Bishop’s Alumni, Roy Perkins Jr. ’08 and Dana Mathewson ’09, Made the School Community Proud in the Rio 2016 Paralympics
The Rio 2016 Paralympics were full of unforgettable moments for both the athletes and the fans. Here at Bishop’s, faculty sent out regular updates and words of praise as our fellow Knights, Roy Perkins Jr. ’08 and Dana Mathewson ’09, represented the U.S.A. in swimming and wheelchair tennis.
Roy had his sights set on gold at the Rio games, and he did not go home empty handed. He won the gold medal in the 50m butterfly, silver in the 200m freestyle and the 100m freestyle and bronze in the 50m freestyle.
Dana competed in two separate events, wheelchair women’s singles and doubles tennis. With her partner, Kaitlyn Verfuerth, she advanced to the quarterfinals in doubles. Despite a few tough matches, Dana had the experience of a lifetime.
“Thank you again for all those who have been my cheerleaders from both near and far,” she said in a Facebook update. “Your messages have meant the world to me.”
The Bishop’s School is an independent, coeducational college-preparatory day school for students in grades six through twelve who live throughout San Diego County. Founded in 1909, the School is affiliated with the Episcopal church.