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.  

In what grade did you start at Charlotte Christian?
I started at Charlotte Christian in the eighth grade.  

Why did you or your parents choose Charlotte Christian?  
My family chose Charlotte Christian because it fit the needs of me and my two older brothers brilliantly. We liked how the academic rigor wasn't paired with an exceptionally competitive environment, and we felt it would prepare each of us well for college. 

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 been on the varsity soccer team for four years, and I also did club soccer with the Charlotte Eagles for four years. I participated in a non-profit organization called Playing For Others, which develops teens through leadership training, service and arts. I was in the school fine arts productions: High School Musical, Beauty and the Beast and Murder at the Chili Cook Off. I am the president of the National Honor Society. I also spent time tutoring peers in math and latin. 

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 am this year’s valedictorian. I have been inducted into the National Honor Society and the National Latin Honor Society. I received a ranking of cum laude, magna cum laude and maxima cum laude on the National Latin Exam during upper school. I also have the seal of biliteracy for latin. I have been on the summa cum laude honor roll all four years of high school. I am also an AP Scholar with Distinction and a National Merit Commended Scholar

What colleges have you applied to and which ones have you been accepted to thus far? 
I was accepted into Clarkson University, Colby College, Providence College and University of Vermont and will be attending Colby College next year. 

If you know, what would you like to study in college, and what might be your long-term career goals? 
Though I am undecided in my major, I know that I wish to follow a pre-law track and attend law school after I graduate. I want to be a lawyer specializing in criminal defense. 

Have you applied for/received any college scholarships? If so, please list the scholarship and the college. 
I received a merit based scholarship and the leadership scholarship at Clarkson University. I received a merit based scholarship at both University of Vermont and Providence College. 

What are your favorite subjects at Charlotte Christian and why? 
My favorite subject at CCS has to be BC Calculus. I love reasoning and logic, and Calculus is simply reasoning with numbers. I solved problems by thinking critically, and the class was full of great people and had an excellent teacher. I also really liked AP Government, as the course content piques a genuine interest. 

Who are some of your favorite Charlotte Christian teachers or coaches and why? 
Mrs. Jones (math) is one of my favorite teachers. Besides teaching my favorite class in high school, she also pours so much into her students, ensuring that each kid who needs help and understanding gets it. I never feel afraid to speak up in her class, and she has been such a role model in my life. Ms. Nixon (history) has also been an amazing influence in my high school experience. It is abundantly clear that she cares deeply for each of her students, and I have felt her love pour into me all four years, but especially this year, as she has helped me navigate my college application process. 

How has Charlotte Christian impacted you or made a difference in your life? How has Charlotte Christian prepared you for life after graduation? 
Charlotte Christian has surrounded me with people who care deeply about my success, not only as a person, but as a Christ-follower as well. Day in and day out teachers pour into me and my classmates, not only teaching us the course content but also giving us role models to look up to. Charlotte Christian has given me the tools I need to feel secure in my faith as I enter into a much more secular environment. I now know how to defend my faith, a skill that will no doubt prove useful in my next four years and beyond.

Class of 2022