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Spring Valley High SchoolAccolades


  • Congratulations to Sarayu Das honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a Certificate of Excellence from The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, and with a President’s Volunteer Service Award granted by the program on behalf of the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation.
  • Congratulations to Jordan Stiffler recognized as WLTX Player of the Week.
  • Congratulations to Spring Valley eleven 2017 National Merit Scholarship Finalists. The students are: Jacob H. Brock, Jenning N. Chen, Frederick A. Drescher IV, Wenxin Fan, Albert L. Huang, Luke Marazzo, Tanvi M. Mehta, Elaine R. Patterson, Lisa C. Qu, Sanjay R. Ravindra, and Rishishankar E. Suresh.
  • Congratulations to SV chorus teacher, Dr. Patrick Hawkins on his new CD release of Giovanni A. Matielli: Three Sonatas for Square Piano.
  • Congratulations to SV band students selected to perform at USC School of Music annual band clinic. Alex Whitson, Tyrell Fleshman, Victoria Hopkins, Dylan McCormick, Trado Mayson, Jordan Seeger, Carson Fields, Dexter Almond, Eloise Lamie, Alan Port, Zach Whitson, and Dennis Patterson.
  • Congratulations to SV chorus teacher, Dr. Patrick Hawkins  honored to perform a solo piano recital for the Taylor Society at the Columbia Museum of Art upon their recently restored William Geib square piano from 1830.
  • Congratulations to Frederick Drescher  earning a perfect 36 on ACT.
  • Congratulations to Luke Marazzo named Semifinalist in the Regeneron Science Talent Search competition.
  • Congratulations to seventeen academically outstanding Spring Valley students named semifinalists in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship (NMSC) program. Zane O' Mara, Frederick Drescher, Rishishankar Suresh, Christopher Juhn, Jacob Brock, Albert Huang, Sanjay Ravindra, Anson Bidwell and Luke Marazzo, Elaine Patterson, Sirila Padi, Jenning Chen, Madison Lynch, Tanvi Mehta, Wenxin Fan Abhiraj Gupta, and Lisa Qu.
  • Congratulations to Jenning Chen being named a Regional Finalist for the 2017 class of the Coca‑Cola Scholars Program.
  • Congratulations to seven Spring Valley Discovery magnet students who have been named candidates in the 2017 United States Presidential Scholars Program. They are Jenning N. Chen, Frederick Drescher, Abhiraj Gupta, Albert L. Huang,  Tanvi M. Mehta, Lisa C. Qu, and Sanjay F. Ravindra
  • Congratulations to Tanvi Mehta being named one of the top runners-up in The 2017 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards in South Carolina.
  • Congratulations to the SV VEX Robotics team winning the Viking Gauntlet Challenage state-qualifying VEX Robotics Competition.
  • Congratulations to the SV Math Team placing 3rd overall in the 31st Annual High School Math Contest at the University of South Carolina. Jenning Chen and Albert Huang were among the top 16 scorers from the written exam with Jenning Chen finishing 2nd place.
  • Congratulations to the Viking Drill Team placing 1st & 2nd in eight of the events in the Fierce Fox Challenge Drill Meet.
  • Congratulations to the SV Discovery students chosen as Semifinalists at the 2017 Junior Science and Humanitites Symposium sponsored by the Department of Defense. Click here for full list.
  • Congratulations to the following SV art students that received awards at the Scholastic Southeastern Regional Level. Click here to see full list.
  • Congratulations to Albert Huang earning a perfect 36 on ACT.
  • Congratulations to the Future Business Leaders of American (FBLA) members placing in the FBLA District II Conference. Pilarr Entrepreneurship - 2nd Place: Pilarr Lane & Kei'yona Jordon, Business Law - 1st Place: Taylor Jeter; 3rd Place: Morgan Benson, Graphic Design - 1st Place: Zhane' Bradley, Electronic Career Portfolio - 5th Place: Amina Wallace, Introduction to Information Technology - 1st Place: Siarah Wilson.
  • Congratulations to SVH art student Ethan Drake for two of his artworks selected for the University of South Carolina Beaufort's 2016-2017 Annual Emergin Artists Competition.
  • Congratulations to the following student-athletes signing on for their college athletic careers: Shaun Moore - Wofford College, De'Prince Haynes - South Carolina State University, Paul Stokes - University of Pikeville, Elbert Turner - Catawba College, Myles Taylor - Highland Community College, Jullian Watson - Highland Community College.
  • Congratulations to the SVH ladies crowned at the 2016-17 Miss Spring Valley Pageant. Miss Spring Valley: Janaisa Cooper, Miss Senior: Jayla Williams, Miss Junior: Christina Harding, Miss Sophomore: Mattison Felker, Miss Freshman: Isabelle Gressette, Miss Viking Spirit: Antonia Kincaid, Miss Grand Talent: Christina Harding, Evening Gown Award: Christina Harding & Mattison Felker, Onstage Question and Answer: Mattison Felker & Janaisa Cooper, Judges Interview: Mattison Felker & Jayla Williams.
  • Congratulations to the Spring Valley students earning seats in the 2017 SCBDA Region Band and All -State Band. Click here for full list.
  • Congratulations  to Regina Dilley named SVHS 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year.
  • Congratulations to Mr. Ishmael Brown on being selected as an honoree for the Midlands Champions and Junior Champions on the Move 2017 Awards Luncheon Banquet.
  • Congratulations to the following SVHS teachers being awarded grants through the SV Education Foundation. Mini Grant recipients: Kim Bouchey, MaryAnn Sansonetti-Wood, Sandra Wells, Venesia Johnson, Daronda Blassingame, Adrienne Zweimiller, Denise Stiffler. Wishing Well receipients: Susan Arling and Jennifer Hutter.
  • Congratulations to Aspen Evans, Meredith Kimmer, Maya Ingram, and Sunshine Spiva on being chosen as recipients of 2017 Parchment Scholarships.
  • Congratulations to Amina Wallace on being chosen as a recipient of a Dream Keeper Scholarship.
  • Congratulations to Cassidy Johnson on being selected to participate in the 2017 SCMEA All-State Orchestra.
  • Congratulations to Elaine Patterson on receiving recipient awards for both Aspirations in Computing and National Aspirations in Computing by the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) and IT-oLogy.  
  • Congratulations to the CATE students of the second quarter of 2016-2017. Click here for full list.
  • Congratulations to Alyssa Williams winning the SVHS Poetry Out Loud Contest and will be representing SVHS at the Regional Competition. 
  • Congratulations to the SV Viking Drill Team finishing 2nd Place overall and earning 4 1st Place finishes in the Tiger Drill Meet at Clemson University.
  • Congratulations to Crawford Latham, the number 1 female singles player for Spring Valley High School on receiving 4th place in a field of 32 4A and 5A TOP singles players from across the state of South Carolina.
  • Congratulations to the SV Green & Gold Robotics (120E) team that finished 16th in match play and was part of an alliance that competed in the quarterfinals.  Viking Logic (120V) finished 22nd in match play and was part of an alliance that competed in the semifinals.
  • Congratulations to Tyson Ansani, Samuel Brackenridge, Sylvia Brown, Victoria Frye, Cassidy Johnson, Jayohndra Price, Aaliyah Sumpter, Kelsey Snook being selected to participate in the 2016 SCMEA Region III Honor Orchestra.
  • Congratulations to Alexis Edgerton signing for Girls Softball with Presbyterian College.
  • Congratulations to all the Spring Valley High School students who participated in Clemson University's forty-fourth annual Declamation Contest and to the students winning medals for their excellent performance in Latin and French: Crawford Latham - 1st Place – Latin 2, Kiley Reitz - 3rd Place – Latin 2, Emma Louise White - 1st Place – Latin 3, Paige Waters - 2nd Place – Latin 3, Mika McAnally - 3rd Place – Latin 3, Chyna Thompson - 3rd Place – Latin 3, Aaron Johnson - 1st Place – French 1, Elizabeth Shytle - 1st Place – French 2, Aysha Hannah - 3rd – Place – French 2, Jareer Imran - 2nd Place – French 2, Lauren Cooney - 1st Place – French 3, Jasdeep Singh - 1st Place – French 3, Annie Lobitz - 2nd Place – French 3.
  • Congratulation to Phillip Gilchrist, Zachary Cunningham, Zachary Young, and Zane O'Mara on being accepted into the 2017 SC All-State Choir.
  • Congratulations to Grace Harding for being accepted in the prestigious 2017 High School Honors Performance Series for High School Choir Students at Carnegie Hall.
  • Congratulations to Jenning Chen earning a perfect score on her Advanced Placement Calculus BC exam. Chen is the only female and one of 11, worldwide, to earn a perfect score.
  • Congratulations to the CATE students of the first quarter of 2016-2017. Click here for full list.
Click here to see a complete list of accolades.