Responding to COVID-19
Taylor Murray '20 participated in her neighborhood's "Salute to the Senior Class of 2020" parade on Saturday, May 16 alongside Pinewood's Head of School Dan Seiden. "Taylor and Mr. Seiden represented Pinewood well! It was such an honor having the Head of School share this special event with Taylor," said Murray's mother Mandy Bailey.
Taylor will be attending the Honors College at Lander University, pursuing a degree in Nursing, and will also be involved in the Lander University Spirit Program as a Bearcat Cheerleader!
With the end of the school year in sight, Pinewood's senior leadership team sought a creative plan to announce the students who will receive special recognition at the School's 2020 commencement exercises. These students are usually announced at a High School assembly, but with classes meeting virtually, a group of administrators took this task on the road.
Head of School Dan Seiden, Head of High School Babette Hamilton, Director of Guidance and Counseling Brendan Diffley and Director of Advancement Brooks Hearn recently surprised each of the students at their homes. The administrators presented this year's Valedictorian, Salutatorian, Junior Marshals and Flag Bearer with a yard sign proclaiming their achievements. Although the administrators drove separately and everyone involved stayed outdoors and maintained proper social distance, the effort was intended to provide a personal touch in a currently virtual world.
- Valedictorian: Emma Robertson '20
- Salutatorian: Alyssa Cox '20
- Junior Marshals:
- Flag Bearer: Alexander Berry '22