Senior Spotlight

The Senior Spotlight highlights members of the Class of 2021. Students that are highlighted in this feature have been nominated by 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
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 liked the fullness of what Charlotte Christian offered. With a really strong fine arts department and athletics in addition to academics and Christian teaching, my parents thought there would be something for each of my siblings to excel in at this school.

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 am a lifer at CCS and I have competed in nine seasons of varsity sports including varsity swim, soccer, cross country and tennis. I am currently the editor of the yearbook, The Accolade, and was copy editor last year. I have been co-leader of the fifth grade lunch buddies club for two years. I have been an Admissions Ambassador for four years and have been a long-term volunteer nursery leader at my church. I have been blessed to participate in a girl's Bible study with other CCS students since sixth grade and have been active in Young Life. I have been in four musicals at CCS and volunteered with three others. I previously coached a summer swim team, and I currently work at Starbucks.

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 received a Scholastic Silver Key in photography, the Team First Award for varsity soccer and the Dedication Award for varsity swimming, for which I have been captain for two years. I am a member of the National Latin Honor Society and have been on the academic honor roll. I have been a part of the National Junior Classical League for seven years and have won various awards through NJCL.

COLLEGE AND BEYOND
What colleges have you been accepted to thus far and do you know where you plan to attend?
I have been accepted to Auburn University, Elon, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Samford University, University of Tennessee and West Virginia University. I plan to attend Elon University.

If you know, what would you like to study in college, and what might be your long-term career goals? 
I am hoping to study either nursing or psychology with the hope of possibly pursuing a graduate program in speech therapy.

Have you applied for/received any college scholarships? If so, please list the scholarship and the college. 
I applied for and received the Davis scholarship at Samford which is awarded to students who demonstrated outstanding service throughout high school.

CHARLOTTE CHRISTIAN INFLUENCE
What are your favorite subjects at Charlotte Christian and why? 
I have loved my science classes while attending CCS because they are a blend of analytical thinking and hands-on learning. I have also enjoyed my Bible classes through the years. They have helped me build my faith and learn the tools needed to defend it. I also love being part of the yearbook staff. Creating a yearbook and being part of a great team is truly special.

Who are some of your favorite teachers at Charlotte Christian and why? 
One of my favorite teachers that I have had during my Charlotte Christian experience is Mrs. Malpas (MS Latin). She made learning Latin fun and gave me an amazing base in Latin to jump off and continue in my Latin career through high school. Mrs. Emery (US math) helped me love the one subject that I didn't love (math) and helped me truly understand and succeed at math. Mrs. Bishop (US Latin) has helped me continue my Latin career and she truly cares about each of her students and will do whatever it takes to help them succeed. And Mrs. Hale, my fifth grade teacher, truly loved her students and took the time to start a girl's Bible study for us in sixth grade that we have continued through our senior year. She has been an amazing mentor and friend. I have loved every teacher that I have had during my career at CCS. They all truly care for their students and love each one of them.

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 impacted my life for the better. I have been given every opportunity to thrive and explore and learn who I am and what I love to do. I have peace of mind knowing I am going into college confident in my faith and confident in myself.

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