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Distinguished Alumni Awards 2021

2021 Distinguished Alumni Award
Gus Brabham ‘90
Gus Brabham ‘90 graduated from Hammond School as a 12- year senior in 1990 and furthered his education at Wofford College, where he graduated with a BA in Political Science. Now, Gus is a Partner at Brabham Griffin Insurance, LLC. Apart from work, he has served and volunteered on various boards and committees such as The Oliver Gospel Mission, Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of SC, Jubilee Academy, Trinity Cathedral, AC Moore Middle School Mentor, Charleston HBA Board, Wofford College Alumni Board and the Hammond School Board of Trustees. The IIABSC awarded Gus the Young Agent of the Year in 2013 and the Association Achievement Award in 2014. Gus and his wife Heather have three boys, McKay class of 2016, Clay class of 2019 and Nates class of 2022. 

2021 Young Alumni Award
Lauren Eynon Wells ‘05
Lauren Wells ’05 has been a Hammond Skyhawk her entire academic and professional career. She makes friends with everyone she meets and is passing that trait to each student she teaches. She became this way from her family, first and foremost, but also from growing up in the Hammond family! In her senior year yearbook, when asked what she wants to be when she grows up, Lauren answered, “a teacher.” After graduating as a 13- year Skyhawk in 2005 she attended the University of South Carolina and graduated with a degree in education. Lauren returned to the place where she always dreamed of teaching, Hammond School. Lauren worked to fulfill her dream of becoming a Lead Teacher by beginning her career as an Assistant Teacher. She has now been teaching our students for over a decade. When school is out for the summer, you can still find Lauren on campus leading summer camps and tutoring Hammond students. Lauren and her husband have two children, William who is 1-1/2 and Margaret Grace who is 2-1/2. 
Ali Boyd ‘07
Ali Boyd is a 2007 graduate of Hammond and currently works as a human rights attorney based at the US-Mexico border. Prior to joining the El Paso County Public Defender’s Office, Ali worked in the immigrant rights field with the El Paso Immigration Collaborative, Annunciation House, Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center, and UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency. Ali is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and the Texas Bar, and currently serves on the Annunciation House Board of Directors and War Crimes Research Office Advisory Council. Ali holds a J.D. from American University Washington College of Law and a B.A. from Furman University.