Viking Update Post

January 27th Viking Update

Spring Valley Seniors Named Candidates for U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

Top Row L-R (Parth Desai and Zachary Huang) Bottom Row l-R (Shriya Kapoor and Christopher Li)

Parth Desai, Zachary Huang, Shriya Kapoor and Christopher Li have been selected as a candidates for the 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students.

Candidates will learn in mid-April if they are among the 800 students who will be named semifinalists. In early May, the U.S. Presidential Scholars will be announced, and winners will be honored in Washington, D.C. Application to the program is by invitation only. Students are selected based on broad academic achievement; academic and artistic scholarship in the visual arts, the performing arts or creative writing; or outstanding scholarship and accomplishment in career and technical education fields.

The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964, by executive order of the President, to recognize and honor some of our nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors.

Four Discovery Students Named 2022 Junior Science & Humanities Symposium Finalists

Eighteen Spring Valley Discovery students submitted research papers to the 2022 Department of Defense-sponsored Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS), which took place on January 21, 2022, in a virtual format due to the threat of inclement weather. Based on their written research papers, eleven students were chosen as Semifinalists (marked with asterisks). Semifinalists presented in Sessions I, II, and III for the opportunity to move on to the Finalist round of presentations. Based on their outstanding oral presentations, Aleena Chattha, Eileen Chen, Shriya Kapoor, and Cathy Tang were chosen as Finalists and will compete in person on February 4th, 2022 at the University of South Carolina for the opportunity to attend the National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium being held on April 20-24, 2022 in Albuquerque, New Mexico (all expenses paid). Narrowly missing the Finals round, Shyam Ganesh Babu and Madison Han each earned third place in his/her Semifinalist session. In the non-Semifinalist presentation sessions, Sanjana Parise earned first place in Session IV, and Parth Desai and Apurva Mitta earned second and third place, respectively, in Session V. Congratulations to these students and their research teachers—Ms. Lindsey Rega, Mrs. Michelle Spigner, and Dr. Michelle Wyatt.

Brantley Aycock (11)
Aleena Chattha* (11)
Eileen Chen* (12)
Parth Desai (11)
Scott Dillon* (12)
Shyam Ganesh Babu* (12)
Nidhi Guntupalli* (11)
Madison Han* (11)
Shriya Kapoor* (12)
Heiyaani Kerai* (11)
Justin Kong (11)
Sreya Maddipati (12)
Apurva Mitta (12)
Sanjana Parise (12)
Evelyn Plakal* (12)
Cathy Tang* (11)
Shreya Thiagu* (12)
Sandra Thomas (11)

Green and Gold Magazine is HERE !

The Green and Gold Literary Magazine is here! Read Valley’s best poems and stories, and look at some great artwork!


Junior Privilege ID Pick-Up

Any Girls Interested in Track & Field ?

Any Girls interested in participating in Track & Field for the upcoming season, please contact Coach Williams at You must have a Physical to begin try-outs and additional information will be sent to those looking to join us once you make contact with the coach. We’re looking forward to another exciting season. Go Vikings!!

Girls Lacrosse Team Tryouts!

Interested in playing lacrosse for Spring Valley? Tryouts for the 2022 Spring Valley Girls Lacrosse team will be Monday, January 31st through Wednesday, February 2nd! Email Coach Buchanan ( for more details!

SV Women’s Soccer – 1 Week until Tryouts

Tryouts for the 2022 Women’s Soccer team will be Monday, Jan 31 at 6:00 and Tuesday February 1 at 4:00 on the soccer game field. You must have a completed physical packet uploaded to If you have any questions, please contact Coach Brindel at


Our Sideline Store is FINALLY here! Please use the link below to purchase all of your Viking Gear! This store is 24/7, 365 for all Viking Gear! Be sure to really explore the site as you can customize some of the merchandise based on teams. We are a Nike school, but the store offers different brands for different price points for all budgets! There is a 25% off discount for the first 30 days! 
Spring Valley Sideline Fan Store

SAT/ACT Workshop

The SAT/ ACT preparation course through Attest Test Prep is being offered this school year. It takes place on February 4th, 2021 in person. The session is from 8:45 a.m.- 1:26 p.m. The concepts covered are Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Pre Calculus Grammatical Writing, Evidence Based Reading & Writing. Students will have breaks throughout and a half hour lunch break. Students can bring a lunch or bagged lunch will provided. Students attending the session will receive an excused absence for their participation.


Financial Aid 101 Tools to Pay for Your College Education

Financial Aid 101

Tools to Pay for Your College Education

( Spanish Presentation-Virtual)

Wednesday, February 2, 2022


Presenter: Ms. Alba Cobos, Office of Admissions | Georgia Southern University 

Sponsor: Richland Northeast High School (RNE) College Center

Open to all Richland School District 2 high school students, parents and guardians

Questions: Email Mrs. Cynthia James, RNE College Specialist,


Presentation will cover:

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)-What is FAFSA and Why Completed FAFSA?




Student Employment


Richland Two sent out an update for employees and parents with information on the district’s updated isolation and quarantine procedures for schools released by S.C. DHEC on December 31, 2021.  We encourage you to thoroughly review this information by looking at the Covid-19 Update Newsletter. One important point to note in this update is related to students having to quarantine if they are identified as a close contact.  The below statement from this update outlines that if you are 16 years of age or older, you must have the initial vaccination series and the booster to avoid having to quarantine if considered a close contact.  Please review the Covid-19 Update Newsletter for complete details about this and other changes.

  • To avoid quarantine when identified as a close contact you must have received the vaccine doses you’re eligible for (completed initial vaccination series and booster for ages 16 and up, or completed initial vaccination series for ages 5-15).

Questions about your child being Covid-19 positive or is a close contact of someone who is Covid-19 positive, please contact our school nurse Elisabeth Walter at or by calling the Health Room at ext. 69092

Sock Spirit Week

Throughout January, Spring Valley Key Club will be hosting a sock drive to provide the homeless in our community with a warm pair of socks throughout the cold winter months. To encourage students, employees, and staff to donate to Key Club’s Sock Drive, January 24th-28th will be Sock Spirit Week! You can participate in Just Socks January by donating a new pair of socks, participating in the Sock Spirit Week, or by sharing this information with other students, family, and friends! Sock donations can be dropped off with Mrs. Reeves in E303 or inside the box in the atrium! All participation is greatly appreciated!

South Carolina Federal Credit Union Scholarship

South Carolina Federal Credit Union is awarding a total of $45,000 to nine deserving students. We are looking for hardworking and dedicated students in South Carolina planning to pursue a post-secondary degree in fall 2022. More details, including the application and eligibility requirements, can be found here: South Carolina Federal Credit Union Scholarship.

HBCU Virtual College Fair


We will once again be partnering with Tutors Across America to provide a discounted SAT Boot Camp over the dates of February 11th – 13th.   This camp will help students to prepare for the Spring SAT exams.

Schedule for the 3-Day (20-hour) SAT Weekend Boot Camp

Friday, February 11th              4:00pm-8:30pm 

Saturday, February 12th          9:00am-6:00pm (lunch break from 1:00-2:00)

Sunday, February 13th            9:00am-6:00pm (lunch break from 1:00-2:00)

The boot camps are averaging 150-200 point improvements, which represents a 20-40 percentile point increase in just one weekend.  This is a game-changer for your college admissions, as well as scholarships!

Regular Cost of Camp: $299

Discounted Cost: $149 for Spring Valley students.

Use coupon code  GOVIKINGS at checkout.

The camp includes two practice exams.  (actual past exams)

Tutors Across America’s Founder, Ryan Fitzgibbons

Achieved a perfect score on the SAT

Scored in the 99th percentile on the ACT (the highest you can get)

Member of Mensa High IQ Society

Completed Bachelors Degree in just 2 years

One of Kaplan’s highest rated teachers in the nation for student score improvement

His students earned over $25 Million in scholarships last year

How To Enroll in the SAT Boot Camp

1. Go to  

2. Scroll down through SAT COURSES to find your camp listing.

3. Enroll as directed.

4. Use coupon code GOVIKINGS at checkout. (you may use your code for any camp that works for you, including ACT and online camps)

100% free scholarships are available.  See your counselor for details.

After School Tutoring

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We will offer both on-campus and virtual tutoring options this year.  Offering both platforms allows us to provide more options for students to get academic assistance after school.  Please visit the SVHS Tutoring website for a complete schedule of the tutoring opportunities. 

A special thank you goes out to the Spring Valley Education Foundation for funding this important initiative.