PDS is proud to announce the 2017 Distinguished Alumnus: Paul Trowbridge Gillespie, Jr. ‘59
Trow graduated from PDS, MUS, and Vanderbilt University. He worked for First Tennessee Investment Management, Inc., co-founded Southeastern Asset Management, and co-founded NewSouth Capital Management, Inc. where he currently serves as Principal and President. He has served many organizations as a board member, and continues to be involved in the community. He is married to Elizabeth Johnston Gillespie, and they have three sons, Paul III, Stuart, and John.
Congratulations to PDS Alums from the PDS Class of 2013 for being inducted as Springfield Scholars at MUS. Eight of the 11 Springfield Scholars are graduates of PDS.
This award is given to eighth graders in the top 10% of the class based on a weighted numeric average as well as one’s demonstration of character that is consistent with the high standards of the school’s Honor Code and Community Creed.
Sherman Tabor '09 and Jack McCaghren '11 helped lead the MUS Swim Team to a second place finish at State - competing against 42 other teams. Tabor was instumental in helping the 200 yard freestyle team win second place, and in addition, the 200-yard medley team including McCaghren (butterfly) and Tabor (freestyle) took sixth place. McCaghren also finished sixth in the 500 freestyle. Congratulations to these PDS Alums!
PDS Alum and sophomore basketball walk-on at SMU Jonathan Wilfong '07 started a non-profit program called Coaching for Literacy. During middle school, Wilfong began to notice that a teammate on his AAU team could not read. Wilfong was motivated to change that for his teammate and for others! Wilfong continues to raise awareness and financial support - hoping to one day eradicate illiteracy. Wilfong's coach says that he is "an unbelievable teammate and an unbelievable role model", and PDS agrees! And by the way...Wilfong can dunk!
Presbyterian Day School (PDS) is a private, Christian preschool and elementary school serving 500 boys from 2-years-old through 6th grade.
With our mission of striving to glorify God by developing boys in wisdom and stature and favor with God and man, we take a holistic approach to education, nurturing the heart, soul, mind, and body of each boy.