• student achievements

  • May 17

    Please congratulate these students for their recent induction into the Spanish Honor Society! 

    May 15

    Congratulations 2024 Junior Marshals

    Morgan Brennan  Makenna Broome

    Avaree Brown    Tristen Cordi

    Ashlee Courtney   Madeleine Davis

    Morgan Hansley   Ellie Harrell

    Moriah High    Tabitha Hogge

    Oscar Hynes       Gavin Kinard

    Audrey Kinlaw   Noah Marks

    Sarah Paquette     Kaci Richards

    Marina Santos   Charlotte Velez

    Samantha Zerby  Samson Zhang 


    May 1
    FFA Award
    This morning, I was notified by the South Carolina State FFA Association that the St. James FFA was awarded the Bronze Level National Chapter award for the State of South Carolina. This is a prestigious award to be ranked within our Association. Of the 169 FFA chapters in SC it is only given to the top 20% of chapters in our state. We are the only first-year FFA Chapter to being ranked within the top 3 levels this year. This being our first year in existence, this is a very high honor and would not have been possible without the support of the St. James High School Family. So, I want to thank all of you who have helped me and this program this year and we are continuing to look forward to what the next year will bring. Thank you all.
    Andrew Hall
    Agriculture Educator
    FFA Advisor

    April 27
    Congratulations to Emily Moore for being named SJH REEL kid and representing SJH! 
    Reel Kid

    April 25
    Technology Fair Winners
    Please congratulate the following students for placing in the 15th Annual HCS Technology Fair:
    1st place:
    Isaac Speece - Animation (9-10)
    Caroline Richardson - Digital Game Design (11-12)
    Marley McLaurin & Emory Rabon - Multimedia Applications (9-10)
    2nd place:
    Lorna Todd - Animation (9-10)
    Laurel Williams - Digital Photo Production (11-12)
    Harrison Tippett - Digital Photo Production (9-10)
    3rd place: 
    Ayden Vicino - Digital Game Design (11-12)
    Also congratulate Madison Maldoven - Digital  Photo Production (11-12) and Amaya Mireles - Digital Game Design (11-12) for participating.  

    tech fair winners

    April 12
    Congratulations to Sanaa Skinner and Jasann Faulkner for being crowned our SJHS 2024 Prom Queen & King! These students were nominated by their peers and voted for this special honor at the prom. This is truly a night to remember for these young people.

    Choir Results
    The SJHS Concert Chorus and Chorale attended the SCMEA Concert Performance Assessment on Friday. The Chorale received a Superior on their concert performance and an overall Excellent rating when combined with sight-singing. The Concert Choir received a Superior on their concert performance and an overall Superior rating when combined with sight-singing. Judges made comments like “impressive tone and blend,” “lovely singing,” and “top-notch choir.” Even better yet, the manners and behavior of the choir were consistently complimented, as they lived up to their motto: “Be nice, work hard, and show up." Give these kids a big pat on the back! 

    March 25, 2024


    St. James Students Win Big at FCCLA 
    Congratulations to the 10 St. James High students who won first place in six categories last month at the FCCLA State Leadership Conference. 

    FCCLA, which is short for Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America, provides resources and opportunities for students to pursue careers that support families, such as human services, hospitality and tourism, education and training, and visual arts and design.

    Read the full list of winners below. 
    1st place, Event Management: Zoe Smith, Kylie Spreng, Zoe Scalise
    1st place, Fashion Design: Lila Pettiss, Daphne Gibson
    1st place, Food Innovations: Saige Smith, Maddy Pitluk
    1st place, National Programs in Action: Lilly Pitluk
    1st place, Sustainability Challenge: Delaney Thomas
    1st place, Teach or Train: Paycen Kempton

    March 21, 2024

    Congratulations to the Battle of the Books team for their outstanding performance at the district Battle of the Books competition at HCS Early College yesterday. They competed hard and finished strong but came up just short of the playoff rounds this year. Team members are:
    Bryn Johnson​
    Hailey Maples​
    Ella Price​
    Joelie Propst​
    Taylor Thompson​
    Emma Williams


    Congratulations to following students who have been selected to be in Art Fields Jr. Art Show in Lake City, SC on April 26-May 4th
    Jaden McBride, Anya Brannon, Payton Hendrix, Mya Jones, Alice Lin, Sophia Andre, Ava Smith, Aria Thomas, Madison Franey, Laurel Williams, Rylie Rhodes, Raelin Dellinger, and Bella McBride.

    Congratulations to Laurel Williams, Madison Franey, and Madison Maldoven for being selected to be included in the SCAEA Eastern Youth Art Month Show.  Madison Maldoven received 3rd place for her photo in the high school division.

    3 art

    Art 2


    South Carolina Music Educators Concert Performance Assessment
    Please congratulate our St. James High School Orchestra on a wonderful performance at the South Carolina Music Educators Concert Performance Assessment.  They earned the rating of Excellent for their work.

    Strings Group


    March 12
    CCU Math Competition
    11 of our students competed at the 43rd Annual Dr. Subhash C. Saxena Math Contest. They completed an extremely difficult math test and did a great job.  Please congratulate the following students for a job well done - Ryan Ellis, Sage Christenson, Noah Hensley, Jefferson Sterling, Ruby Benjamin, Madeleine Davis, Sophie Zhang, Brooke Mann, and special congratulations to Jason Costanzo (tied for 3rd but missed the tie breaker Level 2), Andrew Ferreira -3rd place Level 2, and Cooper Flynn -2nd place Level 1. 
    ccu math contest

    March 12
    Congratulations to Logo Design Winner!!!
    Congratulations to Shark senior Chloe Moody as the Visual Art Winner for WAVES of the Future. Her design will serve as the logo for the 2024 WAVES of the Future event at Carolina Opry on April 14. Chloe also receives complimentary tickets and a $100 check. The Chicory Rotary Club sponsored event highlights performances from all Horry County Schools and benefits the HCS Fine Arts Department. 

    March 12

    Sharkies Dance Team
    The Sharkies Dance Team competed in the LARGEST NDA NATIONALS EVER, bringing home 4th place in the Small Varsity Kick division with a score of 91.36. This is the highest ranking Sharkies have received since attending Nationals the last 3 years. In the kick category teams are required to have a minimum of 45 kicks by the majority of the team (half or more). Going up against teams that have won multiple national titles, this was our first time entering the Kick category at Nationals but it won't be the last!



    March 12
    Congratulations to the St. James Winter Guard team they placed 3rd at West Craven High School this weekend and are heading to AIA South Guard Championships on February 23rd in Fayetteville, NC.
    winter guard

    March 12
    Congratulations to Jason Costanzo of St. James High School, one of HCS eighteen National Merit Finalists! These HCS students are among 15,000 Finalists who have an opportunity to compete for over 7,000 National Merit Scholarships, the value of which ranges from $2,000 to $40,000 each. Congratulations Jason and the other HCS students. 

    March 5
    Congrats to these All-State Choir Members
    Please congratulate the following students on qualifying for and participating in the SCMEA All-State Choir on March 2nd. This is the highest honor for a choral student in South Carolina, and they represented SJHS with great dignity and top-notch musicianship.
    Sarah Deneen
    Stephanie Short
    Fletcher Hendrick
    Judah Speece
    Amaya Mireles
    Raelin Dellinger

    March 5
    SJHS JROTC Raiders @Lee County Raider Meet and Best of the Best Raider Championship Qualification
    Our Varsity Male and Co-ed Raider Teams qualified for the Best of the Best Raider Championships on 23 March in Richmond, VA.
    They will compete again the best teams on the east coast.
    In addition, this past weekend they competed at the Lee County HS, NC Raider Meet.  Both varsity teams placed 3rd overall in their divisions against some tough competition (over 30 teams).
    The Co-ed Team placed 2nd in the Fitness Challenge, 3rd in the Litter Carry, 1st in the HMMWV pull, and 3rd in the Team 5k.
    The Male Team place 2nd in the Fitness Challenge, 3rd in the Litter Carry, 3rd in the Rope Bridge, and 3rd in the Team 5k.
    Our JV team placed first in their division.
    Attached the link to a video of our Male team that shows majority of the events that they do (taken by one of our coaches/chaperones).

    March 1
    Congratulations! Four Shark’s  artwork(s) were selected for inclusion in the 2024 Converse Emerging Young Artists Exhibition.
    The exhibition provides a venue to recognize exemplary artworks of high school students.
    Sophomore Anya Brannon’s intaglio print titled “Uprooted”
    Senior Mya Jones charcoal drawing “Knowing”
    Junior Thomas Sparks photography “Moving”
    Junior Laurel Williams photography “Flower Girl”
    The exhibition runs from March 11-23 in the Milliken Art Gallery at Converse University in Spartanburg. SC.  

    Feb. 28

    Congratulations to Rylie Rhodes for winning an honorable mention for the Myrtle Beach International Airport Art Contest for her Photo Colors of a Myrtle Beach Morning


    Feb. 25, 2024

    Congratulations to all 11 of our Miss St James High Pageant contestants.
    Award Recipients:
    Most Photogenic-Willow Holmes
    Pageant Scholar- Olivia Sherman
    Miss Congeniality-Harper Jones
    Best Dressed - McKinsey Wright
    Best Talent - Irie Simpson
    People’s Choice Award- Willow Holmes
    Miss Freshman- Willow Holmes
    Miss Sophomore- Piper Jenerette
    Miss Junior- London Hansen
    Miss Senior- McKinsey Wright
    Miss St. James 2024 - Irie Simpson

    miss st james

    Feb. 2024
    Congratulations to our Sharkies Dance team for competing in this weekend's State Championship Dance competition. The Sharkies finished 3rd in the GameDay division and 1st in the State in the Kick Division! 

    dance team 2

    Feb. 2024

    DECA Announcements
    DECA traveled to North Charleston to compete at the SC DECA Career Development Conference.
    Congratulations to Paycen Kempton & Delaney Thomas who earned 1st Place in the Entrepreneurship Independent Business Plan Event and earned their chance to compete at the DECA International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, CA.
    Adriana Murcia & Haley Zuilkoski who placed 3rd in the Buying and Merchandising Business Operations Research Event, and all the other participants who placed Top 10 in their categories!


    February 14, 2024
    Mardi Gras Float Competition 2024
    1st place – Float #4 -  Peyton Allinder
    2nd place – Float #2 - Graycie Evans                               
    3rd place – Float #9 – Matthew Drake

    February 11, 2024

    Congratulations to SJHS Chorale and Musical Theater student AJ Melendez, who passed two rounds of auditions, was accepted, and then performed at Carnegie Hall on Saturday, February 11th as part of the Honors Performance Series Mass Choir, Directed by renowned conductor, Dr. Jeffrey Ames from Belmont University. He represented St. James High School and Horry County Schools with great honor!


    February 10, 2024

    SJHS JROTC Raiders @West Brunswick Meet
    We competed at the West Brunswick Best of the Best Raider Qualifier this past Saturday. Competing against 17 other teams.
    Our Co-ed Team placed 2nd overall in their division.  Winning the Vehicle pull and Logistics Relay. Placing 2nd in the Physical Fitness Challenge and team 5k. And 3rd in the Rope Bridge.
    Our Male Team place 3rd overall in their division. Placing 2nd in the Vehicle pull and 3rd in the 5k, Physical Fitness Challenge, Logistics Relay.
    And our Challenge team placed 1st in their division.
    Our next Raider Meet will be at Lee County on 2 March.

    Pictures on our Social Media.
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SJHSArmyJROTC/
    Instagram: sjhs_jrotc

    February 9, 2024

    FCCLA State Conference Results
    Paycen Kempton
     - Teach and Train - Gold - Advancing to Nationals!
    Lila Pettiss & Daphney Gibson
     - Fashion Design - Gold - Advancing to Nationals!
    Talia Rose & Dominic Calabrese
    - FCCLA Chapter Website - (awaiting results)
    Zoe Smith, Kylie Spreng, and Zoey Scalise - Event Management - Silver
    Lilly Pitluk -
    National Programs in Action - Gold - Advancing to Nationals!
    Maddy Pitluk & Saige Smith
     - Food Innovations - Gold - Advancing to Nationals!
    Hannah Smith & Savannah Wingard
     - Repurpose & Redesign - Gold
    Ella Price
     - Fashion Construction - Silver
    Delaney Thomas
     - Sustainability Challenge - Gold - Advancing to Nationals


    Februry 5, 2024

    Tri-Service JROTC Ball and HCS Cadet of the Year
    This past weekend was the Tri-Service Ball at the Ocean Drive Beach and Golf Resort in NMB.  The Cadets all looked amazing and had a blast.  Pictures are on our social media.
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SJHSArmyJROTC/
    Instagram: sjhs_jrotc
    Please congratulate Cadet Haylee Miller for being the #2 Cadet in Horry County! She competed against 8 other Cadet of the Year Candidates from the other JROTC programs. We are super proud of her.

    All-County Choir Info
    Congratulations to the following students for making and performing as part of the 2023-2024 HCS All-County Choir on Thursday and Friday. Our students were leaders, showing up with music well prepared, helping others, assisting teachers, keeping each other organized, and performed tremendously. They represented SJHS very well!
    Edythe Kaneiwa, Sarah Deneen, Anabelle Harder, Ava Loskill, Lindsey Dangelmaier, Amaya Mireles, Emily Marks, Vivian Xiao, Sophia Weihrauch, AJ Melendez, Judah Speece, Zephaniah Price, Vincenzo Coppola, Trevor McNeil, Ashleey Calderiso, Caitlin Calderiso, Nancy Inkpen, Caroline Richardson, Tricia Kelsey, Stephanie Short, Raelin Dellinger, Isaac Speece, Fletcher Hendrick, Colin Rathbun, Makana Fuller, and Andrew Thompson.

    Final Honor Band Seating Results
    Please congratulate the following students on their successful audition for the All-Region Bands
    Benjamin Dameron
    Sydney Garver
    Mason Dorman
    Andrew Ferreira
    London Hansen
    Kegan Catoe
    Amanda Hann
    Gavin Connery
    Mo Salam

    Please congratulate the following students on their successful audition for the All-State Band
    Joelie Propst-1st Chair Tuba in the State
    Brody Pelno-2nd Chair Bass Trombone in the State
    Joelie will also participate in the All-State Orchestra clinic along with Brody Titus on Double Bass.

    Myrtle Beach Airport Art Contest

    Congratulations to the Danica Mele, Kira Potter and Rylie Rhodes for participating and being accepted into Myrtle Beach Airport Art Contest.
    Special Congrats goes to Rylie Rhodes for winning an Honorable Mention for her photo, Colors of a Myrtle Beach Morning.
    Her photo will be on display for year following the awards ceremony in February.


    School of Visual Art -Art Contest

    Congratulations to Danica Mele for her photos being selected to be published in book for the School of Visual Arts-Photo/Video Contest We The Present.
    The following 24 Photo and Art 1 students were selected to be a part of the online gallery of images:
    Aiden McLaughlin                   Allie Trusky                  Alyssa Gargiulo
    Aneila Chanoine                     Braden Tanner             Braxden Rowe
    Breanna Dailey                       Brynnlee Fisher           Danica Mele
    Dawn Ramos                          Elizabeth Cutright        Garrett Tindal
    Houston Evans                       Jon Kreinbrink              Kira Potter
    MaryJane Panuelo                  Nate Lewczyk              Paola Alvarez
    Ryan Karimi                            Rylie Rhodes               Saniah Stokes
    Sofia Bui                                 Treasure Bluefort         Tyler Innis

    school of art


    January 22, 2024

    Honor Band Results
    The last couple weeks have been really busy for our instrumental music department.  Please congratulate the following students for their accomplishments.
    Brody Titus has made the SC All-State Orchestra on Double Bass
    The following band members will audition for the All-State Band this coming weekend.
    Sydney Garver
    Mo Salam
    Body Pelno
    Joelie Propst

    December 6, 2023

    fans choice

    November 29, 2023

    DECA Regional Competition
    The SJH DECA Chapter competed in our 1st competition of the year! These ladies did an amazing job …many of them are new to DECA this year! Please congratulate them if you see them in class or the halls! Next stop…SC DECA State Competition!
    Lauren Steele – 1st Place Marketing Communications Series
    Joelie Propst – 1st Place Entrepreneurship
    Marina Santos – 1st Place Entrepreneurship
    Tabitha Hogge – 3rd Place Restaurant & Food Service Management Series
    Marley McLaurin – Finalist Apparel & Accessories Marketing Series
    Gloria Saucillo-Bethea – Finalist Apparel & Accessories Marketing Series
    Regan Williams – Finalist Apparel & Accessories Marketing Series
    Destiny McKinnon – Business Finance Series
    Brooke Mann – Finalist Entrepreneurship
    Jahnya Brown – Entrepreneurship
    Emory Rabon – Finalist Retail Merchandising Series
    Samantha Whyland – Finalist Sports & Entertainment Marketing Series
    Jocelyn Anthony - Sports & Entertainment Marketing Series


    November 27, 2023

    St. James High School Spanish students recently participated in the Locotubre song contest along with approximately 100,000 other students around the globe.  Congratulations to Jordan Young who was the only SJHS student to predict the winning song and have a completely perfect bracket. 

    November 27, 2023

    VFW Voice of Democracy Contest & Teacher of the Year

    Please congratulate Chuck Capps for winning the VFW Post 10420 Teacher of the Year.  He won $150.  He will now compete at the District level.
    Haylee Miller took 2nd place in the Essay contest and will take home $100.
    Merritt Jeter was an Honorable Mention and will receive $35.
    They will be recognized on Sat, 9 Dec at 2 pm at the VFW post.
    This contest was open to all the High Schools in Horry County.

    November 14, 2023

    All County Band Results
    On Tuesday afternoon, many of our band students traveled to NMB to audition for the All-County Bands.  This year we have the largest representation from St. James in the last 13 years.  Please congratulate these fine musicians on a job well done. 

    Wind Ensemble
    London Hansen-1st Flute, Mo Salam-3rd Trombone, Joelie Propst 1st Tuba

    Concert Band
    Sydney Garver 5th Flute, Emma Williams 7th Flute, Benjamin Dameron 12th Flute, Yutang "Jeff" Gao 1st alt. Flute, Jayda Jones 2nd alt. Flute, Aiden Klepper 3rd Bassoon, Sophia Wilson 4th Clarinet, Jenna Benkert 6th Clarinet, Anyuli Sacalxot 11th Clarinet, Gavin Klepper 12th Clarinet, Kegan Catoe 1st Alto Sax, Dylan Jenks 3rd Alto Sax, Mason Dorman 4th Alto Sax, Amanda Hann 2nd Trumpet, Gavin Connery 3rd Trumpet, Preston Beatty 8th Trumpet, Angle Mose 5th French Horn, DJ Mose-Leonard 7th French Horn, Andrew Ferreira 2nd Trombone, Brody Pelno 3rd Trombone, Kimberlyn Moradel 1st Mallets, and Austin Tompkins 1st alt. Timpani


    November 11, 2023

    Academic Bowl
    The Sharks Academic Bowl Team competed this Saturday at the Horry County Tournament. Your Academic Sharks placed 3rd in the county after many hard fought battles of knowledge. Please congratulate this team on their awesome performance in the Academic Bowl Season and Tournament. 
    Jason Costanzo
    Michael Haynes
    Ella Price
    Isaac Hobbs
    Tyler Vanemburgh
    Breanna Dailey
    As well as our guest members this season:
    Demi Taylor
    Chase Ulisano

    November 14, 2023

    Welcome Mr. Michael Basara and Mr. Jay Thornell to SJH. 

    principal for day

    November 13, 2023

    All-State Choir Results
    Please congratulate the following students for auditioning and being accepted into SC All-State Choir. This is the highest possible honor for an individual choir student in South Carolina!
    Amaya Mireles
    Sarah Deneen
    Judah Speece
    Stephanie Short
    Fletcher Hendrick
    Raelin Dellinger
    These students will travel in late February to Winthrop University for three days to participate in a mass choir conducted by a world-renowned guest conductor. 
    Give them a big pat on the back!

    November 6, 2023
    FCCLA National Fall Conference Results
    This weekend, three students competed in the FCCLA National Fall Conference in Birmingham, Alabama. The students had a great time attending sessions, workshops, competing, and even presenting a youth workshop. We are proud of these ladies and thank Mrs. Brown for taking them.  
    Hannah Smith - competed in the Online Challenge:  Hospitality and Tourism
    South Carolina State Officer, attending State Officer Training
    Miley Brown - competed in the Skill Demonstration Event:  Toys that Teach 
    Maddy Pitluk - competed in the Skill Demonstration Event:  Interview Skills 
    Presented a Youth Workshop to nearly 100 attendees on the topic of "Supporting yourself and others with ADHD" 

    November 4, 2024

    Band Competition Results
    We just came home from the 34th Annual Loris Band Day and the band came home champions.  Here are the results.
    1st place Drum Major
    1st place General Effect
    1st place Percussion
    1st place Music
    1st place class AAAA
    And Grand Champions for the day with a score of 91.

    October 28, 2023

    State Band Results
    Congratulations to the Pride of St. James for ranking 16th out of 64 bands at the State Championships.  The band has two more performances this week and next.  We will be at Loris High School on Saturday and at North Myrtle Beach for the HCS Band Extravaganza next Tuesday.

    October 23, 2023

    Please congratulate the following students for making the SCMEA All-Region Choir! 

    They will attend the clinic tomorrow at West Ashley High School, along with 170 other hand-selected students from the coastal region, to make a mass choir with Dr. Cossey from Coastal Carolina University.

    Trevor McNeil, Nancy Inkpen, Caroline Richardson, Ashlee Calderiso, Edie Kaneiwa, Andrew Thompson,  Anabelle Harder, Egypt Martin, Sophia Weihrauch, Sarah Deneen, Trinity Hart, Fletcher Hendrick, Vinnie Coppola, Zephaniah Price, Lindsey Dangelmaier, Ava Loskill, Isaac Speece, Alexia Toole, Sabrina Bowman, Caitlin Calderiso, Vivian Xiao, Amaya Mireles, Arlin Colop Estrada, Judah Speece, Stephanie Short and Collin Rathbun.

    October 19, 2023

    All County Choir
    Please congratulate the following students for making HCS All County Choir! Their talent and hard work continues to be a blessing in the choir room.
    Edythe Kaneiwa, Sarah Deneen, Anabelle Harder, Ava Loskill, Lindsey Dangelmaier, Amaya Mireles, Emily Marks, Vivian Xiao, Sophia Weihrauch, AJ Melendez, Judah Speece, Zephaniah Price, Vincenzo Coppola, Trevor McNeil, Ashlee Calderiso, Caitlin Calderiso, Nancy Inkpen, Caroline Richardson, Tricia Kelsey, Stephanie Short, Raelin Dellinger, Isaac Speece, Fletcher Hendrick, Collin Rathbun, Makana Fuller and Andrew Thompson.

    October 3, 2023

    Academic Bowl
    Tuesday, the Sharks took on the Seahawks in an academic competition. St. James was victorious over Myrtle Beach with a score of 355-210. Jason Costanzo was our leading scorer this game. Please congratulate Michael Haynes, Ella Price, Tyler Vanemburgh, Breanna Dailey, Isaac Hobbs, and Jason Costanzo on a match well played!

    September 25, 2023

    Congrats to the 2023 SJHS Homecoming Court!​
    Freshman Prince & Princess: Elysia Marcus & Gavin Garboski​
    Sophomore Prince & Princess:   Adia Lacroix-Baird  & Tony Young​
    Junior Prince & Princess:   Neishawn Hill  & Irie Simpson
    Senior Homecoming Court:    Cassie Weatherford, Mia Gaetano, Madeline Kessler, Alyssa Messall, Ella Widner, Jace Leininger, Peter Williams, Jack Fitzgibbons, Jasaan Faulkner, Ryan Largin

    Congratulations Mia Gaetano and Jace Leininger for being voted Homecoming Queen and King!

    September 23, 2023

    Pride of St James Results
    Congratulations to the Pride of St. James on traveling to Hartsville Saturday for their first competition of the year.  The band swept the competition in Music, Marching, General Effect, Percussion, and Color Guard for their class and placed 2nd overall regardless of class.  Next Saturday the band will travel to Lexington, SC to compete in the White Knoll Invitational.

    September 15, 2023
    Congratulations Jason Costanzo.
      Jason was one of twenty-two Horry County Schools students Named as National Merit Semifinalist.  These Horry County Schools students are among approximately 16,000 Semifinalist who now have an opportunity to compete for 7,250 National Merit Scholarships.  Congratulations Jason and Good Luck.

    September 13, 2023
    Congratulations to the SJHS Candlelight Choir! They auditioned and were accepted as Walt Disney World Cast Members in the Candlelight Processional, a production at Walt Disney World in December that tells the traditional story of Christmas with a professional orchestra, a 300-person choir, and a celebrity narrator. Congratulations!

    July 2023

    St. James Students Awarded at Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Conference.


    Earlier this month, members of the St. James High Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) attended the National Leadership Conference in Denver. During the conference, students attended leadership workshops and competed in different events. Below are the winners by category, with the award they won.

    • Sports Nutrition, Gold and top ten in the nation: John Lunn, Levi Mallory, and Lucy Romance
    • Food Innovations, Gold and top ten in the nation: Marialaina Boneillo
    • Entrepreneurship, Gold: Paycen Kempton and Delaney Thomas
    • Fashion Design, Gold: Ileana Furman and Madeline Pitluk
    • Repurpose and Redesign (Level 3), Gold: Hannah Smith and Savannah Winggard
    • Fashion Construction, Silver: Madison McCombs
    • Repurpose and Redesign (Level 2), Silver: Lila Pettiss
      Chapter In Review Portfolio, Silver: Faith Guay and Talia Rose

    Congratulations to these 14 amazing student leaders!

    May 19

    We would like to recognize the following students for receiving the Principal's Achievement Award:
    Kevin Carrasco​
    Ziare Green​
    Lilly Moseley​
    David Ordonez Lopez​
    Ashlyn Parsons​
    Zyquan Rush​
    Nathan Wallace

    May 19

    2023 - 2024 Student Council
    Congratulations to the following students for being elected to student council for next year. ​Student Body President: Peter Williams​
    Student Body Vice President: Ellie Harrell​
    Student Body Secretary: Tristen Cordi​
    Student Body Public Relations: Esmeralda Ixcoy-Cumez​
    Senior President: Liza Branham​
    Senior Vice President: Emily Scott Antol​
    Junior President: Grayson Williams​
    Junior Vice President: Gracie Coggins
    Sophomore President: Samantha Allen​
    Sophomore Vice President: Mary Margaret O’Hara​

    Congratulations to the following students who were selected to be in The Art of Discovery Exhibition, a youth art show that is a part of the City of Charleston's Piccolo Spoleto Festival 2023. The artworks will be on display at the Circular Congressional Church from May 26-June 11.
    Bella Broussard
    Ricky Barnes
    Taylor Payne
    Emalee White
    Abby Wash

    May 12

    Congratulations -- Junior Marshalls for Graduation 2023
    Eryn Auman, Carter Barton​, Sean Bowker, Vincenzo Coppola, Jason Costanzo, Savannah Dakamas​, Vianne Dorman, Abigail Guthrie, Grace Hudacko, Amber Johnstone​, Alexander Knight, Taylor Less​, Ava Loskill, Morgan Payne, Ella Price, Janie Smith, Saige Smith​, Paris Snipes, Jacob Stengel​, Katherine Young

    May 8

    JROTC National Fitness Championships

    Our Fitness Team placed 7th overall at the JROTC National Fitness Championships in Daytona, FL this past weekend (over 55 teams competed)! There was fierce competition from JROTC programs from across the country! Our team competed in a team beach 3k (carrying a 10’ PVC pipe), a Physical Fitness Team Challenge (where we got caught in a downpour; if it ain't raining, we ain't training!), pull-ups/flex arm hang, standing long jump, and medicine ball toss. What a weekend!  Pictures on Facebook and Instagram.

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SJHSArmyJROTC/

    Website: http://www.sjhsarmyjrotc.com

    April 24, 2023

    Photo Awards

    April 24, 2023

    Shark Best In Show
    The 23rd Annual Horry-Georgetown County High Schools Juried Art Exhibition released award winners yesterday. Jaden McBride's piece titled "Empty" won Best in Show while Isabella Broussard's sculpture titled "Engulf" won 3rd Place in 3D & Sculpture. 92 artists were juried in from 11 different high schools. St. James had 12 artists accepted. The show runs until May 21 at the Burroughs and Chapin Myrtle Beach Art Museum. 

    Congratulations to Jaden McBride
    She placed in the High school art category in the Atlantic Institutes Creativity Contest. This year's theme is "Embracing Diversity: How Can We Learn to Respect & Appreciate Different Cultures?"

    Her placement of award will be announced at a ceremony at Converse University on April 29, 2023.

    More Art Congratulations!!!
    Jaden McBride received a Design and Illustration Honorable Mention Award in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. The South Carolina Lowcountry Art Region competition is sponsored and administrated by the Savannah College of Art and Design. This is the 100th anniversary of the Scholastic Art Awards. Jaden's award-winning mixed media drawing is entitled "Empty". Jaden was the only winner from Horry County. 

    April 2, 2023

    2023 FCCLA Awards- St. James HS
    We are very happy and proud to share with you the St. James HS- FCCLA achievements during the 2023 SC FCCLA Leadership Conference held in Charleston, SC last March 31-April 2, 2023.

    There were 14 students who won Gold and will be going to Nationals in Denver, Colorado this summer. One student won Silver and a recipient of the Japan Exchange Program sponsored by Kikkoman Corporation. We also won First Place in Tabletop Decoration contest and lastly, have one student elected as a State Officer.  Please congratulate them when you see them.

    Here are the following Students with their Star Event and Award :
    Career Investigation ( Level 2) –  Isabella McBride – Silver , and a Recipient of Japan Exchange Program sponsored by Kikkoman Corporation
    Chapter in Review Portfolio ( Level 3) – Faith Guay and Talia Rose  - Gold and going to Nationals
    Entrepreneurship ( Level 2)  -  Delaney Thompson and Paycen Kempton – Gold and going to Nationals
    Fashion Construction ( Level 2) – Madison McCombs – Gold and going to Nationals
    Fashion Design ( Level 3) – Madeline Pitluk and Illeana Furman – Gold and going to Nationals
    Food Innovations ( Level 2) – Marialaina Boneillo – Gold and going to Nationals
    Repurpose and Redesign  ( Level 2) – Lila Pettiss – Gold and going to Nationals
    Repurpose and Redesign ( Level 3) – Hannah Smith and Savannah Wingard – Gold and going to Nationals
    Sports and Nutrition ( Level 3) – Levi Mallory, Lucy Romance and John Lunn – Gold and going to Nationals
    Table Top Decoration Contest – First Place
    2023 SC FCCLA State Officer – VP for Competitive Events – Hannah Smith

    Tech Fair
    Technology Fair Awards
    2nd place:  Audio Production - Aiden Urbanowicz, Luke Propst, and Alex Deverter
    2nd place:  Game Design - Joseph Pelley

    March 29,, 2023

    HCS Tech Fair
    We had 4 students create a project to present at the technology fair today at the MB Convention Center. Please congratulate them on their hard work.
    Audio Production - Aiden Urbanowicz, Luke Propst, and Alex Deverter
    Game Design - Joseph Pelley
    tech 1

    tech 2


    March 25, 2023
    SJH Academic Team
    This past weekend our Academic Team competed at a tournament at Porter Gaud School in Charleston. They had a great morning round going 4-1. They battled in the afternoon but lost to some very strong teams around the state. They ended in 8th for the tournament, Dante Gambino ended 9th of over 60 students individually point wise. They will have a chance to compete again at the state competition on April 15. If you see any of the following student’s, please congratulate them on their tournament.
    Dante Gambino
    Jackson Morgan
    Lila Taylor
    Demi Taylor
    Jason Costanzo
    Carter Morgan

    March 22, 2023

    Battle of the Books team finishes 2nd
    The Battle of the Books team finished 2nd in the District competition today at HGTC. If you  If you see these students, please congratulate them on a job well done:
    Kaleigh Davis
    Caden Mack
    Hailey Maples
    Joelie Propst
    Ella Price
    Emma Williams
    They were really awesome. They finished the preliminary rounds in 1st Place, and tied for 1st place after the playoff rounds, but lost in an "overtime" round to Socastee.   Way to go Sharks!

    March 20, 2023

    Please congratulate the following students.  Their Art work will be displayed at the Burroughs & Chapin Art Museum located by Spring Maid Pier.

    Art List

    March 19, 2023

    Congratulations to all 14 of our Miss St James High Pageant Contestants.

    Award Recipients:
    Most Photogenic-Piper Jenerette
    Pageant Scholar- Katie Keane
    Miss Congeniality-Leyla Sayfulina
    Best Dressed and Best Talent - Ava Heise
    People’s Choice Award- Olivia Kate Antol

    Miss Freshman-Piper Jenerette
    Miss Sophomore-Irie Simpson
    Miss Junior-McKinsey Wright
    Miss Senior-Mailey Turner

    Miss St. James 2023 - Ava Heise

    March 17, 2023

    HOSA State Leadership Conference
    Friday afternoon was our awards ceremony where our students competed against 1400+ students from all across the state! We had three students place in the top 5 for their perspective event. Grace Lackey and Abigail Tyndall for behavioral health and Jacob Stengel for Sports Medicine. When you see these students, please tell them congratulations!! We are so proud of them!! 

    March 9, 2023

    Congratulations to our SJH National Merit Finalist!
    Lola Bellah
    Tanner Buck
    Victoria Tartisel-Ogden
    Jackson Large

    March 4, 2023
    All-State Choir
    Please send a warm congrats to the following students for their performance at All-State Choir Thursday-Saturday. They learned a lot and had a very impactful performance.
    Lydia Speece
    Sarah Deneen
    Hannah McDonough
    Caroline Richardson
    Rhianna Phillips
    Raelin Dellinger
    Fletcher Hendrick 
    Carolina and Lydia were featured soloists and Fletcher was featured in a small group. 

    March 4, 2023

    JROTC Raiders qualifies for Best of the Best Raider Championship!
    This past Saturday we competed at the West Brunswick Best of the Best Raider Qualifier.  Our Co-ed team took first place overall, w/1st place finishes in the team 5k and logistics relay; 2nd in the truck pull, and 3rd in the rope bridge and physical fitness challenge. They will now compete at the Best of the Best Raider Championship in Buckingham, Virginia on 25 March against the top 12-15 Co-ed Raider teams on the East Coast (out over 250 programs).  They beat the reigning State and Best of the Best Champions at this meet, so we have high expectations at the Championship meet.
    Please congratulate:
    Sean Bowker (team captain)
    Mason Tompkins
    Finnian Murphy
    Darin Hobson
    Jonathan Dameron
    Haylee Miller
    Meritt Jeter
    Mariah Wion
    Jasmin Aquino

    Pictures and videos will be posted on our social media sometime today.
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SJHSArmyJROTC/

    Instagram: sjhs_jrotc

    March 4, 2023

    DECA Winners

    March 3, 2023

    Friday seven of our students represented SJHS at CCU for the 42nd Annual Dr. Subhash Saxena Math Contest. They competed admirably.
    Level 2 Team 1st Place 
    Jason Costanzo - 1st Place Level 2
    Andrew Ferreira - 2nd Place Level 1
    Chloe Moody - 2nd Place Level 2
    Dante Gambino
    Tabitha Hogge
    Vivian Xiao
    Brooke Mann
    Please congratulate them all on their hard work!
    Math Group

    February 25, 2023
    St. James JROTC Leadership Team qualifies for JROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl (JLAB) National Championships!

    The St. James Army JROTC Leadership Team qualified for the JLAB (JROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl) National Championships in Washington DC!
    We were one of the top 40 Army JROTC programs in the country (out of 1705 programs and only 1 of 2 in South Carolina) to qualify. The team will compete between 18-22 Jun.
    If you see the following Cadets, please give congratulate them.
    Haylee Miller (Captain)
    Wells Croshaw
    Savannah Traxler
    Taylor Cradic
    Jasmin Aquino

    February 4, 2023

    St. James JROTC Cadet wins Horry County Schools JROTC Cadet of the Year!
    Please congratulate Cadet Sean Bowker for winning the JROTC Cadet of the Year for Horry County Schools.  There are 9 JROTC programs in Horry County and he was selected as the top Cadet for Horry County!  It was announced at the annual JROTC Tri-Service Ball this past Saturday.  See our Social media for the video of the announcement.

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SJHSArmyJROTC/

    Instagram: sjhs_jrotc

    January 23, 2023

    All Region and All State Band Results
    All-State Band Members

    Luke Propst-4th Chair
    Joelie Propst-6th Chair

    Clinic Region Band Members
    London Hansen - 7th Chair
    Sydney Garver - 3rd alternate
    Jenna Benkert - 3rd alternate
    Mason Dorman - 3rd Chair
    Gavin Connery - 3rd Chair

    Mohamed Salam - 5th alternate

    Senior Region Band Members
    Marlen Sanchez - Rubi - 4th alternate
    Amanda Hann - 9th Chair
    Grady Thames - 2nd alternate

    Dec. 9, 2022

    Deca Winners

    December 2, 2022

    VFW Voice of Democracy Essay Contest
    Please help congratulate the following Sharks for doing well in the Voice of Democracy essay contest.
    Mandi Pelley for taking 1st place. She won $100 and will compete at the next level next week
    Christopher Kabore for taking 3rd place, winning $50 

    Honorable Mentions (ea win $25)
    Patrick Tomasik
    Fisher Harrell
    Samantha Whyland

    Amy Marsh won the VFW Post Teacher of the Year ($125) and will compete at the next level next week.


    November 28, 2022

    All-State Choir
    Congratulations to the following students for making the South Carolina All State Choir
    Sarah Deneen
    Lydia Speece
    Hannah McDonough
    Caroline Richardson
    Ralin Dellinger
    Fletcher Hendrick
    JoJo Phillips

    October 29, 2022
    State Marching Band Results
    Congratulations Pride of St. James Band for finishing 14th in the state (out of 64 bands) in the 4A Division.  Our final competition of the season will be Saturday at Loris High School. 

    October 22, 2022
    Lower State Band Results
    The Pride of St. James traveled to White Knoll high school Saturday and qualified for 4A State Finals for the first time in school history.  The band has had much success in the 3A classification. However, when the classifications changed the competition became for fierce.  We will travel to Spring Valley High School this coming Saturday for the State Finals.  

    October 19, 2022

    All County Choir Results!
    SJHS Choir students auditioned for HCS All-County Choir on Monday and the results are in! 

    For the first time ever SJHS had the *most* students out of any high school qualify for All County Choir! Also the most in school history! 

    Please congratulate these students!
    Lydia Speece, Edythe Kaneiwa, Ava Loskill, Katherine Deneen, Annabelle Harder, Coral Smith, Amaya Mireles, Billie Barlow, Hannah Caldwell, Sophia Weihrauch, Bryleigh Williams, Lindsey Dangelmaier, Vivian Xiao, Kristin Todd, Megan Weaving, Morgan Dalglish, AJ Melendez, Vincenzo Copola, Trevor McNeil, Judah Speece, Jacob Kyler, Nathan Starkweather, Caitlin Calderiso, Ciarra Hamlin, Hannah McDonough, Nancy Inkpen, Trinity Hart, Egypt Martin, Caroline Richardson, Marlen Sanchez-Rubi, Stephanie Short, Tricia Kelsey, Rhianna Phillips, Fletcher Hendrick, Ty Stevenson, Raelin Dellinger, Coltin Davis, Derek Taylor,  and Isaac Speece.


    October 13, 2022

    JROTC Drone Competition

    We decided to try flying drones this year and competed in our first Drone Team competition at Carolina Forest High School this past Saturday (15 Oct). We went in not knowing what to expect and with the mindset to learn and have fun.

    We had 2 teams and we had one team place 2nd or 3rd in every event. 

    Event 1- Obstacle Course (2nd and 3rd Place)
    Event 2- The pilot of the drone was blindfolded and another team member had to guide them through obstacles (3rd Place)
    Event 3- Landing Pad…they had to fly through a hoop and land in a precise location. The smaller the location, the more points (2nd Place)
    Event 4- Relay race….make it through an obstacle course with the fastest time. (2nd Place)

    Pictures and videos on our Facebook and Instagram pages.
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SJHSArmyJROTC/
    Instagram: sjhs_jrotc

    It was a little frustrating, but a lot of fun!  Our next Drone meet is on 29 Oct.


    October 13, 2022

    Congratulations to the following Orchestra members on their honor of being selected as a member of the All-Region Orchestra. 
    Sophie Zhang-Violin 
    Merritt Jeter-Cello ​
    Catherine Arnette-Cello ​
    Craig Arnold-Bass ​
    Zander Miner-Bass ​
    John Baisch- First -Alternate Bass

    October 7. 2022

    Homecoming King and Queen-​ Ben Sandt, and Janysia​ Faulkner

    October 4, 2022

    Congratulations to our 2022 Homecoming Court
    Freshman Princess, Alyna Mendez/ Freshman Prince, Christian “Tony” Young 
    Sophomore Princess, Leila Dixon/ Sophomore Prince, Colton McCawley ​
    Junior Princess, Mia Gaetano/ Junior Prince, Peter Williams ​
    Senior Court members are Janaysa Faulkner, Maria Ramirez, Precious Thomassan, Rylee Pascoe, Trinity Hall, Ben Sandt, Markey Faulkner, Jimmy Jackson, Kieston Jackson, and Ryan DiMartino.

    July 2022

    FCCLA Achievement- Nationals

    Happy to share our achievement from the Nationals held in San Diego, CA last June 29-July 3rd, 2022. 

    We won Gold and one of the Top Ten in the Nation in the Star Event Promote and Publicize FCCLA. 

    We also won Silver in Repurpose and Redesign Star Event. Kindly congratulate the following students when you meet or see them: 

    Promote and Publicize FCCLA -Dominic Calabrese & Talia Rose--Gold and Top Ten in the Nation

    Repurpose &Redesign- Hannah Smith--Silver

    May 20, 2022

    Congratulations 2022 Junior Marshalls

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    April 22, 2022
    Dancing with the Sharkies Results

    Thank you to all who participated AND attended the 2nd Annual Dancing With The Sharkies last Friday. We appreciate the endless support from such an awesome school! Please congratulate all of the contestants for putting on a great show...and here are the winners!
    3rd Place: Gabriella Carr, Katie Keane, & Alexis Butler with Mrs. Annunziato and Mrs. Scheffler!
    2nd Place and People's Choice: Isabelle Lewis, Ava Heise, & Maliyah Wojcik (Woah-chick) with Coach Moody and Coach Scheuer!
    Grand Champion: Skylar Cantor, Gracie McCune, & Hannah Marsden with Mrs. Harrell and Mr. Pennell!

    Group Picture


    Grand Champion: Skylar Cantor, Gracie McCune, & Hannah Marsden with Mrs. Harrell and Mr. Pennell!

    Grand Champion



    April 4, 2022

    HTC Reel Kids
    Our very own, Mia Turner, is featured as our REEL Kid…check it out


    April 8, 2022
    SJHS Choir
    Congrats to the SJHS Choir who placed first in class and received a Superior rating (the highest possible) at Festival Disney in Orlando, Florida!

    April 2, 2022

    St. James Raiders win Green Sea Raiders Meet

    The St. James Army JROTC Raider teams competed this past weekend at the Green Sea Raider Challenge.  Competing in One Rope Bridge, Humvee Pull, Team Obstacle Course, 5k, and a knot tying relay.  Our Mixed team placed 1st overall, with first place in every event, except the Humvee pull, where they placed 2nd.  Our Male team placed 2nd overall w/2nd places in every event, except the Humvee pull, where they placed 4th

    Our Mixed team will now compete at the Best of the Best Raider Meet in Virginia on 23 April, being one of the top 9 teams (out of over 200) on the east coast.  We wish them luck. 
    Pictures on Facebook and Instagram.

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SJHSArmyJROTC/

    Instagram: sjhs_jrotc

    March 30, 2022

    Battle of the Books
    Congratulations to the St. James Battle of the Books Team!  They competed in the District Battle of the Books Competition March 24th at HCS Early College.  The team made the playoff rounds in their rookie season and finished 4th overall in this year's tournament.  Members of the team are:  Alexis Reinhardt, Ruby Glennon, Emma Williams, Alex Matthews, Kamea Herte and are coached by Sonny Williams.
    Way to go Sharks!

    battle of books


    March 28, 2022

    JROTC Raiders Qualifies for Best of the Best Competition!
    This past Sat, the St. James Army JROTC Raider teams competed in the West Brunswick HS, NC Best of the Best Qualifier Raider Meet.  The events consisted of a team 5k, One Rope Bridge, Vehicle pull, Litter carry, and a Team Physical Fitness Challenge. 

    The teams have come a long way in a short time.  Our Male team tied for 3rd place overall (w/4th place finishes in every event).  Our Mixed team placed 2nd overall: (missing 1st place overall by ½ a second in the fitness challenge): placing 1st in the vehicle pull, 2nd in the rope bridge, physical fitness challenge, and 5k; and 3rd in the litter carry. 

    Our Mixed team has qualified and been invited to compete in the Best of the Best Raider Meet in Virginia against the Best Raider teams on the East Coast on 23 April.  We wish them luck!

    I should add only the top 10-12 Raider teams out of over 250 teams on the East Coast qualify for the Best of the Best Raider Meet.

    March 28, 2022
    HCS Academic Olympics Competition
    This weekend our SJHS Academic Team competed against the district in the HCS Academic Olympics. Our students placed 2nd in the district and did an amazing job showing how hard they have worked this year. Please congratulate the following students if you see them.
    Dante Gambino
    Rickey Barnes
    Lila Taylor
    Jackson Morgan
    Demi Taylor
    Thomas Serviss

    March 28, 2022

    Please join us in congratulating the members of the 2022 Prom Court:

    2022 Prom Court
    Prom King Nominees
    Brody Mahaffey
    Cam Tibbits
    Joe Kotwicki
    Jacob Amend
    Sam Hart

    Prom Queen Nominees
    Nicolette Yannuzzi
    Ella Dixon
    Corin Smith
    Alyssa DeCaprio
    Delany Swaim

    Voting will take place at the Prom on Friday.

    March 20, 2022

    Results From 2022 Miss St James Pageant
    Most Photogenic – Izzy Baker
    Pageant Scholar – Trinity Hall
    Miss Congeniality – Lyric Bailey
    Best Dressed – McKinsey Wright
    Best Talent – Trinity Hall
    People’s Choice – Ava Heise

    Miss Freshman – Ava Heise
    Miss Sophomore – McKinsey Wright
    Miss Junior – Autumn Allen
    Miss Senior – Gracie McCune

    MISS ST JAMES 2022- Trinity Hall

    Congratulations to everyone that participated.  What a wonderful event.

    March 2022

    Dance Team Results
    The Sharkies Varsity Dance Team attended the first-ever South Carolina Dance Association STATE Competition on Saturday, February 19th where they competed against over 10 of the best dance teams across the state. Please congratulate the team if you see them in the halls! Here are the results:
    3rd Place in the Hip Hop Category 
    2nd Place in the Pom Category
    1st Place-STATE CHAMPS- in the Game Day Category

    The St. James High School Varsity Dance Team traveled to Orlando, FL where they competed at the NDA National Championship on March 4-6. With over 400 teams across the country competing at Nationals, the Sharkies Varsity Dance Team won 7th place out of 23 teams in the Medium Varsity Game Day Division. This was the dance team's first appearance at Nationals since 2015. Congratulations to the team and their coaches! Go Sharks!!  Way To Go Ladies!!!!!


    March 11, 2022

    SC FCCLA Winners
    The following students have attended the SC FCCLA Spring Leadership Conference this March 9-11, 2022  in North Charleston, SC and won awards  in the following Star Event competitions: 

    Dominic Calabrese and Talia Rose -Promote and Publicize FCCLA
    Won Gold and going to Nationals in San Diego, California

    Hannah Smith - Repurpose and Redesign
    Won  Gold and going to Nationals in San Diego, California

    Madeline Pitluk- Repurpose and Redesign -
    Won Gold

    Faith Guay, Levi Mallory, Lucy Romance - Fashion Design
    Won Silver

    March 5, 2022

    Lee County Raider Meet

    Congratulations to our Raiders who participated in the Lee County Raider meet this Saturday! There were over 20 schools and 34 teams that competed. They completed in a 5k, litter carry, rope bridge, truck pull, and an obstacle course that included a high crawl, six-foot wall, a tire carry, and water jugs. The Mixed team got 3rd in the litter carry, and 5th place overall (they placed 3-7th place in every event). We are proud of the hard work of both teams this past weekend and are excited for the next meet at the end of this month!

    Videos and pictures on our facebook and Instagram.
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SJHSArmyJROTC/

    February 26, 2022

    Musical Theatre Competition Awards
    Congratulations to the following Musical Theatre students for receiving a Superior Rating at the Palmetto Dramatic Association Thespian festival this past weekend.
    Musical Theatre solo category: Superior 
    Gracee Moore, Amanda Hann, AJ Melendez

    Musical Theatre Duet: Superior 
    Presley Rawls & Alex Knight

    Alex Knight selected for Thespian State Officer  2022-2023

    Gracee Moore & Amanda Hann were selected to perform in the final showcase. They were 2 of 8 to perform out of 72 entries. 

    Congratulations to St James HS troupe 6984 on an outstanding performance at the Palmetto Dramatic Association Thespian Festival. 

    February 25, 2022

    Congratulations! WAVES Logo Contest Winner
    Congratulations to Kayla Thompson (11th) as the visual art winner for high schools in the WAVES of the Future logo contest. She will be recognized at the WAVES of the Future performance on Monday, April 4th and will receive a $100 check from the Chicora Rotary Club. 

    February 5, 2022

    SC Master Recital Results
    Angelina Lanza and Luke Propst competed in the South Carolina Master Recital.  There were only 12 students selected to compete from the state.  After competing, Angelina placed 2nd and Luke placed 5th in the state.  Angelina earned a scholarship to use at any school she wishes.  Please congratulate these wonderful musicians.

    January 29, 2022

    SC Region V and SC All-State Band Results

    The past few weeks have been very busy for the Bands of St. James and it’s members.  All auditions have concluded and final results have been determined.  Please congratulate the following students on their accomplishments. 

    All-State Band
    Luke Propst-7th
    Angelina Lanza- 3rd Alternate

    All-State Jazz Band
    Jack Thompson-3rd chair Drums

    All-Region Band
    Luis Lopez-Moreno-2nd
    London Hansen-10th
    Gavin Connery-14th
    Amanda Hann-15th
    Kegan Catoe-3rd Alternate
    Trinity Bridges-1st
    Angelina Lanza-2nd
    Keely Thomas-3rd
    Michael Knight-14th
    Grady Thames-2nd alternate
    Yesenia Martinez-5th alternate

    Jan. 28, 2022
    All-County Choir

    Please congratulate these SJHS students on making All County Choir. This is the most in school history, and the 3rd most in our district.
    Ciara Hamlin, Hannah McDonough, Ashlee Calderiso, Sofia Cioc Syndel Moody, Caroline Richardson, Stephanie Short, Edythe Kaneiwa, Ava Loskill, Lindsey Daigelmaier, Sophia Weirauch, Lydia Speece, Caroline Walton, Coral Smith, Amaya Mireles, Rhianna Phillips, Kirsten Todd, Fletcher Hendrick, Judah Speece, LaNiya Thomas, Micha Garza, and AJ Melendez.


    Master Recital Competition
    Please congratulate senior Angelina Lanza and junior Luke Propst for being selected as finalist for the South Carolina Master Recital Competition! This is a monumental accomplishment and the two of them will compete in February at the South Carolina Music Educator Conference.


    VFW Voice of Democracy Winners
    Cadet Patrick Tomasik for winning 2nd Place and $75
    Cadet Mandi Pelley for winning 3rd Place and $50

    Jacob Scheuer for winning Teacher of the Year for the Post and District ($100 and $150 respectfully).  He will now compete at the state level mid-January ($250 award), then nationally if he wins state.


    All County Band Results
    The All-County band audition results are in.  This year we will have two ensembles for high school musicians for All-County.  The Wind Ensemble is an elite group of musicians from Horry County.  The second group is a larger Concert Band ensemble.  The following band members placed in the following chairs for each band.

    Wind Ensemble
    Angelina Lanza-1st Chair Flute
    Michael Knight-3rd Chair Clarinet
    Trinity Bridges-1st Chair Tenor Sax
    Luke Propst-1st Chair Trombone
    Keanne Melo-2nd Chair Mallets

    Concert Band
    London Hansen-1st Chair Flute
    Marlen Sanchez-Rubi 8th Chair Flute
    Keely Thomas-1st Chair Bassoon
    Jonathan Panuelo-2nd Chair Alto Sax
    Yesenia Maritinez-3rd Chair Trumpet
    Amanda Hann-14th Chair Trumpet
    Gavin Connery-16th Chair Trumpet
    Erik Quick-1st Alternate Trumpet
    Preston Beaty-4th Alternate Trumpet
    Grady Thames-2nd Chair Tuba

    11 / 17  All County Orchestra
    The following students auditioned before Thanksgiving break for the All-County Orchestra and earned a seat in the ensemble.
    Madilyn Gibson
    Gabriella Favale
    Katherine Leath
    Zane Harper
    Craig Arnold
    Gabriella DeMatteo
    Morgan Payne-Alternate
    Gianni Costa-Alternate

    Pride of St James Marching Band

    10/16 Marching Contest Results

    The Pride of St. James Marching Band traveled to Conway this past Saturday and competed in the Rivertown Fanfare band contest.  The Pride of St. James brought home the following results.
    2nd Place Drum Major
    1st Place Music
    1st Place Marching
    1st Place General Effect
    1st Place Percussion
    1st Place Colorguard
    1st Place AAAA

    The band was also named Grand Champion of the entire contest scoring a 92.1

    October 9, 2021

    10/9 Marching Contest Results

    This past Saturday, the Pride of St. James traveled to North Augusta High School to compete in the Bands Across The Savannah Tournament.  St. James competed against five schools in our class and placed 2nd due to a tie breaker.  The band scored an 84.8 along with the first place band from Strom Thurmond High.  Strom Thurmond won first place due to a one point difference in the music score.  This put St. James 2nd in our class and 4th overall out of 15 bands competing throughout the day.  Angelina Lanza was awarded outstanding drum major, and the percussion section was the outstanding section of the day.  This week the band travels to Conway to compete in the Rivertown Fanfare.

    September 20, 2021

    Grant Award
    It is my honor to announce that the Musical Theatre Department has been awarded a 2022 Distinguished Arts Program Grant award for the project Broadway Bound at St. James HS. in the amount of $12,400.00.

    The grant will be used for professionals in the field of Musical Theatre to tutor and prepare students for auditions, college entrance auditions, state of the art recording equipment for recording competition pieces as well as college entrance auditions, choreographers for the musicals and tools for set building. 

    A special thank you to my cheerleader, tech guru, and proofreader, Mr. Bedwell. 

    Angela Howard

    June 1, 2021

    Junior Marshalls
    Congratulations to the following students on being named Junior Marshalls.
    Adrian   Anderson, John Barnett, Alyssa DeCaprio, Tyler Dolinsky, Hailey Emmons, Samuel Hart, Halie Hightower, Richard Lander, Angelina Lanza, Grace Leonard, Nicole Mason, Grayson McCune, Keanne Melo, Jenna Paolozzi, Holden Parsons, Dylan Paulson, Eva Rabon, Carly Russell, Kenan Springs and GuoRen Zhong.

    April 26, 2021

    Congratulations to all 12 of our Miss St James High Pageant contestants.
    TOP 5:
    Gabriella Carr
    Trinity Hall
    McKinsey Wright
    Isabelle Lewis
    Mia Turner

    Award Recipients:
    Most Photogenic-Kamryn Williams
    Pageant Scholar- Trinity Hall
    Miss Congeniality-Maddy Kessler

    Miss Freshman-McKinsey Wright
    Miss Sophomore-Trinity Hall
    Miss Junior-Mia Turner
    Miss Senior-Kamryn Williams

    Miss St. James 2021 Isabelle Lewis
    Best Talent – Isabelle Lewis
    Best Dressed – Isabelle Lewis
    People’s Choice Award –Isabelle Lewis

    March 30, 2021

    Congratulations to the cast of "All Shook Up" the spring musical.
    Natalie: Graces Moore
    Chad: Alex Knight
    Jim Haller: Cooper Moseley
    Sylvia: Raven Levy
    Lorraine: Autumn Allen
    Dennis: Dorian Gallo
    Miss Sandra: Angel Irizarry
    Mayor Matilda: Kayla Smith
    Dean Hyde: Jack Fitzgibbons
    Sheriff Earl: Antonio Melendez
    Henrietta: Emily Smith

    Austin Bellamy , Andrew Bella
    Lilly Bencivenga, Sydney Clinard, Brylee Honiotes
    Lilly Stoddard, Ava Peterson, Garrett Chandler,
    Braden Shealey,

    Featured Dancers,
    Emily Scott Anton
    Isabelle Lewis
    McKenzie Wright

    Stage Manager: Lilly Carter

    March 16, 2021

    All County Orchestra Results
    Please congratulate the following students for auditioning and being selected to the HCS All-County Orchestra this year.
    Grace Leonard-1st Chair Viola
    Zane Harper-5th Chair Cello
    Lacy Tier-1st Chair Bass
    Oliver Carter 4th Chair Bass

    March 2, 2012
    Congratulations Grace Leonard
    for being selected to perform in the National Youth Orchestra.  She will be performing at Carnegie Hall and in Miami at the New World Center this summer.  Grace competed with thousands of other students across the country and was selected as one of the elite performers.

    February 19, 2021
    All State Band and Region Audition Results
    Please congratulate the following Bands of St. James Students for being selected to the following honor ensembles.
    Luke Propst, All-State Band
    Jack Thompson, All-State Jazz Band
    Angelina Lanza, All-Region Band
    Donovan Massey, All-Region Band
    Yesenia Martinez, All-Region Band
    Erik Quick, All-Region Band
    Grayson Emery, All-Region Band
    Matthew Stanchak, All-Region Band

    February 11, 2021
    Congratulations to St. James student Evan M. Ewing for being named a National Merit Finalist in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.


    January 20, 2021
    Congratulations to the following Orchestra members for being selected to the South Carolina Region 5 Orchestra.  Both of these ladies placed 1st in their respective sections and will represent St. James and Horry County at the Regional level.  Congratulations Lacy Tier and Grace Leonard.

    December 1, 2020
    The Veterans of Foreign War had a contest called voice of democracy and we are proud to announce those winners from the VFW they offer 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Guess what all of them are from St. James High School congratulations Jackson Seagle 1st place, Madeline Hart 2nd place, and Mandi Pelley 3rd place so congratulations to them and also high school teacher of the year for the county from the VFW Ms. Nicole Mantlo and English teacher from St. James High School. Congratulation to All!

    November 11, 2020

    2020 Homecoming Court:
    Freshman Princess-Riley Pascoe
    Freshman Prince- Jae San Faulkner

    Sophomore Princess-Roxy Fetta
    Sophomore Prince-Ben Sandt

    Junior Princess-Olivia Reed
    Junior Prince-Ari Shkylar

    Senior Court and nominees for King and Prince:
    Cooper Mosley, Jeramiah Nesbit, Will Sandt, Garrett Smith, and Avery Williams

    Senior nominees for Senior Queen and Princesses are:
    Mikayla Anderson, Alden Herring, Alex Rogers, Kasey Smith, and Grayson Squires

    Congratulations to all the nominees.

    September 10, 2020
    The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the names of eight Horry County Schools students as Semifinalists in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These HCS students are among 16,000 Semifinalists who have an opportunity to compete for 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $30 million.  Congratulations to St. James student Evan M. Ewing for being named a National Merit Semifinalists

    March 7, 2020
    SJHS JROTC Raiders at Lee County HS Raider Meet

    The SJHS JROTC Raider teams traveled this past weekend to compete the in Lee County High School Best of the Best Raider Qualifier in North Carolina competing against 26 Raider teams from SC, NC, and VA.  We competed in a 5k, litter (stretcher) carry, one rope bridge, team physical fitness challenge (high crawl, wall climb, large tire and water jug carry), and a Humvee pull.  Our mixed team placed 4th overall in the mixed division; placing 2nd in the team physical fitness challenge (high crawl, wall climb, large tire team carry, water jug carry) and in the litter (stretcher) carry.  Please congratulate our Raiders when you see them.  We travel to Magna Vista High school in Virginia this upcoming weekend to compete in another high caliber Raider Meet.  Pictures/Videos on our Facebook and Instagram.

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SJHSArmyJROTC/
    Instagram: sjhs_jrotc

    March 7, 2020
    All-State Choir

    Please congratulate the following students for participating in the SCMEA All-State Choir at Winthrop University last Thursday-Saturday-
    Adelaide Allen-TTB
    Torrance Carter-TTB
    Ethan Parr-SATB
    Evan Brink-TTB
    Baylee Payne-SATB
    Rosslynn Robinson-SATB
    Also Adelaide and Torrance auditioned for Winthrop University for Music Education, where they will be Freshman next year.
    Three long days (some until 10pm) and our Sharks were respectful, prompt, and professional. They had a tremendous concert Saturday. I’ve included a few pictures. Some video on our Facebook-St. James High School Choirs- https://www.facebook.com/stjameshighschoolchoir/?fref=ts

    March 3, 2020
    Archery Team Heading to State Finals
    St. James High School Archery team made the cut for the State finals.  We are seeded #18 in the state but have the talent to do much better.  The National Archery In The Schools Championship will take place at the Sumter Civic Center on Wednesday, March 25th.

    February 28, 2020
    Thanks to everyone who supported the Robotics Team and watched the matches this past Friday.  Our team worked really hard this year to make a competitive robot. We finished 3-6 and 48th out of 64 in a very, very tough competition. We were competing against teams from  California, Louisiana, New York, Florida etc.   If you see these kids congratulate them on a job well done. They put in a lot of hours working for this competition:
    Max Burlzer
    Thomas Wolfe
    Brianna Howard
    Tristen Menser
    Kevin Haynes
    Zach Perry
    Austin Reyes Hoffer
    Stephen Campisi

    February 22, 2020
    Palmetto Dramatic Association State Theatre Festival
    Several Drama students traveled to Dorman High School in Spartanburg this weekend to compete in the Palmetto Dramatic Association State Theatre Festival.  They performed the one-act play, Trifles, for the competition, along with competing in individual events (solo musical, monologues, duet scenes, technical design, etc.).  They all did an amazing job and brought home several awards.  If you see these students, please congratulate them for their hard work and dedication!  These are all huge accomplishments for these students!
    Baylee Payne--Superior in Solo Musical--with a perfect score!
    SUPERIOR rating overall for the one-act play, Trifles
    Anna Friend--Superior in Acting for the one-act play, Trifles
    Sam Barker--Excellent in Acting for the one-act play, Trifles
    Alyssa Negri--Honorable Mention in Acting for the one-act play, Trifles
    Judges Award for Best Environment Created with Set and Props for the one-act play, Trifles
    Dorian Gallo was chosen as a State Thespian Officer, representing and serving the state of South Carolina for the International Thespian Society!

    February 22, 2020
    SJHS JROTC wins Regional Raiders Meet!
    On Saturday our three Raider teams (mixed division A and B teams, and our male division team) traveled to Green Sea Floyd HS to compete in a regional Raider meet against all Army JROTC Raider teams. Each team pushed themselves in the 5 events which were the modified Physical Fitness test (2 min push-ups/sit-ups, 1 mile run), one rope bridge, vehicle pull, litter carry, and 5k run. The mixed A team took 1st in the mixed division and 1st overall, the mixed B team placed 3rd in the mixed division, and our male A team placed second in the male division. Next meet at Lee County in North Carolina 6-7 March!
    Check out the pictures and videos on our Facebook and Instagram!
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SJHSArmyJROTC/
    Instagram: sjhs_jrotc

    February 11, 2020
    Congratulations Jamale Faulkner & Rowan Sims. 
    Voted the 2020 King & Queen of Hearts

    Miss St James Pageant Winners
    On January 25th we crowned our new Miss St. James 2020
    Contestant winners were:
    Pageant Scholar: Olivia Guthrie
    People's Choice: Olivia Canady
    Most Photogenic: Grayson Squires
    Miss Congeniality: Bryanna Warner
    Best Talent: Grayson Squires
    Best Dressed: Grayson Squires
    Miss Freshmen: Olivia Canady
    Miss Sophomore: Mia Turner
    Miss Junior: Kamryn Williams
    Miss Senior: Jayla Emilie
    Miss ST JAMES HIGH 2020: Grayson Squires

    February 4

    These SJHS Band members just finished a wonderful two days of music making at the All-County Band Clinic

    February 1

    SJHS JROTC Princess wins Horry County JROTC Queen!

    This past Saturday was the Tri-Service JROTC Ball.  Our Princess, Cadet Allison Beyersdorf was crowned the County JROTC Queen! She competed against 8 other JROTC Princesses from all the other JROTC programs in the county (Army, Navy, Air Force). We are extremely proud of her and her accomplishments.  If you see her, please help congratulate her.  This makes 2 wins for SJHS JROTC in the past 3 years.

    More pictures on Facebook.

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SJHSArmyJROTC/

    JROTC Queen

    February 1

    Sharkies Competition
    The Sharkies dance team participated in a school dance competition today at Lugoff-Elgin HS. They came in 1st in kick routine beating out Dorman HS and 4th in the Hip hop routines! If you see any of these great girls please congratulate them on all their hard work.


    January 31
    St James Students at All County Orchestra
    All County

    January 27

    All-State and All-Region Band Results
    After two rounds of auditions, the following students were selected to the All Region and All State Bands.  Please congratulate these wonderful musicians when you see them.

    All-State Band
    Angelina Lanza 12th
    Luke Propst 3rd

    All-State Orchestra
    Luke Propst 3rd

    Donovan Massey 11th
    Jack DeRiso 9th
    Ben Asulin 2nd
    Evan Ewing 5th Alternate
    Sarah Via-fara 8th
    Jack Thompson 4th
    Keely Thomas 1st Alternate

    Perfect Attendance Award
    Congratulations Ryan Shibley-Cooney for Perfect Attendance thru the 8th grade.  Ryan  was recognized at the District Office on January 27, 2020

    December 5
    All County Band Results
    Congratulations to the following students for being selected to the All County Band.
    Angelina Lanza 1st chair
    Ryleigh Danford 5th chair
    Marlen Sanchez-Rubi 7th chair
    Eli Preston 8th chair
    Keely Thomas 2nd chair
    Donovan Massey 2nd chair
    Mike Knight 10th chair
    Brenna Adams 15th chair
    Frieda Panos 19th chair
    James Leonard 5th chair
    Jack DeRiso 1st chair
    Luke Propst 2nd chair
    Ben Asilin 2nd chair
    Grayson Emery 5th chair
    Jack Thompson 2nd percussion

    November 1

    All County Theatre
    Congratulations on winning a Superior rating for the play "Digging Up The Boys, 
    Best Set
    Best Actress for county: Baylee Payne
    All Star Acting Awards: Niko Maratto, Lily Carter

    November 2

    Band Competition Results
    The Pride of St. James traveled up the road to Loris yesterday for the 30th annual Loris Band Day. The band competed in the AAAA class with bands much larger than us. The results are:
    3rd place Drum Major
    2nd place Colorguard
    2nd place Percussion
    2nd place Music (score 94)
    2nd place General Effect (score 95)
    1st place Marching (97, high score of the day)
    Superior Rating
    2nd place in class 4A
    2nd place for the day regardless of band size
    Highest score of the season with a 95.2
    This was our final contest of the year. Please congratulate the students when you see them. Our next performance will be at the Murrells Inlet Christmas parade Dec 8.  We hope to see you all there. 

    October 19

    SJHS JROTC WINS Regional Drill Meet
    The SJHS JROTC Drill teams competed at a Quad school Regional JROTC Drill Meet at Loris High School this past weekend.  We swept all events.
    1st place in the following events:
    Armed Squad and Platoon
    Unarmed Squad and Platoon
    Armed Inspection
    Armed and Unarmed Exhibition
    Color Guard
    Overall Drill Meet Champions!

    In addition,
    Cadet William Hull placed 1st in Unarmed Knockout
    Cadet Alyssa Capps placed 1st in Armed Knockout

    Next weekend we compete at a Raider Team Best of the Best Qualifier in West Brunswick, NC.

    October 12, 2019
    Marching Band Results
    The Pride of St. James traveled to Aynor on October 12 and competed in the Aynor Fanfare band competition. The band came home with the following results.
    2nd Drum Major
    1st Music
    1st Percussion
    1st Colorguard
    1st Marching
    1st class 4A
    2nd for the day
    Superior Ratin

    September 28, 2019
    First Band Competition Of The Year

    The Pride of St. James traveled up the road to Carolina forest for the Coastal Classic Band Contest and brought home the following hardware. 
    3rd Drum Major
    2nd Percussion
    1st Color Guard
    2nd Marching
    1st Music
    1st General Effect
    1st Class AAAA
    Grand Champion for the high score of the day regardless of class. 
    Next Saturday we will be hosting 19 high school bands from SC at our annual Fin-Fest tournament of bands. 
    Admission is $6 per adult
    $3 for senior citizens and angels 3-12
    Under 3 is free

    May 30, 2019
    Thursday, May 30, the following students successfully completed/passed their PCEP (Python Certified Entry-Level Professional) certification exam which focuses on programming and software development.
    Mario Mortara
    Brent McGaha
    DJ Catoe
    Lucca Costa
    This provides them with an industry-recognized certification --Typically employers give this an upper hand in the hiring process.

    April 26, 2019
    St. James Virtual Enterprise business "rules the world" - we won the GOLD in the Booth Design

    Please congratulate the Virtual Enterprise students who let the world know that St. James High School means business!  3D Premier Properties ranked #1 in the world!  Cameron Sweeney, Christian Elvis, Star Garcia, Nathan Sweeney, and Joey Parisi made #1 in the whole world for Booth Design 
    William Hadden and Destinee DePace made it to the Top Ten (#4) in the country for their Marketing Plan presentation 
    Cameron Sweeney, Christian Elvis, Star Garcia, and Joey Parisi made the Top Ten(#9)  in the country for their business plan 
    Cameron Sweeney, Christian Elvis, Star Garcia, and Joey Parisi made the Top 25(#21)  in the world for Salesmanship at their booth
    Cameron Sweeney, Christian Elvis, Star Garcia, Joseph Parisi, Nathan Sweeney, Will Hadden, Destinee DePace, Jonathan Cowell, and Caleb Clouse went to NYC for our 2019 Virtual Enterprise International competition.  Although it was an exhausting week, it was definitely a successful one!


    April 15, 2019
    Our Color Guard presented the Colors at the After the Masters Pro-Am Golf Tournament on Mon, 15 April during Spring Break.  It was a pretty cool event. We took pictures with Hootie and the Blowfish and presented the Colors while Branford Marsalis (from Late Night w/Jay Leno fame) played the National Anthem on the saxophone.
    We appreciated the Cadets spending their Spring Break supporting our community. Pictured are Cadets:
    Kevin Haynes
    Alex Och 
    Garrett Sanders
    Justin Gardiner

    April 2, 2019
    Gifted and Talented Band and Orchestra
    Please congratulate the following Orchestra and Band members for being awarded a full tuition scholarship to summer music camp this year.  These identified Gifted and Talented students were selected based on All County auditions and interview.
    Charleston Southern University Music Camp
    Brenna Adams
    Trinity Bridges
    Evan Ewing
    Michael Knight
    Angelina Lanza
    Julian McBride
    Keanne Melo
    Jack Thompson
    Furman University Music Camp
    Grayson Emery
    Sarah Jeffords
    Grace Leonard
    Elena Renshaw

    April 1, 2019
    FCCLA brings home Gold and Silver

    Last weekend, March 29-31, St. James High School FCCLA  ( Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) participated in the SC Spring Leadership Conference and Star Events Competition In Charleston, SC.
    Ryleigh Danford won 1st Place (Gold medal ) in Recycle and Redesign event and she will go to California this June for the national competition.
    Also, Essence Small won 2nd Place ( Silver medal) in Teach and Train event.
    Both Ryleigh and Essence represented St. James High School with honor and pride.   And I am so proud of them. When you see both of them, kindly congratulate them. 

    March 27, 2019
    State Archery Tournament

    On 3/27/2019, the ST James High School Archery team traveled to Sumter to compete in the State Archery Tournament.  The team finished 16th, please congratulate Richard Lander and Madison Bolger who were the top male/female archer for the school. Madison had an outstanding tournament, with a score of 282 and finished 6th in the state. She also received a $1000 scholarship.   

    March 25, 2019
    Congratulations to FBLA State Winners!
    Another successful weekend for my Business Leaders! It was the largest FBLA State conference with more than 1100 participants which made the competition even more challenging this year.  Please congratulate the following students:
    Star Garcia won SECOND place in Advertising at FBLA State competition...and
    Cameron Sweeney and Christian Elvis for winning FIRST PLACE in Entrepreneurship at FBLA State competitions... they are sweeping the entrepreneurship events for South Carolina. They won FIRST PLACE for States in DECA and FBLA as well as our VE Business. 

    March 25, 2019
    Tri-Service JROTC Field Meet_SJHS JROTC Champions!

    We competed against 8 other JROTC programs and took home the 1st place trophy for the 2nd year in a row! It came down to the final event (tug of war) to determine the winner and we dominated!
    We placed 1st in the Trail Run and the Tug of War,
    2nd in the Challenge Course (included a mud crawl)
    3rd in Primitive Weapons (spear throwing)
    And didn't do that great in Fire Starting and Land Navigation (they got lost again) :-).
    Ms. Cole and I told the Cadets if we won, we'd go through the mud crawl, so afterward we went through the mud. Additionally, please congratulate Christopher Walker for winning the Individual Knockout competition.  They literally did a drill for 15 minutes non-stop to determine the winner (final 2 were drilling for 10 minutes, they were dizzy).  Pictures Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SJHSArmyJROTC/

    March 21, 2019
    Cadet Clem Corten West Point Appointment
    Please Congratulate Clem Corten for gaining an Appointment (acceptance) to attend West Point (US Army Military Academy) next Fall!
    We believe him to be the first student from St. James to go to a Service Academy.
    He has worked hard the past four years and is on his way to achieving his dream of becoming an Army Officer.
    Whoo Hoo Clem!

    March 11, 2019
    St. James HOSA Brings Home Gold -- Again
    St. James HOSA participated in the SC HOSA State Leadership Conference. The EMT team (Kady Royea & Irelend Alexander) took 1st place. This is the 2nd year in a row that the EMT team took 1st place. The forensic science team (Hannah Linville & Brooklin Witham) also took 1st place. Both of these teams will now travel to Orlando in June for the International HOSA competition.
    Tommy Barriounue & Riley Caton took 2nd place in Forensic Science, Hunter Roth made top 5 in dental terminology, Carson Lanoue made top 5 in medical math, and Sydney Goodman & Mallie Grey were in the top 5 in forensic science.

    March 4, 2019
    Shark JROTC Raider Challenge Meet
    We hosted the 1st Annual Shark Raider Challenge Meet this past Saturday competing against 7 teams.  Events included a Modified Physical Fitness Test (2 mins of push-ups and sit-ups, 1 mile run), a vehicle pull (pulling a F150), a 5 km Road March, One-Rope Bridge crossing, and a Litter Carry (stretcher obstacle course covering all 3 practice fields).
    Our Team 1 placed 1st overall and 1st in the following events:
    Modified Physical Fitness Test
    Vehicle Pull
    5Km Road March
    One Rope Bridge
    Our Team 2 placed 3rd Overall
    Placing 2nd in the Modified Physical Fitness Test and One-Rope Bridge.
    Travis Kennedy was the top scorer in the Modified Physical Fitness Test

    Team 1:
    Christopher Walker
    Robert Beaulieu
    Savannah Jaquays
    Travis Kennedy
    Angelina Altadonna
    Drake Bailey
    Jolie-Ann Dominguez
    Shannon Gardiner
    Dominic Trimboli

    Team 2:
    Mason Marlowe
    Adam Weiss
    Alexander Och
    Nathan Smith
    Alexandria Tate
    Madison Sosbee
    Christos Georgeakopoulos
    Liza McCoury
    Tara Moloney
    Pictures can be found on our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/SJHSArmyJROTC/

    February 28, 2019
    The SJHS Drama Dept. traveled to Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC this past weekend to compete in the Palmetto Dramatic Association State Theatre Festival.  We did extremely well, taking home a SUPERIOR overall for our play, The Diviners, and winning several other individual awards.  Here's a list of all awards won at this year's competition:
    Superior for the one act play, The Diviners
    Excellence in Individual Acting Awards for The Diviners:
    Chandler McCune
    Dorian Gallo
    Baylee Payne
    Best Load In/Load Out Award (which means how we started the play and brought out our set and how we ended the play and took the set off)
    Superior Special Effects Award
    Superior in Solo Musical Performance:
    Chandler McCune
    Baylee Payne
    Superior in Monologues:
    Anna Friend
    Superior in Duet Acting:
    Brittney Cassidy and Dorian Gallo
    Baylee Payne was selected to be a new Student Thespian Officer for all of South Carolina
    Chandler McCune was awarded the Senior Thespian Scholarship
    All students who won a SUPERIOR in their category are eligible to go to the International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska this summer!  That is a huge honor!

    February 28, 2019
    SJHS Archery Team qualifies for States
    Please congratulate our Archery team for qualifying for States for the sixth year in a row.  The only high school in the county and region to qualify (1 of 19 schools in the state to qualify).  The State tournament is in Sumter on Wed, 27 March.
    Francesca Bonaparte
    Richard Lander
    Athena Matyas
    Mackenzie Squires
    Johnna Dominguez
    Haley Spears
    Branden Wulff
    Bladen Rowe
    Noah Figueroa
    Adam Weiss
    Alex Och
    Mason Marlowe
    Jacob Bartlett
    Madison Sosbee
    Matthew Dennis
    Garrett Sanders
    Dylan Bentz
    Nathan Smith
    Alyssa Negri
    Austin Baumgardner
    Tara Moloney
    Skylar Fielding
    Tristan Hudak
    Kilah Wittke
    Annalise Stout (Team Manager)

    February 4, 2019

    Please congratulate FBLA members
    Some of our FBLA members participated in the District III competitions over the weekend. Please congratulate:
    Star Garcia - 1st place Advertising
    Cherish Washington - 1st place Health Care Administration
    Cameron Sweeney - 2nd place Entrepreneurship
    Christian Elvis - 2nd place Entrepreneurship
    Chandler King - 3rd place Entrepreneurship
    Jonathon Cowell - 3rd place Entrepreneurship
    Julianna Lewis - 4th place Accounting 1
    Ronda Goodwin - 4th place Business Calculations
    Nathan Sweeney - 5th place Cyber Security

    On to State competitions in March. This week, we venture out for our Virtual Enterprise competitions. Tis the season of competitions!

    February 4, 2019
    Please congratulate the following students who earned a seat in the All Region Band and All State Orchestra.
    All Region Band
    Jack Thompson
    Jack DeRiso
    Donovan Massey
    Sara Viafara
    Keely Thomas
    Angelina Lanza

    All State Orchestra
    Sloan Jordan
    Lacy Tier
    Grace Leonard

    January 26, 2019

    2019 Miss St James Pageant Results
    Evans Award of Excellence- is an award that focuses on the contributions each contestant makes in the community and in their school.  DOMINIQUE TERRELL

    Pageant Scholar- The contestant who not only shines on stage but also in the classroom. This years’ Pageant Scholar award goes to the young lady with the highest cumulative GPA. This year’s winner is:  SAVANNAH SIMPSON

    Most Photogenic- Selection for this award is based on a photograph each contestant submitted for display in the lobby this evening. The contestant selected by the judges as most photogenic is:KIKI GREEN

    SHARK STYLE AWARD- The contestant with the highest score from the Evening Wear portion of the pageant is awarded a sash recognizing their efforts in gown selection, presentation, personal poise, and appearance. DOMINIQUE TERRELL

    People’s Choice- The people’s choice award goes to the contestant who is able to raise the most money donated by the public’s vote. The money raised during this competition goes toward a scholarship for a visual arts student in memory of Carol Townsend.  The scholarship is awarded at the end of the school year to any senior who is attending a college or university to continue their education in an arts-related field. The contestant who has raised the most money through popular vote was GRACIE MCCUNE

    Best in Talent- The contestant with the highest score from the Talent portion of the competition will be awarded a trophy recognizing their outstanding performance efforts. BAYLEE PAYNE

    Miss Congeniality- Each contestant voted for the young lady they thought demonstrated the characteristics of kindness, generosity and sincere sportsmanship as a competitor. The contestant receiving the most votes and this year’s MISS CONGENIALITY - DOMINIQUE TERRELL

    Miss Freshman- GABBI CARR
    Miss Sophomore- GRAYSON SQUIRES
    Miss Junior- KIKI GREEN
    Miss Senior- HEYWARD OWENS
    MISS ST. JAMES HIGH for the 2018-19 school year is– BAYLEE PAYNE

    January 15, 2019
    All State Orchestra

    Please congratulate Sloan Jordan, Lacy Tier, and Grace Leonard on being selected for the All State Orchestra.  They will perform in Columbia February 22-24th.
    This is the largest representation from St. James in school history.

    January 3, 2019
    Madison Harding
    has been selected as a 2019 South Carolina Honorable Mention recipient of the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing. She will be recognized on February 23rd in Columbia, SC as a representative from St. James High School and Horry County Schools.

    December 12, 2018
    St James High School is proud to announce that Alexis Clark and Hailey Lingle have been selected as finalists for the National Merit Scholarship. This National scholarship is based on the student’s 11th grade PSAT scores. Around 7,500 students receive the Merit scholarships nationwide.

    November 21, 2018
    VE wins FIRST place again!
    If you recognize any of these students, please congratulate them on success for all of their hard work this semester. FIRST place for the VEI SOUTHERN REGION ... There were 160 registered businesses this year (113 at tradeshow).


    All County Orchestra and All County Band Results
    The past two weeks have been full of auditions for the students in the Orchestra and Band program.  The following students were selected based on the audition results to participate in the All County Clinics.  Please congratulate them when you see them.
    All County Orchestra  (Clinic January 31 and February 1 @ MBHS)
    Sarah Jeffords
    Kailyn Cribb
    Elena Renshaw
    Grace Leonard
    Hannah Cleveland
    Sloan Jordan
    Gracie Perkins
    Lacy Tier
    Angelina Lanza
    Donielle Massey
    Jack Thompson
    Keanne Melo

    All County Band (Clinic January 28th and 29th @ MBHS)
    Angelina Lanza
    Donielle Massey
    Donovan Massey
    Michael Knight
    Hailey Emmons 
    Brenna Adams
    Trinity Bridges
    Jack DeRiso
    Evan Ewing
    Sara Viafarin
    JJ McBride
    Ben Asulin
    Greyson Emory
    Jack Thompson
    Keanne Melo

    November 10, 2018

    All State Choir
    Please congratulate these seven students for auditioning and making SC All State Choir. This is a tremendous achievement and these students worked hard to prepare for the audition.
    Baylee Payne-11th Grade
    Tanner Brink-12th Grade
    Danny Hoppe-10th Grade
    Ethan Parr-10th Grade
    Torrance Carter-11th Grade
    Evan Brink-11th Grade
    AJ Neill-12th Grade

    November 3, 2018
    The Pride of St. James competed at the 29th Annual Loris Band day this past Saturday.  The band competed in a class with bands twice the size of our own.  The results are as follows:
    3rd place Drum Major
    2nd Place Percussion
    2nd place General Effect
    2nd place Marching
    2nd place Music
    2nd place class AAAA with a Superior rating
    1st place Colorguard with a near perfect score of a 98/100.
    3rd place overall for the day regardless of band size.
    Please congratulate the members when you see them.
    October 27, 2018

    Band Contest
    Please congratulate the members of the Pride of St. James on their wonderful performance Saturday.  The band traveled to NC and competed for the first time this year.  They came home with the following:
    2nd Place Drum Major
    2nd Place Marching
    1st Place Percussion
    1st Place Colorguard
    1st Place General Effect
    1st Place Music
    1st Place in Class
    And 2nd Overall for the Day regardless of band size.

    SC HOSA State Leadership Conference
    EMT Competition
    1st Place – State Champions
    Alleigh Brown & Kady Royea

    April 30, 2018
    SC Palmetto Girls & Boys State Recipients

    Congratulations to the following students who have been designated this year’s delegates:

    Palmetto Girls State:
    Lawton Branham
    Anna Wallace Lee
    Hailey Lingle
    Skyle Bailey (alternate)

    Palmetto Boys State:
    Clem Corten
    Jay Davila
    Chandler McCune
    Casey Mitchell
    Berkeley Young

    April 28, 2018
    The Spanish Department has exciting news to share! Saturday Caden Martinez, Greg Newsome, and Madison Ketschek represented Saint James High at South Carolina’s 1st Feria SC SC Spanish conference at the University of South Carolina. They competed in timed writing, impromptu speaking, and a Spanish spelling bee. Caden tied for 1st place in the spelling bee- especially impressive since some competitors were native speakers. Greg won Sobresaliente/ 1st place in his division (level 4 non-native.) All 3 students were awarded “bien” or “notable” ribbons for their timed writing

    April 13, 2018
    Chorus-Solo and Ensemble Festival in Charleston

    Chorus kids performed solos, duets, and small ensemble at Fort Dorechester high school today as part of a Festival of music. The students did well, with several
    scoring superior, and excellent ratings! They represented SJHS very well. If you see any of the students below on Monday, give them a pat on the back. We have another Festival on May 5th for the entire chorus, then we’re finished with those. Thanks!
    Superior Rating-Solo-Baylee Payne
    Superior Rating-Solo-Angel Irizarry
    Superior Rating-Solo-AJ Neill
    Excellent+ Rating-Large Ensemble
    Excellent+ Rating-Adelaide Allen
    Excellent Rating-Joanna Godawa
    Excellent Rating-Joy Murawski
    Excellent Rating-Madison Rogers
    Excellent+ Rating-Duet-Tanner Brink and Torrance Carter
    Excellent+ Rating-Duet-Danny Hoppe and Ethan Parr
    Excellent Rating-Duet-Angel Irizarry and Joanna Godawa
    Excellent Rating-Duet-Lori Nerdahl and Baylee Payne

    March 17, 2018

    SJHS JROTC are Regional Drill Champions!
    Another great week for your SJHS Army JROTC students.
    Our SJHS Army JROTC Drill teams competed this past Saturday at Dillon HS in the last Regional Drill Meet of the year. 
    We placed 1st in Armed, Unarmed, Color Guard, and 2nd in Exhibition.  Winning the Drill Meet and the Regional Championship!
    Additionally, we won 1st and 2nd place in both Armed and Unarmed Knock out events!  And our JV Unarmed team placed 5th overall (beating all JV teams and 2 Varsity teams).
    Please congratulate our Varsity Drill team members if you see them:
    Andrew Deitz
    Dalton D’Amico
    Jakob Harnish
    Tristan Baber
    Robert Spivey
    James Beaulieu
    Clem Corten
    Chris Walker
    Jacob Corell
    Ariana Prete
    Jacob Prete
    Jolie-Ann Dominguez
    Austin Baumgardner
    CJ Rentz

    Pictures on our Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/SJHSArmyJROTC/

    February 27, 2018
    Congrats to the following students who participated in the HCS Technology Fair yesterday at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.
    Maille Grey
    Rita Rose-1st place in Digital Photo Manipulation
    Jesse Morgan, Anthony Watford, and Tyler Yancey-won 3rd place in Video Editing

    February 24, 2018
    Palmetto Dramatic Association AWARD WINNERS
    The Drama Dept. traveled to Winthrop University this weekend for the Palmetto Dramatic Association annual Thespian Theatre Festival.
    We presented the one-act play, The Tangled Snarl, which won a SUPERIOR in the play competition, and many students competed in individual events, winning several awards.
    Two of our students, Chandler McCune and Brittney Cassidy, applied, interviewed, and were selected to be student State Thespian Officers for the South Carolina chapter of the International Thespian Society.  This is a HUGE honor, as they will represent South Carolina Thespians throughout the year, leading, planning, and coordinating events throughout the year as well as for next year's Festival.   Chandler McCune was also named as the State Thespian Officer chairperson.
    All the students did an awesome job and brought home many awards!  They definitely have made St. James proud!
    If you see any of these students, please congratulate them for their hard work and their commitment to this incredible and life-changing art form!
    Superior Rating for our one-act play, The Tangled Snarl
    Taylor Benoit—Excellence rating in Acting for our one-act play, The Tangled Snarl
    Zack Olds—Superior rating in Acting for our one-act play, The Tangled Snarl
    Ryan Thompson—“MVP Death Becomes Me” (award for the best dead body in a play!)
    Reyna Papotto—Superior rating in Solo Musical
    Zack Olds—Superior rating in Solo Musical
    Zack Olds, Kayla Dockery, Taylor Benoit, Harlee Gunter, Brittney Cassidy, Tyler Patterson, Ashlee Shealy, Maddie Elliott, Ki James, and Ryan Thompson—Superior rating in Group Musical
    Zack Olds—Blair Beasley Award scholarship winner
    Zack Olds—Senior Thespian Scholarship winner
    Chandler McCune—State Thespian Officer Chairperson
    Brittney Cassidy—State Thespian Officer
    These students all received the rating of EXCELLENT for their individual events:
    Ryan Thompson: Theatre Marketing
    Harlee Gunter and Taylor Benoit: Duet Acting
    Ceci Vargo: Solo Musical
    Ashlee Shealy: Solo Musical
    Chandler McCune: Solo Musical

    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.   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 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 go 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.

    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!

    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:

    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:

    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