Joe Humphries '14 - Top Gun
“Oft is the course of deeds that move the wheels of the world: small hands do them because they must, while the eyes of the great are elsewhere.” J. R. R. Tolkien
Joe Humphries became a Landmark War Eagle as a freshman in 2010. His high school years were extremely fruitful. Joe embodied the well-rounded Landmark student having excelled in the classroom, on the field, and in service. He led his peers at Landmark as Valedictorian of the Class of 2014 with academic awards in all core subjects including AP and honors classes. Joe was on the High Honor Roll, and was a member of the National Honor Society, National Society of High School Scholars, National Beta Club, Math Club, Key Club, and served as president of the National Science Honor Society. Most notably, Joe was a 2014 National Merit Scholarship Finalist. Humphries’ talent extended from the classroom onto the field. He was a varsity tri-letterman in track and field, swimming, and cross country. His most memorable moment at Landmark was being on the 2013 state championship cross country team. Joe was also a member of the 2013 region championship cross country team and the 2013 region championship track and field team. Joe is an Eagle Scout, a graduate of the Landmark High School Leadership Academy. He served in many academic, athletic, and service leadership positions while at Landmark. Recognizing that to those whom much has been given, much is expected, Humphries volunteered many hours serving others during his high school career. Joe credits his dad as being the most influential person in his life because “my dad knows what is important in life, and continues to make time for the important things even though his life is very busy.”
Humphries received college acceptances to Emory, University of Georgia, Georgia Tech, Rice University, Wheaton College, The United States Air Force Academy, and Mercer University. He is attending the Air Force Academy, majoring in biochemistry, with plans to pursue a doctor of medicine degree to practice in the Air Force.
Joe enjoys running, swimming, working out, reading, longboarding, and fishing. He is learning to play the ukulele.
I want to be remembered as someone who made a difference in someone else’s life. – Joe Humphries