They say that life is what you make it, and that you can consider the glass half empty or half full. Malcolm Hines is a person who always looks at the glass as half full. To him, life is what you make it, and if you decide that things are going to turn out well and look at the bright side of most things, then generally life will be pleasant.
Malcolm Xavier Hines was born on April 28, 1988, in Shenandoah County, Virginia, to Randall Lyn and the late Darshell D. Melvin-Hines. After his mother’s untimely death from lung disease when Malcolm was only sixteen months of age, Malcolm’s father relinquished his parental rights to his maternal grandparents, Robert and Sylvia Melvin. Malcolm has been in their care since January 1990.
Malcolm has shown great success in all of his endeavors throughout his lifetime. He has always been an exceptional student, earning marks rivaling the tops in his class. Academics have always come easily to Malcolm, leaving him time to pursue other things that interest him. One of those things is athletics. Malcolm’s school requires its students to participate in an after-school activity such as sports or theatre. Malcolm took a liking to football at an early age and began playing it in an organized way in his 8th grade year. Since then, he has played every year and loves the sport more and more. He plans to pursue football in college.
Malcolm’s true passion, however, is music and more specifically, singing. Throughout his thirteen years at St. Christopher’s School, he has been very involved in many choirs. Malcolm has been a member of at least one choir at his school since the 3rd grade, and is currently a member of three, being president of one and co-leader of another. He is also a pianist and has used his musical talent at other times as a member of the handbell choir and middle school band, playing tenor saxophone. He has also been a member of the choir at Good Shepherd Baptist Church since joining the church in 1997. In addition to the choir at church, Malcolm also volunteers at the church’s summer camp for kids. He worked with younger kids as a counselor at a camp sponsored by his school for inner city middle-schoolers.
Malcolm loves football, and Malcolm loves music, but most of all, Malcolm just loves to see other people happy. He has an interesting sense of humor, and most of his friends would describe him as a jokester who likes to be silly and goofy and sometimes even rude in order to show affection. Malcolm plans to study law in college, so that he can not only make people happy, but also treat them fairly in the process.