Starting this week, MPCS will highlight two students from the Class of 2019 who have made an exceptional impact on our school and the community.
Over the past eight years, the student body of Mount Paran Christian School has been blessed to be connected through the love of Christ to senior Hampton Woods. Hampton started his journey as a fifth-grader and since that time has truly been a paragon of what it means to “let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts” (Colossians 3:15). Hampton has humbly excelled in the areas of academics, technology (STEM), athletics, and the musical arts — all while keeping Christ as the center and focus of his life. As a member of the robotics team, swim team, and marching band, Hampton has been able to continually develop his passions and work towards building a foundation for his future. Hampton has served as vice president, technology officer, and current president of Kids and Families Impacting Disease through Science (KIDS), a youth council member and technology officer of International Children’s Advisory Network (iCAN). He has been an active research advocate and conference speaker. Hampton is also credited as a published clinical research author.
Hampton plans to continue to impact the world through research, science, and philanthropic efforts that make a difference and will study Biomedical Engineering or Business in college with the intent of “continuing to advocate for children and their families in medical research and technology while leading innovation in the medical device world.” Hampton will continue his academic journey at either Clemson University or the University of Georgia in the fall on an academic scholarship. When asked about the impact of MPCS on his life, Hampton says, “Having been at Mount Paran since the fifth grade, most of who I am today is because of the many teachers and faculty members pouring into me.” He acknowledges the dedication and kind-hearted nature of Mr. Billy Flood as a teacher has made a lasting impact on his life and notes that Mr. Flood has inspired him simply through his everyday actions and daily walk with Christ. Lastly, Hampton notes that Passion 2019 will forever be one of his most memorable experiences as a student at Mount Paran Christian School. As he leaves MPCS and continues to answer the call on his life, Hampton is well-prepared to both lead and serve with the love of Christ embedded in his heart.