Riverside High School collects $75,000 for Camp Courage

Published on Friday, November 21, 2014

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Atlas Club celebrates Dia de los Muertos.

Atlas Club celebrates Dia de los Muertos.


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The Riverside High School Speech and Debate Club.

The Riverside High School Speech and Debate Club.

Riverside High School collected $75,000 during Spirit Week. RHS students and faculty participated in fundraising activities while staying focused on the goal of helping the campers at Camp Courage.

November Warriors of the Month

The following freshmen were named Warriors of the Month for the month of November:

Sebastian Alvarado, Creighton Boyd, Evan Buki, Emily Delperdang, Patricia Dickey, Michael Gallagher, Fulton Garner, Mary Beth Green, Alina Khan, Alexandra Lanning, Gabrielle Laymon, Carter Marchbanks, Allison O'Toole, Jayshon Perkins, Alexis Robinson, Susanna Rogers, Kate Roney, Lucia Spencer, Lauren Stanton, Cole Taylor, Cam Viney, Natalie Williams and Aliva Zadeh.

The students were nominated by their Teachers for showing true Warrior Spirit in and outside of the classroom. They will attend a luncheon in their honor and also receive certificates.

Cross Country awards

In Boys Cross County, 4A, Kyle Mook is All-State.

In Girls Cross Country, Cate Ambrose is 4A State Champion.

Cate Ambrose, Ashley Fallow, Carter Marchbanks, Jessie Crowley Emma Spencer were named to All-State team.

Coach Cummings was named 4A Boys and Girls Cross Country Coach of the Year.

The Girls Cross Country Team was voted Milesplit National Team of the Week. Riverside is the only team to win this twice this season.

Atlas Club celebrates Dia de los Muertos

The Riverside High School Atlas Club celebrated Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with a twist. The traditional Mexican holiday celebrates the memory of those who have died.

Atlas welcomed staff and students to remember their loved ones by decorating the petal of a flower. Rest in peace was written in all of the languages spoken by students at Riverside.

Reflections winners announced

The winners of the Riverside High School PTA Reflections Program for 2014-2015:

Music Composition

• 1st place: Justin Sanders — Numb

• 2nd place: Justin Sanders — First Impressions

• 3rd place: Cindy Li — A Helping Hand, A Better World

Visual Arts

• 1st place: Emma Simonis — Moonlight Journey

• 2nd place: Kristina Sanders — The Soul of a Unicorn

• 3rd place: Logan Young — A Brighter Day


• 1st place: Caroline Moore — We Recognized the Power of One

• 2nd place: James Wiley — Year of Altruism


1st place: JD Dawson — Take It Easy

2nd place: Emma Simonis — Peace of Mind

3rd place: Emma Simonis — Time Machine


1st place: Hannah Starrett — A Better World

2nd place: Kyrah Brown — The World Would Be

3rd place: Shamael Johar — The World Would...

Riverside Speech and Debate Club rule!

Riverside Speech and Debate Club win sweepstakes championship with 257 sweepstakes points at the Mauldin Invitational held Nov. 8 at Mauldin.


Stephen Chen — Varsity Lincoln Douglas Debate

Unshu Biyani -— Extemporaneous Speaking

Neil Gramopadhye -— Novice Public Forum Debate

Nicole Patterson -— Novice Public Forum Debate

Stephanie Hong -— Dramatic Interpretation

Carol Lee -— Original Oratory

Lucy Wang -— Novice Reading

Ahva Zadeh -— Declamation

Second Place:

JD Dawson Varsity -— Lincoln Douglas Debate

Sarai Dai —- Congressional Debate

Gail Holland -— Varsity Public Forum Debate

Ashley Marler -— Varsity Public Forum Debate

Karina Desai -— Novice Public Forum Debate

Meghana Epari — Novice Public Forum Debate

Carol Lee -— Humorous Interpretation

Shelby Peek —- Expository Speaking

Devin Remley -— Declamation

Gabriel Williams -— Dramatic Interpretation

Ahva Zadeh —- Novice Reading

Third Place:

Sooruj Bhatia -— Novice Reading

Manu Budidi -— Declamation

Matt Harrington -— Humorous Interpretation

Eric Kane —- Novice Public Forum Debate

Josh Woo —- Novice Public Forum Debate

Fourth Place:

Unshu Biyani -— Impromptu Speaking

Stephanie Hong —- Humorous Interpretation

Emma Simonis -— Novice Reading

Ceylin Ucok -— Humorous Interpretation

Fifth Place:

Carolyn Bubanich -— Varsity Lincoln Douglas Debate

Jordan Childs —- Extemporaneous Speaking

Matthew Harrington -— Duo Interpretation

Shelby Peek -— Duo Interpretation

Seyoung Kim —- Impromptu Speaking

Sixth Place:

Cindy Li -— Novice Lincoln Douglas Debate

Monique Louw -— Duo Interpretation

Devin Remley -— Duo Interpretation


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