Seniors Jay Welch and Mary Catherine Matthews were elected Mr. & Miss Wilson Hall by students in grades 9-12. For this honor, the faculty nominates candidates while considering the following factors: above average academics, participation in athletics and/or extracurricular activities, outstanding citizenship, and excellent character. From the list of faculty nominated candidates, students in grades 9-11voted for their own class, and all students in 9-12 voted for Mr. and Miss Wilson Hall. The following underclassmen received this honor: Mr. & Miss Junior – Miller Jones and Breland Jones, Mr. & Miss Sophomore – Alex Jackson and Anne-Marie Torchia, and Mr. & Miss Freshman – Hampton Watson and Emma Bradley.
The following students were elected by their classmates for the Senior Superlatives:
Most Likely to Succeed – Waverly McIver & Alex Blum
Most Athletic – Maddie Elmore & Campbell deHoll
Most Dependable – Carly Allred & Bynum Kelley
Most Intelligent – Naomi Yoder & Noah Tavarez
Friendliest – Mary Catherine Matthews & Nick Miller
Most School Spirit – Emily Moersen & Emory Moore
Most Talented – Sarah Jekel & Ryan Wernsman
Wittiest – Bristol Barnes & Drew Davis
Through activities such as white water rafting on the French Broad River, the sixth graders and their chaperons experienced an educational and enjoyable trip to Camp Kanuga in Hendersonville, N.C., from September 4-6. Organized by Mrs. Stacey Reaves, Upper School Head, the 19th annual trip gave the students the opportunity to participate in four classes taught by the Mountain Trail Outdoor School which is located in the Appalachian Mountains. These classes included a co-operation and low ropes course, a hands-on course in rappelling, an orienteering and wilderness survival course, and a course in forest ecology. Students also enjoyed activities to promote bonding and team building with their classmates, such as campfires and recreational games, as well as time for a daily devotion.