Principal's Corner

Dear Wildcat Family,

Well, here we are again! Christmas is upon us and it only seemed such a short time ago that we were welcoming everyone back to campus. 

In the course of the first semester our Wildcat’s continue to excel.  Our students have demonstrated that they are very capable of succeeding in high school and college. 80% of our students have not failed a course and those who need extra support are enrolling in Tyrrell Academy or getting help through Gear Up. Teachers continue to prepare challenging lessons for students surrounded with high expectations. We finished up girls volleyball, secured the Atlantic 6 Championship in football, stood against domestic violence with the Inner Banks Hotline’s 5K walk/run, honored our Veteran’s, completed midterms, started basketball, and we are now only a few days from Christmas break.  These are just a few events in a very busy semester in which students are demonstrating their awareness of responsibility and thinking of others. The term will officially end in January but we will break for Christmas on 15 December 2017. 

More importantly, as a public school that recognizes and embraces all faiths, this is a period on the calendar that has great significance and importance in our school community.  We are opening our campus for La Posada and our band will participate in the Columbia Christmas parade.  We hope to see many of you there, to share in ‘different’ adaptations of the Christmas story.

The overriding message we hear at Christmas is one of ‘peace and good will’ to one and all. Hopefully, this message is not just for Christmas, but an underlying principle of our faith and a reminder, of what should be, a way of life all year long.

Finally, may I wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday’s followed by a New Year of promise and contentment.


Dr. Michael L. Yancey, Principal

Columbia High School


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