William Fredrick Horning


Favorite Quote:

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

-Theodore Roosevelt

Favorite DCS Memory

I enjoyed meeting new people, the classes I took, and I enjoyed the teachers and their warm presence they brought to the school. I don't know what to say to Porter, bottom line, I don't know how he put up with me. I am grateful for the life lessons and his support he gave me.


A Message from William:

To my Family,

Thank You for being there in good times and bad. When I accomplished something great and when I fell flat on my face... Times such as Moving up to Wayfarers and receiving awards in FNE (The Federation of North American Explorers). Or, the days when I’m at my lowest and spend my time in self loathing and doubt. Thank you for teaching me and lifting me up.