Faculty Prize Awarded to Myles Bostic '19
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Meet Myles Bostic just once and you will not soon forget this remarkable young man. His warm, wide smile immediately draws you in and puts you at ease, while his polished demeanor speaks of someone twice his age. But, before you believe this year’s recipient of the Faculty Prize was born this confident, he is quick to credit his Hun School experience. “The environment here is so welcoming and so open to everyone trying new things. I know that if I had gone elsewhere, I never would have participated in student government, for instance,” says Myles, who served as an advisory representative as a freshman and sophomore, was a member of the senate his junior year, and served as vice-president his senior year. “That’s the culture of Hun.” 

While student government helped teach him time management, organization, and how to effectively communicate with his peers, he believes his experience as a boarder truly shaped him. “I was used to my parents making me dinner and making sure I got my homework done and then I arrived on campus and all of a sudden, I had to figure it all out on my own,” he says. While he admits that the first quarter was “a lot of work,” it did not prevent him from participating in extracurricular activities and sports. Myles ran track his freshman year and basketball all four years, served as a proctor, and was a member of the Red Shield society, Discipline Committee, Economics Club, and Black Student Union. “Boarding at Hun taught me how to manage my time, but it also forces you to socialize because you are not going home. The friends I have and the people I know—it’s all because of boarding.” 

Myles, who heads to Howard University in the fall, also forged deep relationships with faculty members. “Sophomore year I was slacking off a little bit and Ms. Gingras called me in and made me redo my work—twice,” he laughs, before admitting the impact she made on him. “She has been my advisor ever since.” 

“Myles learned to push himself and has bloomed into a fine young man who is generous, articulate, authentic, and kind” says Emilie Gingras. “In his senior year, Myles wanted to take honors physics but was just shy of the prerequisites. After discussing and weighing the pros and cons, I told him, ‘if you never try it, you will never know.’ He loved his year of honors physics with Ms. Johnson. I am extremely proud of him.” 

Though he is looking forward to joining the legacy of a historically black college and university at Howard, he is sentimental as he nears his final days at Hun. “I am grateful to the people here and I will miss them. It’s bittersweet because Hun has been my home.”