December 2016-Mayo News

December 2016-Mayo In The News
Posted on 12/07/2016

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays
from Mayo High School for
Math, Science, & Technology!

Mr. Mayo Pageant 2016-2017

On Thursday, December 1, 2016 the annual Mr. Mayo Pageant was held at St. John's Elementary School.  The Mr. Mayo Pageant was wonderful!  We are still in awe of what our students can do.  We had a good turn out and it was a blast.  The theme was: "Masculine Masquerade" and it was hilarious, entertaining, WONDERFUL, yet very CLASSY!  The 11 contestants had some very good talent.  Special thanks to all of the contestants, escorts, judges, 405, Touch of Phame, Corey Howle, Art Department and program participants.
Kudos to Ms. Paulette Lunn, pageant coordinator, for another successful Mr. Mayo Pageant and working with these young men to make the pageant possible. Special thanks to all of the teachers and students who helped assist her.
Congratulations to the following Mr. Mayo contestants:
Mr. Sexy Legs - Jeffrey Laffidy
Mr. Talented - Shane Gainey
Top 5:  Joshua Jefferson, Hunter Minshew, Judson Greene, Jeffrey Laffidy, and Landen Alen
Second Runner Up - Joshua Jefferson
First Runner Up - Judson Greene
Mr. Mayo 2016-2017: Mr. Landen Allen
Congratulations to the Freshmen Class Officers - Class of 2020
Erial Cooper - President
Christopher McColclough - Vice President
Alexander Bass - Public Relations Officer
Zoha Rehman - Historian

DCIT - Interactive Career Fair
On Friday, December 2 the Sophomores of Mayo High attended the Interactive Career Fair held at DCIT.  They were able to explore the different classes and fields of study they had to offer as well as ask questions of the instructors and the students.

Region Honor Band 
On Monday, December 5 several of our band students attended the Regional Honor Band Auditions held at Hartsville Middle School.  Please congratulate these students!  They have another level of auditions next month, so wish them well in that endeavor too!
Clinic Band (9th & 10th grades)
Zaire Poole, Clarinet, 12th chair
Emma Turner, Clarinet, 14th chair
Dean Gerald, Trumpet, 8th chair
Joshua Jefferson, Trombone, 8th chair

Senior Band: (11th & 12th grades)
Destiny Phillips, Flute, 7th chair
Arionna Rawls, Clarinet, 1st chair
Savoris Scipio, Percussion, 4th chair
Taylor Ford, Percussion 3rd alternate

Special Visitor in Chemistry

On Tuesday, December 6, Mrs. Ruth Taylor's Chemistry I Honors students were able to meet with Dr. Bob Bowen, Director of Recruitment of Engineering for Clemson University on our campus.  He demonstrated how some materials are used in scientific research such as making veins from seaweed.

Winter Spirit Week Scavenger Hunt
On Wednesday, December 14 the Student Council sponsored the Winter Spirit Week Scavenger Hunt. This one was really fun to watch!  From looking at some of the pictures it was hard to tell who was having more fun:  the faculty or the students.  A special shout out to those who were 'clues' in this game:  Mr. Mayo 2016 (Landen Allen), Mrs. Byrd, Mrs. Bryant, Mrs. Thompson, Ms. Lunn, and Mr. Courtney.

From dancing to singing, the participants had the possibility of completing 14 missions.  A few of which are listed:  A little Byrd-ie told us; Conga line; finding Rudolph, Selfie Queen; Sleepy Time; and M-A-Y-O.  There were only 500 points separating the winners:
3rd place:  Juniors
2nd place:  Seniors
1st place:  Festive Faculty

During the month of November and December the Beta Club sponsored the Toys for Tots Drive to help the marines support children in the Pee Dee area.  Students and faculty purchased a new unwrapped toy to support the cause.

The Foreign Language Clubs sponsored the Mitten Tree for the needy children of Darlington County by donating over 100 mittens, scarves, socks, gloves, and caps.  The Mitten Tree donation was presented to DSS Foster Care Division.

The National Honor Society sponsored an Angel Tree project to
support a family during the holidays.

The National Art Society collected can goods and nonperishable items for this ministry.
We want to give special thanks to the following individuals and organizations for giving back during the holiday season:
Mrs. Miles and the National Beta Club - Toys for Tots
Mrs. Thompson and the National Honor Society - Angel Tree Project
Mrs. O'Donnell and the National Art Society - Canned Food Drive for Lord's Care
Mrs. Doke & Mrs. Sanders - Foreign Language Clubs - Mitten Tree
We are so proud of all of you and the leadership you provided to our students to allow these students to show how big their hearts can be.  You represented Mayo very well!!!

The Moles are Invading the Chemistry Lab
Mrs. Ruth Taylor's Chemistry classes made moles.  In chemistry the mole unit is used to count molecules, atoms, or particles.  Every student made a mole that contained 602 beans to represent the counting unit.  Each mole is unique in mass and characteristics like moles in a balanced chemical equation.

Winter Spirit Week Door Decorating Winners!
This the theme was the name of a Christmas movie.  We had two tie for 3rd place:  Coach Pietrzak with "A Charlie Brown's Christmas" and Ms. Long with "How the Grinch Stole Christmas".  Second place went to Ms. Knight with "The Nightmare before Christmas".  And our first place winner was Mrs. Thompson with "Polar Express".  A special thanks to Josh Bastean, District Instructional Technology Coordinator, and our amazing Cafeteria staff for judging our doors this year.

Foreign Language Department - Christmas Caroling
The Spanish and French classes performed Spanish and French Christmas Carols for students throughout the day in the cafeteria.  Here we see them giving a private performance for the office staff.