• February 10, 2018
    Congratulations Miss St James Pageant Winners

    Miss St. James High 2017-18 : Ragan Lynn Dennis
    Miss Senior : Eliza Moore
    Miss Junior Dominque Terrell
    Miss Sophomore: Baylee Payne
    Miss Freshmen: Grayson Squires
    Miss Congenialty: Alyssa Banesse
    Pageant Scholar: Savannah Simpson
    Best Dressed: Ragan Lynn Dennis
    People's Choice: Ragan Lynn Dennis
    Most Photogenic: Ragan Lynn Dennis
    Best in Talent: Eliza Moore
    Evans Award of Excellence Recipients: Ragan Lynn Dennis, Alyssa Banesse, Dominique Terrell

    February 12, 2018

    Please Congratulate Claire Washburn when you see her for her wonderful performance and representation of St. James at the 40th Annual USC Honor Band Clinic this past weekend.

    February 12, 2018
    Optimist International Essay Contest WINNER
    We would like to announce Alleigh Brown as the Optimist International Essay Contest Winner!  She will attend a luncheon where she will be honored for her essay.  She will also be entered for a chance to win a $2500 scholarship at the district level.

    January 29, 2018

    All County Band Results
    Please congratulate the following band members for being selected to the All County Band this year
    Cassidy Shannon
    Donovan Massey
    Claire Washburn
    Jack DeRiso
    Savannah Futrell
    Ethan Bautz
    Ryan Riedinger
    Keara Walsh

    Congratulations for FBLA District winners
    Please congratulate Ryan Thompson-first place Marketing; Chandler King - second place Sales; and Cameron Sweeney - second place Business Ethics.

    Congratulations to our Archery and Marksmanship teams!
    Congratulations to our Marksmanship Team for placing 2nd (out of 10 teams) at the Tri-Service Shoulder to Shoulder Tournament on Sat, 27 Jan! All 7 shooters qualified as Marksman or Sharpshooters. Chris Capps was our top shot. Way to go Sharks!
    Marksmanship Team:
    Team 1:
    Andrew Deitz
    Savannah Futrell
    Chris Capps
    Triston Baber

    Team 2:
    Jefferson McCrory
    Mason Marlowe
    Kilah Wittke

    Congratulations to our St. James Archery team for finishing 2nd at Regionals on Friday, 26 Jan! Congrats to Jacob Dorosh for placing 1st (males) in the High School Division and Savannah Futrell for being 2nd (females). Jacob and Savannah also received $500 scholarships as being the top 12th Graders. Others 12th graders receiving $500 raffle scholarships was Matthew Hashey, Colbie Vaughn, and Savannah Futrell (total $1000). Here we come States! 

    1. Matthew Hashey
    2. Savannah Futrell
    3. Jacob Bartlett
    4. Francesca Bonaparte
    5. Chris Capps
    6. Taryn Coons
    7. Johnna Dominguez
    8. Jacob Dorosh
    9. Isabella Ferretti
    10. Luke Geddie
    11. Lauren Krechel
    12. Mason Marlowe
    13. Alex Och
    14. Mason Plucinski
    15. Shane Sellers
    16. Ashlee Shealy
    17. Madison Sosbee
    18. Mackenzie Squires
    19. Colbie Vaughn
    20. Syklar Fielding

    December 2, 2017

    State Army JROTC Drill Competition


    The SJHS JROTC Drill team competed at the State Drill Competition this past Saturday.  This was the first time we have competed at this level and it was good to see a different level of competition.


    Our Squad Exhibition team (Demonstration Team) placed fourth among some very strong competition (out of 15 schools).  This was a building block as we look forward to competing at the Multi-State Regionals and the National level in next 2-5 years.  We are very proud of our Cadets and they are excited to improve and compete next year!


    Please congratulate the following Cadets for a great Drill competition:

    Dalton D’Amico

    James Beaulieu

    Andrew Deitz

    Tristan Baber
    Austin Baumgardner

    Christopher Walker

    Tyler Reed

    Codey Cannon

    Jolie-Ann Dominguez

    Ariana Prete

    Jacob Prete

    Clem Corten

    November 21, 2017

    All County Band Results


     Please congratulate the following band members for being selected to the All County Band this year


     Cassidy Shannon 


     Donovan Massey


     Claire Washburn


     Jack DeRiso


     Savannah Futrell


     Ethan Bautz


     Ryan Riedinger


     Keara Walsh


    November 16, 2017

     All County Orchestra


    Please congratulate the following students for making the All County Orchestra this year.  The clinic will be held January 22-23 at MBHS.  This is my 5 year with the orchestra and we had more make it in the group than I started with here in class 5 years ago.   Capps


    Jackie Seman
    Darian Reed
    Darya Maysam


    Ryan Riedinger
    Calista Anderson
    Gracie Guthrie
    Sarah Jeffords
    Hannah Cleveland
    Lauren Krechel
    Cadence Campbell
    Hannah Shelley
    Olivia Guthrie
    Drew Neugebauer
    Sloan Jordan
    Gracie Perkins
    Maddison Pannell


    November 9, 2017

    Visual Art Awards
    Congratulations to Our Fire & Safety Expo Poster Contest winners sponsored by the Horry Georgetown Fire Chiefs Association. At last night’s awards banquet Alex Royall received 2nd place and Jordan Long was awarded 3rd. 



    November 4, 2017
    Drama Awards

    The Honors Drama class just returned from the State Theatre High School Play Festival in Aiken, SC. This year we were awarded 2 All Star Cast Awards. 


    Congratulations to Reyna Papotto and Kailen Milesky for their performances in Mrs Packard.


    Congratulations to Zack Olds and Reyna Papotto for receiving 1st place in Monologues for each High School. 


    On Nov. 14th, we will be presenting our 2 award winning competition shows "Almost Maine" and "Mrs. Packard".  Julya Coggins'  Senior directing project will also be presented. 


    Show time is 7:00 pm. Faculty is free, students are $3.00 and adults at the door $5.00.


    "Almost Maine" is a light hearted look at the various stages of love.  


    "Mrs. Packard" is a dramatic piece about Elizabeth Packard who was imprisoned by her  husband in a mental institution for disagreeing with his religious beliefs. THis was a common practice in the 1860's. 




    Reyna Papotto delivers a brilliant performance of Mrs. Packard.  Please encourage your students to come out and support the Performing Arts students. 


    October 28, 2017
    Sharks Army JROTC Swims forward to Victory!
    Congratulations to the SJHS JROTC Sharks Drill Teams on again sinking their teeth into the competition on Saturday here at St. James! Seven other schools competed and we swam circles around them!  We placed 1st in Armed Drill, 1st in Color Guard, 1st in Exhibition, and 2nd in Unarmed Drill. Overall 1st Place!



    Also congratulations goes to Cadet Estafanny Flores for winning the Unarmed Individual Knockout and Cadets Dalton D'Amico and Jakob Harnish for winning 1st place and 3rd place for Armed Individual Knockout! JV Unarmed finished strong by beating 2 other schools Varsity teams!


    September 30, 2017

    SJHS Army JROTC takes a big bite at the Aynor Drill Meet!
    Please help us in congratulating our JROTC Drill teams in winning the first JROTC Drill Meet on Saturday in Aynor.
    We not only won the meet, but placed 1st in every event (Armed, Unarmed, Color Guard, Exhibition) over the other 6 schools at the meet!
    Even our JV Unarmed team placed 2nd only to our Varsity team (meaning they beat 6 other schools Varsity teams)!

    Next Drill meet is at home on 28 Oct, come out and support our Cadets!

    Varsity Team members:

    Dalton D’Amico

    Jakob Harnish

    Clem Corten

    Tyler Reed

    Tristan Baber

    Andrew Deitz

    James Beaulieau

    Chris Walker

    Jacob Corell

    Ariana Prete

    Jacob Prete

    Alternate: CJ Rentz


    JV Unarmed Drill Team members:

    Captain: Estafany Flores

    Jefferson McCrory

    Virginia George

    Melvin Aldana

    William Hull

    Taryn Coons

    Cory Mates

    Gwen McDade

    September 19, 2017

    Drama Club 2017-2018 officers:

    Ethan Barnett--President

    Blake Rose, Brittney Cassidy, and Niko Moratto--Co-Vice Presidents

    Kamryn Williams--Historian

    Secretary--Alexis Negri


    A BIG congratulations to all the new officers!  And, thank you to all you campaigned this year!  It was great to see so many people compete for leadership roles and support the Drama Club!

    Below is School Year 2016 2017

    May 20

    JROTC Regional Softball Champions


    The St. James JROTC co-ed Softball team are 4x champions of the tri-service JROTC regional Softball tournament.  It was a feeding frenzy as they fed on their opponents this past Saturday at Aynor High School.


    Please congratulate the following Cadets for a great tournament.


    Jakob Harnish


    Schylar Plucinksi


    Matthew Hashey


    Sierra Curry


    Luke McNeany


    Abigail Wick


    Olivia Greenwalt


    Ryan White


    Joey Victoria


    Tyler Reed


    Korbin Edmunds
    Boris Rosa


    Chris Walker


    Stephen Martin




    If you get a chance take a look at the photos on our facebook site.


    April 25

    Congratulations to 2017 Junior Marshalls
    Brand, Kaiya Renee
    Cacace, Samantha
    Flood, Catherine Mary
    Gasperson, Andrew Scott
    Godbold, Marion Boyd
    Hoodenpyl, John Frederick
    Lavin, Corinne Elizabeth
    Lewis, Chelsea Leann
    Maysam, Jonah Darya
    Morris, Catherine Lanier
    Rosas Canseco, Jose Angel
    Sinkway, Thomas Dillon
    Tew, Alexander Robert
    Walsh, Keara Anne
    Washburn, Claire Elizabeth
    Weiland, Mazzy Grace
    White, Jordan Elizabeth
    White, William Russell  
    Williams, Luke Carlyle
    Woodbury, Mikayla Rose


    April 23
    The opening reception for the 18th Annual Horry Georgetown Art Exhibition was held Sunday at the Burroughs & Chapin Art Museum. SJHS came away with 3 wins! Out of 12 high schools and 307 art submissions, SJH had 20 pieces out of 80 juried into the show! Out of the 80 pieces selected for the show, 3 of our 20 won awards:
    Camilia Familia- Carolyn Powel Award for Most Effective Use of Color- Watercolor
    Graciana Miers- Honorable Mention 3D –Sculpture
    Marrisa Forestierio- Honorable Mention 2D- Oversized Graphite Drawing
    Carson Ward- His piece was chosen as the Intro piece for the Show
    Caity Ronan- a former art student at SJH, now at AAST took home 1st Place 2D and a 1000.00 scholarship for her portfolio submission.

    St. James High Teacher of the Year 2016-2017 Mrs. Maryam Fischer
    Has Been Named  A Top 5 Finalist For Horry County Schools Teacher of the Year

    St. James has been recognized again with another huge award! Principal Vann Pennell was named the AAAA Principal of the Year 2016 2017. Congratulations Vann Pennell!  Well-deserved and very thankful that you are a Shark!

    March 18
    Tri-Service JROTC Field Meet

    The St. James Shark Battalion competed in the 1st Inaugural Tri-Service JROTC Field Meet at Playcard Environmental Education Center this past Saturday. Boy was it a great meet!  The kids had a lot of fun and got super dirty and muddy!


    The Cadets continued in Rocking the House and placed first in the Challenge Course and Fire Starting and 2nd in Primitive Weapons.  We struggled in the tug of war because we just didn’t have the girth that some of these other schools have.  We tied for 2nd place out of 7 schools that participated.


    Check out the pictures on our Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/SJHSArmyJROTC/

    Congratulations to the following newly elected National Honor Society officers for 2017-2018: 
    President - Chelsea Lewis
    Vice President - Catherine Morris
    Secretary - Emma Vohringer

    March 4

    St. James Army JROTC Drill Meet
    The SJHS Army JROTC Drill teams competed at the last Drill Meet of the year at Aynor HS this past weekend.  It was another outstanding event!

    The Sharks Rocked the House and represented as they always do.

    1st Place Color Guard

    1st Place Fancy/Exhibition

    1st Place Marksmanship

    2nd Place Armed

    Congratulations to Top Shots Savannah Futrell and William Deitz who placed 1, 2 respectively in Marksmanship.

    Checkout the pictures on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SJHSArmyJROTC/?ref=bookmarks

    February 18

    St. James Army JROTC Drill Meet

    Our Shark Battalion Rocked the House and represented St. James very well.

     1st Place Unarmed Drill

    1st Place Color Guard

    1st Place Exhibition/Fancy Drill

    1st Place Marksmanship

    2nd Place Armed Drill

    1st Place Overall!!!

     Congrats to Tyler Reed and Dalton D'Amico placing 1 and 2 in Individual Armed Knockout! Schylar Plucinski placing 2nd in Individual Unarmed Knockout!

    And William Dietz, Savannah Futrell, and Chris Capps placing 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in Individual Marksmanship!

     One more meet to go for the Championship in 2 weeks in Aynor.

     Checkout the pictures on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SJHSArmyJROTC/?ref=bookmarks

    February 17

    Theatre Awards
    Congratulations to the Drama Department for the following State THeatre Awards:

    Superior in Musical Solo:

    Reyna Pappoto

    Landan Ariail

    Zack Olds

    Superior in Set Design    Cain Lee

    Superior in Theatre Marketing :  Ryan Thompson

    Suoerior in Costuming :  Hayley hughes

    Excellence in Musical Solo: 

    Ceci Vargo

    Chandler McCune

    Cain Lee

    Excellence in Makeup  Alexus Poston

    Excellence in Duet Musical Theatre;  Savannah Fleury & Fernanda Rivera

    Excellence in Play Production the cast of Picnic. 
    Excellence for short film: Julya Coggins

    Honorable Mention in Make up Kaelin Milesky

    February 4

    Band Update
    This past weekend was another busy one for members of the band program.  First, Wiktoria Godawa competed in the South Carolina Master Recital and placed 4th out of 14.  The 14 students selected for this event are the top players in the state regardless of instrument.  Please congratulate her on her placement. Second, Ethan Moulden and Ethan Bautz participated in the UNC-Pembroke Honor Jazz Clinic.  They both placed in the highest ensemble and were also featured in the All Star Big Band. 


    This week is another busy one, as the USC Honor Band Clinic is Thursday-Sunday and we have a Winterguard contest on Saturday in Rock Hill.  The following will be participating in the USC Clinic.

    Wiktoria Godawa

    Liece Tessman

    Cassidy Shannon

    January 28

    Congratulations to the winners of the Miss St. James Pageant:
    Miss St. James : Ella Kinley Thompson
    Miss Freshman: Jayla Emilie
    Miss Sophomore: Dominique Terrell
    Miss Junior: Ragan Lynn Dennis
    Miss Senior: Brittany Blevins
    Miss Congeniality: Alyssa Banesse
    People's Choice: Ella Kinley Thompson
    Best Talent: Kayla Dockery
    Best Dressed: Ragan Lynn Dennis
    Most Photogenic: Ella Kinley Thompson
    Pageant Scholar: Savannah Fairchild


    January 28

    The Sharks JROTC Marksmanship team competed in a shoulder to shoulder rifle match this past Saturday at Carolina Forest High School.  Very proud of our team; out of 11 teams, we placed 4th. Congratulations to Savannah Futrell who placed 2nd overall out of 44 shooters.


    January 21

    All State and All Region Band
    Congratulations to Wiktoria Godawa for making the 2017 All State Band.  The Clinic will be held March 9-12 at Furman University. 


    Congratulations to Liece Tessman, Ethan Moulden, Cassidy Shannon, and Ethan Bautz for being selected for the Region bands. The Clinic will be held February 24-25 at Myrtle Beach High School.


    January 18
    All State Orchestra and Band

    Please congratulate Freshman Sloan Jordan on being making the All State Orchestra on Bass this year.  This is a first for us here at St. James to have a freshman make it.


    Please also congratulate Wiktoria Godawa, Liece Tessman and Ethan Moulden for qualifying to audition this weekend for All State Band in Lexington.

    November 16

    All County Orchestra
    Over the last two nights we have been auditioning for the All County Orchestra.  We had 21 students from St. James high school audition and 17 made it.  Please congratulate them on their achievements.  This is the largest representation we have had here at St. James. The Clinic will be held January 23-24 at Myrtle Beach High School.


    Jackie Seman     1st Violin 2nd Chair

    Darya Maysam  1st Violin 3rd Chair

    Darian Reed       1st Violin 9th Chair

    Ryan Riedinger  1st Violin 10th Chair


    Hudson Hok         2nd Violin 5th Chair

    Calista Anderson 2nd Violin 10th Chair

    Gracie Guthrie     2nd Violin 12th Chair

    Kyra Cumbow       2nd Violin 15th Chair


    Ashley Thompson      8th Chair Viola

    Hannah Cleveland      9th Chair Viola

    Brooklyn Niravong     12th Chair Viola

    Hannah Sheely           13th Chair Viola

    Brittany Howard         14th Chair Viola

    November 16
    All County Choir

    Please congratulate the following students who auditioned and made All County Choir!
    Trinity Althoff-12
    Aurora Agee-12
    Uriel Sanchez-12
    AJ Neill-10
    Tanner Brink-10
    Torrance Carter-9
    Summer Sellers-9
    Baylee Payne-9

    November 15
    Drama Awards -- Fall Competitions:
    All County Best Actress: Paige Bergen for And a Child Shall Lead

    Technical Theatre award: Best Set: And a Child Shall Lead
    All Star Cast Award: JC Joye

    All Star State Actor Awards:
    JC Joye: Unexpected Tenderness
    Reyna Papotto: Unexpected Tenderness

    Max Wolfe


    Athlete of the Week: Wolff makes wave in, out of pool
    Grand Strand Sports Report
    Max was awarded a medal at the State Swim Meet for his six-year participation and inspiration for the Sharks swim team at the SCHSL Swimming Championships.

    The video linked below will place a smile on your heart!

    Max Wolfe is a senior at St. James HS and is a 19 year old Down Syndrome Shark student-athlete. Max has participated on our swim team since he was eligible his 7th grade year. The rule states that once a student turns 19 before July 1 they automatically become ineligible for sports.

    After much thought and planning with Mr. Pennell together we requested a hardship for Max  . He turned 19 in March of this year.

    Our plan went towards "inclusion" and the SCHSL executive committee approved his swim participation on August 3rd with specific guidelines for us to follow:

    Max competes as a SJ Shark against the clock. He is the only one in the pool. He is not on our list for eligibility. He is simply included and is swimming forward like we do everyday as Sharks!

    I just had to share with all of you ... Max is the man, the rock star and now a true celebrity. He will swim all season against the clock and represent what we do best and that is "Inclusion" as a Shark swimmer!

    He was  also recognized at the AAAA state championships in Columbia!


    St. James swimmer overcoming the odds




    November 5
    Band Contest Results

    The Pride of St. James just returned from our last contest of the season.  We came home with the following results: 1st Place Drum Major, 1st Place Colorguard, 2nd Place Percussion, 2nd Place Music and 2nd Place in class 4a with a score of 92.3.  This was definitely the best show of the year for the kids even after missing 4 weeks of rehearsal.  Please congratulate the students when you see them.



    November 4

    All Region Orchestra
    The following members of the St. James Orchestra were selected for the 2016 All Region Orchestra Clinic to be held next Friday and Saturday at Cane Bay High School.  Please congratulate the following students on their audition results: Darya Maysam, Sloan Jordan and Sam Pylypyshyn.



    October 28

    Homecoming Court:
    Freshman: Marshall Freeman & Casey Godbolt
    Sophomores: Owen Baker & Paige McClary
    Juniors: Otez Myers & Diamond Goodman
    Seniors: Max Wolff, Chris Young, Sullivan Young, John Austidillo, Landon Arial, Abby Barnes, Brandi Back, Alyx Kohut, Zaida Martinez, Alexus Alston
    Congratulations to Homecoming
    King -- Max Wolfe
    Queen -- Alyx Kohut



    September 22, 2016
    A BIG congratulations goes out to the new 2016-2017 St. James High School Drama Club officers: Alex Busbin, President; Blake Rose, Vice-President; Anna Friend, Historian; and Destiny Premo, Secretary!  A big thank you for all who ran for office!  Your Drama Mama is so proud of all of you!  It's going to be an exciting year!


    September 12, 2016

    Congratulations to the following students who were elected as the officers for the HOSA Future Health Professionals club for the 2016-17 school year:
    President Jasmyn Robinson
    Vice President Brittany Blevins
    Secretary Kady Royea
    Treasurer Megan Baynes
    Parliamentarian Kendall Securro
    Historian Alleigh Brown