Simon was the MVP for the 2x State Championship Ultimate Frisbee team at Marcus High School in Flower Mound, Texas, but that just tells a little part of his story. Simon's older brother Ian Vickers was active in Ultimate so he began as a freshman transfer from a Catholic school. He and his family are strong Catholics and it shows in their quiet consistent service and faithfulness.
I remember thinking Simon just looked cool when throwing the disc, way low down to the ground and hard to block. That combined with his introverted personality made me think he might be too cool for me! But when I asked him to participate in a project of my sons' friends to record letters to their moms about what they'll miss when they leave home for college, he thanked me for doing the project!!!
He's headed to Oklahoma State University in Stillwater in the Fall to study, and (ahem) continue playing Ultimate with 5 of his buddies also becoming Pokes! We included Simon's formal attire, with a three-piece suit and sharp purple tie, his sweet old dog, and his love of nature and Ultimate in his graduation portraits.
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