Off the Field | Connor Alexander Pye | Sports | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | April 15, 2016 5:00 pm
Last Updated: April 13, 2016 at 3:54 pm
By CINDY CROSBY
Connor Alexander Pye is a junior at Colleton Prep Academy, where he is a three-year letterman in golf and plays football for the War Hawks. He is the son of Robin and Shan Pye of Walterboro. His grandparents are Morris and Jackie Pye and Lloyd and Louise Powell. He is a HOBY Ambassador and will attend Palmetto Boy’s State this summer. Connor has a 4.4 GPA at Colleton Prep.
College interest: Presbyterian College and Furman University.
Career plans: I want to pursue a career in business and, maybe, minor in music.
On golf: I love golf because it is one of the hardest sports mentally. You have to keep a focused mind and not become stressed out by how you, or others around you, are playing.
Meaningful verse: “The pain you have been feeling cannot compare to the joy that is coming.” Romans 8:18. This verse drives me, because with my beliefs, I know that no matter how much physical and emotional pain I may go through, there is always the promise of joy at the end.
Powerful high school lesson: I have learned no matter what happens to you in life, and no matter how big your problems may seem, time doesn’t stop — so neither should you.
Motivational educator: Jennifer McMillan has been my music teacher for my high school years. Not only is she a great teacher, but she also sacrifices her own time to help others who share a passion in music. She pushes me out of my comfort zone and allows me to grow as a musician.
Surprising Connor fact: I am self-taught on piano and drums and just started learning how to play guitar; however, I decided to take lessons this time.
Meet & Greet: If there was one person I could go back and meet, it would be my great-grandmother. My family always talks about how amazing she was and they wish I could have met her. She was a loving woman who was a blessing on this earth.