held to promote our hard working Blazer Battalion Cadets.  The ceremony is open to anyone who would like to attend.  There is no admission fee.  Please join us to support our Battalion in appreciation of their efforts in bettering themselves as citizens of the United States of America, improving their work ethic, and bettering their comprehension skills when making decisions.

Blazer Volleyball Beats Keenan But Falls to Irmo

The Lady Blazer Volleyball team defeated the Keenan High Raiders last Monday.  The JV team was also victorious.

On Wednesday, the Blazers pushed perennial power Irmo to five sets, but came up shy of the victory in losing three of the five sets (16-25; 25-21; 25-21; 13-25; 8-15).  Sophomore Middle Blocker Amarrah Cooks led the team with seven blocks and eight kills. Freshman Setter/RS Sydney Swann led the team in Aces with five.

Cross Country Teams Place 3rd

The Ridge View boys and girls cross country teams both ran to a 3rd place finish at a meet this past Wednesday at Sandhills Research Center.

Connor McCloskey leads the Blazers to 3rd place finish
The results of the girls race were as follows: 1-Pelion 30; 2-Blythewood 46; 3-Ridge View 61; and 4-Airport 98.  The Lady Blazers were led by Junior Kelsey Ballou, who placed first overall in a time of 19:59 for the 3.1 mile race.

The results of the boys race were: 1-Blythewood 22; 2-Pelion 42; 3-Ridge View 77; 4-Airport 102; 5-North Central 156; and 6-Fairfield Central 163.   Junior Connor McCloskey finished 9th in 18:32 to lead the Blazers.

For complete results click on the following link:

Friday, September 20, 2013

Varsity Blazers Fall Short To Nation Ford

The Blazers started off the game hot, scoring all 28 of their points in the first quarter.  They weren't able to put anymore points on the board the rest of the game and that allowed Nation Ford to come back and score 24 unanswered points and take the win with the final score of 23-31.

Offense: 397 Total Yards (234 rushing + 163 passing)
T. Fetterson (QB): 9 of 20 for 163 yards, 1 touchdown, 3 interceptions, 3 rushes for 51 yards
W. Napper (RB): 26 rushes for 149 yards, 2 touchdown, 1 catch for 13 yards

Defense:  441 yards allowed (220 rushing + 221 passing)
D. Shamlee (DB): 18 tackles, 2 deflections, 1 interception
R. Miller (LB): 9 tackles, 1 interception
K. Jordan (DE): 6 tackles, 4 tackles for a loss, 3 sacks

Special Teams:
D. Shamlee: 68 yard kick return

Blazer B Team Runs Away With Win - Blazers JV Suffers First Loss

The Blazer B Team was once again firing on all cylinders as they ran away with another win on the road at Nation Ford.  The final score was 28 - 8...GO BLAZERS!!!

TD's scored by A. Kelley, C. Butler, J. McCrae.  PAA's made by C. Butler, D. Ashe, C. Napper

The Blazer JV Team suffered their first loss last night to the Nation Ford JV team.  It was an extremely hard hitting and physical game that resulted in a 30-6 loss.  Coach Jennings said the JV did a good job with composure and dealing with a tough game and tough loss.

Tonight, the Blazer Varsity team takes on Nation Ford at District Stadium in a game that promises to be another tough and physical game.  The kick off is at 7:30pm, come out and help cheer on the Blazers!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Blazer Pride Volleyball Night - Thursday, September 19th

Our dynamic Volleyball team is coming off a double win against the Keenan High School Raiders on Monday, September 16th.  Both the Junior Varsity and Varsity teams had triumphant wins.  
On Thursday, September 19th starting at 5:30 PM the Lady Blazer will take on Irmo in what is believed to be a very competitive team.  This game will also be "Blazer Pride Volleyball Night"  Show your support by coming to the game in Ridge View paraphernalia and receive half off a selected item from the concessions.

Raheem Miller - Defensive Player of the Week!!!

The Columbia Touchdown Club is honoring Raheem Miller as Defensive Player of the Week for the game against Lancaster.  He had 13 tackles, 5 tackles for losses, 2 sacks, and 1 interception for a touchdown.  

Arts In Education Grant Award

Congratulations to the Ridge View High School Fine Arts Department for being awarded $11,250 on behalf of the South Carolina Department of Education for the Arts in Education Program.

Summer Reading Celebration!!!

All day today, students and staff will be participating in the Summer Reading Celebration.  They will meet in reading groups to discuss and experience their summer reading book.  Whereas most groups do hold book discussions, many of our teachers are all planning other activities to help the students experience their books.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Faith McKie, A 2013-14 Mid-Carolina AHEC Academy Fellow

Congrats to Faith McKie.  She was accepted into the 2013-14 class of Mid-Carolina AHEC, Health Careers Academy, which is an affliate of the South Carolina AHEC (SC AHEC) Health Careers Academy.  This program is designed to develop high school students into culturally competent, resilient, academically proficient, and self-confident future healthcare professionals.  As an Academy Fellow, Faith will participate in activities that promote academic success, career development, and personal growth and that include one-on-one mentoring, group activities, and parental involvement.

Do You Want a Pizza Party for Your Class?

Ridge View is offering a pizza party to the 1st period class that donates the most children's books on Thursday, September 19th to benefit Children's Garden, a daycare for homeless children.  Books can be new or gently used.

College Resume Night

Do you need some help preparing your resume for college applications?  You are invited to Ridge Views College Resume Night at 6:30 pm in the Media Center on Thursday, September 19th.

This Week in the College and Career Center

There are some important things going on with our College and Career Center this week.  An army recruiter will be available to speak to interested students during lunch today, Monday, September 16th.  On Wednesday, the C&CC would like to remind everyone that it is College Shirt Day, so everyone needs to wear those school colors.

On Thursday, September 19th, a representative from the University of South Carolina-Beaufort will be available to speak to interested students at 10:30 am in Art Room 2 (Mr. Nostrant's).  Please see Mrs. Bishop for a pass to meet this represented.  Also on Thursday, stop by the College and Career Center during lunch for the presentation "What are soft skills?"

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Cross Country Results in the Coaches Classic

The Cross Country Varsity  Girls finished 16th overall out of 25 teams with the Varsity Boys finishing 28th out of 30 teams.  Kelsey Ball and Jacy Smith finished 34th and 37th with times of 20:31 and 20.:42, respectively.  Paolo Milan placed 33rd with a time of 16:59.  Unfortunately, the JV Girls were unable to compete as a team, but Fiona Findley lead the way for the tam with a time of 31:19.  The JV Boys finished 29th with Jordan Hollis running a time of 19:31.  The Blazers will race at Sandhills on Wednesday against Blythewood, Pelion, North Central, Airport, and Fairfield Central high schools.