News, Awards and Recognition
The Corps of Cadets had a wonderful performance at the Upper State Marching Band Contest this past Saturday, qualifying the band for State Finals for the 17th year in a row!!! The band finished in 3rd place, 2 points behind powerhouse bands Nation Ford H.S. and Fort Mill H.S. The next performance will be this Saturday at The State Finals in Batesburg-Leesville. 10/27/11
Congratulations to the Varsity cheerleaders for their win at Hillcrest this weekend. They defeated TR, Wade Hampton, Eastside, BHP, and Walhalla. Their next competition is Saturday October 22 at Dorman. Please come out and support our cheerleaders!
Congratulations to Anri Ballew and Kelsey Moser. They both represented Blue Ridge High School in an audition for the Senior Region Honors Orchestra and made it. They will be playing in a concert with honors level students from the Region on November 5th in Anderson.
The Corps of Cadets competed at the Byrnes High School Tournament of Bands this past Saturday winning first place in our class as well as trophies for best drum majors (Josh Barnes, Abby Gaunt and Janine Killingsworth), best drum line and best horn line. 10/4/11
Congratulations to the BRHS Honors Concert Choir and the Women's Choir at the 2011 AAA SC State Chorus Competition
First Place: Seneca HS Honors Chorale
Second Place: BRHS Honors Concert Choir
Third Place: South Point HS Chorale
Both the BRHS Honors Concert Choir and the BRHS Womens' Choir received a "Superior" rating at the competition.
Miss El dorado, Mr. Blue Ridge Pageant
2011 Miss El Dorado - Caitlyn Howard
1st Runner Up - Casey Fowler
2nd Runner Up - Barrett Tyler
Most talented non-finalist - Elizabeth Reynolds
2011 Mr Blue Ridge - Junior Hernandez
1st Runner Up - Alex Rokala
2nd Runner Up - Mason Bayne
Congratulations to Jake Fowler and Abby Gaunt for making the 2011 All-State Band. Jake finished 1st in the state out of 10 Baritone Saxophone players who made the cut to audition for all-state and Abby finished 18th out of 60 Clarinet players who made the cut to audition.
Also...Congratulations to the following students who were accepted into the 2011 Region Band: Emily Gullette, Bobbie Hamilton, Jessica Moon, JP Teague, Ricky Kemp, Triston Sauvola, Tristen Conner, Brody Darnell, TJ Kelley, Kariina Kinnunen, Chad Sauvola, Kameron Hamlin, Chandler Tucker, Josh Barnes, Mitch Daniel
BRHS 2011 SC All-State Chorus
Blue Ridge HS is very fortunate to have 13 students selected by audition for participation in the 2011 SC All-State Chorus Program. Compared to all other Greeville Co. High Schools, BRHS has the largests number of singers selected for All-State again this year . There were over 1900 students from 90 High Schools across the state who auditioned this year, nearly 450 more than last year. Please congratulate them on their success. Blue Ridge 2011 All-State Chorus Members are; Casey Fowler, Madeline King, April Levell, Mecie Wolfe, Elise Cox, Aaron O'Neal, Kimmy wiliams, Caitlyn Howard, Barrett Tyler, Safyra Hillman, Luke Schneider, Jake fowler, Zach Holcombe.
Mrs. Reena Watson, Principal of Blue Ridge High School, recently accepted a check for $1,000 from Mr. Dan Herlugson, Manager of Donor Resources at The Blood Connection. Mr. Herlugson presented this check to Mrs. Watson because during the last school year (2009-2010), Blue Ridge sponsored several blood drives, collecting a total of 256 units, the most for any high school (small school category) within The Blood Connection's area of coverage. School faculty, staff, students, and community should all feel good about giving the gift of life.