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Spring Valley High SchoolAccolades


  • Congratulation to band director, David Allison on being accepted into the American School Band Directors Association.
  • Congratulations social studies teacher, Mrs. MaryAnn Sansonetti-Wood has been selected as a 2017 American Geographical Society (AGS) Teacher Fellow. Ms. Sansonetti-Wood  will travel to Columbia University in November to attend the AGS’s Geography 2050 Symposium: The Future of Mobility.
  • Congratulations to Spring Valley English teacher Ms. Jennifer Bartell chosen to be a Teachers Guild Fellow for the 2017-2018 school year! She will travel to San Francisco at the end of July to begin the fellowship. 
  • Congratulations to Frederick A. Drescher on being named a recipient winner of the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program.
  • Congratulations to MiKayla Turner on being selected to participate in the 2017 Serious Young Writers Workshop Series at Columbia College.
  • Congratulations to Junior Isaac Lee earning the highest possible composite score of 36 on the ACT.
  • Congratualations to Vinita Cheepurupalli earning the highest possible score of 800 on the SAT Math and SAT Reading.
  • SVHS receives the EF High School Exchange Year Global Education Excellence Award for demonstrating an extraordinary commitment to international understanding and global awareness. 
  • Congratulations to the SV Automotive Technology Program receiving checks totaling $35,000 over the last 9 years from The Capitol City Corvette Club, a charitable organization. Thank you to the Capitol City Corvette Club for it's support of Automotive Technology Program at Spring Valley. 
  • Niche ranks Spring Valley as the 11th best high school out of 217 high schools in the state of SC.
  • Congratulations to Jeffrey R. O'Keefe receiving the Eagle Scout Award.
  • Congratulations to Alyssa Hathorne recipient of a NTHS/HOSA Scholarship.
  • Congratulations to Jenning Chen, Albert Huang and Tanvi Mehta named 2017 National Merit Scholarship Winners.
  • Congratulations to the SV Orchestra student for performing as soloists and as members of chamber music groups at the 2017 SCMEA Solo & Ensemble Festival also receiving Good, Excellent, and Superior ratings based on their performances: Good Rating (III): Cassidy Johnson- Solo; Excellent Rating (II):Rebecca Isherwood- Solo, Cassidy Johnson- Solo, Viola/Cello Duet -Caleena Greene/Sifa Masolwa, String Quartet -Tyson Ansani/Erin Byrd/Jackson McFadden/Victoria Frye;Superior Rating (I): Violin Duet- Juliette Norwood/Cassidy Johnson, Cello/Bass, Duet- Sylvia Brown/Sam Brackenridge, Violin Trio- Cassidy Johnson/Juliette Norwood/Elizabeth Singleton, Cello Trio- Sylvia Brown/Carolina Kim/Sarah Swan, String Quartet- Tyson Ansani/Juliette Norwood/Aaron Pearson/Sylvia Brown.
  • Congratulations to the SV students winning awards in the 2017 National Spanish Exam: Oro = Gold: Ethan Goodman, Isak Jatoi, Kristina Trifonova; Plata = Silver: Jacob Brock, Vinita Cheepurupalli, Pilarr Lane, Shakthika Saravanan, William Alas, Karolina De La Paz, Taylor Ferguson; Bronce = Bronze: Michael Gunnlaugsson, Carolina Kim, Sarah Mott, Bridgette Ravindra, Sreeja Varanasi, Amel Elshami, Axel Alicea, Kevin Zuniga, Alyssa Brunson; Honorable Mention: Evan Gendil, Malaysia Irby, Rahithya Meda, Joshua Wall, Pranav Bellukutty, Sirila Padi, Karla Rocha, Courtney Pratt, Emily Waters.
  • Congratulation to SV social studies teacher Regina Dilley named Richland Two's 2017 District Teacher of the Year.
  • Congratulations to Jenning Chen named 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholar.
  • Congratulation to SV 2017 Business Plan Competition Winners: Son Tran-1st Place, Da'Quan Dewitt-2nd Place, Faizan Vhora-3rd Place. 
  • Congratulation to SV senior Bianca Gilyard awarded South Carolina Teaching Fellow.
  • Congratulation to Savannah Medina selected as 2017 Turnaround Student.
  • Congratulations to the SV Art student Awards in the 2017 Art Show: Best In Show: Austen Money; AP One Person Show: 1st-Madeleine Parker, 2nd-Ethan Drake, 3rd-Jenning Chen, HM-Jala Coleman & Samantha Coodman; Media Arts: 1st-Briana Weston, 2nd-Sreya Varanasi, 3rd-Kanyah Stevenson, HM-Sandra Baca & Joshua Kendrick-Johnson; Art 1: 1st-Serenity Wyckoff, 2nd-Kathy Do, 3rd-Jayra Penaloza, HM-Santora Byrd & Eric Whitlow; Art 2: 1st-Hannah Huntley, 2nd-Andrew Vereen, 3rd-Sreya Varanasi, HM-Chritian Esquivel & Kathryn Miles; Art 3: 1st-Olivia Cruz, 2nd-Alekhya Mitta, 3rd-Royce Frey, HM-Olivia Cruz & Cherish Cardell; 3-D: 1st-Virginia Aldrich, 2nd-Izy Omoigui, 3rd-Courtney Pratt, HM-Try'Sone Wilson & Courtney Pratt; Painting: 1st-Olivia Cruz, 2nd-Lauren Cooney, 3rd-Ryan Wagner, HM-Dru Pickrel & Taylor Ferguson; Printmaking: 1st-Ethan Drake, 2nd-Lauren Groseclose, 3rd-Seungmee Kim, HM-Madeleine Parker & William Ayers; Photography: 1st-Spencer O'Connor, 2nd-Ferrin Threatt, 3rd-Lizzie Lifchez, HM-Lexi Guerra & Ti'Ana Shelton, Madeleine Parker winning the 2017 state Youth Art Month competition with her "Draco" drawing.
  • Congratulations to SVH softball player Shalyn Jacobs selected by News19 WLTX-TV as the WLTX Player of the Week.
  • Congratulations to student athlete Chase Hayes signing on to play baseball for USC Sumter.
  • Congratulations to student athlete Ronald Hollins signing on to play baseball at USC Lancaster.
  • Congratulations to student athlete Adam Duckett signing on to play soccer at USC Aiken.
  • Congratulations to student athlete Ronald Hollins signing on to play baseball at USC Lancaster.
  • Congratulations to student athlete LaDarius Jefferson signing to play football at Concordia University.
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