Thursday, April 30, 2015

Eagles Set to Take on the Cavaliers

Coach Al Berry's Eagle baseball team will make the long journey to the SC Low Country on Friday for the Round Two playoff double-header against the Cavaliers of St. John's Christian School. The Monck's Corner opponent was designated as a higher seed (home) team in the playoff brackets. Should the teams split victories, game three will be played Saturday on Richard Winn's home diamond at 1:00 P.M.
To stay current with the games and results, check the school's Twitter accounts (@richardwinn66 and @winn_sports) or Facebook account (Richard Winn Academy).
Good luck, Eagles, and safe travels to all!

Eagles Fly Below the Falcons

Ben Lippen's Lady Falcons soared atop the Lady Eagles in Thursday's varsity softball contest hosted at Ben Lippen. RWA fell behind early and just couldn't manage to ignite their offense to make up the difference as the Lady Falcons chalked up the 7-4 victory.

Junior Laken Tanner started on the mound for RWA, but sophomore Bailey Taylor was called upon to relieve her in the bottom of the third inning. Tanner was hung with the loss.

The Lady Eagles got nine hits but could only push four runs across the plate. Jordan Parris and Taylor led the hitting with three hits apiece. Parris was also credited with two RBI, and Taylor had one RBI. Megan Simpson pounded out two hits, and Laken Tanner had a single.

The Lady Eagles look to get back into the win column Friday when they host the Lady Knights of W.W. King in their final region contest. The MS team will play the first game of the double-header beginning at 4:00 P.M., and the varsity game will follow at 5:30 P.M.

Class of 2015 softball players (L-R): Cassidy Branham, Emily Brigman, & Jordan Parris
On Monday, May 4th, the softball regular season will come to a close as the Lady Eagle teams host Wardlaw. It will also be Senior Night for Cassidy Branham, Emily Brigman, Jordan Parris, and their parents. The middle school team plays at 4:00 P.M., and the varsity game will begin at 5:30 P.M. Make plans to support our Lady Eagles in their last two regular season games.

More Accolades for RWA Basketball Players & Coach

L-R: Jessie Stidham, Jaycie Johnson, Emily Brigman, Alyssa Atkerson, and Coach Jason Haltiwanger
Cameron Cooper

On Sunday, April 19, four of RWA's Lady Eagle varsity basketball standouts, girls' coach Jason Haltiwanger, and one varsity boys' player were honored during the High School Sports Report Banquet.

The HSSR hosts a banquet meal and awards at Seawell's Restaurant in Columbia three different times a year to recognize the top high school athletes and coaches around the state for outstanding athletic accomplishments during the fall, winter, and spring sports' seasons.This year's guest speaker for the winter sports banquet was USC men's basketball head coach Frank Martin.

Seniors Jessie Stidham and Emily Brigman and sophomore Alyssa Atkerson were named as HSSR SCISA Class A All State Girls' Basketball Players, and senior Cameron Cooper earned a spot on the HSSR SCISA A All State Boys' Basketball Team. Additionally, Junior Jaycie Johnson was selected as the HSSR SCISA A Player of the Year, and Coach Jason Haltiwanger received the HSSR SCISA A Girls' Coach of the Year award.

Congratulations to these Eagle student/athletes and teacher/coach on representing the Blue and Gold with humility and honor. The Eagle Family is proud of them all!

Baccalaureate & Graduation Info

The school year is coming to a close, which means Graduation and Baccalaureate are quickly approaching!

Baccalaureate: Sunday, May 17 at 7 P.M. at Bethel ARP Church
Seniors and Junior Marshals should be there by 6 P.M.

Graduation: Thursday, May 21 at 7 P.M. at Richard Winn  
Seniors and Junior Marshals should be there by 6 P.M.

Junior Marshal Attire:
  • Boys: dress-gray trousers (no cargoes), black socks, black dress shoes, pressed white shirt, dark tie, and navy jacket.
  • Girls: white dress
Graduate Attire:
  • Boys: dark pants, white shirt, dark shoes (no sandals or flip-flops), and dark ties
  • Girls: v-necked dress or blouse
Baccalaureate practice is mandatory. It will be Friday, May 15, at noon at Bethel ARP Church.

Graduation practice is mandatory. It will be Thursday, May 21, at 10 A.M.

A House Full of CHAMPIONS!

The varsity football and girls' basketball teams and coaches were recognized Thursday morning at the State House in honor of their championship seasons. SC Representative Mary Gail Douglas and Senator Creighton Coleman were instrumental in making this event happen.

 All the players and coaches, as well as the All Star, All State, and Coaches and Players of Year recipients, were named as they stood in front of the chambers for their special recognition. In addition, Representative Douglas delivered a very nice talk about the two teams, their coaches, players, and parents. Next each head coach, first Coach Jason Haltiwanger and then Coach Dan Dickerson, stepped forward to receive the framed resolution documents presented by Rep. Douglas and Sen. Coleman. At the conclusion of the event, the players and coaches filed out to the State House steps for some photo opportunities.
The two RWA state championship teams file in to be recognized.

Coach Haltiwanger accepts the resolution from Rep. Mary Gail Douglas on behalf of his Lady Eagle team.
Rep. Douglas presents the resolution to Coach Dickerson and the 2014 SCISA 8-Man Football State Champions.
Coaches Dickerson and Pitt "study"' the resolution document following the presentation.
The girls, Coach Haltiwanger, and Coach Pitt pose for the professional photographer to capture their image.
Both groups gather on the State House steps for another photo opportunity. 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Both Varsity Teams WINN

Congratulations to both varsity softball and baseball teams on big Tuesday contest victories. Unfortunately, the middle school softball team lost by a narrow one run margin, 9-10, to the Lady Patriots of Wardlaw.

Coach Berry's varsity Eagles made the long road trip to Summerton to play the rubber game of the round one playoff series. The Eagles and Saints split victories in Monday's double-header played at RWA, forcing the Eagles to travel on Tuesday to play on Clarendon Hall's home diamond in the tie-breaker.

Junior Coker Gilbert took the mound and pitched a complete seven inning game to collect the 10-6 win. RWA scored 10 runs on 12 hits. Senior Conrad Sharpe was the offensive catalyst for the Eagles, going 4-4 and scoring 2 runs. He also had a stolen base and was hit by a pitch. Gilbert was the only other Eagle to get multiple hits while going 2-4 with a double and 3 RBI. The rest of the offensive sparks came from Matt Taylor, Elijah Tucker (2B), Christian Christianson, Ben Lang-Spittler, Blake Pauley, and Gunnar Hensey. Tucker's double drove in 2 runs, and Lang-Spittler also collected 2 RBI.

The Eagles will travel to Moncks Corner on Friday, May 1, for round two against the Cavaliers of St. John's Christian. Game time is yet to be announced for the double-header.

The softball teams made a long journey on Tuesday as well. They traveled to Johnston to match up against the Lady Patriots of Wardlaw Academy.

The varsity Lady Eagles, under the direction of Coach Lambert's daughter, Kerrigan Kennington, and mother, Darlene Mincey, won a narrow 8-7 victory over the competitive Lady Patriots. Sophomore Bailey Taylor threw seven strikeouts en route to another pitching victory.

Taylor also blasted a homer over the left field fence, going 2-3 with the HR, a double, and 2 RBI. Senior Jordan Parris had a hot bat as well with 3 hits in 4 at bats (2 singles and a triple). Two other Lady Eagles collected multiple hits - Anna Connor 2-4 (2 singles and 2RBI) and Emily Brigman 2-4 (2singles and 2RBI).  Laken Tanner was 1-4 (2RBI).

The Lady Eagles will play at Ben Lippen on Thursday at 4:30 P.M. and then return home to play King at 5:30 P.M. on Friday, May 1. The MS girls will play King prior to the varsity contest  (4:00 P.M.).

Senior Night for Cassidy Branham, Emily Brigman, and Jordan Parris and their parents will be next Monday, May 4, when they play Wardlaw again in their final regular season game.

Good luck to our Eagle teams as they compete in the post-season and final games.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Eagles Split with Saints

RWA won game 1 of the home A state playoff double-header, 7-3, but didn't fare as well in the second game, dropping it 3-4. The rubber game of the best-of-three series will be played Tuesday at Clarendon Hall in Summerton at 5:00 P.M.. Good luck, Eagles, and safe travels!
Conrad Sharpe slides in safely to score for Eagles.

Pitcher Cameron Cooper makes the tag on the runner going to first.

Coker Gilbert catches the Saints runner off base and then look to make a double play.

Cameron fields the line drive and throws to third for the force out.

PTO Fundraiser

 Friday, May 1st  


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Please check one of the above to indicate what you wish to wear on May 1st.    

*Please have your form & money turned in by Thursday, April 30th.  Forms will not be accepted after Thursday.
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Summer Volleyball Camp

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Send a check to Richard Winn payable to Callie Sims  after registering.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Juniors/Rising Seniors & Parents

Plan to attend Ms. Porter's parent meeting Monday night, April 27 at 6:00 P. M. The purpose of this meeting is to prepare the rising senior students and parents for responsibilities during the senior year.

Eagles Take on Saints in Round 1 of Playoffs

Richard Winn will host Clarendon Hall in Round 1 of SCISA A baseball playoffs on Monday, April 27. The first game of the double-header will begin at 4:00 P.M., and the second one will follow approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of game one. Come cheer on our Eagles to victory!

Friday, April 24, 2015

SGA Election Results

Speeches and elections were held Friday to fill the Student Government executive offices as well as class offices for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year.

The current SGA officers enlisted the help of Mrs. Debby Stidham, Fairfield County Director of Voter Registration, to assist them in preparing ballots and with the overall election process. She even made arrangements to bring several voting machines for the students to use in casting their votes in today's elections.

Congratulations to all the candidates who took part. The following slate of officers were elected to serve their peers throughout next school year:

SGA officers: 
  • President: Perry Anne Robinson
  • V-President: Mitchell Gibbons
  • Treasurer: Chloe Dawkins
  • Secretary: Rob O'Connor
  • Historian: Megan Simpson
Senior Class: 
  • President: Rebecca Robertson
  • V-President: Nancy Blair Gonzalez
  • Treasurer: Jonathan Lewis
  • Secretary: Noah Ward
  • Class Reps: Gunnar Hensley and John Sandifer
Junior Class: 
  • President: Madison Wade
  • V-President: Emily Keys
  • Treasurer: Hunter Hartley
  • Secretary: Alyssa Atkerson
  • Class Reps: Parker Amick and Christian Christianson
Sophomore Class: 
  • President: Jonathon Edenfield
  • V-President: Sally Costenbader
  • Treasurer: Cassie McKeown
  • Secretary: Lane Bickett
  • Class Reps: Kimmy Albert and Calee Thigpen
Freshman Class:
  • President: Bradden Steele
  • V-President: Bryan O'Connor
  • Treasurer: Alex McDonald
  • Secretary: Hannah Smith
  • Class Reps: Grier Hensley and Emy Russell

Eagles Host Baseball Playoffs Monday

Our varsity Eagles will host round one of baseball state playoffs on Monday, April 27. The best-of-three series against the Clarendon Hall Saints will begin at 4:00 P.M. on the Eagles' home diamond. Following the conclusion of game one, the teams will take a brief break, and then proceed to play game two of the double-header. Game three will be played in Summerton on Tuesday, if necessary. To see the entire upper and lower state A bracket, click on the following link and scroll down to the A playoff bracket:

PTO Has a Busy Month Ahead

It's a Su·per·ca·li·fra·gil·is·tic·ex·pi·a·li·do·cious Kind of Day

Under Mrs. Ellen Nicholson's very talented and creative tutelage, Richard Winn students in grades one through three treated the standing-room-only audience to a fabulous program of Disney music on Friday, April 24, in the Fine Arts room.

"Tourists" Alivia Martin, Rees Castles, Serenity Shirle, and Ava Fowler narrated the program, and every member of these classes played a special part in making this program a success.

There were amazing solos, small group skits, and appearances from very special Disney characters as well - Snow White and the seven dwarves; Cinderella and her mice seamstresses; Anna, Elsa, and everybody's favorite, Olaf; Mary Poppins and Bert; and of course, Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck paid a visit at the conclusion.

From the costumes to the solos, the program couldn't have been any better! But who would ever doubt that it wouldn't be both wonderful and memorable for these kids, their parent, grandparents, and special guests, with Mrs. Nicholson at the helm and with such a great supporting cast of faculty, Mrs. Sherwood, Mrs. Atkerson, and Mrs. Berry, leading the way! Kudos to all for a job well done!

The fourth and fifth graders will have a hard act to follow when they perform on Thursday, May 7, but we know they've been practicing hard to entertain us with their Sound of Music and Oliver program, and it's sure to be outstanding as well. Mark your calendar now so you don't miss it!




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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Welcome Aboard, Dr. Henry Selby

Alumnus/parent Bruce Baker introduces himself to Dr. Selby at the ball field.
Students, teachers, board members, and parents were able to meet and greet the newly hired Head of School for the 2015-2016 school year, Dr. Henry Selby, during his informal visit to the campus on Thursday. He will also be in attendance during the 1st-3rd grade Disney music program on Friday morning before heading back to his home/family in Tennessee.

Dr. Selby will officially take over the Head of School duties on July 1.

Welcome to our RWA Family, Dr. Selby!

A Day at the Ball Park

The Eagle teams dropped 3 of their 4 games on Thursday in baseball vs. Providence Athletic Club (PAC) and softball vs. Lewisville. Unfortunately for RW, the MS baseball team was the only one to come out of Thursday's contests with a victory.

Ben Lang-Spittler stays focused on the strike zone.
The MS Eagles defeated the PAC Panthers in five innings of play, 10-1. Following the MS game, the varsity squad took the field to compete against the older PAC team. However, the Panthers took an early lead and continued to build on it over several innings to handily defeat the RW varsity Eagles,15-4, in six innings.

Senior Blake Pauley was one of several pitchers to take the mound for RWA against the Panthers.

Third baseman Gracie Atkerson makes the play on the Lewisville bunt.
The MS softball team suffered a 2-11 defeat at the hands of the Lady Lions of Lewisville.

The varsity Lady Eagles gave Lewisville a battle, right down to the last out, but the Lady Lions managed to squeak out the narrow 3-4 victory.
Megan Simpson runs hard to beat out the throw for an infield single.