Chrys Hill.jpeg

Every week District 55 invites readers to meet some Laurens Alumni who have joined their faculty and staff. These alumni have taken some time to look back on memories from high school, favorite teachers and faculty, and give readers an opportunity to learn more about them and their accomplishments thus far.

"The dedication and loyalty of Laurens alumni in our school district are legendary," said District 55 in a release. "Laurens alumni make extraordinary things happen in our classrooms and schools. We are grateful to have them back with us influencing the future leaders of America. If you see any of our alumni in the hallways or grocery stores, please stop and thank them for coming back to make a difference."

This week's alumni spotlight is on Chrys Hill.

What year did you graduate?

I graduated LDHS in 1992.

What is your overriding memory from high school?

I have many wonderful memories from high school, but one that stands out at this moment is how the Class of 1992 rallied around one of our classmates who was in a life-altering car accident. We were a family!

Who was your favorite teacher/faculty member at the high school?

Madame Susan Byars was one of my favorite teachers at LDHS. She was one of my favorites because she was very poised, very professional and always positive.

What activities were you involved in at the high school?

I was involved in Student Council, Track, Volleyball and the Homecoming courts.

Details of further/ higher education:

I obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Johnson C. Smith University and a Master of Education (in School Counseling) from Clemson University.

Where do you teach? What subject and grade level do you teach?

I am currently a School Counselor at LDHS. I previously taught English at LDHS for eight years.

Tell us about yourself -- family, where you live, etc.

I live in Laurens with my children, Myles and Sydney. We enjoy attending LDHS sporting events, traveling, and spending time together.