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PHA Takes the East Coast by Storm


On March 22-26 the high school classes of Patrick Henry Academy took their annual class trips. The trips spread up and down the east coast as far north as Washington D.C and as far south as The Florida Keys.

The Class of 2020 on the docks at Jamestown on the St. John’s River prepares to board the ships on display. Photo by: Ms. Anna Toney

The freshman class traveled to Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. While on the trip the class toured the colonial city and visited the first British Colony, Jamestown. They also spent a day at the amusement park Busch Gardens. On the way to Williamsburg the class visited the St. John’s Episcopal Church in Richmond where Patrick Henry gave his famous “Give me liberty, or give me death!” speech.

The Class of 2019 stands in front of the Iwo Jima Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery. A replica of the memorial is also on Parris Island in South Carolina. Photo by: Ms. Melanie Fairey


The sophomore class traveled to Washington D.C. While on the trip the class visited Arlington National Cemetery, saw numerous memorials, toured the US Capitol building and visited the Smithsonian museums. The class of 2019 was the first PHA class to visit the nation’s capital during President Trump’s term.

The Class of 2018 stands outside the College of Charleston visitors’ center awaiting their first tour Photo by: Ms. Mary Braddock






The junior class stayed in South Carolina and toured numerous colleges around the state on the annual college tour. The class visited College of Charleston, The Citadel, Clemson University, The University of South Carolina, Midlands Technical College, and Wofford College. This was the first step in helping the class of 2018 decide where they will be applying next fall.

The Class of 2017 poses at the most southern point of the continental United States, only 90 miles from Cuba. Photo by: Ms. Donna Gohagan

The senior class traveled to the Florida Keys for their trip. They stayed at Hawks Cay Resort outside of the city of Marathon. While in the Keys the class went on a kayaking tour, spent a day on the beach at Bahia Honda State Park and visited the southern tip of the United States in Key West. Many class members got severely sun burned and senior Adan Curiel accidently broke a window with his left hand and had to get ten stiches. All the seniors agreed the worst part of the trip was the 12-hour bus ride.

Patriots Baseball Player Signs With USC Salkehatchie


On Thursday, March 30, Alex Jones, a member of our very own baseball team, signed

Patriots baseball star Alex Jones signing on to play with USC Salkehatachie.

to play baseball for USC Salkehatchie. Jones has been one of the best and most consistent players over the past three years. He has not been able to play this season due to a broken wrist; however, his play during previous seasons was reason enough to sign him to play baseball. I caught up with Alex after he finished signing the papers and taking pictures with the coaches in Ms. Mary’s room, and I asked him how it felt. He said “I’ve always wanted to play college baseball, and USC Salkehatchie giving me a chance to play even though I couldn’t play this season was really cool.” Hopefully many more PHA athletes will, like Alex, go on to play sports at another level.


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