College of Charleston Admissions Representative @ SV Tomorrow

College of Charleston Admissions Representative Michelle McDowell will be in the College and Career Information Center on Tuesday, September 30th at 10:00 a.m.  Students wishing to meet with Ms. McDowell should sign up using their Naviance account; however, they can also come by CIC for help or more information. Parents can also contact Mr. Abram Staten, college specialists, at 803-699-3500 ext. 69005 or astaten@richland2.org for details about the following and other related college events.

Located in the heart of historic Charleston, South Carolina, the College of Charleston is a nationally recognized public liberal arts and sciences university. Founded in 1770, the College is among the nation’s top universities for quality education, student life and affordability. Its beautiful and historic campus, combined with contemporary facilities and cutting-edge programs, attracts students from across the U.S. and around the world.

Congratulations to our 2014 Homecoming Queen Court

L to R: Alexis Gibson, Hillary Reeves, Blythe Beaudoin
Miss Hillary Reeves was crowned the 2014 Homecoming Queen on Friday night during halftime of the football game against South Aiken. First runner-up was Alexis Gibson and 2nd runner-up was Blythe Beaudoin. 

"Nothing But Net" District Charity Basketball Game Oct 2nd

Mark your calendars! Oct. 2 - Nothing But Net! Richland Two and Richland One will go head-to-head in a charity basketball game to raise money to help fight breast cancer. The "Nothing but Net" challenge will feature prizes, entertainment, concessions, and some well-known but unexpected people who will be cheerleaders, referees, and more. Please come out and show your support and spirit as our very own Principal Jeff Temoney hoops it up for charity. Also watch Richland School Board Chair Calvin "Chip" Jackson take One School Board Chair Aaron Bishop in a free throw shooting contest.

Spring Valley Pink Out - Wednesday, Oct. 15th!

The Science National Honors Society is partnering with HOSA this year and we are sponsoring a Spring Valley "Pink Out" for breast cancer awareness on October 15th.  We are encouraging ALL students, faculty and staff to wear pink to school on Wednesday, Oct. 15th.  

As part of our "Pink Out" we are raising money to donate to the Palmetto Richland Walk for Life.  All the money raised will go to the Spring Valley Walk for Life team.  To help raise money, we are selling new "Pink Out" t-shirts.

If you are interested in ordering a shirt, please contact Michelle Spigner at mspigner@richland2.org or 803-699-3500 ext. 69371. We will have limited quantities. The shirts will be $10.00 and, again, all the proceeds will go to the Walk for Life.  

Attention Pre-Health and Pre-Nursing Students


Shmoop - A Learning Resource for Military-Connected Students

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Viking Sports Wrap

SV Varsity Football defeated South Aiken 56-35
SV Girls Cross Country Varsity placed 4th & JV placed 3rd at Boone Invitational

Varsity Football
SV varsity football team defeated South Aiken HS Friday night 56-35 to move to 4-1 on the season. Ryan Lee had 9 rushes for 206 yards 3 TD's 1-2 passing for a 25 yd TD pass to Bryson Jones. Ty'Juan Fulton had 9 rushes for 188 yards and 2 TD's and 1 2pt conversion. Kristion Glover and Noah Davis each scored touchdowns. RJ Bacon had 4 Key blocks, 3 Extra Effort plays 3 resulting in TD's. Blair Johnson Graded 90% 9 knockdown blocks, 2 pancakes 4 Key blocks. Cooper Gresham had 4 ext. pts and 1 46 yard punt. On defense the Vikings were led by Interceptions from Cameron Jones and De'Marcus Muscove. Ja'Lon Williams had 2 sacks and DL Henry Brown had big games. Tyler Frazier and Kenan Reid also made big plays for the Vikings Defense. The big play of the game on defense was a blocked punt by Jordan Williams that was returned for a TD by Michael Asbury. The Vikings travel to White Knoll on Friday for their last regular season game.  

Girls Cross Country
This weekend the top 13 girls on the cross country team traveled to Boone, NC for the High Country Invitational. The girls had fantastic races, placing 4th in the varsity race and 3rd in the JV race! Congratulations to Claudia Cannon and Breanna Murrin for placing in the top 20 overall in the varsity race and to Annamarie Ringer, Tori Agostini, Paige Waters and Irene Nicholson for placing in the top 20 overall of the JV race.

Linguist & Speech Pathologist Visits SV

Dr. Kay Herbert, a linguist and speech pathologist, visited Ms. Katie Schooler's English classes to speak to the students about dialect, code-switching, and AAVE (African-American Vernacular English), in conjunction with their unit: "Dialect and Huckleberry Finn". Thanks Dr. Herbert for taking time out of your busy day to come speak to us at Spring Valley!

Viking Sports Wrap

JV Football
The JV football team defeated the South Aiken Thoroughbreds 42- 0 Thursday night.  The defense was first on the field and forced SA to punt.  The offense took over and Paul Stokes finished the drive with the first of his two TD's on the night with a 10 yd scoring run.  Our next score was a safety by Brandon Johnson who ripped through the line and stuffed their running back in the end zone!  The offense and defense continued to execute well.  Daishon Reddin had a 20 and 35 yd run for touchdowns.  Terrell Jackson had a 35 yd TD Run. Tony Goodwin also scored on a 30 yd run.  On Special Teams, DeAngelo Ward had several long punt returns and our kicker, Jake Hamilton, kicked the extra points.  

Girls Tennis 
The girl's tennis team defeated Lugoff Elgin 5-1 yesterday.  This improved their region to 3-2 and their overall record to 3-4.  The girls play Westwood at Westwood on Tuesday and Blythewood here at home on Thursday.  Please come out and support our Lady Vikings!

Girls Cross Country
Wednesday, the Lady Viking cross country team defeated Blythewood 18-83 on their home course! Congratulations to the following girls for placing 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th overall: Claudia Cannon, Breanna Murrin, Dani Murrin, and Martina Novotny! This weekend we travel to Boone, NC for our varsity trip and will compete in the High Country Classic.

Girls Golf
The Lady Vikings defeated the AC Flora Falcons in a 9 hole match on Thursday at the Woodlands Country Club.  Spring Valley's team score of 181 to AC Flora's team score of 208 was more than plenty to get the job done.  Overall low medalist were Spring Valley's Kamryn Beaman and Payton Starmack both shooting a score of 43.  Other team contributors were Bonnie Ayres and Mary Colvin Temple.

The next match for the 6-1 Lady Vikings will be Tuesday, September 30th at Camden Country Club taking on the Lugoff-Elgin Blue Demons.   

Swim Teams
The Viking Swim Teams were in the pool for their last dual meet of the season Thursday night, which was also Senior Night.  Honored during the break last night were seniors: Alexandra Andreen, Sarah Queen, Tyra Trapp, Thomas Agostini, Scott Craig, Jason Erno and David Long.

The meet was a bit one-sided with the girls winning 126-30 and the boys winning, as well, 138-24.

Double winners included: Caroline Agostini (200 Free and 400 Free), Kelsey Greene (200 IM and 100 Breaststroke), Breland Green (50 Free and 100 Free), Matthew Greene (200 Free and 100 Fly), Carl Lobitz (200 IM and 100 Back) and Alex Gregg (50 Free and 400 Free)

Single winners were: Annie Lobitz (100 Fly) and Tori Agostini (100 Backstroke), Daniel Todd (100 Free) and Jason Erno (100 Breaststroke).

All 6 relays were winners, too.  Girls 200 Medley (Greene, Alexandra Andreen, Anne Barthel and Green), 200 Free (Green, Greene, Andreen, T Agostini) and 400 Free (Randall, Lobitz, Abby Harrison, C Agostini).  Boys relay winners were: 200 Medley (Noah Fechter, Erno, Gregg and Greene), 200 Free (Thomas Gunnlaugsson, Greene, Scott Craig and Lobitz) and 400 Free (Ryan Staudt, Erno, Zach Kaplan, and Gregg)

Volleyball
The Vikings will compete in the Region Championships next Saturday at the Northwest Family YMCA.

Last nights volleyball match up against Lugoff-Elgin, Lady Demons, 1-3 was a tough lost for the Vikings, 15-25; 13-25; 25-16; 13-25. This puts varsity 1-3 in region standings.

JV lost their sets 0-2 against the Lady Demons.

Lady Vikings will travel to Westwood on Tuesday, September 30

(Tuesday Night)
Tuesday nights volleyball match up against Ridge View was a tough lost for varsity 17-25; 24-26;
18-25. This puts varsity 1-2 in region standings.

JV won their sets with a 2-0 win over Ridge View.

WSV News September 26, 2014

11th Annual Numbers Crunch Math Competition

L to R Jenning Chen, Albert Huang, Zachary Farell, Guillermo Pineda, Richard Chen
Spring Valley math team members attended the 11th Annual Numbers Crunch Full Contact Math Competition held at the Panther's Stadium in Charlotte, NC on Thursday, September 25, 2014. Students were asked to solve problems that included actual football footage as part of the problem. In essence, they read about a play and had to solve it mathematically. Fourteen teams from North Carolina and South Carolina competed. This was Spring Valley's first appearance at the event. Our students did very well and ended the day as the first runner-up team. The following students attended the event and represented our school very well: Richard Chen, Zachary Farell, Guillermo Pineda, Jenning Chen, and Albert Huang.

College Bus Tour to UNC at Charlotte & Winthrop


JUNIOR AND SENIORS:  There are still seats left on the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) & Winthrop Bus Tour on Oct 2nd.  You can visit 2 colleges for $25.00 and lunch is on us. Not only do we tour the campuses, but we are given financial aid and admissions tips. A parent permission slip is required so come by the Career Information Center (CIC) to sign-up and pick up the schedule and permission slip as soon as possible. Click here for parent permission form.

Join SAS - Students Assisting Students

Information/sign up meeting on September 29th in the Health Room at lunch. A service club focusing on homelessness, food pantry, TAPS, clothes closet and more.

Support SV NTHS Community Service Activity

 

Joi Roberson Performs at STAR Teacher Reunion

Joi Roberson, Spring Valley junior, was invited to sing at the STAR Teacher Reunion in Lexington, South Carolina. STAR stands for Strategies for Teacher Advancement & Renewal.  She entertained the audience with “Stay With Me” by Sam Smith and “Summertime” by Billie Holiday. Joi represented the Viking family well on Friday night at the reunion.  

B-Team & JV Football Game Schedule Changes

The B-team football game at South Aiken on Thursday has been canceled. The B-team will play North Augusta at North Augusta instead. The game time for Thursday will be 5:30pm.

The JV football game time has been moved to 7:00pm at South Aiken on Thursday.

Volleyball Tournament "Volleying Against Domestic Abuse"

Coach Deanna Rudnik, the current Lady Vikings volleyball coach at Spring Valley High School has set out to bring awareness about the issue of Domestic Violence to her female student-athlete players for the past 3 seasons.  She felt that if she could prepare her team to compete by running skill drills, then she should be able to help educate her players about having a “healthy relationship”. She wants to make sure that her young student-athlete players will know and recognize the signs and be able to reach out to available resources if they found themselves in an abusive relationship.  So, with the help of Dr. Ross, Director of Community Clinical and Educational Services, she has developed a Domestic Violence Awareness presentation which includes videos, role play, an open forum and guest speakers.  The almost constant media coverage of the domestic abuse incident within the NFL recently proves that there is always a need to educate our young women.

How to Plan and Pay for College 101

A message from the Spring Valley Counseling Dept: Parents, can I have your attention please? If you have a high school student that plans to attend college, then you need to attend the free, informational workshop entitled “How to Plan and Pay for College 101” on Tuesday, October 7 @ 6:30 PM in the Spring Valley multipurpose room. The workshop will cover scholarships, financial aid, how to get the most free money from schools, selecting the right major and college, and options for paying the bill. The workshop is free and open to all high school students and parents. To reserve your seats and handouts, please call The College Funding Center of SC at 798-0390.

Bell Schedule for Friday, September 26th

EB:        7:30 - 8:25
1st:         8:40- 9:22
2nd:       9:27 -10:09
3rd:      10:14 -11:01
4th:      11:06 -11:48
Lunch: 11:48 -12:23
5th:      12:28 -1:10
6th:       1:15 – 1:57
7th:       2:02 -2:44
Pep Rally    2:44 – 3:33

Congratulations to our 2015 National Achievement Scholarship Semifinalists

Aryn E. Cooper                          DeShan L. Wilson                  Ighiwiyisi G. Omoigui
Essence D. McKnight            Lauren E. Rodgers
Five seniors from Spring Valley have been named  2015 National Achievement Scholarship Semifinalists: Aryn E. Cooper, Essence D. McKnight, Ighiwiyisi G. Omoigui, Lauren E. Rodgers, and DeShan L. Wilson. Click here for press release.

More than 160,000 high school juniors from all parts of the United States requested consideration in the 2015 National Achievement Scholarship Program when they took the 2013 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®). Semifinalists are designated within geographic regions and are the highest-scoring program entrants in the states that make up each region. To advance to the Finalist level in the competition, the Semifinalist and their high school must submit a detailed scholarship application in which they provide information about the student’s academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and honors and awards received. Semifinalists must present a record of high academic performance throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay, and earn SAT scores that confirm their PSAT/NMSQT performance.

College Tours 2014


College Application Day Oct. 9th at SV

SCCANGO - Committed to building college-going cultures for ALL students in South Carolina.

Students, parents/guardians, educators, business leaders and communities can receive live information regarding College Application Month 2014, College Goal SC 2014, HEAP mini grants for middle schools, HOPE, LIFE, Palmetto Fellows, Collaborative Counselors Training Initiative, and other information regarding awareness and access to college at sccango.org.

 Application Day will be at Spring Valley Oct. 9, 2014  in the Multi-Purpose Room from 9:00 am-3:33 pm. Click on College Application Month Application Fee Waiver 2014 to see list of application fees and contact information for institution regarding application questions.

Students wishing to attend Application Day should sign up using their Naviance account; however, they can also come by CIC for help or more information. Parents can also contact Mr. Abram Staten, college specialists, at 803-699-3500 ext. 69005 or astaten@richland2.org for details about the following and other related college events.

JV & B-Team Football Game Schedule Changes

The B-team football game at South Aiken on Thursday has been canceled. The B-team will play North Augusta at North Augusta instead. The game time for Thursday will be 5:30pm.

The JV football game time has been moved to 7:00pm at South Aiken on Thursday.

"Nothing But Net" District Charity Basketball Game Oct 2nd

Mark your calendars! Oct. 2 - Nothing But Net! Richland Two and Richland One will go head-to-head in a charity basketball game to raise money to help fight breast cancer. The "Nothing but Net" challenge will feature prizes, entertainment, concessions, and some well-known but unexpected people who will be cheerleaders, referees, and more. Please come out and show your support and spirit as our very own Principal Jeff Temoney hoops it up for charity. Also watch Richland School Board Chair Calvin "Chip" Jackson take One School Board Chair Aaron Bishop in a free throw shooting contest.

What it Takes to Become a Successful Entrepreneur

Mr. Roscoe Wilson, Jr. was a guest speaker in Mrs. Sandra Wells’ Entrepreneurship 1st and 2nd period classes.  He has his own consulting business (R. C. Wilson Group) and he is also a Sports Trainer.   Mr. Wilson is also a Lobbyist and a Community Developer.  He talked to the students about what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur.  Mr. Wilson shared with the class that being an entrepreneur is a mindset and they have to think differently.  He also stated that it is imperative that you know what is going on around you and how it is going to affect your business.  Lastly, he shared with the students that they should strive to become an expert in their field, in order to be just as competitive as the next person.

Spring Valley Gospel Choir is Back

Due to popular request, gospel choir rehearsal is back. We will meet every Wednesday after school from 3:45 - 5:30 PM. Starting TOMORROW, September 24th,  Don't miss out! Show up this Wednesday in B-113, the choir room! Anyone can join and there is no audition. If you have any question, see Mr. Staten in the CIC. 

College of Charleston Admissions Representative Visits SV

College of Charleston Admissions Representative Michelle McDowell will be in the College and Career Information Center on Tuesday, September 30th at 10:00 a.m.  Students wishing to meet with Ms. McDowell should sign up using their Naviance account; however, they can also come by CIC for help or more information. Parents can also contact Mr. Abram Staten, college specialists, at 803-699-3500 ext. 69005 or astaten@richland2.org for details about the following and other related college events.

Located in the heart of historic Charleston, South Carolina, the College of Charleston is a nationally recognized public liberal arts and sciences university. Founded in 1770, the College is among the nation’s top universities for quality education, student life and affordability. Its beautiful and historic campus, combined with contemporary facilities and cutting-edge programs, attracts students from across the U.S. and around the world.

Bell Schedule for Friday, September 26th

EB:        7:30 - 8:25
1st:         8:40- 9:22
2nd:       9:27 -10:09
3rd:      10:14 -11:01
4th:      11:06 -11:48
Lunch: 11:48 -12:23
5th:      12:28 -1:10
6th:       1:15 – 1:57
7th:       2:02 -2:44
Pep Rally    2:44 – 3:33

Vikings Sports Wrap

Swim Teams
The Vikings were in the water over the weekend at the Sol Blatt Natatorium on the South Carolina Campus for the Blue Devil Invitational hosted by Dreher High School. The girls finished 5th out 20 teams and the boy's retained their Blue Devil Championship. Combined, the boy's and girl's won the meet.  

Carl Lobitz was a double winner in the 50 freestyle and the 100 butterfly.  Tori Agostini won the 100 backstroke and her brother, Thomas Agostini also won the 100 backstroke.

The 400 freestyle relay of Lobitz, Matthew Greene, Alex Gregg and Agostini were winners, as well.

The Vikings travel to Rockbridge Swim Club for a meet with AC Flora on Tuesday before coming back home for Senior Night on Thursday at the Woodlands CC against Ridge View.

Volleyball (9-19-14)
Thursday night volleyball action against Dutch Fork Lady Foxes'. The Lady Vikings went to 5 sets, 25-18; 17-25; 25-20; 21-25; 15-13 pulling off a 3-2 win against the Foxes'.
Freshman Dariona Dash lead with 12 kills followed by senior T'Keyah Burgess 10 kills.  Senior Sydney Bryson totaled 22 digs and freshman, Karolyn Martin's 11 assits help lead the Vikings to a 1-1 in the region.

Lady Vikings will be back in region action tomorrow night @ Ridge View starting with JV @ 5:30, varsity @ 7:00 p.m. 

Due to time, Lady Vikings JV squad split with the Lady Foxes' during Thursday's match-up. 

SV Students Volunteer at God's Storehouse

Spring Valley students roll up their sleeves to pitch in at God's Storehouse. God's Storehouse provides food and assistance to those that are less fortunate. Four young men, David Vallardes,Jose Lucas Velazquez, Jose Cervantes and Toriano Segars volunteer at God's Storehouse every other week for the Career Prep Program. The community service of these young men is an exemplary example of how one or two people can have a great impact on our community.

Local Artist Visits Spring Valley

Local comic book artist and illustrator Sanford Greene stopped by today to talk to SV art students about the comic book industry and the trials and challenges of being a working artist. Sanford is an artist for Marvel, DC Comics, SEGA, Nickelodeon, Hasbro, Warner Brothers, and others. Thank you Sanford for finding the time to speak with our students.

Congratulations Discovery Magnet Program & Martin Li

The Discovery magnet program at Spring Valley High School has been selected as an InnoVision finalist in the Education category.  As stated on the Innovision Awards website, “The Innovision Awards Program, founded by Deloitte in 1999 and presented by the McNair Law Firm, P.A., is South Carolina’s premier organization dedicated to the advancement of technology in the state through communication, education, and recognition of the spirit of innovation and technological progress. For 16 years, the InnoVision Awards have been the mark of distinction for outstanding leadership, innovation, and technological excellence.  As the only awards program of its kind, InnoVision Awards distinguish businesses, individuals, and educators who set new standards for innovation.” Award winners will be announced at the Awards Dinner on November 11th. Congratulations to all of our Discovery faculty and students!

In addition, senior Discovery student Martin Lap Yin Li has been chosen as the 2014 Ibrahim Janajreh Young Innovator for his development of a prototype floor tile designed to produce electricity when a person steps or walks on the tile through a mechanical system of gears and levers. Congratulations to Martin, his parents, and his research teacher, Mrs. Michelle Spigner.

Viking Sports Wrap

Top left photo courtesy of iOntheValley reporter Gail Harrison
Swim Teams
The Viking swimmers were again in the water for their 4th meet in 2 weeks.  Thursday, the Vikings hosted River Bluff High School.  The visiting Gators (4th in the State last year) were too tough to handle for the girls, dealing the Vikings their first loss of the season with a 105 - 65 decision. However, the boys fared better out-dueling River Bluff 94-76.

Double winners included:
Alex Gregg, 200 Im and 400 IM
Thomas Agostini, 200 Free and 100 Back
Carl Lobitz, 50 Free and 100 Fly

Tori Agostini was a single winner in the 100 Back.

The relay of Annie Lobitz, Breland Green, Abby Harrison and Agostini won the 200 Free Relay while the boys won two relays with:
Agostini, Jason Erno, Lobitz and Matthew Greene in the 200 Medley Relay and Lobitz,Gregg, Greene and Agostini.

The Vikings will have their next home meet on Thursday, September 25 against Ridgeview.  It will be the final home meet and Senior Night.

National POW/MIA Recognition Day 2014

National POW/MIA Recognition Day is Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. This annual event honors prisoners of war and our missing and their families. The Spring Valley AFJROTC Cadet Colonel Carly Bensvega and her staff collected money for the Wounded Warrior Project by asking fellow students to ring a bell remembering the American wounded and donate to this great cause. The Spring Valley AFJROTC placed a POW/MIA wreath in the lobby of Spring Valley High School on September 19th in remembrance of all of the POW and MIA soldiers.

SV at Irmo on 107.5 FM Tonight

Can't make it to Irmo tonight to see the Vikings in action? No problem. It's the Love Chevrolet High School Game of the Week on 107.5 FM, The Game Sports Radio.

Homecoming Tailgate 2014


Coach Brown Reflects on a Lifetime of Coaching

Check out the piece on Dr. Jerry Brown at Midlands HS Sports. Good luck to Coach Brown and the Vikings as they travel to Irmo tonight to take on the Yellowjackets.

Homecoming Week 2014


Congratulations to our Newly Elected SIC Officers

Congratulations to our newly elected SIC officers: 

Valerie Wright, Chair
Debra McLean, Vice Chair
Jennifer Hutter, Secretary 

For more information about SVH SIC, please visit our School Improvement Council page.

Viking Sports Wrap

Boys Cross Country
Yesterday, the boys cross country team lost to 7th ranked Dutch Fork by 1 point. We also beat Wilson High. This puts our season record at 4-1. This was by far the best race of the season for our boys. The team is led by Ben Garrett, Jacob Maldonado, Matt Frierson, Cam Brandenburg, Steven Andreen, Bryan Hall and Jon Kaus.

Girls Cross Country
Last night, the Lady Vikings cross country team took on Dutch Fork and Wilson High School at home. The Vikings defeated Wilson HS 18 to 65 and put up a good fight against the DF Silver Foxes (ranked 2nd in our state) but lost 51-17.

​Breanna Murrin had an excellent race, setting a new personal record with a time of 20:25, followed closely by Martina Novotny, Danielle Murrin, Anjali Gottipaty, Gabrielle Herrin, and Annamarie Ringer.

The Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

Ever wonder what it takes to inspire and prepare the next generation of entrepreneurs? Challenge students with projects that are fun, accessible and engaging.  Mrs. Sandra Wells' Entrepreneurship class completed a hands-on LEGO project that did just that.  The students were challenged with the task of creating a product using Lego Blocks.  As a team, they walked through the process of trying to launch the new product. In the pictures above, you will see their creativity in action.  I introduce to you, future entrepreneurs.

Join us for the Homecoming Tailgate Party

Homecoming is quickly approaching, and we have planned a great homecoming tailgate party to be held in the grass area in front of the school from 4:30 pm-7:00 pm . This event is open to all faculty, staff, parents and students. If you are interested in participating, please fill out the Google form to reserve your spot. Thank you in advanced, 

Are You Interested in Becoming a Teacher?

In 1999, the SC General Assembly, recognizing the shortage of teachers in our state, funded the Teaching Fellows Program for South Carolina. The mission of the South Carolina Teaching Fellows Program is to recruit talented high school seniors into the teaching profession and help them develop leadership qualities. Each year, the program provides Fellowships for up to 200 high school seniors who have exhibited high academic achievement, a history of service to their school and community, and a desire to teach in South Carolina.

Teaching Fellows participate in advanced enrichment programs at Teaching Fellows Institutions, have additional professional development opportunities, and are involved with communities and businesses throughout the state. They receive up to $24,000, in yearly scholarships (up to $6000 a year for four years) while they complete a degree leading to teacher certification. The scholarship provides up to $5700 for tuition and board and $300 for specific enrichment programs administered by CERRA (contingent on funding from the S.C. General Assembly). A Fellow agrees to teach in South Carolina one year for every year he or she receives the Fellowship. 

Interest Meeting for Girls Track & Field Tuesday, Sept 23rd

The girls track and field will have an interest meeting on Tuesday, Sept 23 in D204 at lunch. If a young lady can not attend the meeting, they can email or come speak to me (Coach McFadden) in person to receive the information.

Viking Sports Wrap

Swim Teams
On Tuesday, the Irmo Yellow Jackets visited Spring Valley for a dual meet between the defending Region Champions and runners-up.  The Spring Valley girls narrowly lost the Region Championship 2 years running to Irmo, but got their long awaited revenge beating them by a 112-57 margin.  The boys were just as fortunate, as defending Region Champions, winning 112- 58.

Both girls and boys won 9 of 11 events.  Double winners include:
Tori Agostini, 200 Free and 100 Back
Thomas Agostini, 200 Free and 100 Back
Matthew Greene, 200 IM and 100 Free
Carl Lobitz, 50 Free and 100 Fly

Single winners were:
Kelsey Greene, 200 IM
Annie Lobitz, 50 Free
Alexandra Andreen, 100 Fly
Breland Green, 100 Free
Caroline Agostini, 400 Free
Jason Erno, 100 Breast

Vikings Relay winners include:  
200 Free relay
girls - Lobitz, Green, Harrison, T. Agostini
boys - Agostini, Greene, Ryan Staudt, Lobitz

400 Free relay
girls - Greene, C. Agostini, Green, T. Agostini
boys - Lobitz, Greene, Gregg, Agostini

The next swim meet will be Thursday, September 18, at 5:30 at the Woodlands CC against River Bluff HS.

Spring Valley Tops in Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

William Edwards                 Martin Li                   Madeline Mazoue               Richard Chen
James Moninghoff          Sarah Song Lee                 Surabhi Poola               Chanse Sonsalla
Alexandra Andreen             Sara Wallam
Ten students from Spring Valley have been named 2015 National Merit Semifinalists. No traditional high school in the state of South Carolina has more semifinalists.   Congratulations to these amazing students: Alexandra Andreen, Richard Chen, William Edwards, Sarah Song Lee, Martin Li, Madeline Mazoue, James Moninghoff, Surabhi Poola, Chanse Sonsalla, and Sara Wallam. Click here for press release.