What do you do for a living now? I recently began my first year of law school at Emory University School of Law.
Do you think your time at Mount Pisgah Christian School helped you to pursue this? Definitely. Mount Pisgah’s academic rigor prepared me to do well in undergrad at Georgia Tech to get the necessary grades to get into Emory Law. In addition, the Christian teaching I received helped instill in me a desire to help others which is ultimately what I want to do in law.
Did you ever envision doing this while you were at Mount Pisgah Christian School? I mused the possibility of going to law school and becoming an attorney while at Mount Pisgah. I really enjoyed my history classes at Mount Pisgah where we would have large amounts of textbook reading as well as analyze and write essays on historical documents. I found those same interests and skills to translate well to the study of law.
Did you enjoy your time at Mount Pisgah Christian School? Yes, I greatly enjoyed my time at Mount Pisgah. Looking back on it, the small class sizes and close relationships with teachers and coaches was a major plus as it allowed me to reach my full potential as a student, athlete, and person. I loved playing on various sports teams at Mount Pisgah, especially the cross country and track teams where I formed great friendships and memories that will last a lifetime, The close, individualized coaching I received helped me to become the best runner I could be and go onto run on the Varsity Cross Country and Track teams at Georgia Tech.
Who was your favorite teacher and why? My favorite teacher was Mr. Whitehurst. I had him for AP U.S. History and AP European History as well as some mini-mester courses. He made the classes fun and engaging with his wit and sense of humor, but also did an awesome job teaching the courses. Me and many of my classmates received 5s on the AP History exams in large part due to his excellent teaching of the subjects.
What were Mount Pisgah students campaigning for when you were a student? I remember students campaigning for longer lunches when I was a student.
What was your most memorable moment as a student? My most memorable moment as a student at Mount Pisgah was qualifying for the state cross-country meet my Junior year. We were not expected to place high enough at the regional meet to qualify, but we all gave it our all on the course and upset many teams ranked ahead of us. It felt so great when we found out we had qualified because we had all worked so hard together throughout the season to accomplish that goal. I remember we all shook up and sprayed bottles of soda on each other to celebrate.
Do you still keep in touch with anyone you met at Mount Pisgah Christian School? Yes, it has been great reconnecting with Sam Reilly as a fellow 1L at Emory Law. I have also kept in touch with other friends from the cross-country team.
Would you send your children to Mount Pisgah Christian School? Most definitely. The combination of a tight-knit, encouraging environment, college-prep education, and Christian morals and values makes Mount Pisgah unique and worth the investment.
Describe Mount Pisgah in 3 words? Supportive, challenging, tight-knit.
What is your lasting impression of Mount Pisgah Christian School? My lasting impression of Mount Pisgah is that it was a school that challenged me and inspired me to become the best student, athlete, and all-around person I could be. Without the teaching and support I received at Mount Pisgah, I likely would not have been able to attend Georgia Tech and go onto my current situation at Emory Law. In addition, the Christian teaching I received there set a solid foundation for me to go on to develop my faith and walk with God while in undergrad, and for that I am truly grateful.