A former St. Louisan — who bounced between foster homes and often slept on couches at the homes of friends — has been named a 2021 Rhodes Scholar.
Mackenzie Fierceton, 23, a 2016 graduate of the Whitfield School in Creve Coeur, is one of just 32 U.S. college students awarded a four-year scholarship for graduate studies at the University of Oxford in England.
Jamie Stokes takes a dynamic approach to education. He is both a teacher and a coach. In his world, the two seamlessly intertwine.
In his standard 9-to-5, he is teaching his students important resources like health, physical education and how to properly lift weights. After hours, he coaches high school athletes in cross country and baseball. Whether in the classroom or on the field, both of his roles at Winfield High School revolve around encouraging, building up and training his students — not only in athletics, but in their everyday lives.
When the coronavirus pandemic overtook the country in late March, Miller’s company, Prepcasts, already was scheduled to live stream several of the state quarterfinal basketball games in the area. After fan restrictions were put in place to limit any potential exposure to COVID-19, Miller’s online audience grew exponentially.
Too big in fact.
Moments into the first games the demand overwhelmed Prepcasts website and crashed it.