Cross Schools was established to meet the needs of parents seeking to provide their children with an education founded on Christian principles, which would provide a rigorous academic curriculum and instill in each student and spirit of community. Cross Schools is very proud of our successful alumni and what they have accomplished during their high school and higher education years. In 2015, our first class will be graduating college and we look forward to following the success of each graduate.
Tori Lusik (2010) is one of Cross Schools' very distinguished alumni. While at Cross Schools, Tori developed her artistic talent under the tutelage of Pam Donahue. Her participation in the elite group of Art Smart students at the school led her to submit artwork for recognition by the South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA). She also received Junior Merit Scholar recognition for her PSAT scores, the SCISA George Grice Eighth Grade Scholar Award and the Headmaster's Award which is given to that student who has earned the highest academic average during the course of his or her eighth grade year.
After attending Cross Schools, Tori spent two years at Bluffton High School. She was then accepted to the Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities in Greenville, South Carolina where she was inducted into the National Honors Society and was president of the Foreign Film Club. Upon graduating from the Governor's School, Tori was accepted, with a four-year Provost Scholarship, into the Honors College at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. She is majoring in Cinema and minoring in Creative Writing and History.
Davis Rosenblum (2010) is another successful graduate of Cross Schools. While at Cross Schools, Davis ran cross country, played point guard on the basketball team and participated in the Youth Praise Team (guitar and vocals). He was awarded the Stingray Spirit Award in his eighth grade year for excellence and leadership in athletics. He also received the SCISA George Grice Eighth Grade Scholar Award.
Upon graduating from Cross Schools, Davis attended Bluffton High School where he was a tri-sport athlete. He was named Co-Captain of the soccer and tennis teams, and was one of thirty-one seniors honored by the Beaufort County School District as a Senior Scholar. He is currently enrolled at Virginia Polytechnic Institute in the School of Engineering on a four-year Army ROTC Scholarship.
Ruthie Trask (2008) was among the first students at Cross Schools, earning the Sandbox award, a recognition of students attending Cross Schools from its earliest grade through its final grade.
Ruthie has fond memories of her time at Cross, especially during her Spanish and English classes with former Headmaster, Henry Selby. While studying the classic novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, she earned her nickname Scout and will forever remember the class, and the novel. Ruthie believes that her education at Cross Schools well-prepared her for her high school years at Bluffton High School where she earned membership in the National Honor Society. Cross Schools taught her the skills necessary to balance academics with a rigourous dance schedule with The Bluffton School of Dance Company and the Tremaine Teen Performance Company, a national auditioned-only dance performance group. Ruthie feels that Cross Schools provided a safe and nuturing environment that gave her a confidence to handle real world situations.
Ruthie attends Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California majoring in both English and Communications. She is interning with a Los Angeles firm representing high-end home furnishings as well as a local designer launching a hand bag line. Ruthie loves her jobs outside of school, as well as spending time hiking in Malibu and the companionship of her sorority sisters, still balancing school, work and activities, a skill instilled in her at Cross.