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Posted on Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Sanchit Kapur, ’11, just graduated from college in 2016 but has already built an impressive career in financial services. In addition to earning a B.S. in Economics and a minor in Political Science from the University of South Carolina’s Honors College, Sanchit completed internships in investment analysis and investment banking. Now he’s a Financial Services Consultant in Charlotte. Here Sanchit talks about how his time at Heathwood helped him discover his vocation and develop the work ethic... Read More
Posted on Monday, January 30, 2017
Like mother, like son … the Draffins are making a family tradition out of coming through for Heathwood in the clutch. Twenty-five years ago, as a sophomore on the Heathwood Girls Varsity Basketball team, Katherine Juk Draffin (’94) got fouled shooting a 3-pointer against Ashley Hall. The game was almost over and the Highlanders were down by three, so the three free throws Katherine was awarded were obviously going to be decisive: make all three and the game would likely go to overtime; miss... Read More
Posted on Monday, December 12, 2016
Allie Wall Mood’s Heathwood connections run deep. A 2002 alum, she’s married to 1999 alum Drew Mood, and is the mom of Poppy Mood, ’28, and two younger children, Henry and Edith. Her father, Hank Wall, started Heathwood’s wrestling team, and her husband is the nephew of former Lower School librarian Milly Hart. Allie’s time at Heathwood was also predictive of her future career. The classmates who awarded her the “Best Dressed” senior superlative might not be surprised to learn that Allie is... Read More
Posted by Stacy Sox Gross '95 on Thursday, September 22, 2016
The Heathwood Class of 1995 had an absolutely fabulous reunion weekend in September! We began with a Friday afternoon/evening informal Happy Hour gathering at Tazza in Trenholm Plaza. We had between 15-20 people attend. The next morning, we invited all of the families to come out and participate in thePEAK courses, led by Stan Wood and Brice Spires (’09). About 8-10 families were represented on that morning, and I also took some folks on a quick tour around campus to see all of the changes... Read More
Posted on Monday, August 22, 2016
Heathwood lifer Peyton Bryant, ’06, has just begun his tenure as the alumni representative on Heathwood’s Board of Trustees. In that role he is the voice for all Heathwood alumni.  His goals include building a stronger alumni network and facilitating deeper connections between alumni and the school. After graduating from Heathwood in 2006, Peyton attended Wake Forest University, where he majored in economics and minored in religion and entrepreneurship. After graduation, he returned to... Read More
Posted on Friday, May 27, 2016
​Heathwood Hall alumnus, parent, and trustee Kirby D. Shealy III (’89, P ’18) is the inaugural recipient of the Anne Thornhill Weston Award. Named for longtime Heathwood teacher and administrator Anne Weston, the award honors a Heathwood alum who has followed in Anne’s footsteps, sharing her belief in the dignity of all people and the mission of Episcopal schools to serve with faith, hope, and love. Through his service to Heathwood and to the community at large, Kirby exemplifies those values... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2016
The Belsers have been strong supporters of Heathwood’s 2015-16 Fund-the-Need project, the Center for Strength, Conditioning, and Rehabilitation. Here Freeman Belser talks about why he and Maryanne believe these enhanced athletic facilities  will have a transformative impact on many Heathwood students. Maryanne and I were both student athletes in high school, so we know first-hand the difference the right facilities and the right training opportunities can make. All of that became even more... Read More
Posted on Friday, December 4, 2015
Twenty-five alumni from the classes of 1994 to 2015 played in Heathwood’s first annual alumni flag football game on November 25, 2015. Officiated by Rip Blackstone, David Prezioso, and Ned Prezioso, the game was hard-fought but the Navy Team, featuring younger alumni, ultimately prevailed over the White Team, featuring members of the classes of 1994-2004, with a score of 84-42. The game featured a celebrity guest, former Heathwood football coach John Day, and participants and their fan bases... Read More
Posted on Friday, September 18, 2015
Thad Moore (’11) just graduated from college but already holds the distinction of being one of the most famous journalists in the country. Or at least, the most famous journalism intern in the country.   Thad was a month into an internship on the business desk at the Washington Post this summer when a software glitch caused the computers to go down on the New York Stock Exchange. Through a combination of journalistic instinct and luck, Thad was the first reporter at a major news outlet to... Read More
Posted by Wilson collects 30 points in the title match on Sunday, July 26, 2015
2014 alum A’ja Wilson and Team USA captured their sixth consecutive FIBA U19 World Championship after their 78-70 victory in the title game over host nation, Russia.   The Americans (7-0) dominated throughout the tournament, before a close match in the championship final as the Russians (6-1) stormed out to early leads throughout the first half.  However, as the Highlander faithful can attest, it’s only a matter of time before A’ja dominates in a big game! Wilson collected 30 points (a USA ... Read More