Over the summer many Charlotte Christian students and faculty are continuing their education by participating in a variety of programs, conferences, trips, and internships that will take place locally, around the country, and across the globe.
Congratulations to Charlotte Christian School's Chief Financial Officer Terry Efird on being named the 2017 Charlotte Business Journal's 2017 Non-Profit CFO of Year.

Senior Spotlight

The Senior Spotlight highlights members of the Class of 2017. Students that are highlighted in this feature have been nominated by upper school faculty and administration as examples of students who are excelling in academics, athletics, fine arts, or service and are actively fulfilling the mission of Charlotte Christian School. A new senior will be featured each week until graduation.

ABOUT ME
When did you start at Charlotte Christian?
I began my education at Charlotte Christian in kindergarten, which makes me a CCS lifer.

Why did you or your parents choose Charlotte Christian? 
My mom toured a number of private schools in Charlotte before my sister went to kindergarten. She fell in love with CCS immediately at the first open house where she could tell the teachers surrounded their students with love and nurtured them through every course. She wanted us to receive a strong academic education in a loving Christian environment. Once she learned more about how CCS educates "the whole child,” she could not wait to enroll both my sister and me.

What co-curricular or athletic events are you involved with, both in and out of school? 
I have played soccer since the sixth grade, playing on the CCS varsity soccer team all four years of upper school, and making some of the best memories and friendships of my life. During the season of my senior year, my teammates voted me as one of their team captains. I also participated on the CCS Ultimate Frisbee team for two years.

I have played the trumpet since the fourth grade, therefore participating in the Charlotte Christian Band for nine years. I joined the Jazz Band in the sixth grade and have stayed in that through my senior year as well. As a junior, I was elected junior representative of the Wind Ensemble in the Band Council, and as a senior I was elected president of the Wind Ensemble and selected to be student conductor. As student conductor, I conducted the Spirit Band at football games as well as a piece during our spring concert. My junior and senior year I worked in the sound booth for the two upper school plays, Godspell and Footloose. I was also invited to join the Knights Knews broadcasting team my senior year.

During the summer of my sophomore year, I worked in concessions at the Regal Movie Theater at Stonecrest Shopping Center. As a junior, I interned with Honda of Concord to learn more about the mechanics and engineering behind automobiles.

Throughout upper school, I went with many of my classmates to play our instruments at various retirement homes for the holidays. In addition, I have served as a technical assistant at my church, Church at Charlotte – Matthews, for the last two years. I help in the sound booth and control the displays during our services. I also tutored students in math, science, and reading at the Gladedale Community Center for two years.

HONORS AND AWARDS
Have you earned any honors or awards such as academic honors, honor rolls, athletic awards, fine arts honors, etc.? 
I have been on the Summa Cum Laude Honor Roll and a member of the Tri-M Honor Society throughout upper school. As a sophomore, I received the Most Improved Award for my efforts on the varsity soccer team at CCS. As a junior, I received the Highest Achievement in AP Physics C and the Highest Achievement in AP Calculus BC Awards. In addition, I was honored to receive the University of Virginia’s Jefferson Book Award and designated as an AP Scholar with Honors. I also had the honor of being selected to attend Harvard Model Congress and being inducted into the National Honor Society. As a senior, I received the Diligence Award for my season on the CCS varsity soccer team. I was also named a National Merit Commended Student and received the President’s Education Award. I received the Highest Achievement Award for both AP Computer Science and Calculus III. At the end of my journey at CCS, I will graduate with Academic Conservatory Distinctions in both Math/Science and Fine Arts and will also be recognized as a 2017 Honors Graduate.

COLLEGE AND BEYOND
What colleges have you applied to and which ones have you been accepted to thus far? 
I have been accepted and decided to attend North Carolina State University as a member of their Scholars Program. In addition, I was also accepted at the University of Alabama at Huntsville, the Calhoun Honors College at Clemson University, Mercer University, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and Virginia Tech.

What do you plan to study in college? What are your long-term goals? 
I plan to earn a degree in mechanical engineering, as of right now specifically in automotive, that will hopefully lead to obtaining a position at a company like Honda or BMW.

Are you a nominee or have you applied for any college scholarships? 
At NC State University I was selected to apply for and admitted to the University Scholars Program. Once accepted, I was granted the Non-Resident Merit Scholarship at Clemson University, the Academic Merit Scholarship at Mercer University, and the Charger Excellence Scholarship at the University of Alabama at Huntsville.

CHARLOTTE CHRISTIAN INFLUENCE
What are your favorite subjects at Charlotte Christian and why?  
The math and science, fine arts, and Bible courses at Charlotte Christian are the subjects I liked the most. Each of these subjects has pushed me in different aspects of my life and lead to many great experiences and memories.

Throughout my education, I have always found math and science to be extremely interesting. The hand cramps and dried out contacts from working numerous page-long problems late at night for homework or to prepare for a test were always worth it once I was finally able to complete the assignment feeling more knowledgeable than I was before I had started.

The fine arts classes I had the opportunity to take greatly impacted my experience at CCS. Being a part of the Wind Ensemble Honors, Jazz Band Honors, and Knights Knews classes helped me form great friendships that I will cherish forever. I won’t forget the memories from late night band concerts or the satisfaction and laughs that come with completing an episode of Knights Knews.

Lastly, the Bible department at CCS has greatly strengthened my faith throughout my time here. The upper school classes have particularly enhanced my knowledge about Christianity, starting with the stories of the Old Testament and ending with the arguments of Apologetics. The incredibly knowledgeable teachers in the department like Mr. Rhett Davis (sophomore Bible) and Mr. Brian Henson (junior Bible) could always answer my questions about the faith, never leaving me with any of my doubts unresolved. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to enjoy this subject at my school.

Who are some of your favorite Charlotte Christian teachers and why? 
First off, I would like to thank every single teacher I’ve had at CCS for investing time and instilling wisdom into my life. All of my teachers have helped make my experience at CCS something worthwhile.

Specifically, Mrs. Sue Nielsen (history) and Mrs. Szymborski (junior English) are some of my favorite teachers because they helped me through topics in school that I would not consider my strengths. AP Language and Composition with Mrs. Szymborski and AP European History with Mrs. Nielsen were two of the most challenging classes I have ever taken. However, by taking these courses with them, I learned more about perseverance and diligence than in any other classes, even though my grade might not necessarily reflect it. For that, I thank them both greatly.

Mr. Bob Angley (math) has greatly impacted my life because of his vast knowledge of mathematics and his love for Christ. I never knew how much Calculus could relate back to the faith until I took two of his classes, Pre-Calculus and AP Calculus BC. Nearly every class Mr. Angley would share a personal anecdote about his journey with Christ or connect the lesson back to the stories of the Bible. I can tell he truly does care about my fellow classmates and me. I sincerely enjoyed creating the relationship I have with Mr. Angley over the two years I took his classes, and can’t wait to continue that relationship in the future.

I have had the great opportunity to take Mr. Ryan Runge’s AP Physics C, AP Computer Science, and Calculus III classes in my last two years at CCS. Mr. Runge is an incredibly intelligent, gifted, and hilarious teacher. I cannot imagine my time at CCS without the laughs and memories I have gotten through his three classes I was able to take. I cannot thank him enough for the time he invested in my life as well as the great memories I gained from his classes.

How has Charlotte Christian impacted you or made a difference in your life? Do you feel that Charlotte Christian has prepared you for life after graduation? 
Nearly everything I have ever learned came from Charlotte Christian. I have been at this school for 13 years of my life, learning elementary topics like how to simplify fractions and punctuate a sentence all the way up to triple integrals and five paragraph essays attempting to analyze some of the most confusing poems I have ever read! Like I said before, each and every teacher not only strived to help me reach my highest potential in the classroom, but also cared about who I grew up to be as a person and continued to remind me that life also includes more important things to be concerned about than a letter in the grade book. Charlotte Christian has taught me countless life lessons that I will never forget, and because of that I feel confident that I am fully prepared for what lies ahead of me. I know I am going to miss the connection and bond of the students and faculty of the Charlotte Christian community once I head off to college, but because of the great impact this school has had on me I know that I will always be a Knight!

ABOUT ME

When did you start at Charlotte Christian?
I started at Charlotte Christian in kindergarten and I’m proud to be a CCS lifer.

Why did you or your parents choose Charlotte Christian? 
My parents wanted to send my sister and me to a faith-based school to form a Christian worldview.

What co-curricular or athletic events are you involved with, both in and out of school? 
In my junior and senior years, I was a member of Knights Knews, the upper school broadcasting team. On a weekly basis, we plan, write, produce, film, and edit video announcements and skits. I served as Student Government Association (SGA) Historian as a senior and was responsible for event photography and videography at school events. I also managed content for SGA social media accounts on Twitter and Instagram. My junior year I served on Prom Committee, as well as led the Invitations Committee and Senior Video Committee. I have been a part of the Pro-Life Club throughout upper school. As the treasurer my junior year, I helped plan and organize an overnight school trip to the annual March For Life Rally in Washington, D.C. I was chaplain of the National Junior Classical League Club in my junior year and have been a Girl’s Book Club member all four years of upper school.

I volunteer as a Project Appleseed Rifle Instructor and Range Safety Officer. A nonprofit organization, Project Appleseed teaches fundamental rifle marksmanship and shares historical stories of the beginning of the American Revolution, with the goal of inspiring people to understand the sacrifices made for our freedom and to become more civically involved. After 130 hours of training, I became the youngest female instructor in the state of North Carolina at 16 years old. I have been a member of the Charlotte Rifle and Pistol Club Junior Rifle Team, a competitive rifle marksmanship team, throughout upper school. As a member, I have competed in local, regional, and national matches. I qualified for the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) National Junior Olympic Three Position Air Rifle Championship in 2015 and 2016 and also qualified for the CMP Regional Championship in 2014, 2015, and 2016.

I have also served as a Charlotte Christian School summer camp counselor and volunteered with Servants With A Heart.

HONORS AND AWARDS
Have you earned any honors or awards such as academic honors, honor rolls, athletic awards, fine arts honors, etc.? 
I am a member of the National Honor Society and participated in Harvard Model Congress my junior year. I have also earned Summa Cum Laude and Magna Cum Laude Honor Roll designations for academics. I also had the honor of representing the senior class on Homecoming Court this year.

COLLEGE AND BEYOND
What colleges have you applied to and which ones have you been accepted to thus far? 
I am excited to be attending Furman University in the fall. I was also accepted to Belmont University, the University of Kentucky, Liberty University, North Carolina State University, and Wofford College.

What do you plan to study in college? What are your long-term career goals? 
I plan to study communications and marketing with an interest in pursuing a career in sports broadcasting. I am excited to be an intern at Fox Sports 1 this summer. After my J-Term internship with Concentric Consumer Marketing here in Charlotte, I found consumer brand marketing fascinating, so I am considering that path as well.

Are you a nominee or have you applied for any college scholarships? 
I am honored to be the recipient of the Steve Byrnes Memorial Broadcasting Award, and look forward to an internship this summer at Fox Sports 1 as part of the award. I am also the recipient of a Civilian Marksmanship Program Scholarship. In addition, I received a Bell Tower Scholarship from Furman University, a Bluegrass Spirit Scholarship from the University of Kentucky, a General Academic Merit Scholarship from Belmont University, a Liberty Academic Scholarship at Liberty University, and a Wofford Merit Scholarship at Wofford College.

CHARLOTTE CHRISTIAN INFLUENCE
What are your favorite subjects at Charlotte Christian and why?  
My favorite class is Knights Knews (broadcasting) with Mr. Chad Fair. My experience with Knights Knews has helped me develop skills in communication and public speaking. It gave me a chance to learn something I had always been interested in, but never had the opportunity to explore. It challenged me to develop self-confidence, as well as skills in decision-making and time management.

I truly enjoyed AP United States History and AP United States Government and Politics, taught by Dr. Donn Headley and Mr. Steve Hoff, respectively. I have always enjoyed United States history and politics, learning about the origins of our nation and how our government functions. Both classes greatly expanded my knowledge of both areas. Dr. Headley and Mr. Hoff are passionate about what they teach which makes learning the material all that more exciting.

Christian Theology with Mr. Brian Henson (junior Bible) and Christian Apologetics with Mr. Dean Hardy (senior Bible) have helped solidify my faith with logical and evidence-based arguments that I feel prepared to use when necessary.

Who are some of your favorite Charlotte Christian teachers and why? 
Mr. Chad Fair (Knights Knews) has had a tremendous impact on my life. He saw potential in me that I did not see myself and encouraged me to get involved with Knights Knews. He has taught me about where creativity comes from and aspects of film production. He is invested in this school and his students. Every morning he asks how I am doing and is personable. I will always be grateful for his leadership and encouragement during my time at CCS.

Mrs. Emily Fair has been my SGA advisor this year and prom committee leader my junior year. I’ve enjoyed planning school events with her and seeing how she leads and completes tasks under stress and pressure. I can always go to her for advice or if I need a good laugh.

Both Dr. Donn Headley (AP U.S. History) and Mr. Steve Hoff (AP Government and Politics) have a real passion for what they teach, and they both so approachable, not with just classroom material, but anything you might need help with at all.

Mr. Andy Ross (former 8th grade Earth Science; now Assistant Athletic Director) is easygoing and made learning interesting through fun, entertaining stories.

How has Charlotte Christian impacted you or made a difference in your life? Do you feel that Charlotte Christian has prepared you for life after graduation? 
My time at Charlotte Christian has helped me grow in all areas of my life. I have made lifelong friendships and am very grateful for the opportunity to learn and grow in such a special place. Charlotte Christian has had a great impact on my life. I am blessed to have been part of an amazing experience in a loving, nurturing environment of like-minded people. I feel well prepared to go out into the world to impact the culture for Christ. I am already beginning to see the value of my education and look forward to applying the useful skills I’ve developed at Charlotte Christian in college and beyond.

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ABOUT ME
When did you start at Charlotte Christian?
I began attending Charlotte Christian my freshman year of high school.

Why did you or your parents choose Charlotte Christian? 
My parents and I made the decision to attend Charlotte Christian because of the welcoming atmosphere and unique opportunities across all areas. Charlotte Christian promised me the ability to play competitive athletics while also challenging me in the classroom. When we visited, I engaged with teachers who genuinely cared about me as a person and encouraged my academic success. These two aspects of Charlotte Christian stood out among the rest of the schools in Charlotte. It was a tough decision between my local public school and Charlotte Christian, but in the end God took me exactly where he wanted me and I’m forever grateful.

What co-curricular or athletic events are you involved with, both in and out of school? 
I played on the JV basketball team as a freshman and was elected captain my sophomore year; then, transitioned to playing on the varsity team my junior year. I also played on the varsity football team my junior and senior years. I am the current SGA Student Body President, a Freedom Fellows member, CELL group leader, and an Admission’s Department Student Ambassador. I have been involved in the Freedom Fellows, a student fellowship combating sex-trafficking in Charlotte, for two years and have represented CCS as a student ambassador for two years. I have mentored middle school boys every Wednesday morning during the school year since my sophomore year and have truly been blessed in seeing the young men grow up through their journey of middle school. I have enjoyed playing the ukulele on the student-led worship team for the past two years and have also helped backstage for the upper school plays since sophomore year. I enjoyed working at the Siskey YMCA as a lifeguard last summer. I have also been a part of Joy Prom, a local event at my church for individuals with special needs, for the past five years and have been blessed beyond measure each time I’ve participated in it.

HONORS AND AWARDS
Have you earned any honors or awards such as academic honors, honor rolls, athletic awards, fine arts honors, etc.? 
During spring break of my sophomore year I was nominated for and traveled to Washington, D.C. and took part in an Envision conference on National Security: Defense, Intelligence, and Diplomacy. Some highlights of the experience included hearing lectures from former NSA director Keith Alexander and Purple Heart recipient Sal Gonzalez, attending several panels on Cyber Security, and visiting Andrews Air Force Base. I have been on the Summa Cum Laude or Magna Cum Laude Academic Honor Roll throughout high school and am a member of the National Honor Society. I was awarded the Timothy Award for Service Above Self my sophomore year as well as the Latin II Honors highest GPA Award. My junior year I received the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award. In athletics, I received the Diligence Award for my senior varsity football season and the Perseverance Award for my freshman JV basketball season. This year I won honorable mention for poetry at the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition and was a finalist for the 2016 Dynamic Scholarship Leader of the Year Award. I will also graduate from Charlotte Christian School as a 2017 Honors Graduate.

COLLEGE AND BEYOND
What colleges have you applied to and which ones have you been accepted to thus far? 
I am excited to be attending Wake Forest University in the fall. I was also accepted to Furman University, George Washington University, and the University of South Carolina.

What do you plan to study in college? What are your long-term goals? 
Currently, I am unsure of my study plans in college, but I would like to pursue a law degree along with a masters in business administration.

Are you a nominee or have you applied for any college scholarships? 
I am a Presidential Scholarship Award recipient at George Washington University as well as a Bell Tower Scholarship Award winner at Furman University. I was also a finalist for the 2016 Dynamic Scholarship Fund Leader of the Year Award after my senior varsity football season.

CHARLOTTE CHRISTIAN INFLUENCE
What are your favorite subjects at Charlotte Christian and why?  
This is one of the hardest questions I’ve ever had, other than “Where are you going to college?!” I have been blessed beyond measure in each Bible class I’ve been a part of during high school. I know for a fact that Mr. Brian Henson (junior Bible) will always remember my B4 Bible class (we will always be his favorite - sorry current juniors). I also fell in love with writing junior year in my AP Literature class. After starting off in the deep depths of not having a clue about what I was doing, I trusted Mrs. Renuka Szymborski’s judgment and continued on my adventure. I can say with great pleasure that I passed the AP exam despite nearly going mentally insane the first semester. AP Government (Mr. Steve Hoff) was one of my all time favorite classes because of the debates and pre-presidential election events occurring during my junior year. It was extremely helpful to learn about the process of elections and then see it play out in real life. This year I have loved AP European History with the greatest history teacher alive, Mrs. Sue Nielsen. Other than the copious amounts of reading we do in the class, I can say that I enjoy every part of each A2 block. I must conclude this list with the greatest elective on the planet, Adobe Photoshop. Whether it be Ms. Tess Regan talking about her love for the Panthers while we work, or the fact that I could use creativity in the digital world, it was great. The highlight of my Photoshop career would have to be the time that I “photoshopped” my head on Arnold Schwarzenegger’s body, while standing at Stonehenge. Yes, you read that right.

Who are some of your favorite Charlotte Christian teachers and why? 
Mrs. Renuka Syzmborski (junior English) and Mrs. Susan Jones (math) are my two favorite teachers in the high school for multiple reasons. Both have seen me succeed, and despite my failures, still love talking to me. Mrs. Syzmborski has seen me so confused that I didn’t know what I was writing down and Mrs. Jones has seen the worst attempt at a calculus Free Response Question (FRQ) in the history of FRQ’s, but despite all this, they still push for my success. Mrs. Syzmborski pushed me extremely hard to be successful and always reminded me that I had it in me, my light bulb just had to turn on. Whether it was a question about Harry Potter, my passive verbs, or my next steps in life, Mrs. Szymborski has been there for me. In Mrs. Jones’ case, I have had her for Algebra II Honors and currently AP Calculus AB and her heart for the Lord is amazing to me. Mrs. Jones is one of the happiest people I know and if you don’t walk down the hall and see that woman smile, then you are doing something wrong. She is a light in the halls of Charlotte Christian and a constant reminder to me that math can be fun. This list wouldn’t be complete without Mrs. Jessica Ramsey in the media center. She was the first teacher I had at Charlotte Christian, freshman year in English class, and since then we have been very close. I have loved being her teacher aide for the past two years and will be forever thankful for her support in my life and her always encouraging me to read more, because, well, readers are leaders (so Mr. Giller and Mrs. Ramsey preach).

How has Charlotte Christian impacted you or made a difference in your life? Do you feel that Charlotte Christian has prepared you for life after graduation? 
Charlotte Christian School has been everything I could have ever asked for and more. The relationships I’ve made with my friends, teachers, and coaches will be relationships that last as long as I do. Academically, I feel more than prepared for college and confident that I will be able to succeed in and out of the classroom. Spiritually, Mr. Brian Henson’s (junior Bible) and Mr. Dean Hardy’s (senior Bible) classes helped me personalize my faith and truly grasp why I believe what I believe. Understanding the scriptures is one thing, but truly believing in it has become real to me as of late. The lessons that I learned on the basketball court and the football field will stick with me forever and Coach Estep and Coach Brown’s leadership is something I’ll always remember. Whether it be Coach Mike Miller screaming to me, “Water off a duck’s back” after I drop a football in practice or Mrs. Jones saying, “No work, no way” in the middle of math class, Charlotte Christian has been a place where I’ve discovered who I am, realized where I am on my spiritual journey, and made friendships that will last a lifetime.


 

ABOUT ME
When did you start at Charlotte Christian?
I came to Charlotte Christian in kindergarten and I’m proud to be a CCS lifer.

Why did you or your parents choose Charlotte Christian? 
My parents chose CCS for me because they liked the genuine community and Christian values of this school.

What co-curricular or athletic events are you involved with, both in and out of school? 
I am very involved in athletics as CCS. I have been on the varsity cross country, swim, and track and field teams for all four years of high school. I have qualified for the state meets for each of these sports every year.

I have also been involved in student government during my senior year. I am currently the senior class public relations officer. I have also been a member of the Teen Volunteer Board for the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte my junior and senior years. This opportunity allows me to work together with other high school students to serve as an ambassador for the house in my community. We are responsible for planning events for the house as well as an annual fundraising project each year.

I am the co-president of the Chess Club and have also enjoyed serving as a CCS student ambassador for the past two years. It is a great experience for me to be able to share my story with prospective students and families. In fine arts, I am a member of the Tri-M Music Honor Society and have enjoyed being in the Upper School Wind Ensemble Honors Band for all four years of high school. During the summer, I love to travel. I have had opportunities to go on several mission trips to Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, and Tanzania.

HONORS AND AWARDS
Have you earned any honors or awards such as academic honors, honor rolls, athletic awards, fine arts honors, etc.? 
I am an AP Scholar with Distinction, Furman Scholar, and the recipient of the Wellesley Book Award. I’ve been a member of the National Honor Society my junior and senior years and have been on the Summa Cum Laude Honor Roll for grades 9-12. I was also recognized as a 2017 Honors Graduate and a received the President’s Education Award. In athletics, I received the Courage Award for varsity swimming my sophomore year and the MVP Award for cross-country my sophomore, junior, and senior years. I have also received the Christian Character Award for track and field my sophomore and junior years.

COLLEGE AND BEYOND
What colleges have you applied to and which ones have you been accepted to thus far? 
I applied to the Clemson University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the University of South Carolina, and have been accepted into all three. After prayerful consideration, I have decided to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

What do you plan to study in college? What are your long-term career goals? 
In college, I would like to study international business or chemistry with a premed track. Both subjects interest me and I’m looking forward to college as an experience to explore new things and learn about potential careers.

Are you a nominee or have you applied for any college scholarships? 
I was a Charlotte Christian School nominee for the Morehead Cain Scholarship for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I also received the Cooper Scholarship for the University of South Carolina as well as a merit-based scholarship at Clemson University.

CHARLOTTE CHRISTIAN INFLUENCE
What are your favorite subjects at Charlotte Christian and why?  
My favorite classes at Charlotte Christian have been Logic and Debate and U.S. Government. I also enjoy the subjects of math and science because I really appreciate all the time and effort that the teachers in these departments put forth to ensure that their students understand values that are applicable both inside and outside the classroom.

Who are some of your favorite Charlotte Christian teachers and why? 
Mr. Bob Angley (math) is one of my favorite teachers at Charlotte Christian. I have had the opportunity to take Mr. Angley’s Geometry and BC Calculus classes. He has also served as a teacher sponsor for the Chess Club. He is an amazing math teacher as well as a caring and understanding person. He constantly serves as a godly role model for his students. Mr. Ben Ector (sophomore English) and Mrs. Kim McGinn (chemistry) are also two of my favorite teachers. I have enjoyed both of their classes and appreciate their passion for teaching. Both of them have had such a positive impact in my life and I will definitely miss them next year.

How has Charlotte Christian impacted you or made a difference in your life? Do you feel that Charlotte Christian has prepared you for life after graduation? 
Charlotte Christian has provided me with a community and friends who I can count on. These people have had such an impact on shaping my character and I am happy to say that I am a better person after knowing them. Going forward, I feel that Charlotte Christian has gone above and beyond to both spiritually and intellectually prepare me for college.


 

ABOUT ME
When did you start at Charlotte Christian?
I started in the fourth grade.


 

 

Why did you or your parents choose Charlotte Christian? 
My parents chose Charlotte Christian because they wanted to put me in a Christian school without sacrificing academics or opportunities.

What co-curricular or athletic events are you involved with, both in and out of school? 
I have been a member of the Charlotte Christian band program since the fourth grade. I play the clarinet in the Upper School Wind Ensemble and the tenor saxophone in Jazz Band and enjoyed the opportunity to perform at Walt Disney World during J-Term of my sophomore year. I am the vice president of the Band Council and the secretary for the Girls’ Book Club. As a freshman, I participated on the varsity swim team and as a sophomore I was on the track and field team. I also managed the varsity girls’ basketball team both my junior and senior years. I was also involved in Student Government my freshman through junior years and have served as an Admissions Ambassador for CCS for two years. Outside of school, I work extensively with Servants with a Heart, my parents’ non-profit organization, which packs dehydrated food to send to malnourished people around the world. I have also traveled on mission trips to Nicaragua (with SWH) and I went to Poland for a month the summer before my freshman year.

HONORS AND AWARDS
Have you earned any honors or awards such as academic honors, honor rolls, athletic awards, fine arts honors, etc.? 
I was recently named the Class of 2017 valedictorian. I am a National Merit Scholarship Finalist and an AP Scholar with Distinction. I am also a member of the Tri-M Music Honor Society and the National Honor Society. I received the Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Award from the University of Rochester my junior year and have won the highest GPA Award in 15 classes. My freshman year I won the Perseverance Award for varsity swimming (because I was so bad it was shocking I didn’t quit). I was also selected to attend the HOBY Leadership Conference my sophomore year, and I was a HOBY World Leadership Scholarship Award Finalist. I have been named to the Summa Cum Laude Honor Roll every year of upper school. In the National Scholastic Art and Writing Competition, I won both an Honorable Mention and a Silver Key Award in the personal essay/memoir category. I am also the CCS nominee for The Charlotte Observer All-Star Scholars Program, a President’s Education Award Recipient, and an Honors Graduate.

COLLEGE AND BEYOND
What colleges have you applied to and which ones have you been accepted to thus far? 
I have been accepted at Boston College, Covenant College, Furman University, Hillsdale College, Northeastern University, the University of Virginia, William and Mary, Rice University, and Wheaton College (Illinois). I plan to attend Wheaton College next year.

What do you plan to study in college? What are your long-term goals? 
I am not positive what I would like to study, but I am leaning toward Christian Ministry with a possible double major in Health Sciences. I would like to be a missionary or go into the non-profit world and try to connect my passion for service with my passion for health and nutrition.

Are you a nominee or have you applied for any college scholarships? 
I was awarded the Arthur Holmes Faith and Learning Scholarship from Wheaton College, merit scholarships from Hillsdale College and Covenant College, the Bell Tower Scholarship from Furman University, and the Northeastern Honors Scholarship. In addition, I have been invited to the James Monroe Scholars program at William and Mary, the Echols Scholars program at UVA, and the Honors program at Northeastern.

CHARLOTTE CHRISTIAN INFLUENCE
What are your favorite subjects at Charlotte Christian and why?  
That’s a tough question because I have really loved many of the classes I have taken at CCS. English is one of my favorite subjects and I have enjoyed all four years for different reasons. I have especially enjoyed AP Literature this year because I like reading a variety of literature. I find AP European History fascinating and I have really learned a lot from College Psychology. I am one of the few who has taken all four of Mr. Ryan Runge’s classes (math and science), which I have thoroughly enjoyed (though AP Physics C was not my strength and AP Computer Science left me staring at my homework for hours during the first month before it clicked). I also liked AP Calculus BC junior year with Mr. Bob Angley (math). Finally, I have really enjoyed all four years of Bible classes and I love band class (and the chance to have a break from academics).

Who are some of your favorite Charlotte Christian teachers and why? 
Well, this question is harder than the last one. I guess I’ll try not to give a laundry list of every teacher I have ever had. I have loved the different band teachers I have had through the years, and have especially enjoyed Mrs. Leslie Niessner (band director). Mr. Ryan Runge (math and science) is another one of my favorite teachers (as you probably guessed since I took all of his classes), because I appreciate the consistency of his classes and his ability to clear up subjects that are not my strengths. I also enjoyed Mr. Bob Angley (math) for not only teaching me Calculus, but also sharing bits of wisdom every day and showing such a strong Godly character. I have learned many life lessons from both Mrs. Karen Dean (senior English) and Mrs. Renuka Szymborski (junior English) and they have given me the chance to explore literature more deeply. I love having class with both Mrs. Sue Nielsen (history) and Mrs. Amanda Poole (psychology) because they both make lecture-style classes funny and interesting. Last, but most certainly not least, I have to mention Mrs. Jodi Foxx (director of college counseling). I’m pretty sure I would not have made it through high school without the ability to go to her whenever I need help or advice, whether about school or college or life.

How has Charlotte Christian impacted you or made a difference in your life? Do you feel that Charlotte Christian has prepared you for life after graduation? 
Charlotte Christian has impacted me in so many ways. I became a Christian with the help of my fourth grade teacher Mrs. Clark. Since then, my faith has been challenged and stretched and grown, in large part thanks to my Bible classes at CCS and the opportunity to see how my teachers live out their faiths. CCS has also given me a community and many of my closest friends. CCS has also stretched me. I have been pushed out of my comfort zone by classes like AP Computer Science and activities like joining the swim team (I am really not an athlete), but I have always found people willing to help me. I definitely feel prepared for life after graduation and I am very grateful for all of the opportunities I have had because of CCS.


 

ABOUT ME
When did you start at Charlotte Christian?
I started in kindergarten in Mrs. Windham’s class and I’m proud to be a lifer.

 

Why did you or your parents choose Charlotte Christian? 
My parents chose Charlotte Christian because of its Christ-centered basis for education as well as the ability for their kids to go to the same school from kindergarten to 12th grade. My mother taught in both private and public education systems, and she knew she wanted my older brother Daniel (‘12) and I to go to a private Christian school.

What co-curricular or athletic events are you involved with, both in and out of school? 
In athletics, I have played on the varsity girls’ basketball team since freshman year and this year I was able to serve as co-captain. In addition, I have run track since freshman year, and I have served as co-captain since my sophomore year. I also managed the varsity volleyball team my junior and senior years. In fine arts, I have played in the Wind Ensemble since freshman year and I served on the band council my junior and senior years. In addition, I played in the Jazz Band in my freshman and sophomore years. I also served as class chaplain my freshman through junior years of upper school, and I am currently serving as the SGA chaplain. I am also an ambassador for the Charlotte Christian Admissions Department. Outside of school I am a greeter and a kid’s Sunday school teacher at Grace Covenant Church, and I work at Altar’d State at SouthPark Mall.

HONORS AND AWARDS
Have you earned any honors or awards such as academic honors, honor rolls, athletic awards, fine arts honors, etc.? 
I have earned recognition as both a National Merit Commended Scholar and an AP Scholar with Distinction In addition, I have been on the Summa Cum Laude honor roll all throughout upper school, and I will be graduating as salutatorian of my class. I am also a member of the National Honor Society and the Tri-M Music Honor Society and will graduate with an Academic Conservatory Distinction in Bible.  I was recently recognized as an Honors Graduate and 2017 President’s Education Award recipient, and awarded the Rotary Youth Award for service above self. I also earned the Highest Achievement Award for Christian Philosophy & Apologetics and an Honorable Mention Award for poetry in the Scholastic Art & Writing Competition. In athletics, I won the Most Improved Award in my freshman season of track and field as well as the MVP award my sophomore and junior seasons. I won the award for Faith and Identity in my junior season of basketball, and this past season I won the award for Love and Toughness.

COLLEGE AND BEYOND
What colleges have you applied to and which ones have you been accepted to thus far? 
I was accepted to Clemson University, Furman University, Meredith College, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I am excited to be attending Clemson University next year. Go Tigers!

What do you plan to study in college? What are your long-term career goals? 
I will be entering Clemson as a pre-professional health studies major. This major is broad, which is perfect for me as I decide what direction to take my career. I am very interested in how the human body works, and I plan to either focus on the brain and psychology in the field of counseling or go into physical therapy with a specialty in athletic training.

Are you a nominee or have you applied for any college scholarships? 
I have received a Non-Resident Merit Scholarship to attend Clemson University next year and I will be a student in the Calhoun Honors College. In addition, I received the Bell Tower Scholarship and a junior scholarship at Furman University. Meredith College offered me an academic scholarship as I was being recruited to run track for their program. Finally, I was offered a spot as a Carolina Research Scholar at UNC Chapel Hill.

CHARLOTTE CHRISTIAN INFLUENCE
What are your favorite subjects at Charlotte Christian and why?  
My favorite classes at Charlotte Christian are AP Calculus BC with Mr. Bob Angley and AP European History with Mrs. Susan Nielsen. BC Calculus met every single day during my junior year, so my classmates and I grew closer with each other as well as with Mr. Angley. His knowledge of the subject and attention to detail made grasping the complex subjects much easier, and his walk with Christ has been an example that I try to emulate. In European history, Mrs. Nielsen brings the topics to life and engages me while finishing long lectures spanning hundreds of years of history. Her wit and jokes make every class more enjoyable, and it is evident that she is passionate about the subject.

Who are some of your favorite Charlotte Christian teachers and why? 
There are so many wonderful teachers at CCS, but my favorites are Mr. Bob Angley (math), Mrs. Leslie Niessner (band director), and Mrs. Karen Dean (senior English). Mr. Angley’s love for the Lord and love for others has always been able to make any day better for me, and his dedication to his students and his teaching is evident. I truly enjoyed going to his class everyday, even if I had to learn how to make complex calculations with infinite series. Mrs. Niessner has been my band director for the past two years, and her love for music and her students is so evident. She is always looking out for our best interest as people while helping us to be the best musicians possible, and I appreciate her investment in my classmates and me. Mrs. Dean has taught me AP Literature and Composition this year, but I was selected and have served as her teacher aide for the past three years. She has offered me so much help as a writer, and she is a huge reason why I was up for so many college scholarships. I am so thankful for her advice and counsel throughout my high school career.

I would be remiss if I did not mention my favorite coaches here as well – Coach Luke Boythe (girls’ varsity basketball) and Coach “Rob” Eugene Robinson (varsity track and field) – because they have impacted me significantly like my teachers. Coach Boythe has been my basketball coach for three years now, and he has pushed me not only in my athletic ability but also in my relationship with Christ. Through his leadership, I have grown and matured significantly. I especially am thankful for his guidance this year because I tore my ACL in December and he helped walk me through the surgery and is helping me through the on-going recovery. Despite the challenges posed, I am thankful for the way this process has strengthened me and brought me closer to Christ. Finally, Coach Rob has been my track coach for four years now. He is the most joyful and enthusiastic person I know, and he has instilled in me a love for competition and a work ethic I am sure I will carry far in life. I am so thankful that he has remained invested in me this year, even when I could no longer run track, and has supported me through my recovery process; never once has he stopped believing in me.

How has Charlotte Christian impacted you or made a difference in your life? Do you feel that Charlotte Christian has prepared you for life after graduation? 
Charlotte Christian has been my home away from home for the past 13 years. The relationships I have formed over my span are unique, and it is these bonds that have made Charlotte Christian so special to me. Here I have found several mentors and motivators as well as many lifetime friends. While I definitely feel I have been prepared intellectually for what is next, especially in learning how to defend my faith, I know my knowledge and preparation extends outside of the classroom. Because of Charlotte Christian, I know what a relationship with Jesus ought to look like, and it is these Christ-like examples that have prepared me for whatever is next.


ABOUT ME
When did you start at Charlotte Christian?
I began attending Charlotte Christian in the sixth grade.


Why did you or your parents choose Charlotte Christian? 
My parents chose Charlotte Christian for the resources the school makes available to its students and its dedication to assist students in reaching their full potential.

What co-curricular or athletic events are you involved with, both in and out of school? 
I am a volunteer at both the Mint Museum of Art and the Humane Society of York County. I am the president and founder of both the Photography Club and the Young Democrats Club at Charlotte Christian. Additionally, I am the secretary of both the National Honor Society and the National Art Honor Society.

HONORS AND AWARDS
Have you earned any honors or awards such as academic honors, honor rolls, athletic awards, fine arts honors, etc.? 
As a senior, I was named a National Merit Commended Student, an AP Scholar with Distinction, and will graduate from Charlotte Christian as an Honors Graduate. I am also a member of the National Honor Society and recently won the Highest Achievement Award for AP Chemistry and AP Composition & Literature, and the 2017 President’s Education Award. I received the Harvard Book Award as a junior and earned the Highest Achievement Award for Latin III Honors, and the Maximum Cum Laude-Silver Medal for the National Latin Examination. I earned Highest Achievement honors for AP Art History as a sophomore, and for Latin I and Geometry Honors as a freshman. In fine arts, I have been a four-year member of the National Art Honor Society. This year, I was honored to receive a National Gold Medal in the Scholastic Art & Writing Competition and am excited to travel to Carnegie Hall later in June for the national ceremony. I also won first place in the Festival in the Park Art Competition as a senior. My other Scholastic Art & Writing Awards include earning two Silver Keys for poetry, one Gold Key for comic art, and one Silver Key for design as a junior. One of my Scholastic Art Award pieces was also selected for a billboard by Adams Outdoor Advertising Company. My sophomore year I was awarded a Gold Key for photography and an honorable mention for drawing, and as a freshman, I was the recipient of two Silver Keys for drawings.

COLLEGE AND BEYOND
What colleges have you applied to and which ones have you been accepted to thus far? 
I am excited to be attending Columbia University in the fall. I was also accepted at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

What do you plan to study in college? What are your long-term career goals? 
I plan to major in chemistry on the pre-med track and attend medical school for neuroscience.

CHARLOTTE CHRISTIAN INFLUENCE
What are your favorite subjects at Charlotte Christian and why?  
My favorite subjects at Charlotte Christian are AP Art History and AP Studio Art. I love being able to create art with my classmates and to acknowledge the importance of how different art movements have become popularized throughout history. I have also enjoyed AP European History and AP Statistics since both Mrs. Sue Nielsen (history) and Mr. Ryan Runge (math and science) are able to teach their respective subjects in an appealing way.

Who are some of your favorite Charlotte Christian teachers and why? 
Mrs. Eva Crawford (director of visual arts), Mrs. Susan Jones (math), Mrs. Sue Nielsen (history), and Mr. Chad Fair (Knights Knews broadcasting) are my favorite teachers at Charlotte Christian. Mrs. Crawford has taught me all four years of upper school, and she truly cares about each of her students and has helped me develop as an individual artist. Mrs. Jones teaches her classes with enthusiasm and a fun spirit that makes her passion for teaching obvious. Mrs. Nielsen is witty and improves the mood of any classroom with her sense of humor and love for history. Mr. Fair’s commitment to Knights Knews shows his dedication to his students and his capability to build an amazing program that allows the talents of CCS students to be enjoyed by the entire school.

How has Charlotte Christian impacted you or made a difference in your life? Do you feel that Charlotte Christian has prepared you for life after graduation? 
Charlotte Christian has challenged me to answer the most important questions in life like how the universe came into existence and where our sense of morality originates. My teachers have taught me the logical skills necessary to formulate my own opinions on these issues and to defend my positions effectively. Even when not discussing religion, these skills are beneficial in making important decisions, meaning Charlotte Christian has well prepared me for the next four years of my life and beyond.


ABOUT ME
When did you start at Charlotte Christian?
I began attending Charlotte Christian in junior kindergarten and I’m proud to be a lifer.

Why did you or your parents choose Charlotte Christian? 
My parents choose Charlotte Christian because they wanted to send me to a school with a strong academic program that also provided a Christ-centered education.

What co-curricular or athletic events are you involved with, both in and out of school? 
In regards to athletics, I am a figure skater, and I also practice archery and martial arts. I have been in school plays at CCS since the second grade and switched over to working backstage and working lights for plays in high school. I have also been a CELL Group Leader since tenth grade. Currently, I am a part of the International Thespian Society, National French Honor Society, National Honor Society, Health Careers Club, Math Club, and Robotics Club on campus. Outside of school, I have helped in the nursery and worked audio and visual for a division of my church’s Sunday School classes.

HONORS AND AWARDS
Have you earned any honors or awards such as academic honors, honor rolls, athletic awards, fine arts honors, etc.? 
For the past three years, I have been on the Summa Cum Laude honor roll. I received the Timothy Award for “Service Above Self” and was named to the National French Honor Society in tenth grade. In eleventh grade, I was recognized as a Furman Scholar, received the Bausch + Lomb Honorary Science Award, and made a member of the National Honor Society. Last summer, I attended the American Legion Auxiliary Girls Tar Heels Girl State conference, and I was one of the two girl state citizens sent as a senator to represent North Carolina at the American Legion Auxiliary Girls National Conference. This past year, I was also awarded a Silver Key in the Scholastic Arts & Writing competition. As a senior, I will graduate with Academic Conservatory Distinctions in Math/Science; Humanities with a Social Studies Concentration; and Humanities with a Bible, Philosophy & Religion Concentration.

COLLEGE AND BEYOND
What colleges have you applied to and which ones have you been accepted to thus far? 
I have been accepted at Duke University, Johns Hopkins University, North Carolina State University, and Washington University in St. Louis. I am going to attend Johns Hopkins next year.

What do you plan to study in college? What are your long-term career goals? 
I plan to double major in electrical engineering and computer science along with studying pre-med. In the future, I plan to attend medical school in order to become an anesthesiologist or a neonatologist or a pulmonary/critical care/sleep disorder/internal medicine physician.

CHARLOTTE CHRISTIAN INFLUENCE
What are your favorite subjects at Charlotte Christian and why?  
My favorite subjects have been Christian Theology and World Religions with Mr. Brian Henson, Physics Honors with Mr. Steve Hasselberg and Mr. Alex Compton, Geometry Honors with Mr. Bob Angley, and AP U.S. Government with Mr. Steve Hoff. Each class connected to a part of my personality from my logical side, to my acute sense of justice, and to my desire to know more about my faith.

Who are some of your favorite Charlotte Christian teachers and why? 
My favorite teachers are Mrs. Betsy Windham (junior kindergarten), Mrs. Anita Baum (first grade teacher) and Mr. Andy Ross (eighth grade science teacher). I will never forget learning outlaw words and doing science experiments in Mrs. Windham’s kindergarten class and how Mrs. Baum made my junior kindergarten experience amazing and the snow day incident and how Mr. Ross made science come alive in eighth grade and I thought our homeroom was amazing.

How has Charlotte Christian impacted you or made a difference in your life? Do you feel that Charlotte Christian has prepared you for life after graduation? 
For the past 14 years, Charlotte Christian has provided a stable home in which I have had the ability to grow and explore who I am to which I am grateful for. I do believe that the sum of my experiences at Charlotte Christian have prepared me for what lies ahead.


 

ABOUT ME
When did you start at Charlotte Christian?
I began at Charlotte Christian in 2005 in Mrs. Richardson’s first grade class. I’m proud to be a CCS lifer.

Why did you or your parents choose Charlotte Christian? 
Coming from a strong Christian school in Texas, my parents were looking to find a similar school in Charlotte for my sister and me to continue our education. After touring the school and seeing the “educating the whole child” motto in action, my parents felt God calling them to the Charlotte Christian community. Here they felt we would grow not only intellectually but also spiritually, while being both challenged and engaged along the way.

What co-curricular or athletic events are you involved with, both in and out of school? 
Since my first show in the second grade, I have proudly performed in a grand total of 21 Charlotte Christian productions and competed as a member of the ACT 3, ACT 2, and ACT 1 drama teams. I have enjoyed singing with the Honors Choir and A Little Knight Music for the past four years and have also served as the student-led worship team coordinator for the past two. My sophomore year I was invited to join the cast of Knights Knews and have been a proud member for the last three years. Using those skills I have also been blessed to volunteer with Mr. Fair’s Lower School Film Camp for the past three summers. Sophomore year I was selected as a Charlotte Christian Admissions Ambassador and have enjoyed my position for the past three years.

Sophomore year I also began my involvement in student government as the class Public Relations officer, followed by the class Social Representative junior year, and now as the SGA Member-at-Large my senior year. Junior year I also served as a member of the Prom Committee and began competing as a member of the Academic WorldQuest team, which I have thoroughly enjoyed the past two years.

HONORS AND AWARDS
Have you earned any honors or awards such as academic honors, honor rolls, athletic awards, fine arts honors, etc.? 
My junior year I was inducted into the National Honor Society and have been recognized on the Summa Cum Laude honor roll all semesters of high school. I have also been named a National Merit Commended Scholar and an AP Scholar with Distinction. I will graduate with Academic Conservatory Distinctions from Charlotte Christian in math/science and social studies. Since freshman year I have been a member of the Tri-M Music Honor Society and the International Thespian Society and will be graduating with cords received from both. Freshman year I received the Highest Achieved Grade in Algebra II Trigonometry Honors and Acting Studio Honors. My sophomore year I was awarded Highest Achieved Grade in Chemistry Honors and Pre-Calculus Honors. Junior year I was also chosen as the female recipient of the Timothy Award from my class and was named a Furman Scholar.

Sophomore year I auditioned and was invited to attend the Carnegie Hall Honors Performance Series as a member of the honors choir. That February I traveled to New York to sing with other high school students from around the world onstage at Carnegie Hall. The summer after my junior year I was also invited to attend the Elevate Leadership Lab at Gordon College. My selected social issue, Mental Heath in High Achieving Teens, was selected from 60 ideas as one of six devoted topics for the week. I worked with a team of peers to help turn my idea into a complete business proposal by the week’s end and was able to present it to Charlotte Christian in hopes of future integration.

COLLEGE AND BEYOND
What colleges have you applied to and which ones have you been accepted to thus far? 
I will be attending The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a member of Honors Carolina. Go Heels! I was also accepted to Clemson University, the honors college at The University of Alabama, and Wake Forest University.

What do you plan to study in college? What are your long-term career goals? 
Currently I plan to pursue a degree in business with a focus in finance or accounting and a possible minor in Spanish. I hope to eventually attend law school and work for a private equity firm in New York.

Are you a nominee or have you applied for any college scholarships?  
Upon acceptance I was named a Presidential Scholar at the University of Alabama and granted the Non-Resident Merit-Scholarship at Clemson University. At UNC-Chapel Hill I was nominated by Charlotte Christian for the Morehead-Cain Scholarship, granted one of 40 scholarships through the Excel@Carolina Summer Study Abroad Fellowship, and accepted into the Honors Carolina program for the Class of 2021.

CHARLOTTE CHRISTIAN INFLUENCE
What are your favorite subjects at Charlotte Christian and why?  
My Math, History, Bible, and Fine Arts classes have been some of my favorites at Charlotte Christian. The word easy would not come to mind when describing any of these subjects, but each has offered me valuable insight into the respective subject while also helping me clearly identify my own personal interests. Since lower school I have always loved how clear math is and enjoyed the feeling of finally finding a long sought after answer. Each of my math classes have challenged me and pushed me to think outside the box, which I thoroughly enjoy.

My history classes at Charlotte Christian have always felt like big 90-minute story times. Each class continues the story left hanging from the class before and opens my eyes to the men and women who have made the country and world we live in today possible. These classes have pushed me to understand the whys and hows of history instead of just the whos and whats.

Fine Arts has clearly played a huge role in my Charlotte Christian experience and I would be remiss to leave those classes off my list of favorites. Classes like Knights Knews, ACT 1, and Honors Choir gave me the chance to explore my creative side and take risks with the unwavering support of my classmates and teachers. Some of my most cherished memories of high school took place within these classes.

Last, but not least, my Bible classes have strengthened my faith in more ways than just scripture memorization. From the history of the early church to logical syllogisms, the Bible classes at Charlotte Christian ensured that each of my doubts, questions, and interests with regards to religion received attention in the form of a cohesive answer and oftentimes a riveting class discussion. Teachers like Mr. Rhett Davis (sophomore Bible) and Mr. Brian Henson (junior Bible) allowed us to ask the tough questions without the fear of being judged, leading to dialogues which will be remembered as some of my favorite memories on campus.

Who are some of your favorite Charlotte Christian teachers and why? 
This might be one of the hardest questions to answer as every single one of my teachers at Charlotte Christian (and even teachers I never had the opportunity of having) has influenced my life in one-way or another.

Mrs. Rita Lewis (third grade teacher) and Mrs. Elisa Dennehy (music) in the lower school helped cultivate my love for math and music respectively. Their patience and passion prompted me to continue to pursue each of those subjects into upper school and hopefully beyond.

Ms. Jamie Arnold (7th grade history), Señora Angela Ferrari (middle school Spanish), and Mr. Andy Ross (8th grade science) all helped me tackle the transition in middle school and taught me valuable lessons on being confident in who I am and the gifts God has given me. I still look forward to seeing their faces around campus and am baffled by their ability to recall memories from my time in their classrooms.

Upper school might be the most difficult place to name my favorite teachers - because there are just too many! Mr. Chad Fair (Knights Knews) and Mrs. Emily Fair (SGA advisor) are always there to listen to what is going on in my life, give me advice, and make me laugh. I will miss them, their kids, and our afterschool chats more than they know next year.

I would love to thank Mrs. Jodi Foxx and Mrs. Katrina Cassier (college counselors) for all of their wisdom, knowledge and unbelievable guidance in preparing me and walking with me through the college application process. A special thanks to Mrs. Cassier for giving me the courage to finally click the accept button!

Mrs. Susan Jones (Alg. 2 Trig. Honors) was my first math teacher in the upper school and I have her to thank for many of the tips and tricks I still use to this day. Her fast-paced teaching style and strong personality pushed me to think about problems in more ways than one and to look ahead to anticipate problems I might have never seen before. I was blessed to be assigned to her homeroom this year and will sincerely miss her impromptu devotions every morning next year.

I was fortunate enough to have Mr. Bob Angley (Pre-Cal, AP Calc BC) for both my sophomore and junior years of math and have had the pleasure of getting to know him very well. His dedication to understanding and ability to connect every concept back to our relationship with Christ made every class not only interesting but also refreshing as he often paused to share what God was doing in his own life. This year I have missed his stories, but have enjoyed seeing him in the mornings before school and talking to him about life whenever I get the chance.

Mr. Ryan Runge’s trifecta of classes (AP Physics C, AP Statistics, Calc III) all pushed me in ways I never thought possible. His incredibly high standards forced me to put my head down and work my hardest to reach the goal, missing the mark much more than once along the way. His unparalleled organization and sense of humor made each class one to remember and I’ll never forget the days spent power walking up to his class in the Hendrick Center to avoid being late. By granting me the freedom to fail and learn from my mistakes, I became much more resilient and confident in my abilities and for that I can’t thank him enough.

Mrs. Stewart Emery (Fine Arts Stage Manager) has been there for me since lower school and I know I can count on her for anything from life advice to a hair tie. Even though I never had her as a teacher, I fully believe I have learned more from her than I ever could have in a classroom setting. I will miss mornings in her classroom next year and I can’t even imagine what being in a show will look like without her.

Mrs. Kelly Goley (Fine Arts Director) has been an amazing gift for me and I have enjoyed her guidance, and the gifts that she has shared with all of us who love to sing, even though it did mean lots of early mornings! It was all definitely worth it and I can’t thank her enough for all she has done to encourage and coach me throughout my time at CCS.

Dr. Donn Headley (AP US History) and Mr. Steve Hoff (AP Government) truly taught me what friendship looks like and exemplified it through their friendly banter between classrooms. I will greatly miss Dr.’s hallway music and Mr. Hoff’s “pocket-sized” politics breakdowns.

Mrs. Sue Nielsen (AP Euro), Mrs. Renuka Szymborski (AP Lang), and Mrs. Karen Dean (AP Lit) pushed me to read between the lines and understand the full picture no matter what topic we were discussing. Each of these women are some of the strongest most intelligent people I have ever met. When I grow up I hope to be half as confident, knowledgeable, organized, and funny as they are.

How has Charlotte Christian impacted you or made a difference in your life? Do you feel that Charlotte Christian has prepared you for life after graduation? 
Having attended for 12 years, just about everything I know I can very honestly say I learned on the Charlotte Christian campus. Looking back, it is amazing to think that a mere 100 yards from where I now sit learning Advanced Calculus, I once sat drilling my addition flashcards. That being said, I can attest that everything I have learned at Charlotte Christian has more than prepared me for the next stage of my life. From the autonomy of a “homework planner” in lower school to the college-level content of each AP course, I have never had to worry about being underequipped to tackle the next challenge thrown my way thanks to the academic rigor carefully placed at each respective level. Given my confidence in the academic experiences and leadership training available at Charlotte Christian, I have no doubt in my mind that I am fully prepared for what is to come as I further my education.

Without having attended Charlotte Christian, I would not have had a fraction of the opportunities that have been presented to me. I would not be nearly as confidant in who I am today and would very likely not have found my passion for leadership and the arts. Charlotte Christian gave me the opportunity to explore my gifts while simultaneously strengthening my weaknesses in a safe environment. My teachers never solely cared about my grade in the class; they cared about my success outside of the classroom and in the real world as well. I don’t think the effect of that impact can ever be accurately placed into words. I will greatly miss the amazing family here at Charlotte Christian but I excitedly look forward to what God has in store for me. It will be strange not driving to 7301 Sardis Road every day, but I patiently await the day I will get to come back sporting an alumni sticker to visit the men and women who have molded me into the person I am today.



ABOUT ME
When did you start at Charlotte Christian?

I started Charlotte Christian School in eighth grade.



Why did you or your parents choose Charlotte Christian? 
My parents chose Charlotte Christian School because of the great academics, mixed with a Biblical worldview and numerous co-curricular opportunities. My mom also teaches art in the upper school.

What co-curricular or athletic events are you involved with, both in and out of school? 
I played varsity boys’ soccer and was also a member of the varsity track and field team for grades 9-11. Both my junior and senior years, I traveled to Nicaragua with Servants With A Heart during J-Term. This year, I have enjoyed being a cast member of the upper school musical, Footloose. After school and during the summer, I work at Europa Sports Products.

HONORS AND AWARDS
Have you earned any honors or awards such as academic honors, honor rolls, athletic awards, fine arts honors, etc.? 
In eighth grade I won the Love of Learning award. As a sophomore, I participated in the Charlotte Christian record holding 4x400 and 4x800 relay teams on the varsity track team and my personal memoire won a Scholastic Writing Silver Key. I was awarded the Courage Award for varsity soccer my junior year.

COLLEGE AND BEYOND
What colleges have you applied to and which ones have you been accepted to thus far? 
I am excited to be attending Coastal Carolina University in the fall. I was also accepted to the University of Miami and am waiting to hear from Mercer University.

What do you plan to study in college? What are your long-term career goals? 
I plan to study finance or international business with a minor in philosophy. I would like to receive my MBA, travel internationally, and being that I am from Uganda, ultimately I would like to create jobs in Africa.

CHARLOTTE CHRISTIAN INFLUENCE
What are your favorite subjects at Charlotte Christian and why?  
One of my favorite subjects has been junior Bible with Mr. Brian Henson. He is a great teacher with a wonderful personality that is inclusive and welcoming for every student. The class taught me that God and the Bible have truth, and it’s not all about belief.

Another great teacher is Mr. Steve Hoff in my junior American Government class. I learn about the American government and how it is run, how laws are made, and who is in charge. This is my favorite class I have taken at CCS.

Also, Mrs. Stewart Emery’s Algebra II class is a favorite. She explains concepts so clearly and is willing to help at any time.

Who are some of your favorite Charlotte Christian teachers and why? 
Mr. Brian Henson (junior Bible) is one of my favorite teachers because of his personality that is inclusive and welcoming for every student. He is passionate and clearly understands what he is talking about.

Mr. Steve Hoff (history) is passionate, and can tell me every little bit about the American government. He integrates a Christian worldview with what he teaches.

Mrs. Karen Dean (senior English) is smart, organized, and explains everything clearly. She is easy to relate to, treats me as an adult, cares a lot about her students, and is willing to help at anytime.

How has Charlotte Christian impacted you or made a difference in your life? Do you feel that Charlotte Christian has prepared you for life after graduation? 
That would be a resounding yes. I have learned how to defend my faith, which is huge. I have learned to think for myself. I have learned how to manage my time right. Charlotte Christian has taught me to think about others first through J-Term mission trips. I feel as if CCS has over prepared me because when I am talking to kids from other schools, and I mention our curriculum, they are amazed how hard it is, how much our teachers care in pushing their students to be great.


 

ABOUT ME
When did you start at Charlotte Christian?
I came to Charlotte Christian in the sixth grade.

 

 

Why did you or your parents choose Charlotte Christian? 
My parents chose Charlotte Christian because it is a smaller, more personal environment, where students and teachers form relationships.

What co-curricular or athletic events are you involved with, both in and out of school? 
I played on the ladies’ varsity volleyball team for my sophomore and senior years and ran varsity track my freshman and sophomore years. I’m also a student ambassador for the Charlotte Christian Admissions Department, a member of the National Art Honor Society and the National French Society, and the Senior Class Historian. Outside of school, I work at Handpicked.

HONORS AND AWARDS
Have you earned any honors or awards such as academic honors, honor rolls, athletic awards, fine arts honors, etc.? 
I’m a member of the National Honor Society and have been on the honor roll since my freshman year, and Summa Cum Laude as a senior. In visual arts, I earned a Gold Key in the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Competition for my senior art portfolio and an Honorable Mention Award for photography. In athletics, I received the Perseverance and Leadership Awards for the varsity volleyball team.

COLLEGE AND BEYOND
What colleges have you applied to and which ones have you been accepted to thus far? 
I will be attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I’ve also been accepted to American University, Appalachian State University, the University of North Carolina at Asheville, and Fordham University.

What do you plan to study in college? What are your long-term career goals? 
I’m not sure what I want to study as of now but I am going to explore psychology, international studies, and photojournalism. I hope to get my masters degree in whatever major I pursue.

Are you a nominee or have you applied for any college scholarships? If so, please list the scholarship and the college.
I will be an Excel Scholar at UNC-Chapel Hill. I was also awarded the Academic Excellence Scholarship at Appalachian State and nominated for the Diversity Scholarship there as well. At UNC-Asheville, I was awarded the Pisgah Scholarship.

CHARLOTTE CHRISTIAN INFLUENCE
What are your favorite subjects at Charlotte Christian and why?  
Psychology is one of my favorite subjects because I’ve always been fascinated by the human mind and what makes us so unique.

Who are some of your favorite Charlotte Christian teachers and why? 
Mrs. Renuka Szymborski (junior English) is one of my favorite teachers because she is very honest and caring. I also enjoy Mrs. Susan Jones (math) because she makes math tolerable and is so kind hearted. Mr. Dean Hardy (senior Bible) is one of my favorite teachers because he makes life and its struggles relatable.

How has Charlotte Christian impacted you or made a difference in your life? Do you feel that Charlotte Christian has prepared you for life after graduation? 
Charlotte Christian has granted me opportunities to stand firm for what I believe and learn how to persevere in the face of adversity. I have learned how to love when it is not easy and put others before myself. I have made life-long friends who will always have my back and with them, I’m prepared for anything.


 

ABOUT ME
When did you start at Charlotte Christian?
I started in the sixth grade.




Why did you or your parents choose Charlotte Christian? 
My family moved from Connecticut when my dad became the head of school at Charlotte Christian.

What co-curricular or athletic events are you involved with, both in and out of school? 
I am the president and co-founder of the Girls’ Book Club for high school. My twin, Emma, and I founded this reading club our freshman year. For the past three years, I have served as a CELL group leader, which allows me to help mentor middle school girls. I also volunteer as a Charlotte Christian Admissions Ambassador. In athletics, I ran track for two years and played varsity girls’ basketball for four years, serving as co-team captain of the girls’ basketball team my senior year. I also managed varsity softball my junior and senior years. In addition I volunteer at my church once a month in Sunday School and worked at Chick-fil-A my junior year.

HONORS AND AWARDS
Have you earned any honors or awards such as academic honors, honor rolls, athletic awards, fine arts honors, etc.? 
I received highest the GPA Award in both my Leadership and Christian Ethics and Current Events classes and am also a member of the National Honor Society. I was on the Magna Cum Laude Honor Roll my freshman year and the Cum Laude Honor Roll my sophomore and junior years.

COLLEGE AND BEYOND
What colleges have you applied to and which ones have you been accepted to thus far? 
I applied to Anderson University, Covenant College, and Lee University and was accepted to all three colleges. I am excited to be attending Lee University in the fall.

What do you plan to study in college? What are your long-term career goals? 
I am planning to study secondary education with a focus in history. After college I plan on teaching history at a Christian school where I can be like my history teachers who have taught history, but also shown how Christianity moved through the ages, too. Another goal I have is to encourage teenagers to love reading and see the value in reading.

CHARLOTTE CHRISTIAN INFLUENCE
What are your favorite subjects at Charlotte Christian and why?  
History is my favorite subject and I have especially enjoyed taking European History this year with Mrs. Sue Nielsen. I really like this class because I am finally reading the story of European history and I love reading. I enjoyed American History with Dr. Donn Headley, too. World Religions with Mr. Brian Henson was also one of my favorites because I started to really understand other religions.

Who are some of your favorite Charlotte Christian teachers and why? 
Mrs. Jessica Ramsey (MS/US Media Specialist) has really helped me through upper school. I have been her teacher’s aide the past two years and I love how she encourages my love for reading. She has always had an open door policy for me to go talk to her whenever. Mr. Brian Henson (junior Bible) opened my eyes to the world beyond Christianity in the way he helps his students understand other religions and how he prepares his students to talk to someone from a different religion. Mr. Luke Boythe (Varsity Girls’ Basketball Coach and MS Bible) has been my basketball coach for the past three years and before that he taught me Bible in seventh grade. He has always encouraged me to grow, but not just on the basketball court but he also encouraged me to grow in my relationship with Christ. I enjoyed Mr. Ben Ector (sophomore English) and Mrs. Sue Nielsen (European History), too.

How has Charlotte Christian impacted you or made a difference in your life? Do you feel that Charlotte Christian has prepared you for life after graduation? 
Charlotte Christian has guided me to making my relationship with Christ my own. The school has prepared me academically, but it has also shown me the importance of investing in relationships, especially in relationships with adults who will continually encourage me to grow. I am so thankful for the experience I have had at Charlotte Christian.


 

ABOUT ME
When did you start at Charlotte Christian?
I started at Charlotte Christian in the second grade.



Why did you or your parents choose Charlotte Christian? 
For the two years before coming to Charlotte Christian, I lived in Germany because of my dad’s job. Coming back to Charlotte, my parents knew they had to find a school and talked to a few families that went to their church in Myers Park about Charlotte Christian, as they had children there. All three families spoke highly of the school, and my parents decided to enroll my sister and me the year we returned.

What co-curricular or athletic events are you involved with, both in and out of school? 
I run both cross country and track, and was the captain of the cross country team this year. I am also heavily involved in Boy Scouts, and am on track to receive my Eagle Scout award in the coming months, as I have already completed my Eagle project. The project I led involved installing pavers and benches at Carmel Hills Retirement Center in order to give the residents a place to sit during fire drills or on hot summer days. I also hold a part-time job at McAlister’s Deli, serving as a cashier and cook. Finally, I am involved in my church’s youth group, which travels to serve at a REACH workcamp every summer across the United States. During these trips, I have repainted houses, installed front and back decks, built staircases, tiled floors, and even replaced a bathroom floor.

HONORS AND AWARDS
Have you earned any honors or awards such as academic honors, honor rolls, athletic awards, fine arts honors, etc.? 
I am a member of the National Honor Society and have received Summa Cum Laude and Magna Cum Laude recognition for grades 9-12. I am an AP Scholar with Distinction, Furman Scholar, Randolph College Book Award recipient, and Charlotte Christian nominee for the Park Scholarship at North Carolina State University. I also received the Dedication Award for cross country my senior year. 

COLLEGE AND BEYOND
What colleges have you applied to and which ones have you been accepted to thus far? 
I will be attending Calvin College next year.  I was also accepted at Georgia Tech University, the University of Michigan, and North Carolina State University.

What do you plan to study in college? What are your long-term career goals? 
I plan to study engineering in college, but I am undecided on the specific type of engineering. After college, I want to work with a service organization that implements engineering in their work such as Engineers Without Borders.

Are you a nominee or have you applied for any college scholarships?  
I was nominated for the Park Scholarship at N.C. State University by Charlotte Christian, and received the Trustee’s Scholarship at Calvin College. I also was awarded a Calvin College Research Fellowship, which provides undergraduates with hands-on research experience like a graduate student. 

CHARLOTTE CHRISTIAN INFLUENCE
What are your favorite subjects at Charlotte Christian and why?  
I really enjoyed both AP Calculus BC and AP Physics C, despite the fact that they were the two hardest classes of my academic career, because they helped me realize the importance of math and science in our world today, and really ignited my desire to study engineering in college. I also enjoyed Mr. Brian Henson’s Christian Theology class because it showed me that Christianity is a rational and logical faith.

Who are some of your favorite Charlotte Christian teachers and why? 
My favorite teacher is Mr. Bob Angley (math), who taught me calculus my junior year. Mr. Angley is blessed with an amazing ability to teach not only high-level math but also life lessons and skills, and is really open and honest about his Christian faith. Also, I hit the three-run homer of Mr. Ryan Runge’s classes, taking AP Physics C, AP Statistics, and Calculus III, and I am amazed at his uncanny knack to schedule every class down to the second to ensure his students know everything possible they need to know! I also really enjoyed Mr. Brian Henson’s (junior Bible) and Mr. Dean Hardy’s (senior Bible) classes, as they have really strengthened my faith because I can see now that Christians do not need to rely on blind faith in order to justify their beliefs, but that Christianity can be backed up with logical arguments. 

How has Charlotte Christian impacted you or made a difference in your life? Do you feel that Charlotte Christian has prepared you for life after graduation? 
I feel that Charlotte Christian has greatly impacted and challenged me academically, athletically, and spiritually. Furthermore, many years here helped me realize what an amazing community Charlotte Christian offers, from the teachers to the students to the parents. I am a stronger student, person, and Christian now than I was because of the academic rigor, nurturing community, and passion for Christ at Charlotte Christian. I absolutely feel like Charlotte Christian has prepared me for life after graduation, both academically through intellectually challenging classes, and spiritually, by preparing me for a secular world through life lessons from all of my teachers. 


ABOUT ME

When did you start at Charlotte Christian?
I came to Charlotte Christian in the third grade.

 

 

Why did you or your parents choose Charlotte Christian? 
In late-July, just before third grade started, my mom felt God telling her to call Charlotte Christian. When she called, the school told her they were completely full and there was no way I would be able to get in that year. The next day, the school called her back and said that a spot had opened up and they would give it to me. I wasn’t too thrilled about leaving my friends, but it was clear that God wanted me at CCS. It was the best decision for my life and we have never looked back.

What co-curricular or athletic events are you involved with, both in and out of school? 
I have been on the swim team since seventh grade and I was a captain of the varsity swim team my junior and senior years. I was also secretary of my class for my freshman, sophomore, and junior years, and I am SGA secretary this year as a senior. I am a part of Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS) Diversity in Healthcare Physician Mentorship Program, which has given me the opportunity to have a mentor in the healthcare field and attend regular meetings featuring speakers in the medical field. I have been in the Health Careers Club for four years and have loved getting to hear speakers from all fields of medicine talk to us about what our future in the healthcare field might look like. I have also been a student admissions ambassador for Charlotte Christian for two years and have thoroughly enjoyed leading tours and connecting with prospective families. I have been a CELL group leader for middle school girls for three years and look forward to the Wednesday morning Bible studies and fellowship. I have served on the media team at my church as well as in the children’s ministry since middle school. I was a head lifeguard for the past two summers at Piper Glen and my job currently is babysitting for multiple families.

HONORS AND AWARDS
Have you earned any honors or awards such as academic honors, honor rolls, athletic awards, fine arts honors, etc.? 
My freshman year, I received the Timothy award and I have been on the honor roll all four years of high school. I am also in National Honor Society.

COLLEGE AND BEYOND
What colleges have you applied to and which ones have you been accepted to thus far? 
I am excited to be attending Clemson University in the fall.  I was also accepted at Appalachian State University, the University of Florida, and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. 

What do you plan to study in college? What are your long-term career goals? 
My goal is to become a nurse and I want to earn my BSN and practice in the emergency room, the NICU, or pediatrics. My dream is to travel abroad and use my skills to serve people in disaster situations and third world countries.

Are you a nominee or have you applied for any college scholarships?  
I have applied for the Extend the Dream Scholarship and Emergency Services Scholarship for schools in North Carolina.

CHARLOTTE CHRISTIAN INFLUENCE
What are your favorite subjects at Charlotte Christian and why?  
This year I am taking College Psychology with Mrs. Amanda Poole and it has been one of my favorite classes because I am interested in the subject and I find the class very interesting. Mr. Steve Hoff’s AP Government and Politics class was one of my favorite classes because we learned how the government works and everything that goes into an election, which was interesting to me because I had no idea that the process of government affairs was so complicated. I loved Mr. Brian Henson’s Christian Theology class because I loved learning about all the different religions and how they compare to Christianity.

Who are some of your favorite Charlotte Christian teachers and why? 
Dr. Donn Headley (history) is one of my favorite teachers because he genuinely cares about me as a person and always takes the time to talk with me and see how I’m doing. Mr. Steve Hoff (history) is also one of my favorite teachers because I can always stop by his room and ask his opinion on different things going on in the world. Mrs. Jessica Ramsey was my teacher freshman year and even now I can go stop by her office and she always has words of wisdom for me and encourages me when I’m stressed. Mr. Andrew Ross was my earth science teacher in eighth grade, which is still one of my favorite classes, and I love seeing him around campus. Over the past two years, I have had the privilege to know Mrs. Emily Fair (SGA advisor) and spend time planning dances and events for SGA and Prom Committee. She has taught me so much about how to lead and has been someone I look up to as a role model. I know I can come to her for advice and without a doubt she will make me laugh.

How has Charlotte Christian impacted you or made a difference in your life? Do you feel that Charlotte Christian has prepared you for life after graduation? 
Charlotte Christian is not just a school to me, it is a family. Any time my family needed help with something, the parents and teachers at Charlotte Christian reached out and helped us. I look up to the teachers here and I know I can go to them with anything and feel safe. I have made lifelong friendships and relationships here that I will cherish forever. I would not be the person I am today if it weren’t for Charlotte Christian. Everyone cares about me as an individual; they have spent the time to get to know me and have shown the love of Christ to me for 10 years. I have had so many opportunities to serve, minister, and lead the people around me, equipping me with the skills that I will need throughout the rest of my life. College is a big step in my life, but I know that I have support from my school and they have poured into me, not only academically, but also in my walk with Christ and my own personal life. I feel immensely blessed to have spent the last 10 years being apart of such an amazing family.


 

ABOUT ME
When did you start at Charlotte Christian?
I started at Charlotte Christian in the sixth grade.

 

 

Why did you or your parents choose Charlotte Christian? 
I really wanted to transition to a private school in middle school and when I visited CCS, I felt as if everybody was very kind and welcoming to me, so I knew that Charlotte Christian could become somewhere I considered a home.

What co-curricular or athletic events are you involved with, both in and out of school? 
I am involved in theatre both in and out of school. I began performing in the CCS musicals in middle school and was also a member of the ACT 2 competition drama team. I have continued performing throughout high school in the musicals and on the ACT 1 drama team. Altogether, I have had the opportunity to perform in 14 Charlotte Christian productions, portraying everything from Ariel in The Little Mermaid to Rusty in the upcoming upper school performance of Footloose. In addition, I have been a member of the Honors Choir and A Little Knight Music for three years. I have also participated in theatre outside of school through camps and musicals at many places such as Teen City Stage and ArtsBridge. As part of my love for fine arts, I have also studied piano and dance after school and have taken private voice lessons outside of school for seven years. I have been a member of the Charlotte Christian varsity dance team for the last two years and also served as co-captain my senior year. I recently danced my last CCS dance and was honored to be part of this team and the state championships we won in 2016 and 2017.

HONORS AND AWARDS
Have you earned any honors or awards such as academic honors, honor rolls, athletic awards, fine arts honors, etc.? 
Last year, I received an initial nomination for Best Actress in the Blumey Performing Arts Theatre Awards for the role of Celisse in Godspell. Recently, I was selected CISAA All-Conference for dance this year.

COLLEGE AND BEYOND
What colleges have you applied to and which ones have you been accepted to thus far? 
I applied to many fine arts programs and was accepted to several colleges including Pace University and Wagner College. After completing auditions, I was honored to be accepted to Marymount Manhattan College for their Bachelor of Fine Arts Acting Program and am proud to be going there in the fall of 2017.

What do you plan to study in college? What are your long-term career goals? 
In college, I will be pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in acting with a minor in dance, and I intend to be an actress until the day I die.

Are you a nominee or have you applied for any college scholarships?  
I have accepted the Trustee’s Scholarship at Marymount Manhattan and was also offered the President’s Scholarship at Pace University, and the Dean’s Award Scholarship at Wagner College.

CHARLOTTE CHRISTIAN INFLUENCE
What are your favorite subjects at Charlotte Christian and why?  
My favorite subject after all my time at Charlotte Christian was last year when I took AP Music Theory with Mrs. Kelly Goley because she is an amazing teacher and our whole class was very passionate and excited about everything we learned. This year, my favorite subject is math because I am good at it and I love my teacher, Mrs. Stewart Emery!

Who are some of your favorite Charlotte Christian teachers and why? 
Mrs. Kelly Goley (music) has been a blessing to have as a teacher in AP Music Theory and honors choir because she brings so much life to music and continues to inspire me every day with her passion and joy for the Lord. Having Mrs. Susan Jones (math) for two years was by far a highlight of my high school career, too, because she always found a way to keep me interested during the whole 90 minutes of math class, and she has always been very kind to talk to me in the hallways even this year when I don’t have her as a teacher. Mr. Jim McLeod (science) has been one of my favorites since day one in biology because he always finds a fun and creative way to teach me! Lastly, I’ve gotten to know Mrs. Stewart Emery (math faculty and dance coach) through many circumstances like the school musicals, dance team, J-Term trips, and math class, so she has definitely shaped many parts of my high school career by always bringing a smile to my face and being a rock that many other students and I could depend on through the many adventures we took.

How has Charlotte Christian impacted you or made a difference in your life? Do you feel that Charlotte Christian has prepared you for life after graduation? 
CCS has definitely impacted my life in many ways. This school is where I found my passion and calling for the dramatic arts, as well as where I started my walk with Jesus. I believe that this school has prepared me for my life after graduation not only in an academic sense, but as far as Christianity goes, I feel as if CCS has given me a strong foundation to walk with Christ on the streets of NYC.


 

ABOUT ME
When did you start at Charlotte Christian?
I started at Charlotte Christian in kindergarten.

 

Why did you or your parents choose Charlotte Christian? 
My parents chose Charlotte Christian because they valued a Christian education and believed CCS would prepare me spiritually and intellectually for adult life.

What co-curricular or athletic events are you involved with, both in and out of school? 
This year, I have been involved with the JV basketball team as a student assistant coach, and previously, I played JV basketball as a freshman and sophomore and served as manager for the varsity team as a junior. I also co-lead the eighth grade boys CELL group with seniors Jackson Cannon and Ike Griffin. In addition, this is my fourth year serving as a Charlotte Christian Student Ambassador for the admissions office. As a freshman, I was elected and served as the student class president. I’ve also drafted a proposal about implementing a middle school curriculum on understanding body language, and the administration is moving ahead with the idea. I am encouraged that they will teach students about reading and interpreting body language to improve their communication skills. Recently I had the pleasure of participating in the Dominican Republic mission trip and the 2017 March for Life in Washington D.C. Lastly, I have helped with Servants With a Heart events in the past and I enjoy participating in Young Life when my schedule allows.

HONORS AND AWARDS
Have you earned any honors or awards such as academic honors, honor rolls, athletic awards, fine arts honors, etc.? 
I have received the Timothy Award for service above self, the JV basketball Witness and Courage Awards, the J. Kenneth Cook Award, and the Gordon Faithful Leadership Book Award. I’m am AP Scholar with Distinction, a member of the National Honor Society, and have been on Summa Cum Laude Honor Roll for all years of upper school so far. I’m also a National Merit Scholarship Finalist.

COLLEGE AND BEYOND
What colleges have you applied to and which ones have you been accepted to thus far? 
I have applied and been accepted at the University of Alabama, Auburn University, Clemson University, and North Carolina State University.  I have decided to attend North Carolina State University in the fall. 

What do you plan to study in college? What are your long-term career goals? 
I plan on majoring in industrial and systems engineering with a minor in cognitive science. After completing my undergraduate studies, I’d like to get either a master’s degree in big data analytics or a Ph.D. in human factors and applied cognition. I hope to design products using a mix of engineering and psychology so that people know how to use the products intuitively.

Are you a nominee or have you applied for any college scholarships?  
I am currently a National Merit Scholarship Finalist and was nominated by Charlotte Christian for the Park Scholarship at N.C. State University. I was also offered the Presidential Scholarship at the University of Alabama, the Auburn University Presidential Scholarship, and the Clemson University Out-of-State Tuition Scholarship.

CHARLOTTE CHRISTIAN INFLUENCE
What are your favorite subjects at Charlotte Christian and why?  
My favorite subjects at CCS are calculus, English, and Bible. Once I started learning calculus, I began to realize the incredible ways in which math is used to create our world. This year I’ve really enjoyed literature because of the lessons I’ve learned from the poems we’ve read. Lastly, I think the Bible classes are some of the most valuable courses at CCS, if not the most valuable. If I hadn’t taken these Bible classes in upper school, I don’t know if I would be a Christian today. 

Who are some of your favorite Charlotte Christian teachers and why? 
There are so many amazing teachers at CCS that I wish I could list them all here. A few of my favorites in particular are Mr. Bob Angley (math), Mr. Ryan Runge (math and science), and Mrs. Karen Dean (senior English). Mr. Angley has a huge heart for the students and has imparted great life lessons to us. I really enjoyed Mr. Angley’s mix of heartfelt and funny stories during AP Calculus BC last year. I am one of the few lucky students to have taken the grand slam of Mr. Runge’s classes: AP Physics, Computer Science, Statistics, and Calculus 3. Mr. Runge has a dry yet hilarious sense of humor and a knack to finish his lesson within seconds of class ending. Even after so many classes, we are still baffled by the way he coordinates all of his lesson plans down to the minute. Lastly, Mrs. Dean is special to me in that I’ve known her and her son Jacob since I was in lower school at Charlotte Christian. She has an unparalleled sincerity about her that you can only understand by meeting Mrs. Dean. Mrs. Dean adds to the close-knit atmosphere of our class, which makes AP Literature a lot of fun.

How has Charlotte Christian impacted you or made a difference in your life? Do you feel that Charlotte Christian has prepared you for life after graduation? 
Charlotte Christian has definitely prepared me for life after graduation. As mentioned before, the Bible classes at CCS have formed the foundation of my Christian faith and have removed my doubts about God’s existence. Looking back on my time at Charlotte Christian, I can see how the students, teachers, and parents I interact with every day across campus have shaped my character and personality. In regards to education, Charlotte Christian has certainly prepared me intellectually for college. By the time I enter as a freshman next fall, I will already have completed over a year of college credits due to the AP courses Charlotte Christian offers. I am so grateful to the people at Charlotte Christian who have impacted my life in many ways.


 

ABOUT ME
When did you start at Charlotte Christian?
I came to Charlotte Christian mid-year in the fourth grade.


Why did you or your parents choose Charlotte Christian? 
Previously, I attended a smaller Christian school here in Charlotte. As I progressed through elementary school, my mom and dad felt the school was too small and not challenging me enough in the classroom. Moving to CCS was a natural choice – bigger class sizes, greater diversity in teaching approaches and co-curricular activities, all with a baseline of Christian education throughout.

What co-curricular or athletic events are you involved with, both in and out of school? 
At Charlotte Christian, I have played football since eighth grade and moved up to the varsity football team as a sophomore, the year we won the 2014 NCISAA state championship.

One of my biggest accomplishments was earning Boy Scout’s highest rank of Eagle right before the beginning of my junior year. I am a fourth generation Eagle Scout and have participated in Scouting since the first grade. I have earned hundreds of service hours through Scout activities in the community, including serving as Youth Scout Leader for underprivileged youth at nearby McClintock Middle School. My Eagle project was the design, construction, and installation of benches and landscaping around the Warner Field House.

I am an active member of the Christ Lutheran Church youth group called The Experience. Every summer, we go on a week-long mission trip to spread the Word and share God’s love through story and song (we’re a traveling choir). I’ve been to the Midwest, to the Northeast, and down the coast to Florida with this group, serving as a Crew Leader every year. I am looking forward to my fourth and final mission trip in June.

Lastly, while I’ve had several unique summer jobs during high school, my steady employment has been as a Youth Steward at my church. I show up early on Sunday mornings, unlock the building and get things ready for the day. I’m on call throughout Sunday activities, which also means I attend every service in some capacity.

HONORS AND AWARDS
Have you earned any honors or awards such as academic honors, honor rolls, athletic awards, fine arts honors, etc.? 
I participated in Harvard Model Congress as a junior and was nominated for the Rotary Club Seminar for Tomorrow’s Leaders program, which I attended this past summer. I’ve also earned Magna Cum Laude and Cum Laude Honor Roll designations for academics. 

COLLEGE AND BEYOND
What colleges have you applied to and which ones have you been accepted to thus far? 
I look forward to attending Furman University in the fall.  I was also accepted at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and Wofford College. 

What do you plan to study in college? What are your long-term career goals? 
Right now, I’m leaning toward business and political science. I’ve enjoyed these types of classes while at Charlotte Christian and would like to explore more in these areas of study. I’m open to new ideas and excited about what college may have in store for me. As for long-term, I really don’t know yet where my heart will lead me, and I look forward to finding out what my life will bring.

Are you a nominee or have you applied for any college scholarships?  
I am a Presidential Scholarship nominee at Wofford College and have received two scholarship awards from the college so far. 

CHARLOTTE CHRISTIAN INFLUENCE
What are your favorite subjects at Charlotte Christian and why?  
Math would come first because the subject comes fairly easy to me, followed by Bible and political science (government/history) because the teachers are phenomenal and the subjects are interesting.  

Who are some of your favorite Charlotte Christian teachers and why? 
Mr. Steve Hoff (government) and Dr. Donn Headley (history) - the dynamic duo! They’re both great teachers and great people. My fourth grade teacher at CCS, Mrs. Gloria Clark, also stands out as she made my transition to CCS in the middle of the school year as smooth as possible. 

How has Charlotte Christian impacted you or made a difference in your life? Do you feel that Charlotte Christian has prepared you for life after graduation? 
Charlotte Christian has made a significant impact on my life by crafting me into the young man I am today. Through constant teachings in my faith, academics, character, and as a whole person, the school has built a strong foundation in my life to be built upon in the future. Charlotte Christian has prepared me beyond imagine for the road ahead. Charlotte Christian isn’t just a school - it is a place that I can call home thanks to the grounding of Christ in my life and the friends I have made along the way.


 

ABOUT ME
When did you start at Charlotte Christian?
I started at Charlotte Christian in the eighth grade.

 

 

Why did you or your parents choose Charlotte Christian? 
After touring many area schools, my parents let me and my sister choose our school when we moved to Charlotte from Virginia. We selected Charlotte Christian because we wanted to stay in the Christian, family-like community we had become accustomed to.

What co-curricular or athletic events are you involved with, both in and out of school? 
I am currently the senior class president and previously served as the class vice president my sophomore and junior years. I have been a CELL group leader for middle school girls since my sophomore year and was a homecoming court representative my freshmen, sophomore, and junior years. Additionally, I traveled to the Dominican Republic during J-Term my junior year for a mission trip and have also served with Servants with a Heart, Bright Blessings, Charlotte Rescue Mission, and Common Heart. As a junior, I also attended Harvard Model Congress and was also selected to participate in the Wake Forest Summer Immersion Program through their medical institute. In athletics, I played JV volleyball my freshman year and varsity volleyball my sophomore, junior, and senior years. I have also been the starting pitcher for the varsity softball team since my freshman year and have played travel softball for eight years.

HONORS AND AWARDS
Have you earned any honors or awards such as academic honors, honor rolls, athletic awards, fine arts honors, etc.? 
I am an AP Scholar, Furman Scholar, and a recepient of the George Eastman Young Leaders Scholarship from the University of Rochester. I've been a member of the National Honor Society since junior year and on the Magna Cum Laude Honor Roll for grades 9-11.

As far as athletics go, I have won the Endurance Award, Platinum Pitcher Award, and the Defensive MVP Award for varsity softball. I was selected CISAA All-Conference my freshman, sophomore, and junior years, and was also named NCISAA All-State my junior year. Freshman year I was selected All-District by the NC Softball Coaches Association, and named South Charlotte Weekly Super Team both my sophomore and junior years. Awards from the National Christian Schools Athletic Association include All-Region as a freshman, 2nd Team All-American as a sophomore, and 1st Team All-American as a junior. As a junior, I was also privileged to be selected as a finalist for the Greater Charlotte Hot Stove Awards – Scholar Athlete of the Year. 

COLLEGE AND BEYOND
What colleges have you applied to and which ones have you been accepted to thus far? 
I applied to Clemson University, the University of Georgia, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and have been accepted into the engineering programs at all three. Although I had the opportunity to continue playing softball in college, after much thought and prayer, I’ve decided to pursue a degree in biomedical engineering at Clemson University where I was also accepted into the Calhoun Honors College.  

What do you plan to study in college? What are your long-term career goals? 
I plan to study biomedical engineering in college and want to go to dental school to become an orthodontist.

Are you a nominee or have you applied for any college scholarships?  
I received the Non-Resident Merit-Scholarship from Clemson University, the Classic Scholars Scholarship from the University of Georgia, the George Eastman Young Leaders Award from the University of Rochester, and selected as a Furman University Scholar. 

CHARLOTTE CHRISTIAN INFLUENCE
What are your favorite subjects at Charlotte Christian and why?  
Math and Bible are my favorite subjects. Both have such great people in their departments who are passionate and care about their students. They take the time to get to know us and form a relationship with us in and out of the classroom. These teachers not only care that we learn the material, but that we also master it and are able to take it with us after graduation.  

Who are some of your favorite Charlotte Christian teachers and why? 
Mrs. Emily Fair (SGA advisor) and Mrs. Susan Jones (math) are two of my favorite teachers. Both are so helpful and personable. They are truly invested in their students and make every effort to show it. Mrs. Fair is always able to put a smile on my face and is always there for me when I need advice. Mrs. Jones has helped me to enjoy math and to think more in depth about the subject. Having gone on a mission trip with her, I admire her passion for missions and cannot wait to come back and go on more trips with her. 

How has Charlotte Christian impacted you or made a difference in your life? Do you feel that Charlotte Christian has prepared you for life after graduation? 
Charlotte Christian has given me a community of wonderful people and so many great friends. It has shown me the kind of people I want to surround myself with as I go out into the world. These people have helped me open up about my faith and hold me accountable for my actions. Additionally, I've found people to look up to. After graduation I will be able to carry these relationships with me and model my new relationships after those I have formed over my years at Charlotte Christian.


 

ABOUT ME
When did you start at Charlotte Christian?
I started in the sixth grade.

 

 

 

Why did you or your parents choose Charlotte Christian? 
We moved to Charlotte in 2010 from Trumbull, CT when my dad accepted the position as head of school at Charlotte Christian School. 

What co-curricular or athletic events are you involved with, both in and out of school? 
At Charlotte Christian, I serve as a CELL Group Leader for middle school girls, an Admissions Ambassador, and as vice president and co-founder of the upper school Girls’ Book Club. In athletics, I have played varsity softball and ladies’ basketball since my freshman year. This year, I am also captain of the ladies’ varsity basketball team. Outside of school, I volunteer with my church once a month to help with Sunday School, and I also worked my junior year at Chick-fil-A.

HONORS AND AWARDS
Have you earned any honors or awards such as academic honors, honor rolls, athletic awards, fine arts honors, etc.? 
I was honored to receive the Highest GPA Awards for both my Leadership and Old Testament Survey classes. I am also a member of the National Honor Society and was on the Magna Cum Laude Honor Roll as a freshman and junior and the Cum Laude Honor Roll as a sophomore. 

COLLEGE AND BEYOND
What colleges have you applied to and which ones have you been accepted to thus far? 
I have been accepted to Anderson University (South Carolina), Covenant College, Gordon College, and Lee University. I will be attending Covenant College where I have signed to play softball.

What do you plan to study in college? What are your long-term career goals? 
I plan to study physical education in college. I would like to be a physical education teacher someday and coach either softball or basketball at a school.

CHARLOTTE CHRISTIAN INFLUENCE
What are your favorite subjects at Charlotte Christian and why?  
I really enjoyed American History and like my European History class this year. I appreciate learning about where our country started and the people that came to start it. I also enjoyed my junior Bible class because I learned how to defend my faith and learned about all of the other religions in the world.  

Who are some of your favorite Charlotte Christian teachers and why? 
I have never had Mrs. Brooke Webber (English) as a teacher, but I have had the opportunity to get to know her over the last two years. I know that I can go to her anytime and she will be willing to listen to me. I can talk to her about anything and she is willing to help me. Ms. Amanda Naeher (P.E. and athletic coach) has been my coach for the last five years from middle school volleyball to varsity basketball. I have learned many lessons from her about my faith and how to be a better teammate. She also encouraged me to pursue my dream to play college athletics and become a P.E. teacher. Mr. Luke Boythe (varsity coach) has been my ladies’ basketball coach for the last three years. He has taught me many lessons on and off the court. I have been blessed to have these teachers in my life. Academically I have also really enjoyed Mr. Brian Henson (junior Bible), Mrs. Karen Dean (senior English), and Mrs. Sue Nielsen (European history). 

How has Charlotte Christian impacted you or made a difference in your life? Do you feel that Charlotte Christian has prepared you for life after graduation? 
Charlotte Christian has helped strengthen my faith through Bible classes and the lessons I have learned from my sports teams. Charlotte Christian has also provided me the opportunity to play under some amazing coaches that have challenged me. Yes, I do feel prepared for life after graduation in many areas including my faith, relationships, and academically.


 

ABOUT ME
When did you start at Charlotte Christian?
I started in the ninth grade.




Why did you or your parents choose Charlotte Christian? 
I really wanted a Christian education. My cousin attended Charlotte Christian and it had a big influence on me! I fell in love with everything about the school the moment I stepped on campus to visit.

What co-curricular or athletic events are you involved with, both in and out of school? 
I was one of the co-captains of the varsity football team. I am also the senior class chaplain, a volunteer with Bright Blessings, a CELL group leader for middle school boys, and president of the Young Republicans Club. As a senior, I have served on the senior executive committee to organize our school’s annual participation in the March for Life in Washington, D.C. I also work for Griffin Masonry, Inc. and Timber Management.

HONORS AND AWARDS
Have you earned any honors or awards such as academic honors, honor rolls, athletic awards, fine arts honors, etc.? 
I earned the award for the highest GPA in American Government & Politics as a junior and received the Leadership Award for the varsity football team as a senior. 

COLLEGE AND BEYOND
What colleges have you applied to and which ones have you been accepted to thus far? 
I have been accepted to Hampden-Sydney College and Wofford College, and have decided to attend Wofford in the fall.

What do you plan to study in college? What are your long-term career goals? 
I plan to major in either business or political science and minor in the other. I would love to be a senator or governor. If I study business, I plan on running our family’s brick, concrete, stone, and oil companies. 

CHARLOTTE CHRISTIAN INFLUENCE
What are your favorite subjects at Charlotte Christian and why?  
I really enjoyed my Bible classes, Logic and Debate, and I especially enjoyed American Government and Politics as well as American History.  

Who are some of your favorite Charlotte Christian teachers and why? 
Mr. Steve Hoff (history) and Dr. Donn Headley (history) have been some of my favorite teachers. I can always go in and talk to them openly about anything. They are great teachers and great men! Their wisdom and knowledge surpasses any that I have ever seen.

How has Charlotte Christian impacted you or made a difference in your life? Do you feel that Charlotte Christian has prepared you for life after graduation? 
Charlotte Christian has guided and encouraged me while shaping me to think critically and biblically in all situations. While it has forced me to do great and excel, the school has never made me feel overwhelmed. Charlotte Christian has prepared me for life after graduation physically, spiritually, socially, and intellectually. My time here is not up yet, but I already feel prepared to tackle obstacles ahead of me.


 

ABOUT ME
When did you start at Charlotte Christian?
I attended Charlotte Christian in kindergarten and first grade, and then another school in second grade, before returning to Charlotte Christian for the third grade and have been here ever since.

Why did you or your parents choose Charlotte Christian? 
My parents chose Charlotte Christian due to the excellent education and focus on Christian values.

What co-curricular or athletic events are you involved with, both in and out of school? 
I am the lead engineer for the upper school RoboKnights robotics team. Our team recently won the VEX Robotics Competition and has qualified for the state championship. I am also an active member of my youth group at Church at Charlotte where I also run tech for the worship ministry. I have played the trumpet since fourth grade and am currently a member of the school’s Upper School Honors Wind Ensemble. In addition, I was an active member of Boy Scouts Troop 112 and have held many leadership positions including Senior Patrol Leader, Patrol Leader, and Crew Leader for our troop’s Philmont Crew.

HONORS AND AWARDS
Have you earned any honors or awards such as academic honors, honor rolls, athletic awards, fine arts honors, etc.? 
In 2014, I received the Eagle Scout Award with a Bronze and Gold Palm. As a junior, I participated in the Harvard Model Congress where I was a member of the Armed Services Committee and received the Gavel Award, the highest award given within each congressional committee. I am also an AP Scholar and a member of the National Honor Society. During my junior year, I was awarded the Xerox Award for Innovation and Information Technology.

COLLEGE AND BEYOND
What colleges have you applied to and which ones have you been accepted to thus far? 
I am excited to be attending Clemson University in the fall.  I also applied to Georgia Tech and North Carolina State University. 

What do you plan to study in college? What are your long-term career goals? 
I plan to study computer engineering. After college graduation, I hope to go to law or business school. 

CHARLOTTE CHRISTIAN INFLUENCE
What are your favorite subjects at Charlotte Christian and why?  
AP Computer Science was my favorite subject at Charlotte Christian; this course revealed more of the logical side of math and science and really stimulated my interest in engineering. 

Who are some of your favorite Charlotte Christian teachers and why? 
Mr. Ryan Runge (math and science) and Mr. Bob Angley (math) have taught me in a way that I am able to understand while at the same time connecting with me on a personal level. They are also wonderful Christian men who are role models to me.

How has Charlotte Christian impacted you or made a difference in your life? Do you feel that Charlotte Christian has prepared you for life after graduation? 
Charlotte Christian has made a great impact in my life by giving me an amazing education and has prepared me for the future by giving me the ability to defend and explain my faith.


 

ABOUT ME
When did you start at Charlotte Christian?

I started at Charlotte Christian in the ninth grade.

 

Why did you or your parents choose Charlotte Christian? 
My parents liked the atmosphere of Charlotte Christian. It allowed for my siblings and me to receive a diverse, private school education that is grounded in Christian teachings. 

What co-curricular or athletic events are you involved with, both in and out of school? 
I played four years of volleyball at school and I also played club volleyball. I am an SGA senior class officer and am currently a CELL group leader for the high school and enjoy mentoring middle school girls. I have also had amazing opportunities to serve on mission trips in Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic through J-Term at Charlotte Christian.

HONORS AND AWARDS
Have you earned any honors or awards such as academic honors, honor rolls, athletic awards, fine arts honors, etc.? 
In athletics, I won the Perseverance and Witness Awards for volleyball and I was also named CISAA all-conference this season. I am a member of the National Honor Society and have been on the magna cum laude and cum laude honor rolls during my time at Charlotte Christian.

COLLEGE AND BEYOND
What colleges have you applied to and which ones have you been accepted to thus far? 
I have signed with Virginia Tech to play volleyball.

What do you plan to study in college? What are your long-term career goals? 
I’m not positive what I want to study in college yet. I am interested in sports medicine and would like to pursue a career in that field, but I am still undecided. 

CHARLOTTE CHRISTIAN INFLUENCE
What are your favorite subjects at Charlotte Christian and why?  
My favorite subject at Charlotte Christian is social studies. I enjoy learning about the past and the events in history that led to where we are in the present. 

Who are some of your favorite Charlotte Christian teachers and why? 
Three of my favorite teachers are Mrs. Susan Jones (math), Mrs. Shannon Edwards (business), and Mrs. Emily Fair (SGA Advisor). Mrs. Jones has helped me through two of the hardest classes I have taken in high school and has given me the opportunity to go on two of my most memorable mission trips. Mrs. Edwards always brightens my day and I loved having her as my business teacher. I have never had Mrs. Fair as a teacher, but I always look forward to her stories about her kids.  

How has Charlotte Christian impacted you or made a difference in your life? Do you feel that Charlotte Christian has prepared you for life after graduation? 

Charlotte Christian has gone above and beyond in preparing me for life after graduation. I not only feel as though I have been prepared academically, but also in ways that don’t include academics. Through Charlotte Christian, I have been able to serve others both locally and internationally. The Charlotte Christian community became the hands and feet of Jesus for my family as they served us in countless ways during my brother’s fight with cancer. They rejoiced and mourned with us through the highs and lows of Colby’s journey. They have been an extension of my family and I will forever be thankful for all of the amazing friends and teachers I have met during my time here.

 

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