January 2017 - Mayo In the News

January 2017 - Mayo in the News
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Mr. Cecil Williams - Resident Artist Visits Mayo
Kudos to Mrs. Lynn O'Donnell and her Art II, III, & IV students.  Mr. Williams is a nationally known photographer from Orangeburg, SC who visited Mayo on January 11, to share his work with the students.  Mr. Williams graduated from Claflin University with a degree in photography and has worked for numerous newspapers and magazines including: Jet, Ebony, & Time Magazine.  His work is mostly an account of historical events documenting civil rights especially those who participated in protests in Orangeburg.  The artist was sponsored by the Black Creek Arts Council in Hartsville, SC.  Special guests on our campus included: School Board member Mr. Charles Govan, Assistant Superintendent Carlita Davis, Instructional Technology Specialist Carla Jefferson, and the minister from Jerusalem Baptist Church of Hartsville. 

Academic Challenge Team - #1
On Wednesday, January 4 the Mayo Academic Challenge Team defeated the Dillon Team 22-20!  Special thanks to Ms. Lunn, Miss Knight, Mrs. Doke, Mrs. Patrick, and Mrs. Fletcher for assisting with the match.

Academic Challenge Team - #2 
On Wednesday, January 11 the Mayo Academic Challenge Team played the Lamar team and obtained their second win.  It was a success, with a score of 22-9!  Special thanks to Ms. Lunn, Mrs. Benjamin, Mrs. Cox, Mrs. Sanders, Mrs. Ross, and Mrs. Wallace for helping us with our event!  Thank you Mrs. Byrd, Mrs. Bryant, Ms. Lannan, and Mrs. Wallace for your donations, and to Mrs. Fletcher for her donations and support!

Music Concert
Kudos to Mr. Cole Davis and the Music Department for a great winter concert!  Awesome concert - former teacher Dwight James and former student Jordan Jefferson performed with our students.

Eastern District Honor Band
Our music department has had a very busy week!  Kudos to our music students who performed in the Eastern District Honor Band this weekend.

Academic Challenge Team - #3
On Wednesday, January 18 the Mayo Academic Challenge Team unfortunately took our first loss against Wilson with a score of 50-4.  But we will not be defeated!  Go Mayo!!!

FBLA District III Competitions 
On Saturday, January 28, 2017 at West Florence High School eighteen of our FBLA Chapter members competed in a multitude of skill and performance events.  Sixteen of those members placed in First, Second, Third, & Fourth places and are eligible to compete at the 2017 State Leadership Convention the weekend of March 17-19 in Charleston, SC!  Let's go Mayo!
Congratulations to the following:
1st-Kelvin Polk & Aytiana McCoy-Digital Video Production
1st-Taylor Hogan, Dajonia Jackson, & Austin Mitchell -  Sports & Entertainment Management
1st-Jamsey James-Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure
1st-Cooper Meyers - Computer Problem Solving
2nd-Arkel Mingo-Introduction to Financial Math
2nd-Alexandra Moore - Public Speaking II
2nd-Savoris Scipio-Graphic Design
2nd-Kemoni Cannon-Introduction to Business Communications
3rd-Zaire Poole-Introduction to Business Communications
3rd-Judson Greene & Emily Johnson-Dgital Video Production
3rd-Tianna Harrell-Impromptu Speaking
4th-Isabelle Rowe-Business Calculations

Miss Mayo Scholarship Pageant 2017
On Saturday, January 28, 2017 the Annual Miss Mayo Scholarship Pageant is held at Center Theater in Hartsville.  Kudos go out to a lot of people, but especially Mrs. Jennifer Blankenship for serving as this year's pageant coordinator. 
Congratulations to the following winners:
Miss Mayo 2016-17 - Heaven Jett
Miss Senior - Laurel Dennis
Miss Junior - Maddy Shaw
Miss Sophomore - Dominique Mills
Miss Freshman - Anna Perry
Miss Congeniality - Laurel Dennis.
This Miss Mayo Scholarship Pageant is a cherished Mayo tradition that highlights our Mayo ladies' poise and elegance.  The theme for this year was "Making the Magic Happen".  The 22 contestants have been working since November to prepare for the events and were excited to share the evening with you.  This elegant event gave each young lady an opportunity to showcase her poise, style, and personality.  Prior to the evening's show the contestants participated in interviews with a panel of judges.