Thomas Heyward News

​K3 Uses Humpty Dumpty nursery rhyme for experiment

Posted by: carmen | March 22, 2018

by Alayna DeLong and Victoria Standard

 On Tuesday, March 13th the K3 class did an egg drop to go along with their lesson on Humpty Dumpty. Teacher Mrs. Trish Bryan sent home zip-lock bags for students to stuff with their choice of filling. Student Brayden Robinson told us he chose to fill his bag with cotton balls. The goal was to have enough cushioning to stop the eggs from breaking. “We decorated a shelf to match the look of the wall in Humpty Dumpty,” Mrs. Bryan told us. Each student was given a boiled egg to put in their bag and the experiment began. In the end, seven of the nine eggs cracked.

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​THA Holds FCA Rally to Commemorate National Walk Out Day

Posted by: carmen | March 22, 2018

by Emma Richardson and Megha Patel

On Wednesday, March 14th FCA held a rally to commemorate the school shootings that have happened in the past few months. Wednesday was National School Walkout Day but instead of walking out, the students gathered in the gym to play games, listen to testimonies, and have a group prayer for the victims. As the students made their way into the gym, beaded necklaces were handed out, each representing something from the Bible. FCA members Abigail Hayes, John Hampton Hewlett, and Natalie King also performed a worship song called "We are No Longer Slaves." 

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​Clay Target Wins State

Posted by: carmen | March 22, 2018

by Madi Shealy and Brian Crosby  

 Recently the clay target team took on state, on March 3rd the team went to the state champion shoot at DNR's new shooting complex in Edgefield. Shooters CJ Cleland, Mark Delong, and Chandler Thames came home with a second-place win, our younger shooters Trevor Cleland, Brandon Smith, and Nick Wise brought home first place making them SCISA state champions in their division. Lastly our girls Madi Shealy, Amanda Heisel, and Mati Vaigneur brought home first place in the lady’s division making them state champions and the first girls to bring home a championship win in sporting clays for Thomas Heyward. We are so proud of our team and cannot wait to see them continue to succeed. 

 

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​THA Lift-A-Thon

Posted by: carmen | March 22, 2018

by Logan Thomas and Owen White

  -The Lift-A-Thon is a fundraiser for the Thomas Heyward Weight Room and Football Program. This will be the first ever lift-a-thon at Thomas Heyward Academy. During the lift-a-thon there will be 50/50 raffle, food, and much more.

 

How does it work?

  - The lift-a-thon is basically the same thing as a walk-a-thon which a person will give a pledge such as .10 cent for a pound. So, if a person lifts 500 pounds the donor would owe $50. In the weight room the athletes will do three lifts, such as bench, squat, and power clean. The grand total of all the lifts will be the number of pounds they lifted that day.

When is it?

  -The Thomas Heyward Lift-A-Thon will be on March 24th.

Are there any prizes?

-Yes, there will be a 50/50 raffle and $100 gift cards for the people who lift the most weight, pound for pound, and the person that brings the most money per pound.

 

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Rebels Sports Update

Posted by: carmen | March 22, 2018

by Trace Lowther and Matt Malphrus

The Rebel’s varsity baseball team began their season with one win and five losses. However, that one win was a huge region win against the John Paul II Golden Warriors.  The baseball team travels to First Presbyterian on March 17 before hosting St. Andrews School on March 20 and John Paul II on March 22.

The varsity softball team started the regular season with a record of 2-0. Although the Lady Rebels struggled in their tournament in Sumter, they won the Bronze Bracket of the Battle of the Bases tournament in Summerville. The Rebels will travel to Beaufort Academy on March 22.

The golf team started the season with two region matches at Dogwood Hills in Walterboro and Crescent Pointe in Bluffton. The Rebels placed 4th in both matches, beating region rival John Paul II in both. The Rebels travel to Hilton Head Lakes to play Patrick Henry on March 20, and Berkley Hall on March 22 for a region match.

The clay target team has had much success once again this year, as CJ Cleland, Mark DeLong, and Chandler Thames won the State Championship in their division. Trevor Cleland, Brandon Smith, and Nicolas Wise also won the State Championship in their division. Go Rebels!

 

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THA’s Strong, Dudley Combine To No-Hit JPII

Posted by: carmen | March 11, 2018

Cheyenne Strong and Danielle Dudley combined on a three-inning no-hitter as Thomas Heyward softball beat John Paul II 25-0 on Tuesday.

Dudley, Alayna DeLong, Ivy Bryan, and Bailey Brown each had three hits, Bryan hit a three-run homer and had four RBIs, and Dudley and Brown added three RBIs each.

THA (1-0, 1-0) travels to Class 4A power Hanahan on Thursday. JPII (0-2, 0-1) plays at Colleton Prep on Thursday. March 6, 2018

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Rebels Knock Off Class 3A Power Hanahan

Posted by: carmen | March 11, 2018

Thomas Heyward’s softball team went on the road and knocked off defending SCHSL Class 3A state champion Hanahan 1-0 on Thursday.

Cheyenne Strong struck out 11 and allowed only one hit in what Rebels coach Bob Layman called her best performance in two years.

The Rebels scored the game’s lone run in the fourth, when Ivy Bryan reached on an error, and scored when the Hawks made an errant throw trying to cut her down at second on Strong’s sacrifice attempt.

Strong also had two hits and Abigail Hayes had a hit for Thomas Heyward.

The Rebels play in the SCISA Preseason Tournament on Friday and Saturday in Sumter. March 8, 2018

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Former THA Softball Player Liz Bunton Is Off To A Great Season!

Posted by: carmen | March 11, 2018

​THA alumna, Liz Bunton, is off to a great start in 2018 at Spartanburg Methodist! Bunton is a sophomore, and former THA softball player.

Spartanburg Methodist is coached by THA graduate, Ashlie Layman. 

-2 Homeruns

-1 Grand Slam

-5 RBI's

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THA Clay Target Team Wins State!

Posted by: carmen | March 11, 2018

​CLAY TARGET made SCHOOL HISTORY (X2) today at SCDNR Skeet State Championships!!!!!

Brandon Smith, Trevor Cleland & Nicholas Wise (middle school division) won middle school State Championship!! Way to go Rebels!! So proud of you! #THARebelPride.

CJ Cleland, Chandler Thames & Mark DeLong (varsity division) won 1st place in varsity division AND won the SCISA State Championship!!!!  

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Class of 2012 Alumna Ashlie Layman Was Named Head Coach

Posted by: carmen | March 11, 2018

​Congratulations to THA Class of 2012 alumna Ashlie Layman. She is shining as the head coach of the Spartanburg Methodist College softball team. THA is so proud! Layman was pitcher for the Rebels. She went on to play for the University of South Carolina, Beaufort. After teaching at THA for a year, she moved on the Spartanburg Methodist. We wish her all the success she deserves. THAREBELPRIDE!

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