STABLE TALK - News from the Campus of Barnwell High School - December 8, 2010

Several members of the BHS family have been recognized recently for various accomplishments. The accomplishments range from leadership and service to sporting events.
Twylynn Stokes was selected as Barnwell High School’s DAR Good Citizen. She was one of three candidates nominated by the BHS faculty and voted upon by the Senior Class. This award, sponsored each year by the Daughters of the American Revolution, is based on three criteria: dependability, service, and patriotism. Congratulations to Twylynn, as well as the other two nominees, Taylor Hooper and Katie Plexico.
Raven Cooler was named the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Award winner. This award is one of the highest honors given to a member of the Sophomore Class each year. She was selected by a committee of teachers on the basis of a written essay.
Valerie Moody was named a State 4-H winner and attended the National 4-H Congress in Atlanta held from November 26-30. Selection for this honor was based on her past project work, leadership, and service. As part of the award, Valerie received a $500.00 college scholarship.
The BHS Debate Team participated in a tournament held at Stall High School in Charleston in late October. For public forum debate, the following members were recognized: 3rd place, Sabbaak Waraich and Brad Geter; 5th place, Rosie Still and Bae McKinney. For impromptu duet acting, Ashley Spell and Rachael Deer captured 3rd place. Rachael Deer also received 3rd place in original oratory. The next tournament will be held in Williston on December 11.
Jaret and Coltin Nobles, along with their father, participated in the United States Team Roping Championship finals held in Oklahoma City from October 26-November 1. Jaret and his dad placed 20th in the #9 Shootout and won $600.00.
Elizabeth Creech, who is in her third year of competitive swimming with the Aiken-Augusta Swim League, participated in a swimming event on November 19. She finished the 100-yard free-style race with a time of 59 seconds.
BHS is proud to claim fourteen of the fifteen members of the BSC United States Championship Soccer Team that brought home the State Cup this year. Coached by BHS graduate Randy Reece, these girls have played together for six years. Team members include the following: Summer Hogg, Taylor Hooper, Lynnsey Jamison, Pender Nolind, Jordan O’Neal, Kaitlin Owens, Kourtni Owens, Haley Prather, Olivia Ray, Blakeney Sanders, Nicole Sanders, Samantha Sanders, Maci Still, and Tori Still.
Principal Jon Burdge won the 2010-2011 SC Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association Administrator of the Year Award for advocating high school driver’s education and for promoting driver safety on the BHS campus. He was presented the award on November 12 at the fall conference held at Seawell’s Restaurant in Columbia.
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