Mr. Hugh Hill retired at the conclusion of the 2020-21 academic year after a 49-year career at Wilson Hall. He leaves an immeasurable legacy at our school since it is estimated that Mr. Hill educated nearly 2,000 students. As the Science Department Chair he taught a variety of courses, most recently teaching Advanced Placement Biology, Anatomy Honors, and biology. Mr. Hill is well-respected throughout the state and received numerous accolades for his teaching, including the title of State Teacher of the Year by the S.C. Independent School Association. Known for his AP Biology field trips to study the native flora, Mr. Hill was recognized as one of the state’s top field botanists in A Guide to the Wildflowers of South Carolina which is regarded as the most comprehensive state plant field guide and resource for the natural history of plants in South Carolina and surrounding states.
Mr. Hill contributed to the school and its students outside the classroom as well. He has been instrumental in organizing the annual Junior-Senior Prom since its inception in 1972, leading members of the Junior Class in fundraising and decorating the gymnasium. As the boys golf coach for 31 years Mr. Hill led his team to five state championships and six state runner-up titles. He devoted countless hours volunteering at the school, particularly working in the press box or on the sidelines for football games.
In recognition of Mr. Hill’s nearly half century of service to Wilson Hall, the school is undertaking a special project to honor him. Please click on this video link to learn more about this special project. To give to the project, please click on this link.
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Sumter, SC 29150
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