Heritage Students Honored by Mayor for Community Service


Hilton Head Mayor Drew Laughlin began “The Mayor’s Youth Volunteer Service Award”  to honor middle and high school student who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspired others to engage in volunteer service.  To be recognized for this award, a student must have completed at least 50 hours of community service between May 1, 2011 and April 30, 2012.  Four Heritage Academy students were presented the Award by Mayor Laughlin at a special Awards Ceremony held Monday, May 14, 2012.

Bronze Level – 50 hours, Silver Level – 51-100 hours

Heritage Academy student Sydnee Wheeler – 58 hours

Heritage Academy student Spencer Woolfolk – 55 hours

Gold Level – 101-150 hours

Call to Service Level – over 150 hours  Three students achieved this award, and two were from Heritage Academy: Nicholas Wheeler – 399 hours and Tara Bianco – 151 hours

Congratulations to these four students!  If you are interested in receiving this award next year, please see Mrs. Sprouse for details about how you can begin your volunteer work and earn credit for your service hours over the summer.

AM Program Students of the Month


Senior blue chip tennis “ace”, Katie Hoch, middle school modern dancer Lily Green, and international golfer Tennoshin Ogawa were recognized by faculty for their consistent show of “Effort”, the honor code value featured for April. These three students pour tremendous amounts of effort into their grueling passion-area schedules as well as into their academic pursuits. Congratulations to each for modeling what a scholar-athlete and scholar-performing artist is capable of doing with such grace and achievement under pressure.