SCHSL names Wilson’s Halus as top female athlete
Paulina Halus of Wilson High School was recently named the South Carolina High School League Female Student of the Year for 2020-21. Halus, along with 2020-21 Male Student of the Year Leon Wang of Dreher High School will each receive a $2,500 scholarship for their pursuit of higher education. The scholarship is sponsored by Subway restaurants. Halus served as captain of the Tigers’ girls soccer team and has a 5.507 GPA. She has received admission to the United States Naval Academy. Wang is captain of the Blue Devils wrestling team as well as a member of the cross-country team. Wang, who boasts a 5.507 GPA, is first in his class and will be attending MIT in the fall. Both Wang and Halus have shown great leadership and support for their classmates throughout their academic careers, exceedingly so during the pandemic. Halus coordinated an SAT Preparation Club during the pandemic, leading her peers in virtual preparation sessions for the SAT while they were out of school. Wang tutored his classmates as well as college students while also founding the Chemistry Club at Dreher High. The South Carolina High School League, governed by its member schools, is the recognized state authority on interscholastic athletic programs that promote, support and enrich the educational experience of students. Its membership is made up of 219 high schools and 206 middle schools across the Palmetto State.