For decades, Wingate has served as a springboard for ambitious young students from small towns throughout the Carolinas looking to make a name for themselves in Charlotte. In this issue, get to know six of those who have forged careers in the Queen City. Also, read about Wingate head football coach Joe Reich and his relationship with his brother Frank, coach of the NFL's Colts, and about how Wingate's nascent triathlon team placed second at nationals.
Joe, Wingate's head coach, and Frank Jr., who leads the Indianapolis Colts, emulate Frank Reich Sr., an old-school coach who balanced toughness with love for his family.
Leon Levine is one of many Carolinas kids who passed through The Gate on their way to success in the Queen City.
Anthony Daise '02, '05 lost both of his older brothers while in his teens. He went on to play basketball and Wingate and have a successful career in banking.
Jordan Foster Metcalf '13 (Pharm.D) always knew she wanted to make a difference in medicine in a very specific way. She's doing so at Levine Children's Hospital.
A personal-injury attorney for 45 years, Larry Price '62 made sure his clients knew he was there to serve them, and he always returned phone calls.
Now in administration, Roderica Simmons '03 has spent much of her time in public schools teaching special-needs kids.