John Jay Corson IV '53

“Local Boy Makes Good" would have been an extreme understatement if used to headline a story about Jay Corson. The Arlington boy who came to EHS in 1950 was considered as one of the best in everything he did.
As a senior, he was a Monitor and a member of the Honor Committee. He also participated in dramatics and the choir and was a waiter, Chairman of the Hop Committee, President of the Blackford Literary Society, and Vice President of the Missionary Society. In football, he won three letters, was co-captain, and named All-Metro his senior year. He was All-State two years in a row, carrying the ball as fullback, catching passes out of the backfield, and kicking extra points. He also set a school record for tackles in one season with 144. In soccer, where he also won three letters and was captain of the team, he was Episcopal's first All-Metro selection. In baseball, he again won three letters and was co-captain of the team. At commencement, he was awarded the Rinehart Medal for Athletic Worth and the Baldwin Trophy for sportsmanship.
At the University of Virginia, he captained the football team, made the All-Conference team, and won the first King & Roberts Trophy for the outstanding player in the University of Virginia vs. University of North Carolina game. He was a member of numerous honorary societies, president of Raven, and was one of Virginia's two candidates for the Rhodes Scholarship. He lives in Arlington, Virginia, where he practices law.