How much can you accomplish in 60 seconds? A lot, if you’re Miles Martin ’16! Currently a junior at Sewanee: The University of the South in Tennessee, Martin takes a full load of classes, is the captain of the track team, started the Black Student Union on campus, worked with local school students as a youth empowerment mentor and post-high school counselor, and oh, on the side is running a start-up with his dad and cousin — Martin Mabasa LLC. A full plate, for sure, but Martin takes it in stride.

“Because of the jam-packed schedule at Trinity-Pawling, I learned quickly that I needed to manage my time, and also how much I could fit into those hours. I thought it was important to be a part of as many aspects of the School as possible, to repay the investment that was made in me,” comments Martin.

A recipient of the Duncan A. Pyle ’86 Memorial Scholarship during the four years he was here, Martin excelled at all of those activities he pursued, and truly made a lasting impact on the campus. While at Trinity-Pawling, he served in roles as varied as the editor of the Phoenix to prefect to captain of the soccer team. Similar to his visionary work at Sewanee, he and classmate Harrison Dunne-Polite ’15 started the Student Diversity group on campus in 2014.

All of his hard work is certainly paying off. During his time in college to date, Martin has received two important accolades: last fall, he was inducted into the Order of the Gown, an academic honor society at Sewanee, and more recently he was given the Charles Pollard Marks Memorial Scholarship. This award honors an outstanding junior man exemplifying integrity, leadership, and scholarship.

“I’m so very grateful for everything I experienced at Trinity-Pawling. I’ll never forget Mr. Carpiniello telling me that you don’t want to be on the wrong side of a lesson — such important advice. I learned a great deal from my time with Mr. McDougal and Mrs. Pearson too,” Martin reminisces.

Although still so young, we think Martin has a lot figured out. Bring on the next 60 seconds!