From lucky rocks to magic cookies and every lesson along the way, Holy Nativity has taught me how to learn and they have established a foundation that is strong and sturdy for me to build a higher education. But most importantly, they have taught me to be a child of God, and I will forever be thankful that Holy Nativity has made me who I am. Rebecca Maddox, Class of 2018
The Weller Scholar is an honor awarded by the Board of Trustees of Holy Nativity Episcopal School to recognize a graduating 8th grade student who has demonstrated outstanding character, high academic progress, and a strong devotion to the mission of our school. Named for Father Tom Weller and his wife Linda Peters Weller, this award is presented annually to celebrate the lifetime contributions of the Wellers to our school and our community. Father Tom was a student at Cove School (8th grade class of 1949) and he and Mrs. Weller are charter members of the Holy Nativity Episcopal School Foundation. (The Foundation was responsible for acquiring the Cove School campus in 1998 for HNES and restoring her to the building she is today.) Mrs. Weller and her mother Lucile Peters Graham, established a very generous trust to pay off the construction loans and annual mortgage fees for the Foundation. In addition, Father Tom has served as HNES school chaplain, and middle school Religion teacher (2004- 2007). Father Tom has always instructed his students with just two rules, “Love God and love your neighbor.”
The Weller Scholar will be announced at 8th grade graduation, will receive $100, and will have his or
her name inscribed on a plaque that will be permanently displayed in the Bill Lloyd Building.