Spring Valley Seniors Named Candidates for U.S. Presidential Scholars Program
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.
Spring Valley Scientists Celebrated for Exceptional Research
Two Spring Valley High School students are among the top 300 scholars in the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2022, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors.
Shyam Ganesh Babu completed a project titled, Exploring How to Merge an Aspiration Thrombectomy Device and a Rotational Atherectomy Device for Efficacious Individual or Joint Removal of Thrombi and Plaque through In-Vitro Testing. Eileen Chen conducted her research on the Discovery of Potential SARS-CoV-2 Main Protease Inhibitors from Medicinal Plants. Babu and Chen are the only two students in South Carolina to be recognized by Regeneron for their research.
The scholars and their school will be awarded $2,000 each. The Regeneron Science Talent Search scholars were selected from 1,804 applications received from 603 high schools across 46 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and eight other countries. Scholars were chosen based on their exceptional research skills, commitment to academics, innovative thinking and promise as scientists as demonstrated through the submission of their original, independent research projects, essays and recommendation.
In addition to the $1.2 million in awards going to the scholars, 40 of the 300 students have been named Regeneron Science Talent Search finalists and they will compete for more than $1.8 million in awards during a week-long competition taking place March 10-16.
Spring Valley Student Illustrates Children’s Book
Congratulations to Spring Valley student Marina Slaubaugh! Marina has illustrated a newly published children’s book ” The Prince & The Butterfly”. The book can be purchased on amazon so support this Viking Extraordinaire.
Key Club Carnation Sale!
Want to warm a friend or teacher’s heart on Valentine’s Day? From February 1st-9th, Spring Valley Key Club members will be selling carnations for $2! Key Club will also be selling them in the mornings and at lunch on February 2nd and 9th in the atrium! Make sure you know the name of the recipient’s third-period teacher if you buy one! All carnations will be delivered on Valentine’s Day (Monday, February 14th) during third period! If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Reeves (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jillian McNally (email@example.com).
HOSA Valentine’s Day Candy Grams
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!
SAVE THE DATE: RING CEREMONY
Any Girls Interested in Track & Field ?
Any Girls interested in participating in Track & Field for the upcoming season, please contact Coach Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!!
SPRING VALLEY SIDELINE FAN STORE
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 Prep Classes
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 email@example.com or by calling the Health Room at ext. 69092
Voorhees College High School Visitation Day
HBCU Virtual College Fair
After School Tutoring
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.