Viking Update Post

March 21st Viking Update

Congratulations Aaliyah Berry

Spring Valley’s senior, Aaliyah Berry finished in 2nd place at the Nike Indoor Nationals in New York. Aaliyah is an All American in the 60m hurdles and is ready to accomplish great things this Track season.

Congratulations Aaliyah, you make Spring Valley proud!! 

SCASC Conference

Spring Valley’s Chandler Lawton was elected the 2023-2024 SCASC State President! Regina Mauriano was elected SCASC D4 Vice Chair 


Gold Honor Council Award

2nd Place – Community Service Award

2nd Place – Video Category for “School Enjoyment“

Terry McCoy Leadership Award – Chandler Lawton

SCASC State President – Chandler Lawton

**Spring Valley will host the 2024 SCASC State Conference next year.

Life’s dream becoming reality thru J-100 AFJROTC Character-in-Leadership Scholarship

By Christian P. Hodge, Headquarters Air Force Junior ROTC Public Affairs


An Air Force Junior ROTC (AFJROTC) cadet has a bright future and her post-college career path chosen after being selected as a recipient of the 2023 AFJROTC J-100 Character-in-Leadership Scholarship in Columbia, SC.

Cadet Sarah Hedley, a senior at Spring Valley High School, was nominated by her Aerospace Science Instructors and competed through several phases of this unique high school scholarship. Hedley made it through a records-review elimination round then moved on to the interview round along with the top 200 eligible cadets from across the country. These exceptional cadets met a virtual panel of officers, senior non-commissioned officers and Headquarters AFJROTC civilians at Maxwell Air Force Base, AL.

“I am beyond honored to have been selected for the J-100 Scholarship. Through AFJROTC I have met many amazing cadets, and knowing that the Air Force has confidence in me as a leader and future service member shows me I am on the right path,” said Hedley. “My whole life I have had a dream to join the Air Force and becoming a pilot and being selected for the J-100 Scholarship was a concrete step in that direction.”

Now in its third year, and in conjunction with Headquarters Air Force ROTC, the J-100 Character-in-Leadership Scholarship recognizes the character and leadership developed in Air Force and Space Force Junior ROTC. The J-100 provides at least 100 eligible high school seniors with a minimum of two years JROTC experience the opportunity to pursue a commission in the U.S. Air or Space Forces while earning their college degree. This four-year scholarship, which includes a $10,000 per year housing allowance, can be used at any university with an Air Force ROTC detachment.

“Many of our J-100 scholarship recipients maintain a rigorous academic schedule, they participate in multiple extracurricular activities, they hold top leadership positions for their respective JROTC units, and they still manage to work part-time. I am so proud of these young men and women,” said Esteban Martinez, J-100 Scholarship Program Manager. “The J-100 is the highest paying scholarship offered through Air Force ROTC and it is only available to Air Force/Space Force JROTC cadets. It is exciting to engage with these cadets and follow their progress as they develop into the next generation of leaders for the Department of the Air Force.”

Hedley knows college can be demanding, especially with the added stress of loans and other expenses. However, now she can fixate on being a successful college student and ROTC cadet.       

“College for anyone is a stressful experience with coursework, extra curriculars, being away from home and student loans,” she said. “As a college student who is also doing ROTC, I know college will not be easy and will require all the focus I have. Having the honor and privilege of being selected for this scholarship means I can focus on striving in college.”

She is looking at select schools in the Northeastern United States. No matter where she ends up her plan is to study aerospace engineering to prepare for her dream career of being a fighter pilot. Until then she is still in high school but is very happy she chose to join her unit – SC-064.

“Air Force JROTC has easily been my favorite part of high school. When I first started, I had no idea what to expect or how it would impact me. Through AFJROTC, I have learned what it means to be a leader and to be a part of a community. It makes me strive to be the best version of myself. The J-100 Scholarship was an extension of my AFJROTC life and has provided me with opportunities to meet amazing people I otherwise never would have met,” she said.

For more information on the J-100 AFJROTC Character-in-Leadership Scholarship go to the J-100 page on the AFJROTC website.

Congratulations to Devan Crumpton & Nigel Ancrum !

On Wednesday, March 8, Devan Crumpton broke the Spring Valley Boys Track and Field 400m record. His performance of 48.24 broke the previous school record of 48.32 which was held by Terrance Scott. On Saturday, March 18th at the Clash of the Carolinas, Devan broke his own school record by finishing the 400 with a time of 48.01.

On Saturday, March 18th at the Clash of the Carolinas, Nigel Ancrum broke the Spring Valley Boys Track and Field School Record in the 200m dash. His performance of 20.93 broke the previous record of 21.2 by Terrance Scott. 

Black British Writers Poetry Workshop

Nearly 20 SV writers had the unique opportunity to experience poetry writing workshops with Nigerian British poet-playwright Yomi Sode ( and Ohio-based poet, educator, and editor Peter Kahn (! The stop at SV is part of weeklong programming sponsored by Richland Library; the duo will also conduct similar workshops at Keenan HS, Allen University, and USC. 

Students read poems, viewed videos of poets, participated in writing exercises, wrote poems of their own, and ended the day by reading some of the work they created. Students also received a free copy of the poetry anthology Respect the Mic. A small number of SV students who participated in the workshops will read their work at a free, public reading called “A Celebration of Words.” Students from all participating schools/universities will participate in the reading in addition to Yomi Sode, Columbia Poet Laureate Jennifer Bartell Boykin, and Alyssa Stewart. Visit the link for details:


Looking for Players, Coaches, and Cheerleaders for our 2023 Faculty Student Basketball Game! You can sign up until March 24th! Questions? Please email

Congratulations to Mrs. Saracila !

Mrs. Saracila received a $500 scholarship from Alpha Chapter SC Alpha Delta Kappa to use toward the Maintenance of my National Board certification that she will pursue this school year. She has been certified in Adolescence and Young Adulthood Mathematics since 2004.

Prom Court Interest Meeting

Are you interested in becoming a member of the Spring Valley Chapter of the National Honor Society?

Applications for new membership are now being accepted for the 2023-2024 school year. Becoming a member of the Spring Valley Chapter of The National Honor Society is a challenging but rewarding opportunity for you to showcase your talents in service and leadership. Seniors will have the opportunity to apply for a NHS scholarship for college. This year a Spring Valley member received a $3200 scholarship!

Scan here, go to the “Applications” tab, read all of the information carefully and completely. Applications are due Friday, March 24, 2023

Power Forward Program

4th Quarter Junior Privilege

A second-semester junior is eligible for off-campus lunch provided that he/she meets specific qualifications and does not violate school policies pertaining to the Responsibilities Earns Privileges Program. Once earning the privilege to leave campus at lunch, the student will forfeit it for the remainder of the year if she/he is suspended for any reason or earns a D or F at the end of the grading period. “Junior Privilege” does not entitle student-parking privileges. Any student leaving campus is expected to represent Spring Valley High School in an exemplary manner characteristic of Viking behavior and academics.

Applications are Due by March 30th to Ms. Blue, in the Library.

Autism Awareness Walk

The Green & Gold Literary Magazine

2023 Prom Ticket Sales



Palmetto Boys State

The American Legion’s Boys State program is a unique way for young men to learn about the American system of government and politics by participating in a mock governmental system. Use the link below for general information and application.


Class of 2023 Graduation

Save the Date! : PROM 2023

Attendance Matters





Boys Lacrosse Schedule



ParentSquare for Parents

StudentSquare for Students


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.