Tom Wolf '67 with Hill's Honor Council during a visit to campus in March
The Hill School extends its congratulations to Tom Wolf '67 -- the new Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania!
Wolf won the election face-off against incumbent Governor Tom Corbett, the Republican in the race.
Preston Tietjen '15, editor-in-chief of the Hill News,
was able to obtain press credentials and attend and cover Wolf's victory speech at Wolf campaign headquarters in York, Pa. on November 4, thanks to David Confer, father of Hill Associate Chaplain Anne Confer Martens and an acquaintance of the Wolf family. Preston's participation was noted
in the November 7 Reading Eagle.
"I am extremely grateful for Mr. Reid (Director of the Writing Center and Hill News adviser) and Mr. Confer for giving me access to an event like this where I can gain experience with real world journalism," says Preston. "I’m very excited to be able to report on this event with other professional journalists and media outlets. It’s somewhat surreal to me because It’s my first time being an official member of the press."
Throughout the evening, Preston used Twitter to provide an account of the experience documenting the media set up just prior to the polls closing to Wolf's arrival in his iconic black Jeep. He tweeted two quotes from Wolf which were meaningful to him -- "We need to reestablish education as a priority in Pennsylvania," and his final quote of the evening -- "Let's make this the time. Let's get started."
Wolf joins Robert Davis Carey
as a Governor who attended The Hill School. Carey, of Wyoming, graduated from The Hill in 1896 and went on to attend Yale. He served as Wyoming's 11th governor from 1919-1923 and also was a U.S. Republican Senator from 1930-1937.
Best wishes to Governor Wolf and his staff!