- Sean King
- Senior, Mount Vernon Presbyterian School
Sean King is a school counselor’s dream. An outstanding student in both sports and the arts, he keeps busy throughout the year.
As captain of his school’s swim team for the past three years, Sean won the 100 breaststroke and came in second in the 100 freestyle at the Georgia Independent School Assocition state championship last year. He was the only state qualifying member of his team, placing third in the 100 breaststroke at the Georgia High School Association state championship with a time of 58:46.
“I love the sport of swimming because it is a lifelong sport that is arguably one of the most challenging to train for and compete,” Sean said in an email. “The leadership, character and life values I have gained from swimming are ones I will cherish for the rest of my life.”
Sean also is involved in the arts as a member of the chorus at his school and the choir at his church. He plays the roles of Snail, Man Bird, Lizard, and Father Frog in his school’s spring musical, “A Year with Frog and Toad.”
Sean likes writing poetry and cooking. He enjoys inventing recipes and says his favorite meal to cook is baked chicken with spinach and Parmigiano. He also volunteers to help build houses for Habitat for Humanity.
“Sean King is a Renaissance man!” said Mount Vernon Upper School Dean of Students Krista Parker. “He is athletic, musically gifted and a hard worker in class.
“His peers respect and admire him. I have seen him help out his classmates, and he is always sharing with me information he has heard or seen regarding biology. Sean always has a smile on his face and is a good-natured, caring young man.”
Sean is undecided about his plans for college, but he’s interested in majoring in biology or psychology. He plans on swimming in college.