Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. in Modern Languages (Spanish) - The Citadel 1992 A.A. Radio/Television Broadcasting - Trident Tech - 1995
Mr. Cyril R. Samonte
Mr. Cyril Samonte is the Media Tech teacher for Hanahan High School. Mr. Samonte is an Emmy-nominated teacher. With over 20 years of television experience, he has won numerous awards during his career (Emmy winner in 2000 and nominated twice). He is a 1992 graduate of The Citadel and a 1995 graduate of Trident Technical College. His career stated in 1994 working at WCIV channel 4 in Charleston, and has worked all over the southeast at various television markets in Jacksonville, FL, Birmingham, AL, and Charlotte, NC. He returned to Charleston in 2003 and worked again at WCIV channel 4. After his stint there, Mr. Samonte started working at The Citadel's athletic department managing the video board at The Citadel's Johnson Hagood Stadium and was also in charge of streaming all of the school's home athletic events. During this time, Mr. Samonte formed CyrREEL Video Productions in 2007. Mr. Samonte brings over 20 years of television experience to Hanahan High School.
School Hours: 8AM to 330PM
After School Hours: 330PM to 6PM
Media Tech Teacher/Yearbook Adviser