RHS alumnus, author shares advice with students

RHS alumnus and author visits campus

NATHAN PIEDAD

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Yesterday, RHS alumnus and author Dr. Thomas King visited the campus to speak to students in various English classes. King spoke about his life experiences and gave advice to students on writing and life.

“I had the chance to chat with the students about the business of writing and life outside high school,” King said. “I got to see the campus again. I got to meet the students and talk with them [and] I hope it was a nice experience for the students.”

 His words gave senior Anna Hoang a new perspective on life and approaching the future.

“It just kind of inspired me to do the most while I can and not really stress about the little stuff,” Hoang said. “Whatever happens, happens.”

In his presentations, King focused on discussing writing, publication and life as a writer. Despite this, students like senior Emily Holpuch felt that his life story emphasized some of the unique experiences students can seek out no matter their work.

“He inspired me to travel more and experience life,” Holpuch said.

King graduated from RHS in 1961, becoming prolific from his novels and children’s books, most notably Medicine River and Green Grass, Running Water.

King gave copies of his works to the school library.