The tagline for the Hanover Area Historic Society Newsletter reads “Pride in the Past — Faith in the Future.”
It has nothing to do with being gay, but it kind of sums up how I’m feeling after speaking with this week’s profile, a dynamic young man determined to make a difference in the world. In explaining why Dashiell Sears was the recipient of a scholarship award, HAHS stated, “Sears was very active in student council, chairing and organizing annual blood drives, homecoming and Halloween parties. He was a writer for the student newspaper, The Chariot, and this past year he was a member of the first BrainBusters Quiz Bowl team from Hanover.” Now a Temple student, Sears has gone from Brain Busters to becoming this year’s Mr. Gay Philadelphia, wowing the judges in the talent portion of the competition with his gymnastic skills.