Sunday, November 30, 2014

Scholarship Offers for Juniors & Seniors

Looking for a way to help pay college expenses? Check out the following scholarship information and pay attention to application deadlines.

December 2014 deadlines:
January 2015 deadlines:

More details about each of these scholarships may be found by clicking on the calendar link details, from the linked websites, or from the RWA guidance office.

Richard Winn to Host Christmas Classic

Don't let the post holiday "blues" get you down! Why not plan to watch some exciting basketball contests as you attend the annual Christmas Tournament sponsored by the RWA Booster Club? In addition to our Lady Eagles, the other varsity girls' teams competing include Wilson Hall School, Lewisville High School, and Chesnee High School. Boys' action will feature contests between our Eagles, Lewisville High School, Woodruff High School, and Fountain Inn Christian. 

Monday, December 29
2:00 - Lewisville vs. Wilson Hall (girls)
3:30 - Lewisville vs. Woodruff (boys)
5:00 - Richard Winn vs. Chesnee (girls)
6:30 - Richard Winn vs. Fountain Inn Christian (boys)

Home teams are listed first and will wear light colored uniforms.

Tuesday, December 30
2:00 - Consolation Girls
3:30 - Consolation Boys
5:00 - Championship Girls
6:30 - Championship Boys

Balls and water coolers will be furnished for all teams. Concessions will be sold.

Eagle Basketball Tips Off

For the round ball fan, basketball season has arrived! RWA officially tipped off the 2014-2015 season on November 20th, and the Eagle teams are already "on a roll." Both varsity teams earned victories in their early season games. 

The Lady Eagles are currently 3-0 with wins over York Prep (54-12), Lake Pointe (79-20), and Northside (67-23). Junior Jaycie Johnson led all scorers in both the York Prep and Lake Pointe games with 23 and 33 points, respectively, while sophomore Bailey Taylor had the hot shooting hand for the Lady Eagles against Northside, scoring 19 points.

Bailey Taylor scores over her Northside defender's outstretched arms.
Because the extended football season claimed all but five basketball players, the Eagles' first game against York Prep counted as a scrimmage. With virtually no practice time due to the lengthy, but exciting and productive football season, the football players transitioned to the basketball court well enough to win their first two games over Lake Pointe (60-53) and Northside (74-58). Senior shooting guard Cameron Cooper led all scorers in both contests with 37 and 39 points.
Cameron Cooper shoots a jumper to score two of his game high 39 points.
RWA's middle school teams had their first playing date this past Tuesday when they hosted Northside Academy. The MS girls won their season opener while the MS boys suffered a loss. They both play Monday (12/1) at home against Cambridge Academy with the MS girls tipping off at 4:00 P.M., and the MS boys' game will follow at approximately 5:15 P.M.

At the conclusion of the MS boys' game, the varsity teams will host the Whitmire High School teams. The varsity girls' game will begin at approximately 6:30 P.M. and the boys' game tips off at approximately 8:00 P.M.

Both middle and varsity teams will host the Wardlaw Academy Patriots on Friday, December 5, beginning at 4:00 P.M. Come on out and support our Eagle basketball teams.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Going Once...Going Twice...SOLD!

The Junior Class will be auctioning off Front Row Seats to the 2015 Graduation. 
The auction will be held at halftime of the Varsity Boys basketball game on Tuesday, December 9th.

Final Notice for Lost & Found Items

Please check the lost and found bin for missing items by Thursday, December 11, 2014. On Friday, December 12, any remaining items will be donated to a local charity.

Anatomy Students Encouraged to Explore Career Choices

Jenni Caldwell Sharpe visited with Mrs. Martin's anatomy and physiology students to discuss opportunities in the field of occupational therapy.  Jenni is a 2001 alumnae of RWA and currently practices OT at Moore Orthopedics in Lexington. 
Jenni's most inspiring words of wisdom to the juniors and seniors in the class were to job shadow in any prospective field of study that they may be interested and to start the process now.  Jenni also discussed the competitiveness of the real world and encouraged students to think about careers with longevity and job stability. 
Mrs. Martin was able to echo Jenni's remarks in subsequent classes and encouraged students to carefully consider career opportunities and to take advantage of job shadowing opportunities in order to witness first-hand the role and responsibility of a chosen profession.  

It’s All about Family!

In case you may not have noticed, the word FAMILY was stickered on the back of each varsity helmet during the entire football season. Coach Dan Dickerson emphasized the family concept from day one of practice right on through the final game of the season. His players bought into the concept and united as one team family throughout the season to capture their ultimate high school football dream…that of winning the state championship. 
The Eagles entered the title game with an outstanding record of 12-1 after having avenged their only regular season loss to Andrew Jackson in the Upper State championship game the week before. RWA’s defense made some minor adjustments and took on the task of stopping the powerful AJ Confederates’ ground game, holding them to 14 points while the RWA offense racked up a total of 56 points. With this round two playoff victory, Richard Winn claimed the Upper State title and the right to advance to the state championship game on Friday, November 21, in Sumter.
The Carolina Bobcats, Lower State champions, were familiar foes for the Eagles as they had faced off against each other in early October in Winnsboro. The Eagles beat them, 49-28, in that regular season game to hand the Bobcats their first loss of the season.
Now they were playing again, but this time for the BIG PRIZE. Coach Dickerson and his coaching staff took nothing for granted as they prepared their family to execute their game plan and reach their full potential to play as champions. In his talk during the pep rally that day, Coach Dickerson again reminded the players and fans that WINN is a part of our name and the way we play our game.
Wilson Hall School in Sumter was the setting for the SCISA 8-man State Championship game. Fans from both schools packed the stands to cheer on their respective teams. How appropriate it was that the RWA cheerleaders painted the message banner to read, “One Team, One Dream” for the football family to charge through as they entered the grid iron at game time!
Many hearts were racing and butterflies were fluttering as the whistle blew signaling kickoff. However, before it was all said and done, there was no question which team was the best as RWA dominated on both sides of the ball. The Eagle offense lit up the scoreboard for 50 points while the defensive squad limited the Bobcat opponents to 14.
As the final seconds ticked off the clock and the buzzer sounded to end the game, the dream became reality! It was time to celebrate! The Eagle family had soared to achieve their dream! The 2014 SCISA 8-man State Championship trophy was theirs to claim!
Congratulations again to the players and coaching staff for representing our school so well and for giving the rest of your family such a thrilling football season.

To see pictures from the State Championship game, click here: 

Sadie Hawkins Dance- White Christmas

SGA will host a Sadie Hawkins semi-formal on Saturday, December 20 from 8:00 - 10:00 for grades 9 - 12. Individual student cost is $5; cost per couple is $10 for Richard Winn students. To bring a date outside of Richard Winn, cost is $15. Tickets must be purchased in advance. T-shirts will also be sold. See an SGA officer for details!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Post Season Honors for Eagle Football Standouts

Region Coach of the Year and North All-Star Coach
Every family has its leaders, and the RWA football family is certainly no different. Six Eagle standout players, juniors John Coleman, Webb Yongue, and Coker Gilbert, in addition to seniors Conrad Sharpe and Hunter Gibbons, received All-Region honors. Senior Matt Taylor was selected as the Region Player of the Year, and Coach Dan Dickerson was named Region Coach of the Year.

In addition to All-Region honors, four seniors - Matt Taylor, Conrad Sharpe, Hunter Gibbons, and Blake Pauley - were chosen to play in the 8-man All-Star game on Sat., Dec. 6, at Orangeburg Prep in Orangeburg. Coach Dickerson will be the head coach for the North All-Stars.
Congratulations to each of these Eagles for earning these post season football honors and good luck to our All-Stars!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

1st Semester Exams

Exams for grades 7 - 12 will be Wednesday, December 17 - Friday, December 19.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 17- 1st Period & 2nd Period
  • Thursday, Dec. 18- 3rd Period & 4th Period
  • Friday, Dec. 19- 5th Period & 6th Period
All students will be dismissed at 12:00 Noon on exam days. 

Monday, November 24, 2014

December Events

To view details on these events, please see the RWA Google Calendar or on the RWA Website. Also, find these events listed on the side of the blog!

Beta Club Toy Drive

Please send unused, packaged toys to Richard Winn for donation between Monday, November 24 and Friday, December 12. Toys will be donated to local children in need. Help the Beta Club make the holidays brighter for families in our community.

SGA Holds "White Christmas" Drive

RWA's Student Government wants to make sure those in need have a White Christmas. Help by gathering the following "White" items for the needy:

  • Toilet Paper,  Paper Towels
  • Kleenex, Cotton Balls, Q-Tips
  • Shaving Cream, Toothpaste
  • Soap, Lotion
  • Socks and Undergarments
  • Washcloths, Bath Towels, Kitchen Towels

Boxes for donations will be placed throughout the hallways at Richard Winn. Help us make Christmas a little brighter for those who may be less fortunate. Donate now through Friday, December 12.

Sunday, November 23, 2014


Ably guided by Head Coach Dan Dickerson and supported by an exuberant group of parents, grandparents, family members and fans of all ages, the Eagle football team "soared" to the top to bring home the 2014 8-man state championship title this past Friday night (11/21). Richard Winn soundly defeated The Carolina Bobcats, 50-14, in the title game that was played at Wilson Hall School in Sumter. Congratulations to the players, coaches, and parents for a job well done! You are ALL WINN-ers and make us proud to wear the Blue and Gold!

To see MORE of the pre-game, game action, and post game celebration photos, click on this link: