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W. D. Morris, '92, P '22, '26 is 2020 Weston Award Honoree

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Heathwood alumnus and parent W.D. Morris, Jr. is this year's recipient of the Anne Thornhill Weston Alumni Award.

Named in honor of Anne Weston (Heathwood parent 2003 & 2007), long time science teacher and Upper School Head and Assistant Headmaster from 1978-2013, the Weston Award is given annually to a Heathwood Hall graduate who has followed in the footsteps of Anne Weston and distinguished him or herself in the area of community service and shared in Anne’s belief in the dignity of all people and in the mission of Episcopal schools to educate and serve with faith, hope, and love.

W.D., a 1992 Heathwood graduate whose sons William ('22) and Henry ('26) currently attend the school, exemplifies the spirit of the Weston Award through his work as a youth sports coach, his service to Heathwood, and his commitment to serving the greater community. He is a church league basketball coach, a youth baseball coach--and the 2018 winner of PBL's Medlin/Scurry Award for outstanding coaching--and a PBL board member. He is Treasurer of the Highlander Club, a Sunday School Teacher at Eastminster Presbyterian Churh, and a longtime meber of the Coastal Conservation Association State Board, who in 2013 earned the CCA South Carolina Volunteer of the Year Award given in recognition of his outstanding commitment to CCA and his tireless dedication to the advancement of the principles and mission of the association. 

"As a parent volunteer, WD is omnipresent and always willing to throw an oar in the water," said Heathwood Head of School Chris Hinchey. "There is not a friendlier, more selfless, gracious, and humble graduate than WD Morris. He is a gentlemen, a friend, and a Highlander committed to a life of service."