The Saturday edition of The Commercial Appeal contains an article on Presbyterian Day School's 2011 Distinguished Alumnus Luncheon and honoree Hampton Sides '74.
Memphis school honors novel career of author-alum Hampton SidesBy Jane Roberts
Hampton Sides graduated from Presbyterian Day School in 1974, a diversely talented, thoughtful boy who even his sixth-grade friends knew would grow up to be a writer.
Friday, the old gang was back together to honor their buddy -- the school's distinguished alumnus -- and author of three best-sellers, including "Hellhound on his Trail," subtitled "The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the International Hunt for his Assassin."
He took in all the backslapping and jocular ribbing of the boy coming home and gave them an especially Sides-esque view of modern-day PDS, saying he felt straight out of the "late-Pleistocene Period" when he saw "three-year-old Mandarin students, smart boards -- whatever they are -- and kids creating elements for the Periodic Table.
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