Alumni Spotlights

The Lake Highland Preparatory School Alumni Association is proud of our alumni and their accomplishments. Click through the stories below to read about Highlanders from all over the world!

Anup Patel

Dr. Patel ’00 worked with Sen. Bob Graham and Dr. Howard Forman, assisting with the Medicare Prescription Drug bill in the United States Senate. He has served on the Boards of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal (PRS).

At Lake Highland, Dr. Patel was Valedictorian for the Class of 2000, and he matriculated to the University of Florida, where he was the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Recipient and USA Today’s All-USA College Academic First Team. He majored in economics, biochemistry, and molecular genetics. Dr. Patel was the University of Florida’s Class of 2004 Valedictorian.  Following his undergraduate studies, Dr. Patel earned his MD/MBA from Yale University. At Yale, he was awarded the Nobel Laureate Joseph Murray Award for research and the Winters Award as the resident who has made the most significant contribution to the education of the medical class. He completed plastic surgery training at Yale followed by a hand/microsurgery fellowship at New York University.

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MacKenzie Sadler

Mackenzie Sadler ‘13 donated her bone marrow last year to an unknown 8-year-old boy. Recently, Mackenzie got to meet the recipient, Max Boatwright. Because of Mackenzie’s compassion and selflessness, Max is in remission from leukemia, is 100% healthy and started 2nd grade!

“There really are no words. We’re just so incredibly grateful because truly, without her — she was the only match … Truly, it was a godsend to Max.” - Elizabeth Boatwright, Max’s mom.

Here's how Mackenzie recalled the story in the Summer 2018 issue of Tartan Magazine:

My journey with Be The Match began in April 2017, one week before I graduated from Florida State University.   I was working out at a gym in Tallahassee and Be The Match had set up a booth in the lobby.  The man running the table was someone I had been in a workout class with in the past, and I struck up a conversation with him, never intending to sign-up but wanting to learn more. All I had known about bone marrow donation was that it was painful procedure, and I hated needles. 

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Max Starks

Max Starks ’00 is the first Lake Highland football player to be drafted and play in the National Football League (NFL).  After graduating from Lake Highland, Max, an offensive tackle, attended the University of Florida on an athletic scholarship.  Max earned many accolades while at the University of Florida, including Team Captain, SEC Championship team, and First Team all-SEC.  

After graduating from the University of Florida, he was drafted in the third round of the 2004 NFL Draft and spent ten seasons in the NFL.  After becoming an offensive starter at right tackle during the 2005 season, Max helped lead the Pittsburgh Steelers to a 2006 Super Bowl Championship and again in 2009.  Max also played for the San Diego Chargers and St. Louis Rams before playing his final season with the Arizona Cardinals (2014).  

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Toby Wosskow

Toby Wosskow ’11, Writer, Director

Toby Wossow ’11 wrote and directed the film Sides of a Horn working with executive producer Sir Richard Branson. It is the first film of its kind to tell the story of how the poaching war in South Africa is tearing apart communities as people kill rhinos and each other as part of the multi-billion dollar illegal wildlife trade. Toby premiered Sides of a Horn at Lake Highland Preparatory School’s Harriett Coleman Center for the Performing Arts in March 2019. He shares, "LHP gave me the tools to practice my craft and the encouragement to pursue my passion, and it prepared me for the great unknown in an industry where the odds are stacked against you.  I arrived at LHP as a high school freshman, insecure about myself and unsure about my future. Four years later, I left with self-confidence and a clear direction that I wanted my life to go in."

Toby’s short film, Sides of a Horn, recently qualified for the 2020 OSCARS®, Best Live Action Short Film.

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