Avid golfer and first Honorary Captain of the Ryan O’Connor Memorial Golf Tournament, Broc Weaver talks about what he’s been up to since his days at SRCS.
When did you graduate from SRCS?
I graduated from SRCS in 2005.
Where did you attend high school and college?
I graduated from Wakefield High School in 2009 and then went to the University of South Carolina. I transferred to East Carolina University in January 2012, where I am majoring in finance with a concentration in risk management and insurance. I graduate May 10, 2014!
What extracurricular activities did you participate in while at SRCS and throughout high school and college?
Golf has been a passion of mine since I was 4 or 5 years old. I played on the SRCS team in middle school, the Wakefield high school golf team, and I am now the president of the ECU Club Golf Team. I also enjoy speckled trout fishing and shooting sports.
What are you studying in college and why?
I am studying risk management and insurance at ECU. I took an introduction to risk management class as a business elective and really enjoyed it. I am excited to see where a career in insurance might take me.
What are some of the milestones you’ve marked since leaving SRCS?
Since leaving SRCS, I played 4 years of varsity golf in high school and became president of the ECU Club Golf team, where we won a national championship in 2012. I also represented ECU in the 2013 Insurance Jeopardy Competition, presented by the North Carolina Surplus Lines Association.
Congratulations on being named the first Honorary Captain of the Ryan O’Connell Memorial Golf Tournament. What was your reaction when you learned the news?
When my mom told me the news, I felt very honored to be considered. I am really looking forward to representing the SRCS class of 2005 in remembrance of our friend.
Please share some of your memories of Ryan.
My favorite memory of Ryan is that we were always competing against each other, but in a friendly way. We were the only two kids in our class that played golf, and although we never had the opportunity to play together, we talked golf about as much a couple third graders could. I’m going to hear it from my mom (Mrs. Weaver) here, but we got in a little trouble together sometimes too. My apologies to our teacher Mrs. Merlin!
Thank you so much Broc and all the best in your future endeavors.