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MHS Grad pays a visit to MJHS
The 8th Grade students at Manning Junior High School welcomed Dr. Howard Conyers as a guest speaker on Tuesday, November 12, 2019.
Dr. Conyers is a graduate of Manning High School and attended North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Bioenvironmental Engineering.
“I owe a lot to Coach (Michael) Haynes,” Dr. Conyers said. “He told me about the USDA scholarship and I was able to go to college on a full ride.”
After college, Dr. Conyers earned a PHD in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science from Duke University. He moved to New Orleans after securing employment with NASA Stennis Space Center, working as a structural dynamicist. While in New Orleans, Dr. Conyers interest in BBQ re-emerged. His mastery of old fashioned South Carolina style whole hog pit-cooked barbecue has garnered him lots of attention, including an episode of the Cooking Channel’s Man Fire Food.
During his visit, Dr. Conyers stressed to our students to be careful on social media.
“Use your cell phones as a tool, not just a way to check social media,” he said. “Whatever you do on social media, Whatever picture you take or tweet you do, it goes somewhere. That is a recorded memory forever. It may come back to haunt you later in life.”
He also thanked the students for using social media, with a chuckle, “I own stock in FaceBook so, I appreciate y'all using it.”
He thanked his parents for encouraging him to study hard and the importance of education. “I wouldn’t be where I am today without them.”
Dr. Conyers says he is so proud to be from Manning, SC and enjoys coming home and giving back
Coach Michael Haynes thanks Dr. Conyers for his visit.
Students speak with Dr. Conyers after the assembly to ask questions.