For the better part of 17 years, Erik Kimrey and Steven Hillard have been teaching, coaching, mentoring, and most importantly … collaborating. At first blush, they appear to be the two most unlikely cohorts on campus–the choral director and the coach–but both are beloved faculty members, accomplished and enthusiastic, and their mutually beneficial relationship most benefits the students they teach and coach.
As sixth grade science teacher Jessie Jones will tell you, science has always been close to her heart. After earning a degree in Science Education with a focus on Earth and Space Science, she began exploring more about South Carolina’s geology when she moved to South Carolina in 2018.
Voted Best Role Model in his senior class, Hunter McMaster ‘09 is continuing to serve as a role model … whether for the young people he mentors, or for those with whom he works. A vice president at Morgan Stanley, Hunter attributes his passion for math, and the success he enjoys today, to his eleventh grade pre-calculus class taught by Marcus Neal.
Our fall athletics season is quickly coming to an end with championship games slated for the coming weeks. Friday night lights will soon be a memory, cheerleading mats and volleyball nets will be stored away, and cross country trails will become scattered with leaves. The Skyhawk nation met the challenges posed by the pandemic and has emerged stronger and more resilient as a result.
Marcus Neal has long been considered one of the great mathematical minds. An upper school math teacher, he will quickly tell you that things didn’t exactly start out that way. While he had an obvious affinity for math as a young student, preferring to complete math homework first, he never considered himself a “great” math student.
In the interest of safety, Homecoming 2020 will take on a new look and feel. While we won't be able to roll out the red carpet for our alums, we'll count on the Skyhawks to bring home a victory, and we'll recognize those alums who have distinguished themselves in their community and their profession. This year, all three recipients are on the front lines making a difference in the lives of others.