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Alumni Spotlight, Tim Holliday

Posted on: March 8, 2019
Tags: Alumni
Tim Holliday '10

Our next WHS Alumni Spotlight is Tim Holliday from the Class of 2010.

Tim participated in War of Wits, Marching Band (saxophone), Wilmingtones, theater, Wind Ensemble (oboe), and Jazz Band (saxophone). After graduation Tim attended Xavier University in Cincinnati, where he earned his BA in History and Gender & Diversity Studies in 2014. He then went on to earn his MA in History from the University of Pennsylvania. Tim currently resides in Philadelphia where he is a PhD candidate in History at the University of Pennsylvania. He studies the history of clinical intimacy and epidemic diseases in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. In February 2018 his first book of poetry, Sonnets for the Eschaton, was released by Displaced Snail Publications. In his spare time, Tim enjoys reading, writing, going to coffee shops, and exploring what Philadelphia has to offer.

What is your favorite memory or staff member from your time at WHS?
“Being able to perform with the Wilmingtones on the Rachael Ray Show was an amazing experience. It highlighted how strong our community could be in times of adversity and made me incredibly proud to be a Wilmingtonian. It would be impossible to pick a single favorite teacher, but Julie Knoblauch, Karla Hieatt, David Beck, and Doug Cooper were great inspirations to me. Their words, and the values they taught me, have stuck with me.”

What small piece of advice would you give to current WHS students?
“Don't be afraid to chase your dreams, no matter how far they may take you. Once a 'Cane, always a 'Cane.”