Senior Spotlight

The Senior Spotlight highlights members of the Class of 2022. Students that are highlighted in this feature have been nominated by Charlotte Christian faculty and staff as examples of students who exemplify Charlotte Christian's Portrait of a Graduate by excelling in academics, athletics, fine arts or service, and are actively fulfilling the mission of the school.  A new senior will be featured each week until graduation.  

ABOUT ME
In what grade did you start at Charlotte Christian?
I started at Charlotte Christian in kindergarten.

Why did you or your parents choose Charlotte Christian? 
My parents were extremely impressed with Charlotte Christian, including the strength of the academic program and the variety of top-level co-curricular activities including athletics and fine arts. They also wanted me to have a strong Christian education that would best prepare me for college and for life. 

What co-curricular or athletic events are you involved with, including leadership roles, both in and out of school? Please include service/volunteer activities along with any job that you might have.  
I have played the viola in the CCS orchestra since fourth grade, currently play in the honors orchestra and also study viola privately. I volunteer with Joy Special Needs Ministry at Carmel Baptist Church and am in the Youth Orchestra of Charlotte.

HONORS AND AWARDS
Have you earned any honors or awards such as academic honors, honor rolls, athletic awards, fine arts honors, etc.? Have you been selected to attend special conferences or events?
I have been a Tri-M Honor Society member for four years and am serving as secretary this year. I was nominated and selected to participate in the Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall and will have the opportunity to participate in the International Honors Performance Series which was postponed due to COVID-19. I am also a member of the National Honor Society. I have made the honor roll for five semesters in upper school.

COLLEGE AND BEYOND
What colleges have you applied to and which ones have you been accepted to thus far? 
I applied early decision to High Point University and have been accepted and plan to attend.

If you know, what would you like to study in college, and what might be your long-term career goals? 
One idea I am exploring as a career is cyber-security. I also may minor in music performance. 

Have you applied for/received any college scholarships? If so, please list the scholarship and the college. 
I was nominated for and awarded a Junior Scholarship from High Point University. This scholarship recognizes high school juniors for their academic achievement, leadership and co-curricular involvement. I was also awarded a Presidential Fellowship from High Point University which recognizes incoming freshmen that demonstrate achievement, citizenship, leadership and scholarship during high school.

CHARLOTTE CHRISTIAN INFLUENCE
What are your favorite subjects at Charlotte Christian and why? 
My favorite classes have been Christian Theology and Logic and Debate. Both classes were engaging and provided many opportunities for critical thinking.

Who are some of your favorite Charlotte Christian teachers or coaches and why? 
I related to Mr. Henson, upper school Bible teacher, and he helped me develop and deepen my faith. Mr. Humphries, digital music teacher, sparked my passion for music, and is one of the most influential teachers I have had to this day. Mrs. Wooten was my second grade assistant teacher. We had a great connection, and I still chat with her regularly. Mrs. Jones, upper school math teacher, helped me understand difficult concepts that I would not have grasped without her.

How has Charlotte Christian impacted you or made a difference in your life? How has Charlotte Christian prepared you for life after graduation? 
I can’t imagine that any other school would have prepared me as deeply in Christian knowledge as Charlotte Christian. I have made great friends and connections over the years, and wouldn’t change my time here for the world.