B News

April 4, 2014

FBLA brings home awards!

Blythewood's Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competed at the State Leadership conference last weekend. The following students placed and all qualify for the FBLA National Leadership competition in June in Nashville:

First Place, Computer Problem Solving, Ian Finch

First Place, Computer Gaming and Simulation Programming, Lorenzo Dykes

First Place, Business Communications, Amy Johnson

Second Place, Banking and Financial System Team, Elijah Gabriel & Trent Hancock

Third Place, Business Procedures, Elizabeth Miles

Third Place, Computer Problem Solving, David Foong

BHS Cancer Awareness Passport

The Blythewood High School Cancer Awareness Passport has been collecting tabs from soft drinks for the Ronald McDonald House at Palmetto Health Richland. The pop tabs are recycled by the Ronald McDonald House in exchange for money to help offset the costs for parents who are staying at the Ronald McDonald House while their child is being treated at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital. The passport is still collecting pop tabs.

Also, earlier in the year the group sold cupcakes to raise money for special projects to benefit cancer patients at Palmetto Health Childrens’ Hospital.

While these students could have chosen a passport for fishing, reading, board games, cake decorating, , etc., these students actually chose to be in the Cancer Awareness Passport because of their passion to help others who have cancer. The sponsors of this group are Tracey Baxa, Michele Carson, Crystal Smith, and Amy Whitfield.

The students are still collecting pop tabs. Any donation of tabs may be sent to the Library Cyber Center at Blythewood High School. All donations are greatly appreciated.

(Pictured from left to right-Front: Amber Johnson, Mhorgan Stephens, Ashante Glover, Sara-Julia Hicks, Aishiki Sen, Courtney Noel, Hailey Vinson, Courtney Watts Back: Megan Gentry, Keona Butler, Alexia Gilliard, Michele Carson-sponsor)

HOSA Blood Drive

BHS HOSA club will be hosting a blood drive on April 8. Students must be 17 (or 16 with parental consent form) years old and weigh at least 100 pounds. All faculty, students, and parents interested in donating should sign up in the main office.

Spring Plant Sale

The FFA will have its spring plant sale on Saturday, April 12 from 8:00 am until 12:00 at the school greenhouse.

BHS All-Sports Booster Club Meeting

Our next All Sports Booster Club meeting is scheduled for April 24, 2014 at 6:30 in the Auditorium. We're inviting everyone to bring a guest and let's help continue serving all of our BHS athletic teams.

Student Elections

We will hold Student Body Elections on Tuesday, April 8th. This is for the positions of Student Body President, Vice-President, and Secretary. We will have separate elections for Class Officers. Those elections will occur on Tuesday, April 29th. We have split the elections up so that someone who loses a contest in the Student Body Elections can still run for a position in the Class Elections. Students in grades 9-11 can vote as long as they have their ID. Seniors cannot vote since this is for NEXT year's student council. Voting is not required. We will again use the Richland County voting machines and all voting will occur in 401.

The candidates for Student Body Officers are as follows:


Paige Durham

Katie Turner


Meghan Andrews

Felicia Finney


Regan Sadler

Tucker Smith

Abby Truitt

Spring Break is April 14 - 18. Classes resume April 21

Dancing with the Bengals - canceled

The Dancing with the Bengals event has been canceled for this school year due to low ticket sales. We hope that this event will be able to be rescheduled in fall of the 2014-2015 school year. Stay tuned ...

3rd Quarter Honor Roll Cookout

All students who earned Honor Roll status on their report card will be rewarded with a free hamburger and hot dog cookout on Friday, April 11 during lunch.

Upcoming Athletic Events

April 5

- JV Baseball vs Dreher

April 7

- JV Baseball vs Spring Valley

April 8

- Boys Tennis at Spring Valley

- Boys Soccer at Spring Valley

- Girls Soccer vs Spring Valley

- Softball at Spring Valley

- JV Baseball at Lugoff-Elgin

- Baseball at Spring Valley

April 9

- Track & Field at Lugoff-Elgin

- Baseball at Chester

April 10

- Boys Tennis vs Lugoff-Elgin

- Boys Soccer vs Lugoff-Elgin

- Softball vs Lugoff-Elgin

- Baseball vs Lugoff-Elgin

- Girls Soccer at Lugoff-Elgin

April 11

- Track & Field at Taco Bell Classic