Director of Special Events and Parents' Association Liaison
PDS Alums advance their high school basketball teams closer to State!
MUS- Bailey Buford'08, Chris Galvin'08, Owen Galvin'10, Will Farnsworth'09, Sam Fowlkes'08, James Prather'08, Andrew Counce'08, David Nelson'10, Peyton Jones'09, Philip Freeburg'10 and Michael Reddoch'09.
CBHS - Frederick Douglas'08 and William Douglas'11.
Briarcrest - Mark French'10. Good Luck!
Congratulations to PDS Alums that have signed National Letters of Intent to play at the college level.
Pictured left to right:
Chris Galvin '08, Williams College (Basketball)
Harrison Williams '08, Stanford (Track)
James Prather '08, Northwestern (Football)
Gary Wunderlich '08, University of Mississippi (Football)
Over 200 alumni, parents, and friends of PDS attended the Mentor Breakfast on Friday, November 22.
This annual breakfast, hosted by the PDS Alumni Association, provided guests the opportunity to enjoy breakfast and fellowship and to hear an inspirational message from Brad Martin and 3 special University of Memphis students, Joe Jackson, Jesse Milleson, and Dixon Williams.
Sadly, we want you to know that former PDS Coach and Athletic Director, Philip D. Cantrell passed away suddenly in Annapolis, Maryland on November 6, 2013. Coach Cantrell served PDS from 1984-1996 and will be missed by the many lives he touched. Services will be Sunday, November 10 at 2:00 pm at Calvary United Methodist Church in Annapolis, MD. Hardesty Funeral Home-Annapolis has charge. Please keep the Cantrell family in your thoughts and prayers.
PDS celebrates alum Britt Colcolough ’06 who plays football for the Princeton Tigers. Britt played in 8 games as a Freshman last year and in all 4 games so far this year. Colcolough states that “school and football are tough.” Colcolough is also involved in Princeton Faith and Action. Check out the next 2 games on TV. Princeton vs. Brown on October 19 @ 6:00pm EST and Princeton vs. Harvard on October 26 @1:00pm EST. The broadcast is on Fox Sports Network.
PDS Alums comprise 90% of the MUS Lower School Golf Team. Congratulations to Wyatt Berry '12, Call Ford '13, Matthew Rogers '13, and Philip Wunderlich '13 who are members of the A Team. Congrats to Daniel Black '12, Jackson Bridgforth '12, Robin Coffman '13, Walker Crosby '13, and Hall Upshaw '13 who are members of the B Team.
Congratulations to the Rudolph brothers on their success on the golf course this year. Goodman Rudolph ’11 tied for second place in a very close contest (one stroke behind the winner) in the Tennessee Golf Association’s junior event - Ashworth Elite Series. Goodman is listed on the Junior Golf Scoreboard as the #5 junior golfer in TN, the #10 9th graders in the USA, and the #11 9th grader in the world. He’s the #1 ranked freshman in TN.
Congratulations to Mason Rudolph ‘11 for qualifying for the State Amateur this summer in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Mason took Memphis' 11th and final spot after a birdie on the second hole of a six way playoff.
Mason and Goodman will play for MUS in the TSSAA State Championship tournament next week at Willowbrook. Both helped lead the team to the West Region championship last week.
Congratulations to 7 PDS alums for being named National Merit Semifinalists.
These high school seniors are:
- Joshua Douglass '08
- Davis Howe '08
- Ben Ormseth '08
- Stephen Pacheco '08
- Paul Stevenson '08
- Zain Virk '08
- Harrison Williams '08
These semifinalists have the opportunity to compete to become a finalist and recipient of National Merit Scholarships later in the spring.
Best wishes for continued success!