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SCHOOL NEWS

1. HILTON HEAD PREP WELCOMES NEW HEAD OF SCHOOL

Paul W. Horgan begins his first year of Head of School at Hilton Head Prep. Horgan served as Head of the Upper School for Cape Henry Collegiate in Virgina Beach. He earned a master’s in education at the University of Virginia. Horgan is the eighth Head of School at Hilton Head Prep. “I feel a tremendous responsibility to our families, and it is my goal to ensure that this is a wonderful place for children to grow up,” Horgan said.

2. $3,000 ART SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED TO HILTON HEAD HIGH STUDENT

Graduating Hilton Head High senior Katharine Crosby is this year’s recipient of Art League of Hilton Head’s $3,000 art scholarship. The award was based on her outstanding art portfolio, impressive GPA and glowing teacher recommendations, the Art League said. She plans to study fine arts this fall at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C., with a concentration in photography. Her most recent series explores the seven deadly sins and the seven holy virtues.

3. ST. FRANCIS CATHOLIC SCHOOL WELCOMES NEW PRINCIPAL

Andrea Smith is the new principal of St. Francis Catholic School. She comes from Word Academy in Houston, Texas, and has more than 28 years of experience. She is also a licensed professional counselor (Texas and Alabama), national certified counselor and grief recovery specialist.

4. LOWCOUNTRY STUDENT EARNS NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP

Holland Perryman of Beaufort High School was named a winner of a National Merit Scholarship. She is among 2,600 high school seniors nationwide who will receive a National Merit Scholarship for study at sponsoring colleges or universities. Perryman will attend Vanderbilt University where she received an early decision acceptance. She plans to major in environmental sociology.

5. OAK ADVISORS AWARDS EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Tess Sanford (Hilton Head Island High School), Ryan Andrews (Bluffton High School) and Kate Booth (Hilton Head Christian Academy) were each awarded a 2022 Oak Advisors Scholarship of Excellence. The scholarship was created by the principals of Oak Advisors, LLC, Michelle Myhre, CFP and John Chiacchiero. It is administered by the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry and is awarded to local, qualified high school seniors planning to attend an accredited college or university and major in business or economics.

6. TCL RECEIVES NEW SURGICAL SIMULATOR

LapSim is a new piece of equipment that uses virtual reality technology being used by students in Technical College of the Lowcountry’s Surgical Technology Program. The advanced simulator uses a “multi-sensory” training experience to give students a realistic feel for what laparoscopic, or minimally invasive surgery, is like.

7. TOWN OF HILTON HEAD ISLAND HOSTS STUDENTS FROM ITALY

High school students from the Verona region of Italy visited Town Hall on Hilton Head. The 32 students were in the United States for a two-week visit as part of an international sister-city education program.

8. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN DAY SCHOOL WELCOMES NEW DIRECTOR

Jen Hummel is the new director of First Presbyterian Day School. She has a Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of South Carolina, and she received her Bachelor of Arts in Interpersonal Communications from Bowling Green State University.

8. SOCIETY OF BLUFFTON ARTISTS AWARDS ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP

Bluffton High School graduate Liam Giblin was awarded this year’s Naomi McCracken Scholarship from the Society of Bluffton Artists. Giblin was an AP student who graduated in the top 10% of his class.