Appreciating highlights of school days ‘back then’

With this feature, we seek to capture a glimpse of what you and your neighbors have to say about a variety of topics, issues, events – and just plain fun questions.

Normally, you might find us anywhere around the community with a camera and note pad, asking simple questions and looking for thoughtful answers. During this coronavirus pandemic, we are practicing social distancing and turned to social media to ask readers and followers: Still in “Back to School” mode, we want to know “What was your favorite class or subject in school – any year – and why?”


Leslie Haas, Bluffton: “Music Appreciation in my freshman year of college was very inspiring and enriched the gratitude for classics I developed at a Vegas concert by Liberace in my early teens.”













Rose Fotia, Hilton Head Island: “Anatomy! I have always been amazed by the human body! What an incredible creation.”












Tom Szaroleta, Fleming Island, Fla.: “Religion Through Popular Music. I went to a Catholic high school, and this class taught me to actually pay attention to the lyrics of the songs I was hearing.”













Lynn Felder, Winston-Salem, N.C.: “American Poetry at USC with incredible teacher. It turned out to be African American Poetry, and I was one of two white people in the class. It was fabulous!”













Sarah Joey Clemmons, Bluffton: “Junior year of high school, International Relations, because of a great teacher! Teachers make the world go ’round and move forward!”