Standing atop Mount Katahdin, Siler Sloan ’17 breathed it all in.
Siler took the final steps of his 2,190-mile, thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail on a clear day in Maine last month. The conditions only added to the grandeur of summiting Katahdin, the trail’s northernmost terminus.
Walter Montgomery, Jr. ’47, P’93, P’96, P’98, GP’24, GP’25 was a tireless supporter of Christ School, a titan in the Upstate South Carolina business community, and known throughout the Carolinas for his philanthropy and volunteerism.
It is with heavy heart that we share that Walter passed away Wednesday at age 93.
Based off this year's give-and-take, changing the date of "The Game" does not appear to have softened the intensity of the Carolinas’ oldest high school football rivalry. Nor has it affected the current balance of power which remains steadfastly green.
Saturday was the first time in modern history that Christ School and Asheville School have played in September. On the road, the previously winless Greenies scored 20 unanswered points, including 13 in the second half, to defeat the Blues for the 12th consecutive year, 20-7.
Behind every good deed Wednesday was an open heart and open mind.
Christ School’s annual Day of Service calls upon the full student body and faculty to show the power of their compassion throughout the Asheville community. The boys worked for local charities and non-profit organizations at 25 different sites, much of their labor was done outdoors on a cool, pleasant morning.
Yixuan Wu ’25 knew next to nothing about Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation a year ago.
To compound matters, English is a second language for Yixuan, a junior from the Shaanxi province of China.
And yet the Greenie was recently informed that he has been shortlisted for an award in the John Locke Institute’s Essay Competition. Of the 20,000 essays that were submitted, Yixuan is one of 100 finalists who have been invited to Oxford, England for a Sept. 16 awards dinner.
As the sun began to dip down behind St. Joseph’s Chapel on Sunday evening, Head of School Dr. Sean Jenkins gave the boys a brief history of Christ School.
Co-founders Thomas and Susan Wetmore are surely looking down proudly at a school that has grown and prospered to have 302 students from 15 different states and eight counties. Of that record enrollment number, 198 of the boys are boarding students, which is also an all-time high. Christ School’s 124th academic year officially began Sunday with Convocation in Yard A.