#whywardlawspotlight



#whywardlawspotlight

Rance Bryan graduated from Wardlaw in 1999. Rance attended Clemson University with the Life Scholarship and majored in Management and Finance and received his B.S. in 2003. He then attended The Citadel and graduated with a MBA in 2005. Mr. Bryan says, “I think the biggest preparation that Wardlaw provided me was to constantly be in a leadership position, even at an early age. Whether it was sports, student government, or other activities around school, Wardlaw showed me how to be involved and make a difference. Even little things like cutting the grass on the football field or repainting the gym taught me to take pride in my school and to assume responsibility for its upkeep.”

Rance’s best experience from Wardlaw was playing sports. He participated in football, basketball, and baseball. He had some great games and teammates that he’ll never forget. We won two state championships in baseball and played for one in basketball. Rance says, “I’ll never forget competing on those Friday nights, hearing the parents cheer, and listening for Gerald Doolittle to announce your name and number when you made a great play. It was almost twenty years ago, but feels like yesterday.”

His advice for future Wardlaw students is to, “Enjoy your experience as much as possible. It goes by very quickly. I would recommend getting involved in as many activities as possible and to try and meet as many people as you can. College is a great time to learn from other people, but also about yourself. Don’t be nervous about signing up for a new activity or introducing yourself to a new group. They may turn out to be some of the best friends you’ll ever make.”