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Clarendon Hall students earn top awards at SCISA music festival


On Thursday, March 7, four students from grades 5-12 represented

Clarendon Hall at the SCISA (South Carolina Independent School Association) Music Festival held at the University of South Carolina School of Music. According to SCISA, more than 1,000 students participated. Clarendon Hall received two gold medals and two silver medals: Charley McIntosh (fifth grade) – silver for piano, Adalyn Windham (seventh grade) – gold for vocals, Liberty Thompson (freshman) – silver for vocals, and Ashley Timmons (senior) – gold for vocals.

Music Teacher Candy Ashba said, “We are blessed by our students who share their musical talents with us at school programs and during our weekly chapel programs. They competed with their peers, and I am proud of their accomplishments.”

Head of School Russ Jordan echoed Ashba’s sentiments, “Having our students once again receive state-wide recognition affirms Clarendon Hall’s commitment to academics, arts, and athletics in a Christian Environment. I thank Mrs. Ashba for leading them and commend the students for their noteworthy achievements.” Ashba provided piano accompaniment for the vocalists.

As one of the most well-established schools in the area, Clarendon Hall has provided superior elementary and secondary education in a non-denominational Christian environment since 1965.

Clarendon Hall is an independent co-educational school for kindergarten three years old through twelfth grade. In addition to being a founding member of the South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA), Clarendon Hall is accredited by Cognia/SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools). Clarendon Hall is located at 1140 South Dukes Street in Summerton. For more information, contact the school office at (803) 485-3550 or visit the website at