Chris Hughes is Better Than You

dedicated to Jumo Executive Director and Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes

March 20th, 2014
Chris at the Jeddah Economic Forum in Saudi Arabia.

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes talks new media in Elmhurst


Hughes attended Grandview Middle School and Hickory High School before graduating from Phillips Academy Andover.

“I had a drama club when he was in the seventh grade,” said Beverly Snowden, public information officer for Hickory Public Schools. “He performed at the old Grandview Middle School.”

Snowden said she saw many qualities in Hughes that showed his leadership.

“He was a wonderful young man, he had lots of patience and was extremely giving,” she said.

Snowden said Hughes was always thinking creatively.

“Verbally, if I would sit down with him, you could always see his mind working,” she said. “He was relatively quiet. He listened more than he spoke.”

Other teachers said Hughes success did not come as a shock.

“I don’t find it surprising,” said Sally Ross, director of Hickory High and Northview Middle’s orchestra. “He played the viola and piano. He was strongly talented and a very hard worker and a goal setter.”


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Chris Hughes will be presenting Brave New Media World at Elmhurst  College (Chicago area) on March 6th, 2014 at 7 p.m. Get tix here!