William Weston III '52

Although he won nine varsity letters, was captain of three varsity sports teams and was president of the E Club, Bill “Cueball" Weston was a modest boy. However, his achievements did not go unnoticed by his friends and teammates. The 1952 Whispers reads, "that he was presented with the door to the E room by the rest of the members. Cue, with retiring modesty that is his alone, returned the door, saying he could not possibly keep it; but his name remains on it, a lasting monument from the boys to their hero."
The South Carolina native led the 1951-52 football, basketball and baseball teams to winning seasons. For his outstanding leadership and sportsmanship, Dr. Weston received the Rinehart Medal for Athletic Worth at commencement. As alternate captain of the baseball team, Dr. Weston helped end the team's losing streak in 1952 with a two-run homer that led to a 5-4 victory over Virginia Episcopal School. As co-captain of the basketball team, he was typical of his other teammates-" consistently good and always played his best, II according to the 1952 Whispers.
Dr. Weston also was a Senior Monitor and a member of the Honor Committee, Glee Club, Hop Committee, Missionary Society and Athletic Advisory Board. From EHS, he went on to letter three years in football at the University of South Carolina, where he was president of the Honor Council, an Outstanding Senior and a member of Omicron Delta Kappa honor society.
After earning his medical degree at Duke Hospital, Dr. Weston became an academic physician at the Medical University of South Carolina then at the University of Texas at San Antonio and finally at the Medical College of Georgia. MCG honored him by establishing the William Weston Award, which is presented annually to an outstanding medical student in pediatrics.
Dr. Weston now is a professor emeritus at MCG and consults for the district public health office in Augusta, Ga., where he lives with his wife, Elise. They have five children and four grandchildren.