Each year, the Spartanburg Day School community – students and teachers from all divisions and areas of the school – come together in celebration of individuals whose contributions to the life of SDS have gone above and beyond. The annual Spirit of the Griffin Assembly is a special one at which some of our most deserving Griffins are recognized.
Spirit of the Griffin Awards
Lower School: Sarah Johnson, Tobin Joseph
Middle School: Vivian Gilman, Will Pinkley
Upper School: Brittany Mack, Robert Lyon
Recognizes two students in each division who are known to exhibit the best qualities in personal character, service to the school, effort in academic work and care for possessions. These students show integrity and make a positive contribution to their school.
Ben Stone Award: Jed Howie
Under extraordinary circumstances, Ben Stone '77 took on the challenge of making the Spartanburg Day School a better place to be. While at SDS, Ben was a leader and community builder. After graduation, Ben continued to serve the Day School as Annual Fund volunteer and Board of Trustees member. The fact that he maintained a positive and giving outlook in the face of seven kidney transplants made him an example for us all. Students who receive the Ben Stone Award are known to place others before themselves, have courage in the face of adversity, are dedicated to community service and show loyalty to Spartanburg Day School.
Bristow Endowed Scholarship: Hope Moreno
Griffin Wings: Peggy Hiatt
The Griffin Wings Award is an award to honor a member of the Spartanburg Day School community who on a daily basis by word, deed, and attitude, consistently exemplifies the soaring spirit associated with a Griffin. The Award is entitled the Griffin Wings to signify the individual's contribution in being an uplifting presence, a source of joy, and an example to all of how to treat others.
Delta Yearbook Dedication: Susan Owens
2019-20 Student Government Leadership
President: Ellie Toler
Vice President: Clay Killoren
Secretary: Grace Kleman