The new Lower School Fourth Grade Girls' Book Club recently kicked off their new club and finished reading their first book.
Congratulations to the lower school RoboKnights on winning state honors and advancing to the 2017 VEX Worlds - VEX IQ Challenge Elementary School Division in Kentucky this April.

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 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 applied to seven colleges and have heard back from four. I have been accepted at Calvin College, Georgia Tech University, the University of Michigan, and North Carolina State University, and am waiting to hear from Duke University, Vanderbilt University, and Washington University in St. Louis.

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.

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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 have been accepted at Appalachian State University, Clemson University, the University of Florida, and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. I am currently deciding on which college will be the best for my degree.

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.

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 have applied to and been accepted at Furman University, the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and Wofford College. I also have applied to, but not yet heard decisions from Clemson University and Vanderbilt University.

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 have applied to Clemson University, Georgia Tech, and North Carolina State University. I have been accepted to Clemson and am waiting to hear from Georgia Tech and NC State.

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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