Noah Wallace has accomplished a lot since graduating from Hill Country in 2016. He graduated from Clemson University in 2020 with a marketing degree, launched Matchlight – a video production company that aims to tell stories that matter, produced the special Knight With the Stars video to celebrate Hill Country’s 25th anniversary, and married the love of his life, Sky Wallace.
While in college, Noah completed multiple internships and helped found the first Clemson Spikeball Club. He traveled to places like Costa Rica, Thailand, and New Zealand, and even took up surfing.
“What started as a 30-person club has turned into 300 students who play Spikeball every Tuesday and Thursday,” says Noah. “Clemson has been instrumental in driving Spikeball as an official collegiate sport since we have one of the largest organizations in the country. Last year we placed 5th overall as a club in nationals.” Spikeball, otherwise known as Roundnet, has grown in popularity over the years, and you can now find people playing it on nearly every beach and park in the United States.
As an intern, Noah leveraged his knowledge and talent in film editing to create compelling commercial spots and stories for both Dell and Magna Life Settlements. “Mr. Scott’s video production class sparked my interest in what I now will hopefully be doing with my career,” he says. “Having teachers that not only invest in you academically but also relationally, allowed me to gain an appreciation for lifelong learning.”
Noah moved to South Carolina in the summer of 2016, ready to hit the ground running in an unfamiliar environment. “Not knowing a single person upon my arrival really stretched me, [causing me] to make new friends and make meaningful relationships,” he says. “I would say the greatest attribute I took from my time at Hill Country was learning how to invest in people’s lives, rather than be content with surface-level relationships. Hill Country delivers a quality education centered around critical thinking and problem-solving. But more importantly, the school teaches you how to develop meaningful relationships that will impact you for the rest of your life.”