Clarendon Hall students earn top awards at SCISA Music Festival


Four students from grades 4-8 represented Clarendon Hall at the SCISA (South Carolina Independent School Association) Music Festival held March 9 at the University of South Carolina School of Music in Columbia.

According to SCISA, more than 1,000 students participated. Clarendon Hall received three gold medals and one silver medal: Charley McIntosh (fourth grade) - gold for piano; Adalyn Windham (sixth grade) - gold for vocals; Tristen Ridgeway (eighth grade) - gold for vocals; and Liberty Thompson (eighth grade) - silver for vocals.

Music teacher Candy Ashba said, "We are blessed with very talented students who share their gifts with us at school programs and during our weekly chapel programs. These students performed very well, and I am so proud of our Saints!"

Head of School Russ Jordan echoed Ashba's sentiments, saying, "Having our students receive statewide recognition affirms Clarendon Hall's commitment to academics, arts and athletics in a Christian environment. I applaud the students and Mrs. Ashba on their achievements."

Vocalists were accompanied on piano by Ashba.

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 3 years old through 12th grade. In addition to being a founding member of the South Carolina Independent School Association, Clarendon Hall is accredited by Cognia/SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools).

Clarendon Hall is at 1140 S. Dukes St. in Summerton. For more information, contact the school office at (803) 485-3550 or visit the website at