The 3rd Block classes of Mr. Jonathan Johns and Mr. Ted Zawacki hosted a teaching seminar by Mr. Lou Benfante of the Heritage Library who spoke on the History of Hilton Head Island. A power point presentation detailed a thorough background of Hilton Head Island from the 1500’s to Present Day. Students became familiar with William Hilton, the significance of Port Royal Plantation, Daufuskie Island, Fort Mitchell, Zion Chapel, the History of the Gullah Community, Spanish Wells and the significance of cotton, indigo and rice in the early development of Hilton Head Island. The influence of Charles Frasier was emphasized as well as the significance of the Lighthouse in Sea Pines Plantation. Mr. Benfante proved himself to be an enlightened speaker and authority on Hilton Head Island.
Mrs. Bass’s Advanced Art class traveled to Coligny Beach on Wednesday, November 13 for a photo experience. Each student was responsible for obtaining photos in two categories: Portraits and Landscapes/seascapes. We had some heavy sprinkles to contend with but otherwise he class was very successful in the execution of the photos. Students photographed each other, strangers on the beach and waves, surf and dunes. Time was also spent sketching some of their photos. It was a very successful experience. Students are now using their photos for class projects which should be on display on the school walls in the future.
Begining art class’s study of Impressionism has led us to Seurat and his pointillism.
Students were to choose a photograph, either there own or one off the internet, and translate it into adrawing that they could them fill with points of color. These colors will blend from a distance to form a subject.
Congratulations to this year’s Academic Quiz Bowl team who represented Heritage Academy very well in the SCISA Regional Competition for 2013. Team members included the following: Bria Sanders, Team Captain; Cameron Clair; James Hammond; Carolina Lewis; J.T. Page; and Peter Kelesis. Honorable mention goes to Garrett Johnson who made the team but was unable to compete due to illness. Faculty advisors were Kathy Seyalioglu and Sarah Hobson.
Maddie displays great symbolism in her artwork. She portrays hard work through her grandfather. He was able to play professional basketball due to his work ethic and dedication. If you work hard and give your best effort towards your passion, you will inevitably reach your highest goals and wildest dreams. –Matt Mendez
Students recently read an excerpt from the graphic novel, Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, by Iranian author Marjane Satrapi. We studied the use of the symbol as a literary element. Students from the 4th Block World Literature class created their own graphic novel page to show a scene from their life. Jamie Lin from Taiwan used “cars” as his symbol. Can you guess what his “cars” symbolize?
Today was another hard day of work as we get ready for a big project. Students were helping each other and brainstorming as they get ready for their project.