Welcome to the Alumni Portal -- the online community for alumni of Hilton Head Prep, May River Academy and Sea Pines Academy! We have a very unique history with alumni from three schools, which is why the Alumni Portal is so important. It's a great resource for everyone -- whether you graduated in 1972, 2016 or somewhere in between.
Hilton Head Preparatory School
2018-2019 Alumni Association Board of Directors
Mike Bassett ’92 – firstname.lastname@example.org – President
Addison Goss Cook ’06 – email@example.com – Vice President
Margaret Crenshaw SPA ’85 – firstname.lastname@example.org – Alumni Giving
Andrew Hazel ’06 - email@example.com - Special Events Co-Chair
Andrew Kolb '00 – firstname.lastname@example.org – Special Events Co-Chair
Hattie Keyes ’05 – email@example.com – Student/Alumni Relations Chair
Ashley Gunnin MRA ’84 – firstname.lastname@example.org 1
Shane Scibelli ’91 – email@example.com
Catherine Scarminach Lewallen ’95 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Ochsner SPA ’78 – email@example.com
Bethany Wilkinson – firstname.lastname@example.org - Director of Communications & Alumni Relations
Margot Brown – email@example.com – Director of Development
RBC Heritage Alumni Social ~ Saturday, April 20th at 1:00 pm
Class of 2019 Senior Walk ~ Wednesday, May 1st at 1:00 pm
Class of 2019 Senior Breakfast & Alumni Induction Ceremony ~ Friday, May 17th at 8:30 am
The Hilton Head Prep Alumni Association was established in the mid 1990's by a group of committed alumni who wanted to renew friendships with old classmates from Sea Pines Academy, May River Academy and Hilton Head Prep.
Today, the Alumni Association plans events and reunions, communicates regularly with alumni through Class Reps and Facebook (Be sure to "Like" the Hilton Head Prep Alumni page!), and organizes events for current seniors, who are soon to be our newest members! Any student who attended Hilton Head Prep, Sea Pines Academy or May River Academy for at least one year is considered a member of the Alumni Association.
The Alumni Association is governed by a Board of Directors, whose qualifications include demonstrated involvement, support and commitment to Hilton Head Prep and the Alumni Association.
We strongly encourage alumni to be actively involved in the Alumni Association - you have no idea what it means to current students to have you involved and how much they benefit by your experience!
If you are in the Hilton Head / Bluffton area and wish to be more involved in the Alumni Association, please email Director of Alumni Relations, Bethany Wilkinson.
One or two students in each graduating class of Hilton Head Prep are selected to be the Class Reps. Class Reps play an essential role as the conduit between the school and its alumni. Specifically, a Class Rep:
Shares the good news! We rely on our Class Reps to collect Class Notes for Perspectives and pass along news, such as marriages, births, new jobs or promotions as well as any changes in their contact information. We, in turn, also want you to share Hilton Head Prep news with your classmates. -Encourage them to "like" the Hilton Head Prep Alumni Facebook page and use the Alumni Portal to update profiles, submit news and photos, and search the alumni database. Submit a Class Note!
- Encourages classmates to carry on the tradition of supporting the Annual Fund! We hope alumni remember to include Hilton Head Prep in their annual giving to ensure the continued excellence of their alma mater.
- Plans reunions! A reunion is a great way to reconnect with old friends and we are happy to help. We can plan the logistics, but the Class Reps are the “cheerleaders” who provide the greatest incentive for others to come back.
- Designs their class page on the Alumni Portal! Class Reps are the administrators of their class page. They can upload photos, add news and interact with friends.
* Want to be a Class Rep? We need Class Reps for 1972, 1976, 1980,1994, 1996, 1999, and 2007. To volunteer ~ or to nominate a classmate ~ contact Director of Alumni Development Bethany Wilkinson.
Recognizing the importance of alumni to the school, Hilton Head Preparatory School offers a Legacy Scholarship. The Legacy Scholarship, awarded to children of Hilton Head Prep, May River Academy, and Sea Pines Academy alumni, are based upon academic strength, character and commitment to excellence.
Eligibility ~ new applicants entering junior kindergarten through grade 12 whose parent or grandparent is an alumnus of Hilton Head Preparatory School, Sea Pines Academy, or May River Academy are eligible to apply.
Awards ~ the recipient is awarded a $5,000 scholarship toward tuition that will remain renewable as long as the recipient remains in good academic and social standing while attending Hilton Head Prep. Legacy scholars will be required to pay the standard enrollment deposit to hold their space for the upcoming school year. Additional fees are the sole responsibility of the family.
Application process ~ complete the full application for admission, including submitting teacher recommendations, completing admission testing, and visiting the school’s campus. Applicants are encouraged to complete the regular financial aid application process so that regular financial aid packages can be determined concurrently. Without a complete financial aid application, students will not be considered for need-based aid (separate from the scholarship).
For more information contact the Admissions Office at (843) 671-2286.